La Juive ("The Jewess") is an opera in five acts by Jacques Halévy to an original libretto by Eugène Scribe. First performance: Paris, 1835.
The scene is outside of a church, inside of which the Catholic townsfolk are singing the "Te Deum", rejoicing over a recent victory against the Hussites. Near the church is the house and workshop of Eleazar, a Jewish jeweler. Despite the proclaiming of a holiday to celebrate the victory, Eleazar