goy

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goy

Someone who is not Jewish. The word comes from Yiddish and is typically used by Jewish people. It can have a negative or disparaging connotation. He's clearly a goy, so why would he know the local synagogue's schedule?

goy

(goɪ)
1. n. a gentile. (From Hebrew. Not necessarily derogatory.) But the goys can’t do anything they want on Sunday!
2. mod. gentile; non-Jewish. Goy pickles are sort of blah.
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Somewhere in the middle of all these decisions and accidents, the half-noticed flurry of quotidian life, I have acquired a pseudo-identity, one that is both nebulous and omnipresent: I am a goy.
(Even as a write this, I realize how much it reveals the peculiar position I am in as a goy: I consider myself so intertwined with the Jews, though I am not in any way Jewish, that I distrust Jew-lovers.)
(This is a side benefit to having a goy around.) We have decided, for reasons that are more or less unrelated to Judaism, to have a digital Shabbat in our houseno screens of any kind for one day a week.
"It's not just a contest, there's also an entertainment village alongside the challenge," said a Goys spokeswoman.
As part of a Goys initiative, a team of six young people will head to New York next week to participate in the National Model United Nations competition for the second time.