noun, plural Jew·ries.
Origin of Jewry
Examples from the Web for jewry
There are clear religious and ideological differences both within U.S. Jewry and within Israel; how can these gaps be bridged?Pew Survey Raises More Questions About American Jewry|Brent E. Sasley|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Would liberals (not to mention what's left of Jewry) in Italy argue that the petitioners furthered "pluralism"?
The rest left for France or “abroad,” he says, a Tunisian Jewry code word to avoid association with Israel.
“We are not like other countries,” he said, something Australian Jewry has been acutely grappling with for a week now.Prisoner X Raises Tough Questions For Australian Jewry|Nomi Blum|February 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And of course he is saying to right-wing American Jewry: Write those checks.
Little wonder if the Priory and Jewry were soon at deadly feud.Oxford and its Story|Cecil Headlam
On the other hand, most of the towns of France and of Europe had their Jewry.
Montfort himself did not disdain to share in the spoils of the Jewry, though he soon turned to nobler work.The History of England|T.F. Tout
For their sake some of the material benefits of modern knowledge should be brought to Jewry in Marrakesh.Morocco|S.L. Bensusan
The result of all these persecutions was the complete economic collapse of Russian Jewry.
British Dictionary definitions for jewry
noun plural -ries
- Jews collectively
- the Jewish religion or culture
Word Origin and History for jewry
c.1200, Jeuerie "ghetto, the Jewish district in a town," from Anglo-French Juerie, Old French Juierie (13c.; Modern French Juiverie); see Jew + -ery. Early 14c. as "Jews collectively;" mid-14c. as "the land of the Jews, Judea."