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"'Jew" (redirect Jewish), as a demonym, should be covered in its own article, as it's identity, and is also used derogatorily. But "Judaism" is not a derogatory term.

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Judaism was one of the major religions of Earth. It was practised by the Jewish people, who spoke Hebrew.

In Masada, Judaea, a band of Jewish zealots were losing in a war against the Romans. Eleazar ben Jair, the leader of the group, devised a plan: they would all kill each other.

When the Doctor's TARDIS appeared there, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright joined the Jews, while the First Doctor and Susan Foreman joined the opposing Roman camp. Ian tried to change history by helping the Jews fight, which the Doctor counteracted by helping the Romans, trying to preserve time. In the end, Ian was chosen to kill everyone, and Elezar killed himself. (PROSE: The Last Days)

When Christianity came into being, the Jewish leaders — in particular the Pharisees — reacted with hostility. They tried to murder Lazarus and any one else they judged to have had contact with Jesus Christ. (PROSE: Byzantium!)

I have no doubt that they, the Jews that is, consider Christianity to be a danger to them.First Doctor [src]

In the 12th century, there existed widespread prejudice against Jews in medieval England. This largely derived from "stories you heard", with most English lords never having personally met any Jewish people. When Henri d'Arrée, returning from the Crusades, introduced his old friend Earl Godfrey to his fellow Knight Templar Moses of Tyre, D'Arrée was put off by Godfrey's dismissive treatment of him for being of Jewish origins, and by the other members of Godfrey's household unthinking propensity to refer to him as "the Jew" instead of by his name. He tried to explain the nature of prejudices to Godfrey, with little success. However, after Moses used his knowledge to save Godfrey's wife Maud from a grave illness, the Earl found new respect for him, referring to him as "Master Moses" thereafter. A short time later, Moses of Tyre semi-accidentally became responsible for the invention of gunpowder. (AUDIO: The Green Man)

In 16th century Europe, when Susan tossed a part of a Liciax ship out of the TARDIS, thinking it was a meteorite, it found its way to Prague and was shaped into a golem. When the golem went on a murderous rampage, they managed to trap it in a Jewish synagogue. (PROSE: Life from Lifelessness)

In 1888, the London Police thought that Sir Charles Warren's reference to Ju'wes was to induce a riot against the Jews. (COMIC: Ripper's Curse)

In 1938, River Song told a Nazi officer that she was on her way to a gay gypsy Bar Mitzvah for the disabled, flippantly referring to several groups that the Nazis considered "undesirable." (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)

Dr Ruth Horwitz, a physicist at St Ursula's College in England, was Jewish. In 1939, she received anti-Semitic poison pen letters for two to three months. (AUDIO: An Eye For Murder)

During World War II, Jews were heavily persecuted by the Nazis, and many were sent to concentration camps. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus) The word "Jewish" was used at least by the Nazis around this time derogatorily; for example, Joachim Wolff called psychoanalysis "Jewish science". (PROSE: Just War)

In 1963, Rosa's, a café owned by a German Jew named Rosa, was a popular hangout for Coal Hill School students. (AUDIO: Hunters of Earth)

In 1989, Saul Hoffman was the rabbi of a synagogue in Prague. (COMIC: The Broken Man)

Amongst the other people not aforementioned who were Jewish were:

New Zion was a Jewish colony founded prior to or during the 23rd century. (PROSE: Shopping for Eternity)

Judaism was the precursor to New Judaism. The Tenth Doctor asked the Beast, if he was the Devil of New Judaism, along with that of numerous other religions, to which he responded he was the Devil of all religions. (TV: The Satan Pit)

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In an alternate timeline in which Adolf Hitler won World War II, British Jews were deported along with invalids and anyone else considered useless to the Nazis. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)

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