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The chosen Jew;An Eye-Opening Account of How Jews Became a Merchant Class

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This fascinating, scholarly work begins with a large amount of Jewish demographic detail. At the time of the destruction of the Second temple (65), the Jewish population of the Middle East, North Africa, and eventual Europe was in the 2.5-8.0 million range. By 650, it had plummeted to 1.2 million. (p. 112). After a slight rise, it bottomed out at about 1 million in 1492. (p. 18, 49-50). >>more...

Jewish Exceptionalism, Including That in Communism and in Modern Forms of Radicalism,

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This thought-provoking work, written by a Jewish author, rejects the premise of classical anti-Semitism ("Jews control everything") while also rejecting the other extreme (Jews as an innocuous, powerless minority). For example, consider the rise of anti-Semitism in tsarist Russia. It was not to keep Jews down: It was to rein-in Jewish advantages. Slezkine comments, "One reason why Jews were victims of state persecution was that so many of them were becoming elite members." (p. 158) >>more...

Why Should Jews Survive?: Looking Past the Holocaust toward a Jewish Future; the Cult of the Holocaust. Unusual Frankness on Onetime Bribery of High-Level Gentiles, & Tax Evasion,

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This work contains much interesting information—and not only related to theology and the Shoah. Author Goldberg believes that American Jews must stop thinking of surviving for survival’s sake, and to return to God. >>more...

Twenty Years with the Jewish Labor Bund: A Memoir of Interwar Poland;The Bund and Communism: Little Difference. Jew-on-Jew Violence Dwarfs Pole-on-Jew Violence. The Militant Atheism of the Bund,

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This work is the memoir of Bernard Goldstein (1889-1959). He also wrote THE STARS BEAR WITNESS [see my review]. >>more...

Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This is essentially a scholarly reference work. It contains hundreds of references for further study. Because there is so much information in this book, I touch on a few items of interest: >>more...

A Fire Burns in Kotsk: A Tale of Hasidism;Esoteric Hasidic Ideas. Hasidic Jews and Alcohol. Jewish Elitism. Jews and the Polish November 1830 Insurrection. Jewish Spies

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The setting of this book is at Kotsk (Kock), in Russian-ruled partitioned Poland, around 1825. It is a novel originally written in 1946 by Menashe Unger, who had been a Polish Jew from a Hasidic family, and an assiduous analyst of oral and written Hasidic wisdom, on which he based this novel. (Glenn Dynner, p. xi). >>more...

Jews as Long-Term Nationality. The State of Eastern European Jews. Six Million Jews as a Talisman?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This work consists of an introduction by a B. Netanyahu, followed by the written speeches of Max Nordau, a leading Zionist. These were delivered at the first dozen or so Zionist Congresses. [This book was published in 1941, and the B. Netanyahu here should not be confused with “Bibi” Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, who was not even born until 1949.] >>more...

Judaism, Christianity and GermanyGerman Catholic Cardinal Opposes the Anti-Christian, Neopagan, and Hateful Aspects of Nazism

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Cardinal Faulhaber had been the Archbishop of Munich during the Nazi era. (My review is based on the original 1934 English-language edition.) This book was written soon after Hitler came to power. It is mainly theological, and has a refreshing depth and clarity that is usually absent amidst the superficiality and “theobabble” that characterize much of modern theology. >>more...

Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue: Essays in Jewish-Christian Relations (Judaism and Jewish Life)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This work is packed with much interesting information. For instance, the term MINIM probably referred mainly to Jewish Christians. (p. 95).

I focus on a few salient and thought-provoking issues: >>more...

The Jews of Eastern Europe (Kindle Edition)Two Sides to the Anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
My review is based on the original 1921 edition. The author, John Howard Adeney, had much firsthand experience with the Jews of Romania. >>more...
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