Judaism Reading List: Antisemitism and Christian Relations (Pt. X)

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Selected Sources for Additional Reading on Judaism
Part X: Antisemitism and Christian Relations
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This message is intended to provide readers of soc.culture.jewish with
a list of references to allow them to learn more about the history and
the reasons behind antisemitism. This collections of readings also
address the holocaust. Note the distinction in the terms used:
* "Anti-Semitism": Refers to any semite--Arab or Jew.
* "Antisemitism": Refers to the specific targeting of Jews.

Where Can I Get The Books

Many of these books are available through general bookstores or
Judaica bookstores. A list of links to these may be found in the
[6]sources section of the [7]General Reading List (if you are reading
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This reading list is organized as follows:
* [8]Introduction to this Reading List
* [9]Antisemitism
* [10]What Led to The Holocaust
* [11]Medieval Oppression
* [12]Antisemitism Today (Including Dealing with Hate Groups)
* [13]Judaism and Christianity
* [14]Judaism, Freemasonry and other rumors
* [15]Credits


Subject: Antisemitism

Arendt, Hannah. Origins of Totalitarianism Meridian, New York.
1958. Harcourt Brace; 1973. Paperback. ISBN 0-156701-53-7.
[6][Buy at Amazon:

Arendt, Hannah. Antisemitism: Part One of the Origins of
Totalitarianism. Harvest Books; 1968. Paperback. ISBN
[7][Buy at Amazon:

Arendt, Hannah. Towards the Final Solution: A History of
European Racism. Harper/Colophon Books, 1978

Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality
of Evil (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics). Penguin USA
(Paper); 1994. Paperback. Revised and enlarged edition. ISBN
[8][Buy at Amazon:

Berger, David (ed.) History and Hate: The Dimensions of
Anti-Semitism. Jewish Publication Society; 1986, 1997.
Paperback. ISBN 0-827606-36-2.
[9][Buy at Amazon:

Dundes, Alan (ed). The Blood Libel Legend: A Casebook in
Anti-Semitic Folklore. Univ of Wisconsin Pr; 1991. Paperback.
ISBN 0-299131-14-9.
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Flannery, Edward H. The Anguish of the Jews: Twenty-Three
Centuries of Antisemitism (Studies in Judaism and
Christianity). Macmillan, 1965. Paulist Press; 1985. Paperback.
Revised and updated edition. ISBN 0-809127-02-4.
[11][Buy at Amazon:

Frankel, Jonathan. The Damascus Affair: 'Ritual Murder,'
Politics, and the Jews in 1840. Cambridge Univ Pr (Short);
1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-521482-46-1.
[12][Buy at Amazon:

Freudmann, Lillian C. Antisemitism in the New Testament.
University Press of America; 1994. Paperback. ISBN
0-819192-95-3. [This book studies the anti-Jewish contents of
the "New Testament" on a thorough, systematic, verse-by-verse
basis. The author identifies every misquotation and
mistranslation from the Hebrew Bible and rebuts every
antisemitic assertion in the Christian Scriptures. The book
examines the historical background in which the Gospels and
Epistles were written and how contemporary conditions affected
their contents. The final chapter deals with the impact of the
New Testament on Jews and Christians for the past two millennia
and the possibilities of revising this trend through alternate
[13][Buy at Amazon:

Hay, Malcolm. The Roots of Christian Antisemitism. ADL.

Langmuir, Gavin. History, Religion, and Antisemitism.
University of California. 1990, 1993. Paperback. ISBN
0-520077-28-8. ["The most erudite historian of antisemitism" --
Leon Poliakov]
[14][Buy at Amazon:

Langmuir, Gavin. Toward a Definition of Antisemitism.
University of California. 1990, 1996. Paperback. Reprint
edition. ISBN 0-520061-43-8. ["The most erudite historian of
antisemitism" -- Leon Poliakov; a collection of Langmuir's more
important papers]
[15][Buy at Amazon:

Lazare, Bernard. Antisemitism: Its History and Causes. Univ of
Nebraska Pr; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 0-803279-54-X.
[16][Buy at Amazon:

Lewis, Bernard. Semites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry into
Conflict and Prejudice. W W Norton & Company; 1999. Paperback.
ISBN 0-393318-39-7. [Concentrates on antisemitism in the Arab
[17][Buy at Amazon:

Lindemann, Albert S. The Jew Accused: Three Anti-Semitic
Affairs (Dreyfus, Beilis, Frank 1894-1915). Cambridge Univ Pr
(Short); 1991. Hardcover. ISBN 0-521403-02-2.
[18][Buy at Amazon:

Nicholls, William. Christian Antisemitism: A History of Hate.
Jason Aronson; 1993,1995. Paperback. ISBN 1-568215-19-3. [This
book traces how Christian teachings about Jews affected Western
culture, and how it still influences the world today. It also
shows the historical Jesus (who was likely an observant Jew),
and shows that it was the Romans who were his killers.]
[19][Buy at Amazon:

Poliakov, Leon. A History of Antisemitism. Vanguard Press.
1975. Out of Print. [3 volumes; "a major work" -- Michael
Berenbaum (director of the research component of the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum)]

Prager, Dennis; Telushkin, Joseph. Why the Jews? The Reason for
Antisemitism. Simon & Schuster; 1983, 1985. Paperback reprint
edition. ISBN 0-671556-24-X.
[20][Buy at Amazon:

Reuether, Rosemary. Faith and Fratricide: The Theological Roots
of Antisemitism Seabury Press. 1974. Out of Print.

Samuel, Maurice. Blood Accusation: The Strange History of the
Beiliss Case. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 1966. Out of Print.

Sartre, Jean-Paul; Becker, George J. (trans). Anti-Semite and
Jew. Schocken Books; 1995. Paperback. Reissue edition. ISBN
[21][Buy at Amazon:

Segel, Binjamin W.; Levy, Richard S. (ed). A Lie and a Libel:
The History of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Univ of
Nebraska Pr; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 0-803292-45-7.
[22][Buy at Amazon:

Smiga, George M. Pain and Polemic: Anti-Judaism in the Gospels
(A Stimulus Book). Paulist Press; 1992. Paperback. ISBN
[23][Buy at Amazon:

Stav, Arieh. Peace: The Arabian Caricature of Anti-Semitic
Imagery. Gefen Books; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN 9-652292-15-X.
[24][Buy at Amazon:

Steinsaltz, Adin. "The Persecution and Banning of the Talmud."
Part one, chapter eleven of The Essential Talmud. Trans. Chaya
Galai. New York: Basic Books, 1976, 1984. Paperback reprint
edition. ISBN 0-465020-63-1.
[25][Buy at Amazon:

Strackz, Hermann L. The Jew and Human Sacrifice. Block
Publishing Co., New York. 1909. Out of Print.

Wistrich, Robert S. Antisemitism : The Longest Hatred. Pantheon
Books, 1992. Out of Print. [Discusses antisemitism from its
beginnings to the present, tracing it from its pagan roots to
the Christian charge of deicide and beyond, to the massacres of
the Crusades and the Inquisition, which heralded later blood
libels and fantasies of Jewish conspiracies for world
domination. Focuses on the dramatic reemergence of antisemitism
in the wake of the collapse of Communism and the new national
hysteria which has set the ground burning under the feet of a
still substantial Jewish minority. Provides a
country-by-country survey, showing the modern guise of
antisemitism as it appears today throughout the world.]


Subject: What Led To The Holocaust

The Lead-Up

Browning, Christopher R. The Path to Genocide: Essays on
Launching the Final Solution. Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd); 1995.
Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-521558-78-6.
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Friedlander, Henry. The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From
Enthanasia to the Final Solution. University of North Carolina
Press; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-807846-75-9.
[7][Buy at Amazon:

Katz, Jacob. Out of the Ghetto: The Social Background of Jewish
Emancipation, 1770-1870 (Modern Jewish History). Schocken
Press, New York. 1978. Syracuse Univ Pr; 1998. Paperback. ISBN
[8][Buy at Amazon:

Lindemann, Albert S. Anti-Semitism Before the Holocaust.
Addison-Wesley Pub Co; 2000. Textbook binding. ISBN
[9][Buy at Amazon:

Mosse, George. Toward The Final Solution: A History of European
Racism. Colophon Books. 1980. Howard Fertig; 1997. Paperback.
ISBN 0-865274-28-2.
[10][Buy at Amazon:

Parkes, James. The Conflict of the Church and the Synagogue: A
Study in the Origins of Antisemitism. Hermon Press, New York.
1974. Out of Print. [Reprint of the 1934 Edition by Soncino
Press, London]

Schleunes, Karl A. The Twisted Road to Auschwitz: Nazi Policy
Toward German Jews, 1933-39. Univ of Illinois Pr; 1990.
Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-252061-47-0.
[11][Buy at Amazon:

Weiss, John. Ideology of Death: Why the Holocaust Happened in
Germany. Ivan R Dee, Inc; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 1-566631-74-2.
[12][Buy at Amazon:

The Holocaust

Altshuler, David A.; Dawidowicz, Lucy S. (ed). Hitler's War
Against the Jews : A Young Reader's Version of the War Against
the Jews, 1933-1945, by Lucy S. Dawidowicz. Middle-school
readers. Behrman House; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 0-874412-22-6.
[13][Buy at Amazon:

Berenbaum, Michael. The World Must Know: The History of the
Holocaust As Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum. Little Brown & Co (Pap); 1993. Paperback. ISBN
0-316091-34-0. [The history of the Shoah (Holocaust) as told in
the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum by the head of its research
[14][Buy at Amazon:

Berenbaum, Michael (ed). Witness to the Holocaust.
Harpercollins; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-062701-08-8.
[15][Buy at Amazon:

Dawidowicz, Lucy S. The War Against the Jews, 1933-1945. JPS,
Philadelphia. 1975. Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub; 1991. Paperback.
ISBN 0-553345-32-X.
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Dawidowicz, Lucy (ed). A Holocaust Reader. Behrman House; 1976.
Paperback. ISBN 0-874412-36-6.
[17][Buy at Amazon:

Eliach, Yaffa. There Once Was a World: A 900-Year Chronicle of
the Shtetl of Eishyshok. Little Brown & Company; 1998.
Hardcover. ISBN 0-316232-52-1.
[18][Buy at Amazon:

Gilbert. Martin. The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe
During the Second World War. Henry Holt; 1987. Paperback.
Reprint edition. ISBN 0-805003-48-7.
[19][Buy at Amazon:

Gilbert, Martin. Atlas of the Holocaust. William Morrow & Co;
1993. Hardcover. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-688123-64-3.
[20][Buy at Amazon:

Gilbert, Martin. Holocaust Journey. Columbia Univ Pr; 1999.
Paperback. ISBN 0-231109-65-2.
[21][Buy at Amazon:

Gilbert, Martin. Never Again: The History of the Holocaust.
Universe Pub; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN 0-789304-09-0.
[22][Buy at Amazon:

Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. Hitler's Willing Executioners:
Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust. Vintage Books; 1997.
Paperback. ISBN 0-679772-68-5. [This in-depth study of ordinary
Germans who followed leaders' demands to the point of becoming
willing participants in executions and torture provides yet
another side of the Holocaust picture, criticizing
long-established answers to questions and providing a new
exploration of those who carried out the Holocaust.]
[23][Buy at Amazon:

Herbert, Pundik. In Denmark It Could Not Happen: The Flight of
the Jews to Sweden in 1943. Gefen Books; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN
[24][Buy at Amazon:

Hilberg, Raul. The Destruction of the European Jews: Revised
and Definitive Edition. Holmes and Meier. 1985. Paperback. ISBN
0-841909-10-5. [3 volumes; "magisterial"; "unequaled insight
into how the Holocaust was perpetrated" -- Michael Berenbaum
(director of the research component of the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum)]
[25][Buy at Amazon:

Hilberg, Raul. Perpetrators Victims Bystanders: The Jewish
Catastrophe 1933-1945. Harperperennial Library; 1993.
Paperback. ISBN 0-060995-07-6.
[26][Buy at Amazon:

Kahil, Leni. The Holocaust. Oxford. 1991. ["comprehensive and
insightful" -- Michael Berenbaum (director of the research
component of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)]

Keneally, Thomas. Schindler's List. Touchstone Books; 1993.
Paperback. ISBN 0-671880-31-4.
[27][Buy at Amazon:

Lehrer, Steven. Wannsee House and the Holocaust. McFarland &
Company; 2000. Library Binding. ISBN 0-786407-92-1. [At the
Wannsee Conference (held at the Wannsee House), January 20,
1942, Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Reich Security Service,
officially announced the Nazi party's pursuit of Hitler's
infamous "final solution." This book traces the history from
1914-the year that saw the foundations laid for both the house
and the Holocaust-to the present.]
[28][Buy at Amazon:

Levi, Primo; Woolf, Stuart (trans). Survival in Auschwitz: The
Nazi Assault on Humanity. Collier Books; 1995. Paperback.
Reprint edition. ISBN 0-684826-80-1.
[29][Buy at Amazon:

Wiesel, Elie; Rodway, Stella (trans); Mauriac Francois. Night.
Bantam Books; 1982. Paperback. Reissue edition. ISBN
[30][Buy at Amazon:

America and the Holocaust

Feingold, Henry. The Politics of Rescue: The Roosevelt
Administration and the Holocaust. Rutgers Press. 1970. ISBN
0-805250-19-0. Out of print.

Lipstadt, Deborah E. Beyond Belief: The American Press and the
Coming of the Holocaust, 1933-1945. Free Press; 1993.
Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-029191-61-0.
[31][Buy at Amazon:

Morse, Arthur D. While Six Million Died: A Chronicle of
American Apathy. Overlook Press; 1998. Paperback. Reprint
edition. ISBN 0-879518-36-7.
[32][Buy at Amazon:

Wyman, David S. The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the
Holocaust 1941-1945. New Press; 1998. Paperback. ISBN
[33][Buy at Amazon:

Coping with the Aftermath

Feld, Edward. The Spirit of Renewal: Finding Faith After the
Holocaust. Jewish Lights Pub; 1995. Paperback. ISBN
[34][Buy at Amazon:

Katz, Steven T. Post-Holocaust Dialogues: Critical Studies in
Modern Jewish Thought. New York Univ Pr; 1985. Paperback. ISBN
0-814745-87-3. [This book attempts a reconstruction of modern
Jewish philosophy into a more compelling and tightly composed
account of Jewish thought. The main concern is religious
responses to the Holocaust by Eliezer Berkovits, Richard
Rubenstein, Emil Fackenheim, and Ignaz Maybaum.]
[35][Buy at Amazon:

Katz, Steven T. Historicism, the Holocaust, and Zionism:
Critical Studies in Modern Jewish Thought and History. New York
Univ Pr; 1991. Hardcover. ISBN 0-814746-16-0. [This book offers
a critical exploration of several of the most important topics
in modern Jewish thought. Besides containing papers on Franz
Rosenzweig and Abraham Joshua Heschel, Katz discusses the role
of racial antisemtism in Germany after WWI; outlines and
analyzes the issues of comparing the Holocaust to other
historical events, such as the mass witch burnings of the
middle ages, black slavery, the decimation of North American
Indians, the Nazi assaults on Gypsies and homosexuals, and
Polish and Ukranian losses during WWII.]
[36][Buy at Amazon:

Kushner, Harold S. When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Avon;
1994. Paperback. ISBN 0-380603-92-6.
[37][Buy at Amazon:

Rosenberg, Bernhard H.; Heuman, Fred (ed). Theological and
Halakhic Reflections on the Holocaust. Ktav; 1992. May be out
of print. ISBN 0-881253-75-8. [This collection of articles
represents in great measure the thological response of centrist
Orthodoxy a generation after, and represents a rejection of
'God's judgement theory'. It contains a wealth of material,
some of them classic pieces long unavailable and many written
for this volume by distinguished Orthodox thinkers.
Contributors include Rabbis Joseph Soloveitchik, Norman Lamm,
Emanuel Rackman, Haskel Lookstein, Reuven Bulka, Eliezer
Berkovits, and more.]
[38][Buy at Amazon:

Roth, John K. (ed); Berenbaum, Michael (ed). Holocaust:
Religious and Philosophical Implications. Paragon House; 1989.
Paperback. ISBN 1-557782-12-1.
[39][Buy at Amazon:

Wiesenthal, Simon; Cargas, Harry James (ed); Fetterman, Bonny
V. (ed). The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of
Forgiveness. Schocken Books; 1998. Paperback. Expanded edition.
ISBN 0-805210-60-1. [Based on his experiences as a
concentration camp prisoner brought before a dying Nazi soldier
who asked for his forgiveness, The Sunflower is a collection of
essays in which a host of intellectuals considers the question:
Can evil be forgiven?]
[40][Buy at Amazon:

There is also an excellent bibliography of Holocaust resources in The
Third Jewish Catalog


Subject: Medieval Oppression

Abrahams, Israel. Jewish Life in the Middle Ages. Jewish
Publication Society; 1993. Paperback. ISBN 0-827605-42-0.
[6][Buy at Amazon:

Baer, Yitzchak F. History of the Jews in Christian Spain.
Jewish Publication Society; 1961, 1993. Paperback. ISBN
[7][Buy at Amazon:

Brody, Robert. The Geonim of Babylonia and the Shaping of
Medieval Jewish Culture. Yale Univ Pr; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN
[8][Buy at Amazon:

Chazan, Robert. Church, State, and Jew in the Middle Ages.
Behrman House; 1979. Paperback. ISBN 0-874413-02-8.
[9][Buy at Amazon:

Chazan, Robert. Medieval Stereotypes and Modern Antisemitism.
Univ California Press; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-520203-94-1.
[10][Buy at Amazon:

Glick, Leonard B. Abraham's Heirs: Jews and Christians in
Medieval Europe. Syracuse University Press. 1st edition, 1999.
Paperback. 272 pages. ISBN 0-815627-79-3.
[11][Buy at Amazon:

Katz, Jacob. Exclusiveness and Tolerance: Studies in
Jewish-Gentile Relations in Medieval and Modern Times (Scripta
Judaica, 3). Behrman House; 1983. Paperback. Reprint edition.
ISBN 0-874413-65-6.
[12][Buy at Amazon:

Marcus, Jacob R. The Jew In The Medieval World: A Source Book
1315-1791 Atheneum, New York. 1979. Hebrew Union College Pr;
2000. Paperback. Revised edition. ISBN 0-878202-17-X.
[13][Buy at Amazon:

Roth, Cecil. Ritual Murder Libel and the Jew: The Report by
Cardinal Lorenzo Ganganelli (Pope Clement XIV) Woburn Press,
London. 1934.

Rubin, Miri. Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late
Medieval Jews. Yale Univ Pr; 1999. Hardcover. ISBN
[14][Buy at Amazon:

Ruderman, David B. (ed.). Essential Papers on Jewish Culture in
Renaissance and Baroque Italy. NYU Press. 1992. Paperback: ISBN
0-814774-20-2. Hardback: 0-814774-19-9.
Paperback: [15][Buy at Amazon:
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Trachtenberg, Joshua. The Devil and the Jews: The Medieval
Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti-Semitism.
Jewish Publication Society; 1983, 1989. Paperback. ISBN
[17][Buy at Amazon:


Subject: Antisemitism Today (Including Dealing With Hate Groups)

Abanes, Richard; Innis, Roy. American Militias: Rebellion,
Racism & Religion. Intervarsity Pr; 1996. Paperback. ISBN
[6][Buy at Amazon:

Aho, James A. The Politics of Righteousness - Idaho Christian
Patriotism. University of Washington Press; 1990, 1995.
Paperback. ISBN 0-295974-94-X. [The author is a professor in
the Sociology Dept. at the Idaho State University, Pocatello,
ID. Topics covered include: 1. White supremacy movements -
Idaho, 2. Arayan Nation, 3. Antisemitism - Idaho, 4.
Christianity and politics. Includes an extensive bibliography,
index, and notes. This a scholarly but readable work which is
essential for anyone concerned with the history and dynamics of
antisemitism in the Pacific Northwest.]
[7][Buy at Amazon:

Barkun, Michael. Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of
the Christian Identity Movement. Univ of North Carolina Pr;
1996. Hardcover. Revised edition. ISBN 0-807823-28-7.
[8][Buy at Amazon:

Bronner, Stephen Eric. A Rumor About the Jews: Reflections on
Antisemitism and the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
St. Martins Press; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN 0-312218-04-4.
[9][Buy at Amazon:

Coppola, Vincent. Dragons of God: A Journey Through Far-Right
America. Longstreet Press; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 1-563523-27-2.
[10][Buy at Amazon:

Dees, Morris. Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat.
HarperCollins (paper); 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-060927-89-5.
[11][Buy at Amazon:

Dinnerstein, Leonard. Antisemitism in America. Oxford Univ Pr
(Trade); 1995. Paperback. ISBN 0-195101-12-X. [This book traces
American antisemitism from its roots in the dawn of the
Christian era and the arrival of the first European settlers,
through the 18th and 19th centuries, to its peak during World
War II and its present day permutations.]
[12][Buy at Amazon:

Kurthen, Hermann (ed); Bergmann, Werner (ed); Erb, Rainer (ed).
Antisemitism and Xenophobia in Germany After Unification.
Oxford Univ Press; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-195104-85-4.
[13][Buy at Amazon:

Lipstadt, Deborah. Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault
on Truth and Memory. Free Press. 1993. Plumsock Mesoamerican
Studies; 1994. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-452272-74-2.
[Some people argue that the deaths of six million Jews in Nazi
concentration camps is a myth. For a long time, proponents of
this theory have been regarded as distasteful eccentrics on the
lunatic fringe. But lately they have gone on the offensive and
have achieved a shocking new degree of credibility; This book
exposes this fraud and refutes its contentions.]
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McWilliams, Carey. A Mask for Privilege: Anti-Semitism in
America. Transaction Pub; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 0-765806-12-6.
[15][Buy at Amazon:

Shapiro, James. Oberammergau: The Troubling Story of the
World's Most Famous Passion Play. Pantheon Books; 2000.
Hardcover. ISBN 0-375409-26-2.
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Shermer, Michael; Grobman, Alex; Hertzberg, Arthur. Denying
History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They
Say It. Univ California Press; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN
[17][Buy at Amazon:

Stern, Kenneth S. A Force Upon the Plain: The American Militia
Movement & the Politics of Hate. Simon & Schuster. 1996. Univ
of Oklahoma Pr (Trd); 1997. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN
0-806129-26-3.[The author, who is an attorney, is a specialist
in hate groups and extremist groups at the American Jewish
Committee in New York City.) Topics covered include: 1.
domestic U.S. terrorism, especially militia politics as a
source motivation for the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal
building, 2. para-military organizations active in more than
two-thirds of the states supported by extreme right-wing
political groups including neo-nazis, KKK, and Christian
Identity, 3. attacks on local, state, and federal workers, 4.
cross-over of militia politics from anti-gun control to
anti-abortion, anti-environmentalism, anti-equal employment
opportunity, and anti-feminism, 5. anti-semitism as an
important element of militia "conspiracy theories regarding the
future "downfall" and "overthrow" of the U.S. Constitution. 6.
James "Bo" Gritz, U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth, Randy Weaver,
Branch Davidians as important elements in militia politics.]
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Subject: Judaism and Christianity

Baeck, Leo. Judaism and Christianity. Jewish Publication
Society, Philadelphia. 1958.

Berger, David. Jews and Jewish Christianity. Ktav Publishing
House; 1978. Paperback. ISBN 0-870686-75-5.
[6][Buy at Amazon:

Bretton-Granatoor, Gary (Editor). A Jewish Response to Cults.
Reading level: Young Adult. Union of American Hebrew
Congregations; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-807406-04-X.
[7][Buy at Amazon:

Cohen, Naomi (ed). Essential Papers on Jewish-Christian
Relations in the United States: Imagery and Reality. New York
Univ Pr; 1990, 1991. Paperback. ISBN 0-814714-46-3.
[8][Buy at Amazon:

Cohen, Jeremy (ed). Essential Papers on Judaism and
Christianity in Conflict: From Late Antiquity to the
Reformation (Essential Papers on Jewish Studies). New York Univ
Pr; 1991. Paperback. ISBN 0-814714-43-9.
[9][Buy at Amazon:

Fisch, Dov Aharoni. Jews for Nothing: On Cults, Intermarriage,
and Assimilation. Feldheim, New York NY. 1984. Out of Print.
ISBN 0-873063-47-3.
[10][Buy at Amazon:

Greenstein, S.J. We Are Not Going To Burn In Hell - A Jewish
Response to Christianity. Privately Published. Available
through 1-800-Judaism and Jews for Judaism. Further information
is available at the author's [11]Home Page

Kamensky, Ellen, Hawking God: A Young Jewish Woman's Ordeal In
Jews For Jesus. ISBN 1-882459-00-8, Saphire Press, Medford MA,
1994. Out of Print. ISBN 1-882459-00-8.
[12][Buy at Amazon:

Kaplan, Aryeh. The Real Messiah: A Traditional Jewish View of
Christianity. Mesorah Publications Ltd; 1976. Paperback.
Reprint edition. ISBN 1-879016-11-7.
[13][Buy at Amazon:

Levine, Samuel. You Take Jesus, I'll Take God: How To Refute
Christian Missionaries. Hamoroh Pr; 1980. Paperback. ISBN
[14][Buy at Amazon:

Moore, George Foot. Judaism in the First Centuries of the
Christian Era: The Age of the Tannaim. 3 Volumes Bound in 2
Books. Harvard, 1932. Hendrickson Publishers, Inc; 1997.
Hardcover. Reprint edition. ISBN 1-565632-86-9.
[15][Buy at Amazon:

ben Nachman, Rabbi Moshe. Vikuach Haramban Found in Otzar
Havikuchim by J.D. Eisenstein, Hebrew Publishing Society, 1915
and Kithvey Haramban by Rabbi Charles D. Chavel, Mosad Horav
Kook, 1963. [The RaMBaN engaged a formerly Jewish convert to
Christianity in a disputation in 1263. The arguments haven't
changed since. Also, see a video of 'The Disputation' which
premiered on A&E.]

Novak, David. Jewish Christian Dialogue: A Jewish
Justification. Oxford University Press, 1988, 1992. Paperback.
Reprint edition. ISBN 0-195072-73-1. [Written from a
Traditional viewpoint, argues for the theological validity and
necessity of dialogue between Jews and Christians. Contains a
good summary of the theological similarities as well as
differences between the two faiths. Argues for acceptance of
legitimacy of each religion by adherents of the other while
also stressing their distinctiveness, rebuts Christian attempts
to proselytize among Jews.]
[16][Buy at Amazon:

Sherman, Shlomoh. Escape From Jesus, One Man's Search For a
Meaningful Judaism. Decalogue Books; 1983. Hardcover. ISBN
0-915474-03-4. [The true story of an assimilated Jew's
conversion to Messianic Christianity, the reasons he became
disenchanted with it, and his subsequent turn to traditional
[17][Buy at Amazon:

Sigal, Gerald. The Jew and the Christian Missionary: A Jewish
Response to Missionary Christianity. Ktav Publishing House,
1981. Paperback. ISBN 0-870688-86-3.
[18][Buy at Amazon:

Union of American Hebrew Congregations. The Target Is You. UAHC
TV and Film Institute. [30 min. VHS Video. Recommended for
students in grades 7-9. Includes a review of the differences
between Christianity and Judaism; a look behind-the-scenes at
Hebrew-Christian congregations; interviews with Jews who were
once members of these groups: they explain who they were
missionized, what strategies the missionaries used, and why
they returned to Judaism; and a discussion of how to combat
missionary tactics. Non-Orthodox.]

Weiss-Rosmarin, Trude. Judaism and Christianity: the
Differences. Jonathan David Pub; 1997. Paperback. ISBN
[19][Buy at Amazon:


Subject: Judaism, Freemasonry and Other Rumors

Cohn Norman Rufus Colin. Warrant for Genocide: The Myth of the
Jewish World Conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elders of
Zion. Serif; 1966, 1998. Paperback. ISBN 1-897959-25-7.
[6][Buy at Amazon:

Katz, Jacob. Jews and Freemasons in Europe 1723-1939. Harvard
University Press. 1970. Out of Print.. ISBN 0-674474-80-5.
[7][Buy at Amazon:

Lee, Albert. Henry Ford and the Jews. Stein and Day Publishers,
New York. 1980. Out of Print. ISBN 0-812827-01-5.[Contains a
detailed account of Ford's anti-semitism, use of the
"Protocols" even after they were proven false, and support of
and from Adolph Hitler.]
[8][Buy at Amazon:

Oppenheim, Samuel The Jews and Masonry in the United States
Before 1810. American Jewish Historical Society.

Roberts, John R. The Mythology of the Secret Societies
MacMillan Publishing Company; 1972. Hardcover. ISBN
[9][Buy at Amazon:


Subject: How do I obtain copies of the Reading Lists?


There are a number of different ways to obtain copies of the Reading
* WWW. If you are reading this on Usenet, and would like to see an
online, hyperlinked version, go visit [2]http://www.scjfaq.org/.
This is the "web" version of the FAQ; the version posted to Usenet
is generated from the web version. Note that the www.scjfaq.org
version is a copy of the actual master version; if you want to
access the master, visit [3]http://master.scjfaq.org/.
Alternatively, if you would like to see the posted version through
the web, visit [4]http://shamash.org/listarchives/scj-faq/. The
FAQ is in the subdirectory "FAQ"; the reading lists are in the
subdirectory "rl".
* Email. Scjfaq.org also provides an autoretriever that allows one
to obtain a copy of the reading lists by return Email. To use the
autoretriever, you send a retrieval request to
[5]arch...@scjfaq.org with the request in the body of the
message. A more reliable way to retrieve these files is through
the [6]FAQ autoretriever
([7]http://www.mljewish.org/bin/autoresp.cgi). For the FAQ, the
request has the form:

send faq partname
For the reading list, the request has the form:

send rl partname
"Partname" is replaced by the name of the part, as shown in the
general index. The following is a short summary of the mapping of
partnames for the Reading Lists:
+ [8]general: Introduction and General. Includes book sources,
starting points for beginners, starting points for non-Jewish
readers, General Judaism, General Jewish Thought, General
Jewish History, Contemporary Judaism, Noachide Laws, Torah
and Torah Commentary, Talmud and Talmudic Commentary,
Mishnah, Midrash, Halachic Codes, Becoming An Observant Jew,
Women and Judaism, and Science and Judaism.
+ [9]traditional: Traditional Liturgy, Practice, Lifestyle,
Holidays. Includes Traditional Liturgy; Traditional
Philosophy and Ethics; Prayer; Traditional Practice; The
Household; Life, Death, and In-Between; and The Cycle Of
+ [10]mysticism: Kabbalah, Mysticism, and Messianism. Includes
Academic and Religious treatments of Kabbalah, Sprituality,
and the Jewish notion of the Messiah.
+ [11]reform: Reform/Progressive Judaism
+ [12]conservative: Conservative Judaism
+ [13]reconstructionist: Reconstructionist Judaism
+ [14]humanistic: Humanistic Judaism (Society for Humanistic
+ [15]chasidism: Chassidism. Includes general information on
historical chassidism, as well as specific information on
Lubavitch (Chabad), Satmar, Breslaw (Breslov), and other
+ [16]zionism: Zionism. Includes Zionism and The Development Of
Israel, The Founders, Zionistic Movements, and Judaism in
+ [17]antisemitism: Antisemitism. Includes sections on
Antisemitism, What Led to The Holocaust, Medieval Oppression,
Antisemitism Today (Including Dealing with Hate Groups),
Judaism and Christianity, and Judaism, Freemasonry and other
+ [18]intermarriage: Intermarriage. Includes sections on "So
You're Considering Intermarriage?", The Traditional
Viewpoint, Conversion, and Coping With Life As An
+ [19]childrens: Books for Jewish Children. Includes sections
on Birth and Naming, Raising a Child, Family Guidebooks,
Upsheren, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, Holiday Books for
Children, Liturgy for Children, Bible and Torah for Children,
Jewish History for Children, Jewish Theology for Children,
Israel, Learning Hebrew, and Jewish Stories.
The following is a short summary of the mapping to partnames for
the FAQ:
+ [20]01-FAQ-intro: Section [21]1: Network and Newsgroup
+ [22]02-Who-We-Are: Section [23]2: Who We Are
+ [24]03-Torah-Halacha: Sections [25]3, [26]4: Torah; Halachic
+ [27]04-Observance: Sections [28]5, [29]6, [30]7, [31]8:
Jewish Holidays; Jewish Dietary Law and Kashrut; Sabbath and
Holiday Observance; Woman and Marriage
+ [32]05-Worship: Sections [33]9, [34]10, [35]11: Jewish
Worship; Conversion, Intermarriage, and "Who is a Jew?";
Miscellaneous Practice Questions
+ [36]06-Jewish-Thought: Section [37]12: Jewish Thought
+ [38]07-Jews-As-Nation: Section [39]13: Jews as a Nation
+ [40]08-Israel: Section [41]14: Jews and Israel
+ [42]09-Antisemitism: Sections [43]15, [44]16, [45]17: Churban
Europa (The Holocaust); Antisemitism and Rumors about Jews;
Countering Missionaries
+ [46]10-Reform: Section [47]18: Reform/Progressive Judaism
+ [48]11-Miscellaneous: Sections [49]19, [50]20: Miscellaneous;
References and Getting Connected
+ [51]12-Kids: Section [52]21: Jewish Childrearing Related
+ [53]mail-order: Mail Order Judaica
Alternatively, you may send a message to
[54]mail-...@rtfm.mit.edu with the following line in the body
of the message:
send usenet/news.answers/judaism/(portionname)
Where (portionname) is replaced by the appropriate subdirectory
and filenames; for example, to get the first part of the reading
list, one would say:
send usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lists/general
* Anonymous FTP: All portions of the FAQ and of the reading lists
are archived on [55]rtfm.mit.edu and are available for anonymous
FTP from the pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/FAQ directory (URL
Similarly, the parts of the reading lists are stored in the
pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lists directory (URL:
ts). Note that the archived versions of the FAQ and reading lists
are the posted versions; that is, they are each one large ASCII


Subject: Credits

This reading list is based on an original antisemitism list developed
by Rob Levine as part of the general Judaism reading list. It has been
augmented by material from my library that I obtained from a course on
antisemitism that was once taught by Dr. Deborah Lipstadt at UCLA and
from suggestions in The Jewish Catalog. Additional entries were
provided by Eric Simon during the remodeling of the reading lists in
July/August 2000. Other contributers include Rabbi Charles Arian, A.
Engler Anderson, David A Guberman, Shaul Wallach, Dan Yurman and Len
Moskowitz. Suggestions for additions or deletions for this list are
welcome, as are brief annotations for the various list entries.

A special thank you... Special thanks for her patience and
understanding go to my wife, Karen, who put up with me hiding at the
computer for the two months it took to complete the July/August 2000
remodel of the entire soc.culture.jewish FAQ and Reading Lists. If you
think the effort was worth it, drop her a note c/o

Please mail additions or corrections to me at fai...@pacificnet.net.

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