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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 ...


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.


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 History of Anti-Semitism, Volume 1: From the Time of Christ to the Court Jews
Leon Poliakov

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003

Covering the story of prejudice against Jews from the time of Christ through the rise of Nazi Germany, The History of Anti-Semitism presents in elegant and thoughtful language a balanced, careful assessment of this egregious human failing that is nearly ubiquitous in the history of Europe. From the Time of Christ to the Court Jews systematically traces the twists and turns of hatred against Jews as it developed from Roman times to the end ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism
Tarek Fatah

Signal, 2011

A liberal Muslim and critically acclaimed author explores the historical, political, and theological basis for centuries of Muslim animosity towards Jews, debunking long-held myths and tracing a history of hate and its impact today. More than nine years after 9/11 and 60 years after the creation of the state of Israel, the world is no closer to solving, let alone understanding, the psychological and political divide between Jews and Muslims. ...


The Devil and the Jews: The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti-Semitism
Joshua Trachtenberg

The Jewish Publication Society, 2002

A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil—literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew’s demonization as devil, sorcerer, and ritual murderer. The author reveals how these myths, many with origins traced to Christian Europe in the late Middle Ages, still exist in transmuted form in the modern era.


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.


History and Hate: The Dimensions of Anti-Semitism

The Jewish Publication Society, 1997

The persistence of anti-Semitism is a phenomenon that challenges Jewish historians to make ethical judgments a part of historical analysis. This comprehensive collection meets that challenge as its authors provide fresh insight into the complexities of anti-Semitism. The eight essays included in this volume are by noted scholars, each an expert in a specific historical period—from the ancient world to the twentieth century.


Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History
Norman Finkelstein

University of California Press, 2008

Meticulously researched and tightly argued, Beyond Chutzpah points to a consensus among historians and human rights organizations on the factual record of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Norman G. Finkelstein exposes the corruption of scholarship and the contrivance of controversy shrouding human rights abuses, and interrogates the new anti-Semitism. This paperback edition adds a preface analyzing recent developments in the conflict, and a new ...


Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Hatreds Old and New in Europe
Matti Bunzl

Prickly Paradigm Press, 2007

The apparent resurgence of hostility toward Jews has been a prominent theme in recent discussions of Europe; at the same time, the adversities faced by the continent’s Muslim population have received increasing attention. In Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia , Matti Bunzl offers a historical and cultural clarification of the key terms in these ongoing problems. Arguing against the common impulse to analogize anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, it ...


The Politics of Anti-Semitism

AK Press, 2003

How did a term, once used accurately to describe the most virulent evil, become a charge flung at the mildest critic of Israel, particularly concerning its atrocious treatment of Palestinians? Edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, the print and online journal CounterPunch has become a must read for hundreds of thousands a month who no longer believe anything they read in the mainstream press beyond the sports scores. On the ...


Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism
Kevin MacDonald

AuthorHouse, 2003

This book builds upon my previous work, A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism asa Group Evolutionary Strategy (MacDonald 1994/2002; hereafter PTSDA). While PTSDA focused on developing a theory of Judaism within anevolutionary framework, the present volume focuses on the phenomenon ofanti-Semitism. Judaism and anti-Semitism fairly cry out for an evolutionaryinterpretation. Anti-Semitism has been a very robust tendency over a very longperiod of ...


The New Anti-Semitism : The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It
Phyllis Chesler

Jossey-Bass, 2003

In this intensely passionate and compelling book, the best-selling feminist and Jewish writer Phyllis Chesler demonstrates how old-fashioned anti-Semitism has become newly fashionable, even politically correct, and how this plague threatens the Jews of the world, America, and Western civilization. A dangerous, worldwide coalition of Islamic terrorists, well-intentioned but profoundly misinformed students, right wing fascists, left-wing ...



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