Antisemitism: Exploring the Issues (Hardcover)

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Stretching back to biblical times, antisemitism is perhaps the world's oldest hatred of a group. It has manifested itself around the world, sometimes taking the form of superficially innocent jokes and at other times promoting such tragedies as the Holocaust. Far from disappeared, its continued existence in today's society is evidenced by vandalism of Jewish cemeteries and shootings at synagogues. This book explores the causes and consequences of contemporary antisemitism, placing this form of hatred in its historical, political, and social contexts.

An overview essay surveys the background and significance of antisemitism and provides historical context for discussions of contemporary topics. A timeline highlights key events related to antisemitism. Some 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide objective, fundamental information about people, events, and other topics related to antisemitism. These entries cite works for further reading and provide cross-references to related topics. An annotated bibliography cites and evaluates some of the most important resources on antisemitism suitable for student research.

About the Author

Steven Leonard Jacobs is professor of religious studies and holds the Aaron Aronov Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies in the department of religious studies at the University of Alabama.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781440868733
ISBN-10: 1440868735
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: July 31st, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English

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