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Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism

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Published by Touchstone .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewish studies,
  • Racism & racial discrimination,
  • Judaism - General,
  • Antisemitism,
  • History Of Jews,
  • Political Science,
  • Religion - Judaism,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Religion / Judaism / General,
  • General,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7928242M
    ISBN 100743246209
    ISBN 109780743246200

    Strommen et al. In August Luther's prince, Elector of Saxony John Frederickissued a mandate that prohibited Jews from inhabiting, engaging in business in, or passing through his realm. He noted that in his Mein KampfHitler referred to Martin Luther as a great warrior, a true statesmen, and a great reformer, alongside Richard Wagner and Frederick the Great. While anti-Semitism was traditionally associated with rightwing populists, vicious anti-Israelism is becoming the culture and raison d etre of 'progressive' intellectual communities. Scapegoat -- Any group must already be hated to be an effective scapegoat.

    The centuries of Jewish suffering were themselves a mark of the divine displeasure. The basic source of ancient Jewish history, the Bible, depicts two attempts at anihilation of the Jewish people: that of Pharaoh and the Egyptians Exodus and that of Haman and the Persians. As Alex Bein writes: "The compound anti-Semitism appears to have been used first by Steinschneider, who challenged Renan on account of his 'anti-Semitic prejudices' [i. Let's look at some contradictions: Economic -- The Jews of 17th- 20th century Poland and Russia were dirt poor, had no influence and yet they were hated. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to learn more about the history of religion and modern-day antisemitism.

    The Slavic people, for instance, were cast as inferior, predestined to be dominated. Jews who assimilate have been called a "fifth column," while those who stay together spark hatred for remaining separate. German nationalism and antisemitism What we do know is that two Austrian politicians greatly influenced Hitler's thinking. With the exception of Nazis, this is proof that Jews have been persecuted for their religion, and not as a race.


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Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism by Dennis Prager Download PDF Ebook

How can Jews give up their nationhood and yet remain Jews? Early in his life, Luther had argued that the Jews had been prevented from converting to Christianity by the proclamation of what he believed to be an impure gospel by the Catholic Churchand he believed they would respond favorably to the evangelical message if it were presented to them gently.

It has been said that the history of almost all of the Jewish holidays can be summed up succinctly: "They wanted to kill us; we won. Debate on influence on Nazis[ edit ] At the heart of the debate about Luther's influence is whether it is anachronistic to view his work as a precursor of the racial antisemitism of the Nazis.

Knopf, Once the Nazis had come to power, these ideas led to the forced sterilisation and killing of human beings.

Why The Jews? The Reason For Antisemitism

Hitler's ranting and ravings would not be Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism book seriously if he said, "It's the bicycle riders and the midgets who are destroying our society.

In rejecting that view of Jesus, the Jews became the "quintessential other," [89] a model of the opposition to the Christian view of God. According to this myth, Germany did not lose the war on the battlefield, but through betrayal at the home front.

After all, we ourselves are not all good Christians either. He noted that in his Mein KampfHitler referred to Martin Luther as a great warrior, a true statesmen, and a great reformer, alongside Richard Wagner and Frederick the Great.

Luther wished to reverse the process and thereby inadvertently would accord the Jews a more secure position than they enjoyed in his day. Prager mentions the United Nations-sponsored World Conference on Racism, in Durban, South Africa in Augustwhich, while failing to mention human rights abuses and genocide in China, Rwanda or anyplace in the Arab world, turned into a violent fest of hate and rage against Israel.

With an eye on the larger picture, Prager and Telushkin express why antisemitism threatens more than just Jews and what kind of changes are necessary to achieve a world without hatred. He also easily refutes the myth that anti-Semitism is purely a rightwing phenomenon, pointing to Soviet persecution of Jewryand the new anti-Semitism of today, which eminates mainly from the Left.

Prager and Telushkin examine in detail how antisemitism is a unique hatred -- no other prejudice has been as universal, deep, or permanent -- and how the concept of the ''chosen people'' spawned that hatred.

If one takes away the cause, then anti-Semitism should no longer exist.

Why the Jews?

A better response would be to point out that the claim to chosenness, while undeniably obnoxious, was never cruel—as it was when Christians transmogrified it.

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. Outsiders -- With the Enlightenment in the late 18th century, many Jews rushed to assimilate. Economic and social motives played only a subordinate role.

This was a program of enforced Zionism.

Why the Jews?: The Reason for Anti

Moreover, Luther never became an anti-Semite in the modern, racial sense of the term. Reading such passages, it is hard not to agree with him. Alcoholism was almost unknown. He explains the reason why the USA supports Israel Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism book being because of the USA's Judeo-Christian values and her realization that Israel is a tiny island of democracy and human rights in a sea of totalitarianism.

InLuther got his hands on the book and immediately fell in love with it.Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism by Dennis Prager. 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.

In this seminal work that has spent more than thirty years in print, Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin explain the reasons behind antisemitism, the world's preoccupation with the Jews and Israel, and why now more than ever the world needs to confront anti-Jewish sentiment.

Jul 19,  · In Why the Jews?, Prager and Telushkin identify the seven major forms of anti-Semitism—pagan, Christian, Muslim, enlightenment, leftist, Nazi, and anti-Zionist—and explain why it is impossible in today’s world to be an anti-Zionist without being an antisemite/5(3).The MidEast Books site offers a pdf selection of books relating to the Middle East conflict, islam, Judaism, Israel, devoid of Palestinian and Arab propaganda.

Why the Jews? The Reason for .Jul 29,  · Many avenues are explored such as why the Jews have been the object of the most enduring and universal hatred directed towards any people group in history.

Additionally, the book discusses why the Jewish state of Israel has now become the most despised country in /5.Why the Jews?: The Reason for Anti-Semitism, the Most Accurate Predictor of Human Evil (Audio CD) Published July 19th by Blackstone Audiobooks.