jew vs jewish : Common Errors in English

About jew vs jewish

“Jew” as an adjective (“Jew lawyer”) is an ethnic insult; the word is“Jewish.” But people who object to “Jew” as a noun are beingoversensitive. Most Jews are proud to be called Jews. The expression “toJew someone down"—an expression meaning “to bargain for a lowerprice”—reflects a grossly insulting stereotype and should be avoided inall contexts.

jew Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties

jewish Meaning(s)

  • (a) of or relating to Jews or their culture or religion

jew in News

  1. School discipline 101

    Some mayoral candidates are complaining that schools are suspending students too much. I’m not so sure. My father wound up a professor of mathematics, but as a child he was sent away to reform school for hitting a classmate who called him a “dirty Jew.” Compare this to three...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: New York Post

  2. Frank Lautenberg, Proud Jew Who Didn't Want To Be a 'Jewish Senator'

    Frank Lautenberg, who died June 3, never shied away from his Jewish identity. But his greatest political achievements were not in issues of explicitly Jewish interest. Click here for the rest of the article...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Forward

  3. Georges Moustaki, 'Wandering Jew' Who Sang With Piaf, Recalled at Memorial

    About 100 hundred people attended the opening of an art exhibition and a concert in Paris in memory of the Jewish French singer-songwriter Georges Moustaki. Click here for the rest of the article...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Forward

jewish in News

  1. Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival is back

    The annual Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival returns for its second year with a lineup that includes bands from Israel, the Bay Area and across North America. The music and fun begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: J Weekly

  2. Jewish Women Declare Victory on Supreme Court BRCA Gene Mutation Case

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a private company cannot patent a human genes. For Jewish breast cancer advocates, that is cause for celebration — and more work. Click here for the rest of the article...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Forward

  3. Jewish Home changes name to reflect wider services

    The Jewish Home for the Elderly has changed its name to Jewish Senior Services , a rebranding the nonprofit said better reflects the range of services it offers beyond nursing home care.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Fairfield Citizen

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