By Levy, Richard S., Lindemann, Albert S. & Richard S. Levy
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Jewish religious leaders in the past prohibited the attendance of Jews at non-Jewish festivals and ceremonies, and the rules of kashrut limited socialization with non-Jews even at meals. IDENTITY, DISTINCTIVENESS, TOLERATION Ruth Wisse, Harvard Professor of Yiddish Literature, has written that “from earliest days, Jewish sources distinguished ‘good’ nations from ‘evil’ according to whether they could tolerate Jewish distinctiveness” (Jews and Power, New York: Schocken, 2007, 18). Distinctiveness is another amorphous concept, as is tolerance, but central to modern notions of identity is a recognition of the value of distinctiveness in the sense of various ethnic and religious private spaces.
The Enlightenment, French Revolution, Napoleon Adam Sutcliffe 8. Political Antisemitism in Germany and Austria, 1848–1914 Richard S. Levy 9. Antisemitism in Modern France: Dreyfus, Vichy, and Beyond Richard J. Golsan 10. Antisemitism in the English-Speaking World William D. Rubinstein 11. Antisemitism in Russia and the Soviet Union Heinz-Dietrich Löwe 12. Antisemitism in the Nazi Era Doris L. Bergen 13. Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism in the Arab and Islamic World Prior to 1948 Norman A. Stillman 14.
Moral choice inevitably involves not tolerating—indeed taking action against—certain kinds of behavior. But precisely how do we determine which behaviors are tolerable and which are not? That is where consensus begins to come apart even in modern societies, at times explosively. Adherents of monotheistic religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, have historically believed in their own superior moral standards. References like those of Wisse to Jewish distinctiveness have clearly been made with such beliefs in mind.
Antisemitism by Levy, Richard S., Lindemann, Albert S. & Richard S. Levy