Top definition. Ginger Jew. A person that practices Judaism and also has red hair. Seemingly impossible, yet some speak Hebrew and attend temple with flaming red hair on their head. Jul 21 Word of the Day. Middle aged woman, typically blonde, makes solutions to others' problems an inconvenience to her although she isn't even remotely affected.
On National Redhead Day, Explore the History of Ginger Jews
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Your email:. Last year, about two hundred red haired Israeli Jews gathered for a conference at Kibbutz Gezer in Israel. While that is a nice size group, there were, apparently, many hundreds who were interested in attending, but unable to do so. Gezer , by the way, is Hebrew for carrot. And then there is Stav Shaffir , the not even thirty year old Member of the Knesset whose hair is vibrant red. Stav , by the way, is Hebrew for Autumn.
Please refresh the page and retry. What better time to ponder the prevalence of redheads around the world? Globally, red hair is rather rare. Just per cent of the human population possesses the ginger gene. But, as shown on the map below - which was widely discussed on Reddit a few years ago - that figure is far higher in northern Europe.
Nurit Benchetrit, now a graduate of the NB Haifa School of Design, asked redheads who live in Israel to let her take their picture for her final project. She photographed of the hundreds who responded to the Facebook request. Before turning to investigate anything at all.