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Why the Jews?

the reason for antisemitism

by Dennis Prager

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Published by Simon and Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Antisemitism -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin.
    ContributionsTelushkin, Joseph, 1948-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS145 .P484 1983
    The Physical Object
    Pagination238 p. ;
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3162894M
    ISBN 100671452703
    LC Control Number83004723

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is a concise but thorough examination of antisemitism. The book presents the history and explores the causes of religious anti-Judaism and of racist and anti-Zionist antisemitism and tries to cast light on why it is that, of all hatreds, antisemitism has been so virulent and persistent/5.

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