good for the Jews

Definitions

  • an expression, often used ironically, to ask what the effect of a given event will be on the Jewish community.

Example Sentences

  • "'Yes, but is it good for the Jews?' That's the punch line of a long-running joke among those of us who grew up among Jewish parents and grandparents whose first reaction to almost any event would be to calculate how it would affect the tribe." (Washington Post, 12/08)

Languages of Origin

English

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

The phrase is often used sardonically or self-consciously

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