Alternative Spellings

Jewbu, Buju, Jubu


  • a Jew who practices Buddhism; a Jew interested in Eastern spirituality

Example Sentences

  • Jacob Cohen has gone off to Tibet to do an intensive meditation workshop -- he's a real Bujew.

Languages of Origin



Buddhist + Jew

Who Uses This

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)


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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