Reflections on the Question of Antisemitism

by Delphine Horveilleur

Publisher: Quercus

Publication Date: March 05, 2020

ISBN: 9781529404746

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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An original, challenging approach to analysing antisemitism by a leading female rabbi

Going against the grain of all that has been written about antisemitism in recent years, Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur analyses the phenomenon as it is viewed by those who endure it and who, through narration and literature, succeed in overcoming it. Literature is replete with treatments of antisemitism, of this endlessly paradoxical hatred, and of the ways in which Jews are perceived by others. But here, the focus is inverted: Reflections on the Question of Antisemitism explores the hatred of Jews as seen through the lens of the sacred texts, rabbinical tradition and Jewish lore. The aim is to give a voice to those who are too often deprived of one and to examine their resilience in the face of adversity and the legacy of a tradition that is often misunderstood.