This overview will be based on the critically acclaimed book by Dara Horn, ""People Love Dead Jews," on anti-semitism in different historical eras. We read a novel by this author for One Book, One Congregation a few years ago. The series will build a foundation for addressing the threat of this moment in our state, with white nationalism on the rise, dangerously represented by several electoral candidates who have large followings.
Rabbi Julie recommends reading Chapter 10 from this book for this class, and as much of the book as possible for the series.
The book can be purchased online including audio, e-versions, hard copy and paperback copy, new and used. It should be available at your public library and can be bought at local bookstores near you. Please consider supporting Philadelphia's independent, local bookstores such as Harriet's Bookshop or A Novel Idea.
There will be 3 sessions in this series, and you can attend any of then without having attended a previous one. The last session will be on December 13 at the same time.
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 "Differences between anti-semitism in Europe and the United States."
European anti-semitism is deeply rooted in centuries of Christian theology and imperialism. European anti-semitism led to six million murders during the Holocaust. We will explore how New World anti-semitism is both dangerous and very different from European anti-semitism.
The reading assignment is People Love Dead Jews Chapter Ten, with the following questions:
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