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  Reference Encyclopedia - Jew
Jews (Hebrew: יְהוּדִים, Yehudim; Yiddish: ייִדן, Yidn) are followers of Judaism or, more generally, members of the Jewish people (also known as the Jewish nation, or the Children of Israel), an ethno-religious group descended from the ancient Israelites and from converts who joined their religion.
Defeats in the Jewish-Roman Wars in the years 70 CE and 135 notably contributed to the numbers and geography of the diaspora, as significant numbers of the Jewish population of the Land of Israel were expelled and sold to slavery throughout the empire.
Jews were subject to expulsions from England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire throughout the Middle Ages, with most of the population moving to Eastern Europe and especially Poland, which was uniquely tolerant of the Jews through the 1700s.
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 Jew - ExampleProblems.com
The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי transliterated: Yehudi) is used in many ways, but generally refers to a follower of Judaism, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity; and often a combination of these attributes.
Some Jewish communities, for example the Kaifeng Jews of China, have disappeared entirely, but assimilation has remained relatively low over much of the past millenium, as Jews were often not allowed to integrate with the wider communities in which they lived.
Jews were subject to explusions from England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire throughout the Middle Ages, with most of the population moving to Eastern Europe and especially Poland, which was uniquely tolerant of the Jews through the 1700s.
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 Take Our Word For It Issue 63
In fact, all acronyms (words derived from the initial letters or syllables of a phrase) are of quite recent coinage.
Sir Francis Bacon used the word in 1626 to mean "to amuse": "All this to entertain the Imagination that it waiver less".
That same source believes that the word's similarity to marmaírein "shine" influenced mármaros' change in meaning to strictly "marble", and that the ultimate origin of mármaros is not known.
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 Jew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
:''Main article: Etymology of the word Jew There are different views as to the origin of the English language word Jew.
In Eastern Europe, There are anywhere from 500,000 to Over two million Jews living in Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Belarus and the other areas once dominated by the Soviet Union, but exact figures are difficult to establish.
Some estimates are much higher, the US State Department Religious Freedom Report http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2004/35480.htm estimates the number of Jews in Russia alone at 600,000 to 1 million.
jew.iqnaut.net   (4155 words)

 Etymologically Speaking...
Coming to English via the French word meaning the same, this word is thought to derive ultimately from the Latin word lamella, a "thin plate," referring to the long, flat shape of the omlette, and to represent a gradual corruption of allumelle first to allumelette, then to alomelette (Le cuisiner francois of 1651 has aumelette).
The English word "saffron" comes from the Spanish word azafran, as it is in Spain where most of the world's highest quality crocus flowers (the plant whose stamens are the source of all saffron) are found.
He mistakenly confused the Hebrew word "azazal," the name of a Caanonite demon, with "ez-ozel," meaning, "the goat the departs." Leviticus 16:8 discusses how goats should be sacrificed to God as a sin-offering, and another should be given to Azazel and set free in the wilderness, for the sins of the people.
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The result is that most countries in the Diasp ora have steady or slightly declining Jewish populations as Jews continue to assimilate into the countries in which they live.
They we re only affected by the diaspora in its spiritual sense and by the sense of loss and homelessness which became a cornerstone of the Jewish creed, much supported by persecutions in various parts of the world.
In the French Vichy territories of Algeria and Syria plans were drawn up for the liquidation of their Jewish populations were the Axis pow ers to triumph.
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 Savannah Kollel - Parshat Vayeitzei 5763
We are called Jews, yehudim in Hebrew, because most of us are descended from the tribe of Yehuda (which along with Binyamin, formed the southern Kingdom of Judah after the division in our people that followed the death of Solomon).
Therefore, he continues, when you have cause to thank someone, you do not really discharge your moral obligation by simply muttering a couple of words; you need to work on recognizing and studying the virtue of that benefactor--in order to be able to elevate him and give him majesty (hod).
The function of a Jew, of a yehudi, is not just to give private thanks to G-d (though that is extremely important); it is also to proclaim G-d's greatness to the world...through a life of ethical excellence, based on the study and practice of Torah.
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 Edenics - Isaac Mozeson - "The WORD - The Dictionary that Reveals Hebrew Roots of English
There was soon so much antipathy towards Hebrew elements of etymology, that linguists were loath to admit that anything beyond a dozen words like Amen, Cherub, Hallelujah and Jubilee might be influenced by the Hebrew.
French girafe and Italian giraffa is aid to be a corruption of Arabic zirafah, although the term is meaningless is Arabic too and a G from a Z corruption is unnatural..
Any word with more than 3 root letters in Hebrew or any language is carrying extra baggage around the root or roots.
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