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Anti-semitism and Jewish uniqueness, ancient and contemporary

Arthur Hertzberg

Anti-semitism and Jewish uniqueness, ancient and contemporary

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Published by Syracuse University in [Syracuse] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Antisemitism,
  • Jewish question

  • Edition Notes

    StatementArthur Hertzberg.
    SeriesB.G. Rudolph lectures in Judaic studies -- 11
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS145 .H447, DS145 H477
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 20 p. --
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20370691M

    The horrors of the Holocaust should have permanently discredited anti-Semitism but that ancient and venomous hatred has had a recent resurgence have focused on things unique to Jews or unique to the Christian-Jewish relationship in Europe or the Muslim-Jewish relationship in the Middle East. Adapted from the new book Black Rednecks and. What stands out among various ethnic groups is the unique degree of malevolence exhibited by the Jewish black sheep against their fellow Jews, which would then qualify them as Jewish anti—Semites.


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Get this from a library. Anti-Semitism and Jewish uniqueness: ancient and contemporary. [Arthur Hertzberg] -- Reflects on contemporary antisemitism worldwide. States that the issues between Jews and Gentiles have little or nothing to do with the age-old.

Anti-Semitism is the discrimination against Jewish people as individuals and as a group. (A Brief History of Anti-Semitism) People may think that anti-Semitism began with Adolf Hitler but they are mistaken. There is so much evidence of anti-Semitism as far back as the ancient. Anti-Semitism, hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious or racial term anti-Semitism was coined in by the German agitator Wilhelm Marr to designate the anti-Jewish campaigns under way in central Europe at that time.

Although the term now has wide currency, it is a misnomer, since it implies a discrimination against all Semites. Jewish Studies Program. Ancient Antisemitism Reconsidered Avi Avidov, Beit-Berl College, Israel, [email protected] My charge today is to discuss Antisemitism in both its ancient and modern settings, but being an ancient historian myself, my chief concern will primarily.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF ANTI-SEMITISM Definition of Anti-Semitism Anti-Semitism refers to prejudice and/or discrimination against Jews as individuals and as a group. Anti-Semitism is based on stereotypes and myths that target Jews as a people, their religious practices and beliefs, and the Jewish.

Antisemitism (also spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews. A person who holds such positions is called an mitism is generally considered to be a form of racism. Antisemitism may be manifested in many ways, ranging from expressions of hatred of or discrimination against individual Jews to organized pogroms by mobs or.

history. Many of them persist in the contemporary world. Often this hatred has led to violence. In 63 BCE, the Romans conquered Jerusalem, the center of Jewish life.

They incorporated ancient Israel, the land where the Jews lived, into the Roman Empire. The Romans were brutal rulers who demanded that those they ruled worship their numerous gods. Hats played a central in what happened last week in Berlin. An apparently Jewish man wearing said skullcap was viciously attacked and beaten.

His assailants made clear, as they continued to pound him, that his only crime was the fact that he was a Jew. It was a racist attack fueled by the ancient venom of anti-Semitism. So while anti-Semitism may play an important role in contemporary white nationalist discourses, we need to keep in mind this longer history of white ethno-nationalism.

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The golden age of Jewish learning was not in ancient. Inhistorian Deborah Lipstadt published Beyond Belief, a detailed account of how the American news media downplayed or ignored the genocide of millions of European Jews by the Nazi regime from until The mass shooting of Jews, the decimation of Jewish communities and culture, and the atrocities of the concentration camps were largely considered “beyond belief” even by.

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Anti-Semitism has become a section of today’s political Venn diagram where the far right can intersect with parts of the far left, Europe’s radical Islamist fringe, and even politicians from. Although antisemitism—a central component of the Nazi worldview—is based on the belief that Jews are members of a distinct race, the history of hatred, prejudice, and discrimination targeting Jews extends back in time more than two millennia, long before the idea of race emerged during the Enlightenment.

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LIPSTADT is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her books include The Eichmann Trial, Denial: Holocaust History on Trial (a National Jewish Book Award winner), Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, and Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, Reviews: