of, relating to, or characteristic of the Jews or Judaism: Jewish customs.
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- Jew·ish·ly, adverb
- anti-Jewish, adjective
- half-Jewish, adjective
- non-Jewish, adjective
- pre-Jewish, adjective
- pro-Jewish, adjective
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How to use Jewish in a sentence
Soon after, Lewis’ mother packed up the family and moved to the predominantly Jewish and immigrant Maxwell Street area on the Near West Side.
In her personal training business, Lawson had Jewish clients and a Jewish girlfriend.
It would be a game-changer for a huge segment of the Northern Virginia Jewish community.Faith leaders criticize Fairfax school board for delaying vote on adding four religious holidays to calendar | Hannah Natanson | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
For 10 days, she went about her normal life, including attending a Jewish shiva gathering at a Rockville retirement community.900,000 infected. Nearly 15,000 dead. How the coronavirus tore through D.C., Maryland and Virginia. | Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo, John D. Harden | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
In other words, the long-term problem isn’t that Greene had once claimed that a laser controlled by a Jewish cabal had caused forest fires in California to build a high-speed rail system.The Republican Party divide is not about politics. It’s about culture. | Philip Bump | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
“I have to think her body type played a role,” said Rachel Greenblatt, a Lecturer in Jewish Studies at Harvard University.
Then came Bess Myerson, a daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants who was raised in the Sholem Aleichem Houses in the Bronx.
Even the hot Jewish women I mentioned above did something a bit more “intellectual” than pageantry: acting.
It marked a groundbreaking moment in how the country viewed Jews, especially Jewish women.
Like most Jewish mothers, Myerson thought her daughter could do better.
No Jewish historian nor scientist mentioned the rending of the veil of the temple, nor the rising of the saints from the dead.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
God invites all to keep his commandments: the Gentiles that keep them shall be the people of God: the Jewish pastors are reproved.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Had this stupendous miracle no effect upon the Jewish priests who had crucified Christ as an impostor?God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Bonaparte issued a decree calling an assembly of Jewish deputies, for the purpose of forming a Sanhedrim.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Special classes have been opened at the gymnasium for the religious instruction of Jewish pupils.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
British Dictionary definitions for Jewish
of, relating to, or characteristic of Jews
a less common word for Yiddish
- Jewishly, adverb
- Jewishness, noun
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