A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism by Phyllis Goldstein (review)

A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism by Phyllis Goldstein (review) 152 | transgressing and relocating them. The result may be the continued proliferation of more and more "undocumented" Jews, whose legitimacy and authenticity will challenge past models and push them in new directions. Stuart Z. Charmé Rutgers University (Camden) a convenient hatReD: the histoRy of antisemitism Phyllis Goldstein. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves, 2011. 405 pp. Phyllis Goldstein's survey of the history of antisemitism, A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism, admirably fulfills the goals and objectives of its publisher, Facing History and Ourselves: "linking the past to the moral and ethical questions of our time through a rigorous examination of the root causes of antisemitism, racism, and other hatreds." Likewise, its companion volumes have sought the same goal through the exploration of other themes and issues. Goldstein's reflection on her desire to produce a volume on antisemitism began with the expansion of that phenomenon following the 9/11 catastrophe and she has been working on the book over the past five years. An interesting and well written survey--not simply a reference book-- the impact of the book results from reading it entirely. While this is a powerful book, the problem of dealing with so comprehensive a problem http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism by Phyllis Goldstein (review)

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152 | transgressing and relocating them. The result may be the continued proliferation of more and more "undocumented" Jews, whose legitimacy and authenticity will challenge past models and push them in new directions. Stuart Z. Charmé Rutgers University (Camden) a convenient hatReD: the histoRy of antisemitism Phyllis Goldstein. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves, 2011. 405 pp. Phyllis Goldstein's survey of the history of antisemitism, A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism, admirably fulfills the goals and objectives of its publisher, Facing History and Ourselves: "linking the past to the moral and ethical questions of our time through a rigorous examination of the root causes of antisemitism, racism, and other hatreds." Likewise, its companion volumes have sought the same goal through the exploration of other themes and issues. Goldstein's reflection on her desire to produce a volume on antisemitism began with the expansion of that phenomenon following the 9/11 catastrophe and she has been working on the book over the past five years. An interesting and well written survey--not simply a reference book-- the impact of the book results from reading it entirely. While this is a powerful book, the problem of dealing with so comprehensive a problem

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