world Jewry

Judaism of the world, Judaism in the Diaspora

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Jewry — [jo͞o′rē] n. pl. Jewries [ME jewerie < OFr juerie < Giu: see JEW] 1. Historical a district inhabited only or mainly by Jews; ghetto 2. Jewish people collectively [American Jewry] …   English World dictionary

  • WORLD JEWISH ASSOCIATIONS — This article is confined to organizations that encompass Jews and Jewish activities cutting across the borders of various countries. Associations of this nature have existed for more than a century. Among the histories of dispersed communities of …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jewry — [[t]ʤʊ͟əri, AM ʤu͟ːri[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu adj N Jewry is all the people, or all the people in a particular place, who believe in and practise the religion of Judaism. [FORMAL] There could be no better way to strengthen the unity of world Jewry …   English dictionary

  • World Agudath Israel — (The World Jewish Union), usually known as the Aguda, was established in the early twentieth century as the political arm of Ashkenazi Torah Judaism, in succession to Agudas Shlumei Emunei Yisroel (Union of Faithful Jewry). Its strong base of… …   Wikipedia

  • WORLD CONFERENCE OF JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS — (COJO), roof organization established in Rome in 1958 with the participation of the following organizations: american jewish congress , B nai B rith , board of deputies of british jews , canadian jewish congress , Conseil Représentatif des Juifs… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS (WJC) — WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS (WJC), a voluntary association of representative Jewish bodies, communities, and organizations throughout the world, organized to assure the survival, and to foster the unity of the Jewish people (arts. 1 and 2 of its… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • World Jewish Relief — (WJR) is a British Jewish charitable organisation and is the main Jewish overseas aid organisation in the UK.FoundingWJR was originally called the Central British Fund for German Jewry (CBF) and was founded in 1933. It played a major role in… …   Wikipedia

  • WORLD SEPHARDI FEDERATION — Since the establishment of the Zionist movement, efforts have been made to organize the Sephardi communities throughout the world in support of settlement in the Land of Israel, and were accelerated after World War I and the Balfour Declaration.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • World Jewish Congress — (WJC)    The organization was founded in 1932 for the purpose of defending Jews against Nazism and antiSemitism. Together with its affiliate, the American Jewish Congress, the organization in 1933 labored to mobilize public opinion in support of… …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • Jewry — Jew|ry [ dʒuri ] noun uncount LITERARY all the Jewish people in the world or in a particular city or country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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