Hitler’s criteria for exterminating Jews was any individual who had at least one grandparent who was a Jew. Using that definition, practicing Christians who had no idea that they had a Jewish ancestor could be killed for being Jewish.
I don’t know if I would say that Judaism is a race onto itself, but I would say it is a nationality. Jews as such originated in Judea and were dispersed through out the world, often not by choice. Thorugh out this dispersment they kept some basic customs and beliefs.
It silly to say that Ethiopian Jews are Jewish only because of their religion,and can not compare to real Jews such as the Ashkenazi Jews. That is a misconception. Ethiopian Jews predate Ashkenazi Jews, and claim to jewish history dating back to Moses.
There are two major diferences between the spharadi jews and the ashkenazi jews. Spharadi Jews are either middle eastern or medeteranianJews. Ashkenazi jews are eastern european Jews.
the second diference is how they pray.
Growning up a major question that kept poping up was always is judaism a religion or a nationality. I am very jewish and have been all of my 47 years, but in all those years I can not say that I have practiced an relgious rituals even though I know many of them.
The word Spharad in Hebrew means Spain. Ashkenazi Jews are mostly jews who lived in a predominantly christian society and pray fairly loudly and have ver little body movement. Spharadi Jews lived in countries like Spain where they were forced to convert to christianity pray under thier breath, or in the middle east and have similar body movements to arabs where prayer involves the body.
1. Someone who practices Judaism.
2. Derogatory term for someone tight with their money or someone not very generous.
1. Kyle from southpark is a Jew
2. You jewish bastard, lend me a cig!!
A group of people comprising 0.002% of the world's population yet drawing unproportional amount of media coverage (especially Israeli Jews).
The world is obsessed with Jews. Therefore, the world should get a life.
The only people in the world that are simultaneously hated by both the extreme Left and the extreme Right.
"The Jews killed Jesus!"
"The Jews control Hollywood!"
"The Jews caused 9/11!"
"The Jews oppress the Palestinians!"
"The Jews ran over my poodle!"
A person of the jewish faith.
A southern bastardization and contraction of the two words "did you".
Jack: "Hey Steve, jew fuck Stacy last night?"
Steve: "No, jew?"
Let's Clear up some of the Misconceptions in these postings.
A Jew is a person who's mother is Jewish. (Some streams of Judaism argue that Jewish patrimony can be acquired through the father as well).
Jews are not a race but an eclectic mix of different races, nationalities, and cultures; they are a truly multi-cultural and multi-ethnic people. However, within this mix, there are distinct ethnic groups such as the Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews that make up the overwhelming majority of the Jewish People.
Most American Jews are of Ashkenazic origin -- usually originating from Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union. Therefore, American Jews could largely be classified as an ethnic group, hence the characteristic stereotypes, although there are exceptions.
A Jew is not a person who practices Judaism, although most Jews do adhere to some form of Jewish practice or cultural tradition.
A Jew is not an Israeli and an Israeli is not a Jew. An Israeli is a citizen of the state of Israel. While most Israeli's are Jewish, there are also non-Jewish citizens of Israel.
A Jew is not automatically a citizen of the state of Israel. A Jew must apply for and be granted citizenship to the state just like everyone else, although most are awarded citizenship rather easily.
Larry King's parents were Ashkenazic Jews. Therefore, regardless of whether Larry King practices Judaism or not, Larry King is an Ashkenazic Jew.
Larry King is not an Israeli citizen.
1) someone who practises judaism
2) is also a culture/ethnicity, that is to say it has a certain sense of humour, certain type of food and music etc.
3) A person who Mel Gibson talks smack about after he has had too much to drink.
"Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."