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The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism: From Ancient Times to the Present Day
Walter Laqueur

Oxford University Press, 2008

For thirty years the director of the Wiener Library in London--the leading institute for the study of anti-Semitism--Walter Laqueur here offers both a comprehensive history of anti-Semitism as well as an illuminating look at the newest wave of this phenomenon. Laqueur begins with an invaluable historical account of this pernicious problem, tracing the evolution from a predominantly religious anti-Semitism--stretching back to the middle ...


Anti-Semitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present
Frederick M. Schweitzer, Marvin Perry

Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

In this provocative book, Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer analyze the lies, misperceptions, and myths about Jews and Judaism that antisemites have propagated throughout the centuries. The book examines ancient and medieval myths central to the history of antisemitism: Jews as "Christ-killers," instruments of Satan, and ritual murderers of Christian children. It also explores the scapegoating of Jews in the modern world as conspirators ...


Anti-Semitism in America
Leonard Dinnerstein

Oxford University Press, 1994

Is antisemitism on the rise in America? Did the "hymietown" comment by Jesse Jackson and the Crown Heights riot signal a resurgence of antisemitism among blacks? The surprising answer to both questions, according to Leonard Dinnerstein, is no--Jews have never been more at home in America. But what we are seeing today, he writes, are the well-publicized results of a long tradition of prejudice, suspicion, and hatred against Jews--the direct ...


Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition
David Nirenberg

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

“Exhilarating . . . a scholarly tour de force. The story Nirenberg has to tell is not over.”—Adam Kirsch, Tablet This incisive history upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes in the Western tradition. With deep learning and elegance, David Nirenberg shows how foundational anti-Judaism is to the history of the West. Questions of how we are Jewish and, more critically, how and why we are not have ...


The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Little, Brown and Company, 2013

A groundbreaking--and terrifying--examination of the widespread resurgence of antisemitism in the 21 st century, by the prize-winning and #1 internationally bestselling author of Hitler's Willing Executioners . Antisemitism never went away, but since the turn of the century it has multiplied beyond what anyone would have predicted. It is openly spread by intellectuals, politicians and religious leaders in Europe, Asia, the Arab world, ...


Why the Jews?: The Reason for Antisemitism
Dennis Prager, Joseph Telushkin

Touchstone, 2003

From the bestselling authors of The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism comes a completely revised and updated edition of a modern classic that reflects the dangerous rise in antisemitism during the twenty-first century. The very word Jew continues to arouse passions as does no other religious, national, or political name. Why have Jews been the object of the most enduring and universal hatred in history? Why did Hitler consider ...


The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences: How Christian Anti-Judaism Spawned Nazi ...
Anthony J. Sciolino

iUniverse, 2014

I admire greatly the way in which Deacon Sciolino has been able to absorb a vast amount of material and weave it into a coherent account of the R. C. Church vis-à-vis the Holocaust . . . . Telling the story 'from the inside' has an especial relevance and importance -Rev. Hubert G. Locke, cofounder of the Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches The image of Jews as "God-killers" and their refusal to convert to Christianity ...


The Modern Swastika: Fighting Today's anti-Semitism, 2014

Andrew Roberts, an award-winning British historian and a Gentile, writes about the profound debts that Civilization owes to the Jews and the modern world owes to the State of Israel. In this passionate, hard-hitting but meticulously-argued essay, he celebrates Jews, Jewishness and Israel, and investigates the rise of modern anti-Semitism in Europe. The bacillus of anti-Semitism didn't die with Adolf Hitler in 1945, and is today seeing what ...


Unfinished Symphony

Chris Ingram, 2014

Thank you Amazon for keeping these facts alive with over 10,000 esales since Dec 2012. This is not a book about survival in a concentration camp. It is a book about "ordinary" people, maybe like you & me, on the peripheries of the Holocaust. It is a book about an ordinary man who is a young Polish Jewish doctor & it tells of the discrimination he faced leading up to WWII. It tells how his comfortable Polish middle class life is shattered first ...


A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism
Phyllis Goldstein

Facing History and Ourselves, 2011

A Convenient Hatred chronicles a very particular hatred through powerful stories that allow readers to see themselves in the tarnished mirror of history. It raises important questions about the consequences of our assumptions and beliefs and the ways we, as individuals and as members of a society, make distinctions between us and them, right and wrong, good and evil. These questions are both universal and particular.


Haaretz e-books - This Day in Jewish History

Haaretz, 2014

As you travel through the coming year with this calendar marking each day in the annals of Jewish history, you will receive a dose of information about something or somebody with a Jewish connection. When picking an event or a life for each day of the year, to tell an idiosyncratic, in-no-way-cohesive or comprehensive – but hopefully telling – tale about the panorama of Jewish history, one can’t – and shouldn’t try to – avoid ...


Anti-Semitism: A Disease of the Mind
Theodore Isaac Rubin

Skyhorse Publishing, 2014

A groundbreaking work on the psychodynamics of bigotry and anti-Semitism. As a child, Ted Rubin could not understand why some people hated him and his family only because they were Jews. He soon discovered that other groups were hated and that bigotry was a dangerous disease that destroys its hosts as well as its victims. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Rubin learned that anti-Semitism and other deep-seated prejudices are nonorganic diseases of the ...


The Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-hatred, and the Jews (Jewish Encounters)
David Mamet

Schocken, 2009

David Mamet's interest in anti-Semitism is not limited to the modern face of an ancient hatred but encompasses as well the ways in which many Jews have internalized that hatred. Using the metaphor of the Wicked Son at the Passover seder (the child who asks, "What does this story mean to you?") Mamet confronts what he sees as an insidious predilection among some Jews to exclude themselves from the equation and to seek truth and meaning ...


Anti-Semitism on the Campus: Past and Present (Antisemitism in America)

Academic Studies Press, 2010

Antisemitism on the Campus: Past and Present, edited by Eunice G. Pollack, is the first entry of a multidisciplinary series on antisemitism in America to be published by Academic Studies Press. In this volume, eighteen leading scholars explore the roots and manifestations of antisemitism and anti-Zionism at American, British, and Canadian colleges and universities over the course of the twentieth century and the responses to such biases. Topics ...


A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad
Robert S. Wistrich

Random House, 2010

In this unprecedented work two decades in the making, leading historian Robert S. Wistrich examines the long and ugly history of anti-Semitism, from the first recorded pogrom in 38 BCE to its shocking and widespread resurgence in the present day. As no other book has done before it, A Lethal Obsession reveals the causes behind this shameful and persistent form of hatred and offers a sobering look at how it may shake and reshape the world in ...


Martin Luther's Anti-Semitism: Against His Better Judgment
Eric W. Gritsch

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012

In this book Eric W. Gritsch, a Lutheran and a distinguished Luther scholar, faces the glaring ugliness of Martin Luther's anti- Semitism head-on, describing Luther's journey from initial attempts to proselytize Jews to an appallingly racist position, which he apparently held until his death. Comprehensively laying out the textual evidence for Luther's virulent anti-Semitism, Gritsch traces the development of Luther's thinking in relation to ...


Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Historical Perspective: Convergence and Divergence

Routledge, 2014

Previously published as a special issue of The Journal of Israeli History, this book presents the reflections of historians from Israel, Europe, Canada and the United States concerning the similarities and differences between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism primarily in Europe and the Middle East. Spanning the past century, the essays explore the continuum of critique from early challenges to Zionism and they offer criteria to ascertain when ...


Understanding the Jews, Understanding Anti-Semitism
Carlos Porter, 2014

Everyone talks about the Jews, but very few people really know them. Who are they? What makes them different from everyone else? These questions are of increasingly vital importance since the Jewish people play a central role in the evolution of humanity. Marx, Freud and Einstein are often cited, who long personified the genius of Judaism. Today, the Jewish contribution to world culture is an extraordinarily rich one. Their love of peace, of ...


Zionism and Anti-Semitism Zionism by Nordau; and Anti-Semitism by Gottheil, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


The Butcher's Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town
Helmut Walser Smith

W. W. Norton & Company, 2003

One of the most dramatic explorations of a German town in the grip of anti-Semitic passion ever written. In 1900, in a small Prussian town, a young boy was found murdered, his body dismembered, the blood drained from his limbs. The Christians of the town quickly rose up in violent riots to accuse the Jews of ritual murder—the infamous blood-libel charge that has haunted Jews for centuries. In an absorbing narrative, Helmut Walser Smith ...



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