secular Jew

Person of Jewish heritage, but not observant of Judaism.

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  • Jew — noun /dʒuː/ a) An adherent of Judaism. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs b) A person who claims a cultural or ancestral connection to the Jewish people (see secular Jew). dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • Secular Jewish culture — embraces several related phenomena; above all, it is the culture of secular communities of Jewish people, but it can also include the cultural contributions of individuals who identify as secular Jews, or even those of religious Jews working in… …   Wikipedia

  • JEW — (Heb. יְהוּדִי, Yehudi). Semantics The word Jew passed into the English language from the Greek (Ioudaios) by way of the Latin (Judaeus), and is found in early English (from about the year 1000) in a variety of forms: Iudea, Gyu, Giu, Iuu, Iuw,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jew — A Jew (Hebrew: יְהוּדִי, Yehudi (sl.); he. יְהוּדִים, Yehudim (pl.); Ladino: ג׳ודיו, Djudio (sl.); ג׳ודיוס, Djudios (pl.); Yiddish: ייִד, Yid (sl.); yi. ייִדן, Yidn (pl.)) [According to the The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language …   Wikipedia

  • Secular Jewish music — …   Wikipedia

  • Jew (word) — This article focuses on the etymology of the word Jew.Biblical and Middle Eastern origins: The Jews in their landThe Jewish ethnonym in Hebrew is he. יהודים Yehudim (plural of he. יהודי Yehudi ) which is the origin of the English word Jew . The… …   Wikipedia

  • secular — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, purely, strictly ▪ It began as a religious organization, but these days it is purely secular …   Collocations dictionary

  • Jew — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ devout, observant, pious, practising/practicing, religious ▪ His family are all observant Jews. ▪ secular ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Jew —    The name derived from the patriarch Judah, at first given to one belonging to the tribe of Judah or to the separate kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 16:6; 25:25; Jer. 32:12; 38:19; 40:11; 41:3), in contradistinction from those belonging to the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Who is a Jew? — Part of a series of articles on Jews and Judaism …   Wikipedia

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