Israel and the Goyim

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Excerpt from today’s program:

…You know, I’m pretty sure that the Jews living in Muslim countries did not call what Israelis call the Arabs, Arabs. That is an Israeli practice.

I know for sure that the Jews in Tunisia and the Jews in Yemen, where I have been, and have reason to believe Iraqi Jews likewise, did not call the Arabs Arabs. Just like my Polish and Russian Yiddish-speaking grandparents, they called them goyim. In Yemen they pronounce it joyim.

Today’s Israeli society is probably the first in Jewish history not to use the word goy…