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By David Nirenberg

ISBN-10: 0393058247

ISBN-13: 9780393058246

A strong background that indicates anti-Judaism to be a primary mind set within the Western tradition.
This incisive heritage upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes within the Western culture. With deep studying and magnificence, David Nirenberg indicates how foundational anti-Judaism is to the historical past of the West.

Questions of ways we're Jewish and, extra significantly, how and why we aren't were churning in the Western mind's eye all through its historical past. historical Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans; Christians and Muslims of each interval; even the secularists of modernity have used Judaism in developing their visions of the area. The thrust of this practice construes Judaism as an competition, a chance usually from inside, to be criticized, attacked, and eradicated. The intersections of those principles with the area of power—the Roman destruction of the second one Temple, the Spanish Inquisition, the German Holocaust—are popular. The methods of idea underlying those tragedies are available on the very origin of Western background.

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But it is argued that the prominence of Jews in postwar universalistic movements has not challenged, nor have its adherents generally intended to challenge, the overwhelming mainstream Jewish commitment to nationalist, rather than internationalist, solutions. Chapter 8 examines the increasing presence of Jewish critics of Zionism and Israel. A distinction is drawn between the meaning of Jewish anti-Zionism prior to, and following, the founding of Israel in 1948, and also between the views of contemporary Jews who criticize specific Israeli policies towards Palestinians, and those Jews who reject Zionism and Israel per se.

His colleagues expediently argued that a condemnation of the pogroms and their perpetrators would isolate the revolutionaries from the Russian peasantry: the progress of the revolution was paramount (Berk, 1977; Frankel, 1981; Haberer, 1995). As late as the 1904 pogroms, a Russian Socialist Revolutionary correspondent would comment that whilst one could not stand idly by while the Jewish poor were slaughtered, there was no justification for automatically protecting the entire Jewish community. ’ (Tobias, 1972, p.

And equally, most of the Jewish activists were liberal centrists and not particularly radical. Overall, the Jews active in European liberal reform movements (and the much smaller number involved in early socialist groups) were arguably not representative of most Jews. Many Jews, including particularly those who were wealthy or ultra-orthodox, rejected Jewish involvement in radical activities either on philosophical grounds or because their economic interests were threatened by political reform or because they feared these activities would provoke an anti-Semitic backlash (Elon, 2004; Pulzer, 1994; Rurup, 1981; Szjajkowski, 1970).

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