A form of insurance fraud, in which someone destroys or damages (most often by arson) their own property for the purpose of collecting insurance money. Called "Jewish" lightning because the Jews are stereotypically known as a cheap, cheating race.
"So apparently Goldsteinbergowitz's house caught on fire last week. With the insurance money he'll collect, he'll probably be able to buy an even bigger house!"
"Jewish lightning if I ever saw it."
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