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By Theodore Isaac Rubin

ISBN-10: 162914858X

ISBN-13: 9781629148588

A groundbreaking paintings at the psychodynamics of bigotry and anti-Semitism.

As a toddler, Ted Rubin couldn't comprehend why a few humans hated him and his kinfolk simply simply because they have been Jews. He quickly came upon that different teams have been hated and that bigotry used to be a deadly affliction that destroys its hosts in addition to its victims.

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Rubin realized that anti-Semitism and different deep-seated prejudices are non-organic ailments of the brain: malignant emotional health problems that may be taken care of in simple terms by means of first knowing the original psychodynamics concerned. Little has been written approximately this point of bigotry. Anti-Semitism is a daring exercise to make clear one in all humankind's such a lot harmful and contagious health problems, and gives wish and therapeutic for the future.

In Anti-Semitism, Rubin lays the foundation for anyone to effectively conquer hatred, to appreciate the place it comes from and why, and to acknowledge that anti-Semitism devastates humans, cripples vainness, and is able to “engendering nice pain, horror and murder.” a person who has wrestled with hatred or bigotry, both because the sufferer or the host, will locate readability and path in Dr. Rubin’s eloquent research.

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Secondly, there is no evidence whatsoever that the mystic names were ever discussed without reference to the parts of the body to which they correspond. This curious theory leads Gruenwald to write that "the mystical language... "81 It seems unnecessary to point out that the addition of mystical names hardly took the sting out of the obvious and stark anthropomorphism of the text. Because of the problems in this approach, Gruenwald offers another explanation. The statement that "we do not possess any measure, only the names are revealed" which appears in the text at line 81 (or, more exactly, in some manuscripts at the point corresponding to line 81 of our text) is taken by Gruenwald to suggest that the names are meant to replace the measures.

This idea is, of course, wholly absent from the Shicur Qomah; moreover, the use of the letters in chiastic combinations beginning with the first and last letters is a technique known in Jewish sources as 1atbash, but one totally absent from the Shi ur Qomah itself. " Aletheia is a regular Valentinian aeon, an hypostasis of truth, perhaps, but a distinct being nevertheless. e. in Marcus' conception; in Judaism, they are, of course, the same Deity) to Aletheia, while not absolutely impossible, needs to be explained further to establish the link Marcus saw between the two, and why, if he did see a reason to describe Aletheia in Jewish terms, he altered those terms in the ways in which he did.

8 6 41 ' Ill THE RECENSIONS OF THE TEXT c . Before approaching the Shi ur Qomah itself, we must first consider the state in which the text has survived into our own day. It is the underlying assumption of our research that the varied and quite distinctive texts that we have found in approximately thirty-four manu­ scripts of various dates and provenances all, or almost all, ultimately hark back to a single non-extant Urtext that was composed by a single author at a particular historical moment.

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