Why the Jews?
This fully revised edition of this classic volume provides an unparalleled perspective on one of the most urgent matters facing the world today--the ... Show synopsis This fully revised edition of this classic volume provides an unparalleled perspective on one of the most urgent matters facing the world today--the dangerous rise in Antisemitism around the world. In a major revision of their seminal book on the origins and continuing pervasiveness of hatred of the Jews, Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin apply their in-depth knowledge of history to the headline-making events currently galvanizing the public and the media around the world. In addition to rewriting much of the original text, they have added new chapters. One explains why lies about Israel (the "Jenin massacre, " for example) and about Jews ("4,000 Jews did not go to work at the World Trade Center on 9/11")--are so widely believed. Another explains one of the most important developments in the contemporary world--the unique hatred of America and Israel. Yet another deals with the phenomenon of Jews who are Antisemites. The authors reject economic, scapegoat, and all other explanations of Antisemitism that do not acknowledge the uniqueness of Jew-hatred and its response to the challenges posed by Jews, Judaism, and the doctrine of Jewish chosenness. Prager and Telushkin discuss the various forms Antisemitism has taken throughout history, giving special attention to its expression in the rhetoric of Islamic and leftist opponents of Israel today, as well as the impact of Jewish Antisemitism. In a persuasive final chapter, they show that Antisemitism poses mortal danger to moral non-Jews.