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worth a Jew's eye

Very valuable. This phrase likely refers to the violent methods that were once used to extort money from Jews. Have you seen that painting? It's an original, so it must be worth a Jew's eye.
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After the fall of communism and the opening of the Russian archives, many books and articles devoted to the Jews of imperial Russia were published.
You can be an atheist without being a humanist, and you can be a Jew without being a humanist, but those of us who label ourselves Jewish atheists accept the ethical and humanistic parts of Judaism without the God parts.
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If you cannot love the Jews there is something lost in your love.
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One Jew who was saved from death has said this about those who were saved and were still alive: "For each of us is living proof that even in hell, even in that hell called the Holocaust, there was goodness, there was kindness, and there was love and compassion.
So, the difference between being a Jew and not being a Jew may turn on nothing more than declaring and acknowledging oneself as a Jew, even while being an atheist and/or an anti-Zionist, and even while maintaining no particular relation to 'Jewish culture or communal life.
To view the East End through the prism of anti-Semitism does not help us to understand the place of Jews in East End life, particularly in the interwar period.
People don't want to talk about socioeconomic issues, but I don't like the assumption that every Jew is a Rosenberg with privileges," he says.
So it came to pass that when the thee boys grew to manhood, there was bad blood and much hate among Jew, Christian and Moslem, so that the Jew raised as a Moslem slew the Moslem of Christian birth.
Barabas speaks of Agamemnon's love of Iphigenie as a model of fatherly love which is a very unlikely comparison for a Jew to make.
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Kaplan ("The Mohammadeans"), Budick considers the way Jewish American liberals used African Americans and their history to reconstruct a non-religious Jewish identity wherein the Jew becomes a symbol of transnational morality dedicated to the rights of the oppressed.