[Ads-l] Modern use of "Hebrew"?

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 12 20:23:45 UTC 2015


Not sure what would constitute evidence. I've noticed in some exchanges
that openly-antisemitic commentators who try to be polite in public
discussion occasionally refer to someone being "if the Hebrew faith",
resembling some medieval Christian manuscripts.

But most incoherent rants I come across tend to insist that "Jewish is a
religion". Of course, it's so often the same people who think etymology
should trump acquired semantics in "antisemitism", so take it for what it's
worth.

VS-)

On 8:18am, Mon, Jan 12, 2015 Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

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> Is there evidence of use of "Hebrew" as a derogatory term to refer to
> people of the Jewish faith?  To Semites or descendants of the Israelites?
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