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The paradox of anti-semitism

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2006.
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Surveys antisemitism in Jewish history from the time of the Pharaohs to Hitler, to support the thesis that, despite its obvious character as an evil that must be opposed, antisemitism has had the positive value of aiding or even ensuring Jewish survival. Admits that people, including other rabbis, have referred to him as an antisemite for expressing such a view. Traces Christian antisemitism through the ages, while  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cohn-Sherbok, Dan.
Paradox of anti-semitism.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Cohn-Sherbok; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 082648896X 9780826488961 9780826494030 082649403X
OCLC Number: 69359984
Description: xiv, 242 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The enlightenment and the disintegration of the Jewish way of life. Traditional Judaism --
The threat of anti-semitism --
Jewish emancipation and freedom --
The Jewish Enlightenment and reform --
Reforming Judaism --
The middle way : Conservative Judaism --
Reconstructing Judaism --
Radical Judaism --
Jewish assimilation --
Rejecting Judaism --
pt. 2. Anti-semitism and Jewish renewal. Biblical Judaism and the diaspora --
Triumph and despair --
Destruction of the Temple and rebirth --
The church and the Jews --
Jew-hatred and medieval christendom --
The Inquisition and secret Jews --
Massacre and the mystical Messiah --
Modern hatred and Zionism --
Jews, Arabs and the Jewish state --
The holocaust and faith --
Responsibility: Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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Argues that although anti-semitism is an evil, it has paradoxically kept Judaism alive and helped its culture flourish, and been a positive force in Jewish life. This book points to a series of  Read more...


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