Separating “Hebrews” from Jews is a Christian tactic used to rationalize the cognitive dissonance between their contempt for Jews and their religion’s reliance on “Hebrew” scripture.
There are many people who argue that Jews are nothing more than a religion; that the Jews may have been a people in ancient times, but are not anymore. This demonstrates either ignorance or omission of the opinions of actual ancient Jews as transmitted through stories such as that of Ruth.
Jews have existed as a nation for thousands of years, and most of that time we have been without a state of our own. This is no accident.