n. A Jew who practices Buddhism; a Jew interested in Eastern spirituality.
Jacob Cohen has gone off to Tibet to do an intensive meditation workshop -- he's a real Bujew.
Languages of Origin
Buddhist + Jew
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
Jewbu, Buju, Jubu
Somewhat disparaging. "Sometimes it is used as an insult to describe a Jew who merely has an interest in spiritual matters such as meditation, yoga, or feng shui" (Eisenberg and Scolnic, "JPS Dictionary," p. 22).
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