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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 ...


Reflections On Anti-Semitism
Alain Badiou, Eric Hazan, ...

Verso, 2013

Since the inception of the ‘War on Terror’, Israel has become increasingly important to Western imperial strategy and ever more aggressive in its policies towards the Palestinians. A key ideological weapon in this development is the cynical and unjustified accusation of ‘anti-Semitism’ to silence protest and dissent. For historical reasons, this tactic has been deployed most forcefully in France, and in the first of the two ...


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 ...


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 ...


R. B Thieme

R.B. Thieme, Jr., Bible Ministries, 1991

Anti-Semitism is a masterstroke of treacherous evil. Endless Jewish persecutions verify Satan-inspired antagonism toward God's elect people. History authenticates the devastating effect of such virulent bigotry. The biblical portrayal of this heinous intolerance presents the divine perspective and solution and outlines the plan of God for the Jew throughout human history. In the unconditional covenants to Israel, God guarantees that the Jew will ...


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

Oxford University Press, USA, 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 ...


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.


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

iUniverse, 2012

The image of Jews as "God-killers" and their refusal to convert to Christianity has fueled a long tradition of Christian intolerance, hatred, and violence. It is no surprise, then, that when Adolf Hitler advocated the elimination of Jews, he found willing allies within the Catholic Church and Christianity itself. In this study, author Anthony J. Sciolino, himself a Catholic, cuts into the heart of why the Catholic Church and Christianity as a ...


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 History of Anti-Semitism, Volume 3: From Voltaire to Wagner
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 Voltaire to Wagner reviews the period of the European Enlightenment in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when anti-Semitism gradually stopped ...


The History of Anti-Semitism, Volume 4: Suicidal Europe, 1870-1933
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. Suicidal Europe, 1870-1933 traces the development of a belief among Europe's educated classes in an eventual Jewish domination of the West. Revealing the ...


Hollywood and Anti-Semitism: A Cultural History up to World War II (Cambridge Studies in the History of Mass ...
Steven Alan Carr

Cambridge University Press, 2001

American Jews have a powerful cultural narrative that seemingly speaks on their behalf. According to this narrative, Eastern European Jewish immigrants built the film industry in the first decade of this century and dominated it by the second. As opposed to determining a particularly Jewish vision of America, Steven Alan Carr argues that this way of looking at Jews in Hollywood emanates from a particularly American vision of Jews. Like the ...


The Origins of Anti-Semitism: Attitudes toward Judaism in Pagan and Christian Antiquity
John G. Gager

Oxford University Press, USA, 1985

This revisionist reading of early anti-Judaism offers a richer and more varied picture of the Jews and Christians of antiquity.


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 ...


Muslim Anti-Semitism in Christian Europe: Elemental and Residual Anti-Semitism
Raphael Israeli

Transaction Publishers, 2009

Modern Arab and Muslim hostility towards Jews and Israel is rooted not only in the Arab-Israeli conflict and traditional Islamic teaching but also in Christian anti-Semitic attitudes brought into the Islamic world by Western colonial powers. In this volume, Raphael Israeli examines how the worsening situation in the Middle East together with large waves of Muslim immigration to Europe, North America, and Australia has brought about a comingling ...


The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism: Jews, Israel, and Liberal Opinion (Philosophy and the Global Context)
Bernard Harrison

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006

Recently, Jewish voices have begun to warn against a 'new anti-Semitism' fueled by moral concerns about Israel. Opponents have retorted that opposition to 'Zionism' is by no means anti-Semitic. This book, by a non-Jewish analytic philosopher, assesses the relative merits of these opposed views and offers a detailed examination of the moral and intellectual credentials of the widespread current of opinion whose growth underlies both.


The History of Anti-Semitism, Volume 2: From Mohammed to the Marranos
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 Mohammed to the Marranos focuses on the Sephardim , the Jews of North Africa and Iberia. Poliakov relates the great achievements of Spanish Jewry ...


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 ...


Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards
Mr. Salo Aizenberg

The Jewish Publication Society, 2013

Today e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter are sometimes used to spread hateful messages and slurs masking as humor. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries postcards served this purpose. The images collected in this volume make it painfully clear that anti-Semitic propaganda did not simply begin with the Nazis. Nor was it the sole province of politicians, journalists, and rabble-rousers. One of the most virulent forms of anti-Semitism ...



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