n. An irreverent or derogatory name for Jesus Christ.
n. A nickname for Yosef or Yehoshua (archaic Yiddish form).
"Christmas is Yoshke's birthday."
Languages of Origin
יאָשקע - a Yiddish diminutive form of Jesus' Hebrew name
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
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Also: Yoshke Panderik (יאָשקע פּאַנדריק) or Yoshke Pandre (יאָשקע פּאַנדרע). A book called "Toldot Yeshua" claimed that his father was actually a Roman soldier named "Pandeira," whose identity was hidden by Mary.
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In the 1970s in North London, a local secondary school, known officially as Christ's College, was known to local Jews as "Yoshke's Yeshiva" (because of the large proportion of Jewish students).
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