One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1mass noun Jews collectively.
- ‘To me, this means that I understood pretty much what the rest of American Jewry understands about this religion, and very little about its essence.’
- ‘It's as if all of American Jewry, in its multifaceted glory, had been hijacked by the Likud.’
- ‘The Jewry Wall is the second largest piece of surviving Roman building in this country.’
- ‘She joined a group called Congressional Wives for Soviet Jewry.’
- ‘He laid out his views on Aryan purity, world Jewry and international communism.’
- ‘Is there a relationship between the two subjects of your books: media/pop culture and American Jewry?’
- ‘Particularly instructive in this regard is the case of Soviet Jewry.’
- ‘The sorts of divisions and debates that characterize North American Jewry in most cases bypass the tip of Africa.’
- ‘Continuous parallels are drawn, for example, between modern asylum-seekers and 1930s German Jewry.’
- ‘Do they speak, do you think, for the mainstream of Israeli Jewry?’
- ‘One of the most interesting revelations of the study is that American Jewry seems to be moving in two different directions simultaneously.’
- ‘During the 1930s it is his job to enforce the immigration controls on European Jewry.’
- ‘Grenada and Cordoba were home to the Golden Age of Spanish Jewry under Muslim rule.’
- ‘The present estimate is that the Khazar Jews are the ancestors of 90% of today's world Jewry.’
- ‘Only in the years since the Soviet Union broke up has the destruction of European Jewry won widespread acknowledgment in Russia.’
- ‘Moreover, the nation-states of the Enlightenment were considered more insidiously dangerous to Jewry than the nation-states of reaction.’
- ‘One of his main tasks was to act as a link between American Jewry and British policy in Palestine (which Berlin abhorred).’
- ‘His aim was for the nation of Eastern European Jewry to survive and continue.’
- ‘He also found a website dedicated to ‘Babylonian Jewry.’’
- ‘It is in exerting these very influences that Jewry convinces itself that it is fulfilling its ‘mission’ to the world.’
2historical A Jewish quarter in a town or city.
- ‘In the fifteenth century, urban Jewries continued to exist, and saw, during the reign of King René, a last period of relative tolerance.’
- ‘Here is one eyewitness account of an attack on the Jewry of Mainz in May of 1096.’
Middle English: from Old French juierie, from juiu (see Jew).
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