anti-Jewish

adjective

an·​ti-Jew·​ish
ˌan-tē-ˈjü-ish,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Jewish (audio)
: characterized by or expressing hostility or discrimination toward toward Jewish people or the Jewish faith : anti-semitic
anti-Jewish rhetoric
His letters to his mother in 1939 and 1940 are filled with his revulsion for Hitler's policies, including his anti-Jewish policies and atrocities.Raymond Sokolov

Examples of anti-Jewish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In contrast to the anti-Jewish violence that swept across Egypt, Iraq, Libya, and Syria, there were no pogroms and no mass exodus to the Promised Land. Ali M. Ansari, Foreign Affairs, 29 May 2024 Given the anti-Jewish, anti-Catholic fervor in today’s politics, Kidnapped/Rapito ought to be the year’s most controversial movie. Armond White, National Review, 31 May 2024 But strains of anti-Jewish hatred that had long raged in Imperial Russia and led to waves of pogroms in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as discriminatory residency and employment laws from Moscow to St. Petersburg, continued to permeate sectors of Soviet society. Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2024 Also, contrary to the fake concerns of some Republicans these days, most people protesting against the killing of innocent people in Gaza are not anti-Israeli or anti-Jewish. Tom Zirpoli, Baltimore Sun, 15 May 2024 Calls related to anti-Jewish violence accounted for 36.9% of religious targeting calls. Anabel Sosa, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 Some of those same Republicans spent years spreading anti-Jewish conspiracy theories, a Times investigation found. Kevin Roose, New York Times, 9 May 2024 Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Days of Remembrance, Mr. Biden tied the anti-Jewish sentiment that led to the Nazi effort to exterminate Jews directly to Oct. 7. Michael D. Shear, New York Times, 7 May 2024 The exploding levels of antisemitism were revealed last month by the Anti-Defamation League and have implications for recent incidents of anti-Jewish rhetoric and behavior in the city’s public school system. Benjamin Weinthal, Fox News, 5 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Jewish was in 1786

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“Anti-Jewish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-Jewish. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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