9.11Lecture

9.11Lecture - Summary o Similarities & Differences...

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Summary o Similarities & Differences between anti- Judaism and modern anti-Semitism Similarities Image of the Jew o Modern anti-Semitism inherited the negative perception of the Jew from anti-Judaism and Christianity o Stripped of the rationale, but ready to have the rationale superimposed – the foundation of this racism o Existed in imagination more than reality but exerted a powerful effect Christianity’s most important contribution to modern anti- Semitism was to make Jews the “other” o Didn’t create the idea of the “other”, just put the Jews as “other” in context of Europe Differ Modern anti-Semitism offers a new kind of reasoning about what is wrong with the Jew based on modern systems of thought o Replaced old system of ideas o Now they could “scientifically”/”rationally” prove that the Jews were different
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o Race was only one part, there was also religious, cultural, economic, and political views about Jews Modern anti-Semitism was a “weapon” o Ploy of ideas against the non- religious/secular Jew that didn’t believe in the divinity of Jesus The ones who looked just like them were the “most dangerous” because they were trying to pass as them and be journalists and politics. They will sneak in their Jewishness and undermine the power structure through their conspiracy. Didn’t care as much about the Orthodox Jews with long beards/ dressed fully Anti-Semitism was an idealology that responded to the emancipation, the freeing of the Jews into society o Wanted Jews to stay as a separate part of society o Similar to the Jim Crow laws Bush’s Speech o Compares Bin Laden to Hitler
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Said the world ignored Lenin’s and Hitler’s writings, and we shouldn’t do that again with Al Quaeda Implies that the Holocaust was predictable by reading Mein Kampf and we could have stopped it Lecture o History is composed of many threads and can be interwoven only with difficulty
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