Colin, you are almost there. 'Yid' is not so much like 'n*&ger' but much more like the term 'black' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Reuben Jacobs, London
    • 17.09.13 | 02:05 (IDT)

    As in it is a normal descriptive word unless used negatively. At least this is true in Jewish communities - especially those brought up speaking or descended from Yiddish speakers. In the Yiddish language 'Yid' means 'Jew' and 'Yiddish' means 'Jewish'. The use of the word Yid as offensive was brought about only by people who hated Jews. I for one am not willing to let them tell me how to describe myself. I am a Yid, ikh bin a Yiddisher, a Yiddele, a Yiddelach!

    from the article: London soccer team's fans use banned term 'Yid’ at Yom Kippur match
    First published 22:14 15.09.13 | Last updated 22:14 15.09.13
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