An ethnic group, yes being jewish is an ethnic group, that originates from the southern levant and over the course of history has moved to many parts of the, especially europe, the middle east, and north africa.

For those who claim that being jewish is just a religion consider this. Geneticists have proven without a doubt that most of the people in the world who consider themselves to be ethnic jews are more closely related to jews from far away regions of the world than the host population that they live in. Meaning that a Russian Jew is more genetically related to an Iraqi Jew than a Russian and visa versa. Not only that Jews have their own separate culture. Examples of which would be the different languages that jews would speak like yiddish, ladino, judeo-arabic and judeo-persian. The Jews also believed in another religion than their host population. On top of that they wore different clothes and ate different foods. But most of all most Jews in the world self-identify as themselves as ethnic Jews, which is the most important part of defining an ethnic group. Also as a fun fact the national geographic and my A.P human geography text book say that jews are an ethnic group
Anglo guy 1: being a jew is just a religion!
Anglo guy 2: No it is a race!

Me: Since you to are both ignorant beyond all hope I will have to explain it to you. Being jewish is being part of a 4,000 year old ethnic group from the ancient levant.
by themanwiththeplan9192 March 14, 2010
A member of an ethnic group descended from Judah, one of the 12 tribes of Israel, via their mother, or who has converted to the Jewish faith. This group while comprising about 0.2% of the world's population has won about 1/3 of the Nobel Prizes. Three famous Jews are Jesus, Freud and Einstein.
John: Hey, kids aren't getting paralyzed by polio like a lot of kids were until the 50's.
Jane: Yeah, and Dr. Jonas Salk and Dr. Albert Sabin who invented the vaccines were both Jews.
by HearThe Word September 02, 2011
1. A person who's mother is Jewish and a person who follows and believes in the Jewish religion.

2. NOT, contrary to popular belief, and insult.

3. The creators of South Park.
1. Oy Vey, Moishe's Bar Mitzvah is tomorrow!

2. Cartman: Stfu you Jew!
Retarded, ignorant teenager: haha! Since Cartman said it, it must be an insult!
*Later*
Retarded, ignorant teenager: Hey, Jon, your a Jew!
Retarded, ignorant teenager 2: Hey wtf man your a Jew!

3. Anti-semetic: Ha! South Park is so great!
Some guy: You do realize the creators of that show are Jewish, right?
Anti-semetic: Bullshit! Are you a Jew?
by Starwarsgeek133 May 13, 2010
A person who practices Judaism , short for Jewish.
Brett won't be in school today, it's a Jewish holiday and he is a Jew .
by KingBiscuit44 January 06, 2016
A self sufficient people. They are blamed for mostly everything bad that ever happened ever because Jews are easy scapegoats.

An example would be in the middle ages when the Bubonic Plague (Black Plague) was rampant Jews were the only demographic that wasn't getting it due to the fact that all Jews living where the plague was lived in close knit healthy communities differing from the peasants living in squalor usually getting it. That of course was blamed on the Jews.

Another example would be the Holocaust. Hitler was a pathetic man with one testicle and hate in his heart. He decided to take out his anger on the Jews, gays, gypsies and others by winning the hearts of the easily impressed German populace with his moderate speaking skills. Jews did nothing wrong to anybody and everyone smart knows this.
"Awe man I failed math for the year, it must be that slimy Jew David Goldstein's fault.."

Ignorant man 1: "You know that Jew family across the street?"
Ignorant man 2: "Yeah they seem like nice people.. But they are plotting our downfall as we speak.."
by Jewbro69 June 23, 2011
People of the Jewish religion. Contrary to some of the anti-semitic definitions here, Jews are regular people like you and me who just want to live in peace and be left alone. The reason why Jews are successful is because of hard work and dedication as well as perseverance. When we say we're "Chosen people", we don't mean that we're better than non-Jews. Rather, we believe that we are chosen to follow God's laws. Despite constant and mindless hatred through their turbulent history, the Jews were able to succeed and thrive in many countries. Modern Jews today are very tolerant and open-minded, save the Hasidim. Jews, unlike Christianity and Islam, don't try to shove their religion down your throat and convince you that their religion is the only true one. Jews have very rich and cultural traditions including kick ass ancient hebrew songs like Hava Nagila. A lot of the world's greatest scientists such as Albert Einstein were Jews. Jews are also used as common scapegoats and blamed for every problem under the sun. For those of you who post anti-semitic definitions of Jews I have one thing to say to you: go fuck yourselves. The fact that a population of 14 million people that make up .001% of the world drive you insane, it says a lot about you more than it does about Jews.
It's also interesting to note that Jews are criticized for being stingy but there are many wealthy Jews who give away their money to various charities. They have developed useful technology and medicines that benefit all of us around the world. Think about that before you spout your hatred.
by Wake Up July 07, 2013
1. A person who follows The Jewish faith.
2. Noah Powers
Noah Powers is a Jew because he follows the Jewish faith.
by Hdhdbdhehjs72747/772 December 09, 2011
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