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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Not true.

    Jewish is also an ethnicity whether or not said Jewish people are practicing Judaism.
    Incorrect.

    You have to classify Christianity as a ethnicity too

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    Jew or Jewish is a religion. Hebrew is the nationality or Isrealie.

    Whether it is offensive or not depends on how it is used.
    I'm fairly certain that:

    jew - is a person
    jews - a people
    judiasm - is the religion
    hebrew - the language

    And yes, jews are first and foremost an ethnic group, according to the rabinic law, and then a religious one. You can be a non-religious jew.

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It's come up in a thread that some people might consider the word "Jew" to be offensive or insulting. Is "Jew" offensive? I ask this in all sincerity because I do use the word and it hadn't occurred to me that it might be a bad thing to do.
    It all depends on the tone, and how you use it. Pretty sure you can't call someone a "****ing jew", but describing a jewish person as a jew is alright. I'm not the kind of person who cares about peoples feelings, and I don't think I've ever seen a jew before, so get a second opinion on that.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    I made this post nearly TWO YEARS ago. It is STILL completely accurate:

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    As always, depends on context. We had a poster here that called me "Jew" with absolute intent to be offensive. Other times I've been called "a Jew" with no offense intended. If you think about it though, calling someone "a Jew" sounds aggressive. Usually better to call someone Jewish.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    You have to classify Christianity as a ethnicity too
    No, that would be stupid.

    Try learning a little something instead of just throwing out ridiculously uninformed opinions.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    No, that would be stupid.

    Try learning a little something instead of just throwing out ridiculously uninformed opinions.
    A jew is defined by someone who adheres to the religious faith as outlined by the Old Testament or Torah.

    Once a Jew rejects Judaism, then they can no longer call themselves a Jew

    Just because, the propaganda machine has taken over the issue in the public domain, doesnt mean the truth is lost now does it?

    You are in denial because you believe Judaism is an ethnicity - well not only isnt it an ethnicity, there are no ethnicities at all on the planet, purely based upon DNA. There are no DNA makers for race or ethnicity. There is only one species of Human.

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    It never occurred to me that it might be, since it's a shortened form of "Jewish" and many Jewish comedians/personalities use the term without any hint of insult...but I guess I can see how some might consider it to be offensive.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    It never occurred to me that it might be, since it's a shortened form of "Jewish" and many Jewish comedians/personalities use the term without any hint of insult...but I guess I can see how some might consider it to be offensive.
    The term 'jew' is used throughout the Bible.
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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    A jew is defined by someone who adheres to the religious faith as outlined by the Old Testament or Torah.

    Once a Jew rejects Judaism, then they can no longer call themselves a Jew

    Just because, the propaganda machine has taken over the issue in the public domain, doesnt mean the truth is lost now does it?

    You are in denial because you believe Judaism is an ethnicity - well not only isnt it an ethnicity, there are no ethnicities at all on the planet, purely based upon DNA. There are no DNA makers for race or ethnicity. There is only one species of Human.

    Sorry, no Chosen People I'm afraid - its unlikely that if a God did exist that he/she would be a raving racist and bigot, as much as the CHosen Ones would want this to be the case

    You will have find another pillow to bury your insecurities and dogma in - begong with you fleeting moth of Hades
    Goodness, I do not believe I have ever been called a fleeting moth of Hades before.

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    Re: Is the Term "Jew" Offensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    A jew is defined by someone who adheres to the religious faith as outlined by the Old Testament or Torah.

    Once a Jew rejects Judaism, then they can no longer call themselves a Jew

    Just because, the propaganda machine has taken over the issue in the public domain, doesnt mean the truth is lost now does it?

    You are in denial because you believe Judaism is an ethnicity - well not only isnt it an ethnicity, there are no ethnicities at all on the planet, purely based upon DNA. There are no DNA makers for race or ethnicity. There is only one species of Human.

    Sorry, no Chosen People I'm afraid - its unlikely that if a God did exist that he/she would be a raving racist and bigot, as much as the CHosen Ones would want this to be the case

    You will have find another pillow to bury your insecurities and dogma in - begong with you fleeting moth of Hades
    That simply isn't true, and genetic diseases like Tay-Sachs and Sickle Cell Anemia prove it.

    As Gardener said, you should really do some research before posting factually incorrect information.
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