One of my students said something about someone/something being Jewish, and another one called him racist. He said he wasn't racist, because "Jewish" isn't a race, it's a religion. He said he was being prejudiced.
But I've read things about Jewish people sort of being a race, and having common facial traits. For example, in novels and on movies, one Jewish person is often able to tell another person is Jewish just by looking at him/her.
So, is Jewish a race? There's a bunch of things that are confusing me: Jewish, Judaism, Hebrew, Israel, European Jews... Please explain!
How can I explain this to my students tomorrow?