Atkins, Passover Haggadah

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Unformatted text preview: did not believe as they did were beyond the pale. Or perhaps it is jealousy that it was the Jews who introduced monotheism and a new morality. Or is it subconscious anger that the introduction of this monotheism and new morality is the negation of that paganism which they secretly hanker for and which they gave up when they adopted their version of monotheism However, it was only in our times that science was wedded to ferocity and bloodthirstiness. The Germans even jeopardized their World War Two war effort in the frenzy of murdering the Jews of Europe. There is no rational explanation how it is that a country, which prided itself on being the acme of culture and civilization should have acted as it did unless it was because of blind hatred. Not only that but the countries that Germany over-ran, were willing and even enthusiastic, partners in this 47 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins persecution and foul murder. They were partly successful in that Jewish Europe, which for at least a thousand years, was the fount of Ashkenazi Jewry, together with its Synagogues, institutions and places of learning and its distinctive Jewish culture is no more. Paradoxically...
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