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That which is hateful to you,
do not do to your fellow.
That is the whole Torah;
the rest is the explanation.
- Talmud (Jewish Wisdom)

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All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

Peace is the ultimate blessing.
- Jewish traditional

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

 

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

I showed that privacy was an implicit right in Jewish law,
probably going back to the second or third century,
when it was elaborated on in a legal way.
- Norman Lamm

My mother should have been Jewish.
She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt.
- Lorna Luft

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When the Jewish state is established -
it is very possible that the result will be transfer of Arabs.
- Moshe Sharett

I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the
Jewish laws were already in force and the split was
beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture.
- Gyorgy Legeti

There's an unwritten law that you cannot have a Jewish
character in a film who isn't 100 percent perfect,
or you're labeled anti-Semitic.
- Spike Lee

My grandmother was a Jewish juggler:
she used to worry about six things at once.
- Richard Lewis

Israel, as the Jewish state, must disappear from the map.
- Ahmed Yassin

I'm comfortable being old...
being black...
being Jewish.
- Billy Crystal

Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb.
- Josh McDowell

I have a 10-year track record of writing for the Jewish community.
- Anita Diament

A Jewish woman had two chickens.
One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of
the other one to help the sick one get well.
- Henny Youngman

I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people.
Their best characteristic is their desire to remember.
No other people has such an obsession with memory.
- Elie Wiesel

I was taught to be anti-Jewish.
- Mercedes McCambridge

The Jewish part of me is superstitious.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

It is true that we aspire to our ancient land.
But what we want in that ancient land is a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit.
- Theodor Herzl

Zionism demands a publicly recognized and legally secured
homeland in Palestine for the Jewish people.
This platform is unchangeable.
- Theodor Herzl

Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages.
You do not even know the names of these Arab villages,
and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist.
- Moshe Dayan

It is written in the Jewish law book,
the Talmud, that only the Jew is human,
that Gentiles are only animals.
- Julius Streicher

Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian
holidays that move in sync,
like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.
- Marvin Olasky

Extol Jewish virtue, modern Zionism and the Israeli Defense Forces.
- Geraldo Rivera

I'm Jewish, but I'm totally not.
- Sarah Silverman

I'm going to marry a Jewish woman because I like the
idea of getting up Sunday morning and going to the deli.
- Michael J. Fox

As long as these blood brothers are our leaders,
and as long as your party officials are Jewish lackeys,
you will be no threat to the big money men.
- Julius Streicher

A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy,
and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!
- Philip Roth

I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna,
a few years after the end of World War I,
which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view.
- Walter Kohn

The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world
and there is no reason for the existence of empires,
kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
- Meir Kahane

Today, Jewish defense is an accepted thing.
- Meir Kahane

I really wanted to be born a woman.
It all started there.
A South American woman.
And I'm upset that I was born a white Jewish male.
I've been angry since.
- Fisher Stevens

But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered,
Arabs celebrate the deed.
The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.
- Theodore Bikel

Four years ago in speaking of a Jewish nation one ran
the risk of being regarded ridiculous.
Today he makes himself ridiculous who denies the existence of a Jewish nation.
- Theodor Herzl

This American Jewish music is a new experience for us at least consciously.
- Neville Marriner

I'm Jewish.
I don't work out.
If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that
stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears
of persecution that exist in the present day.
- Gregg Easterbrook

I have my own religion.
I'm sort of one-quarter Baptist, one-quarter Catholic,
one-quarter Jewish.
- Tom T. Hall

Our policy is very simple.
The Jewish state was set up to defend Jewish lives,
and we always reserve the right to defend ourselves.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

I'm criticized by the feminists, by the Jewish establishment,
by Canadian nationalists.
And why not? I've had my pot shots at them.
I'm fair game.
- Mordecai Richler

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps,
the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel,
and the Irish.
- Leon Uris

There was one public school for boys,
and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers -
only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles.
- Mary Antin

The Republican Party is not in the hands of the Jewish
lobby in America as the Democratic Party must look
quite often to Jewish money to finance candidates.
- Pete McCloskey

My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years
as an anti-apartheid politician,
had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.
- Helen Suzman

I remember Nazi election propaganda posters showing
a hateful Jewish face with crooked nose.
- Jack Steinberger

For I firmly believe that Jewish life,
indeed any communal life, can only be organized according
to democratic principles.
- Theodore Bikel

Individual freedom is a Jewish idea,
but it's one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal.
- Michael Novak

What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance.
I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures.
But it is mine.
- Theodore Bikel

Volleyball is a Jewish sport.
It's fun, and nobody can get hurt.
- Gail Parent

We should never forget that Hollywood was built by Europeans,
and the old Jewish boys from Eastern Europe.
- Maximilian Schell

Israel may have the right to put others on trial,
but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish
people and the State of Israel on trial.
- Ariel Sharon

On July 18, we will mark the 12th anniversary of the
senseless loss of 85 lives in the bombing of the Jewish
Cultural Center in Buenos Aires,
Argentina.
- Tom Lantos

Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother.
- Peter Malkin

During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households,
I encountered Christianity at home and in school.
- Lionel Blue

The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
- Abraham Cahan

I'm a religious man.
I am Jewish but I believe in all religions.
I believe in God and see him as an old man with a big
white beard and pray to him every day for a few minutes.
- Uri Geller

We have some Jewish members of Congress,
not a lot but there's a bunch of us.
- Gary Ackerman

I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto
and the Jewish badge of shame.
The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how.
- Lionel Blue

Sometimes people who are Jewish are held to a higher
standard which sometimes we take great pride in.
- Gary Ackerman

I'm half Jewish, I'm half black, I look in-between.
I dress funny.
I play all these different styles of music on one record.
It's like, What is he doing?
- Lenny Kravitz

I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to
other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor.
- Theodore Bikel

I feel very strongly that it is vital for us to constantly
keep in mind the fact that the Jewish problem is but
a phase of the world problem.
- Louis Finkelstein

I'm studying Kabbalah, which is really the essence of Jewish spirituality.
- Sandra Bernhard

For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between
Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event.
- Toni Morrison

My parents came to the United States in the early years
of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish
immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World.
- Daniel Nathans

By the reduction of the Arabs on the one hand and Jewish
immigration in the transition period on the other,
we will ensure an absolute Hebrew majority in a parliamentary regime.
- Moshe Sharett

Jews have been in Egypt since Biblical times,
and Alexandria had once been, at least partially,
a Jewish city.
- Meir Kahane

Since the turn of the 20th century, members of the
Jewish community in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia have been meeting together to celebrate and worship.
- William L. Jenkins

It's based around a Jewish family but it really is
a universal theme about getting along and coming along.
- Jami Gertz

I'm a Jewish born-again Christian.
- Stephen Baldwin


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