By Theodore Isaac Rubin

ISBN-10: 162914858X

ISBN-13: 9781629148588

A groundbreaking paintings at the psychodynamics of bigotry and anti-Semitism.

As a toddler, Ted Rubin couldn't comprehend why a few humans hated him and his kin in simple terms simply because they have been Jews. He quickly found that different teams have been hated and that bigotry was once a perilous affliction that destroys its hosts in addition to its victims.

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Rubin discovered that anti-Semitism and different deep-seated prejudices are non-organic ailments of the brain: malignant emotional health problems that may be taken care of purely via first figuring out the original psychodynamics concerned. Little has been written approximately this element of bigotry. Anti-Semitism is a daring recreation to make clear one in every of humankind's such a lot harmful and contagious health problems, and provides desire and therapeutic for the future.

In Anti-Semitism, Rubin lays the foundation for somebody to effectively triumph over hatred, to appreciate the place it comes from and why, and to acknowledge that anti-Semitism devastates humans, cripples vanity, and is in a position to “engendering nice anguish, horror and murder.” somebody who has wrestled with hatred or bigotry, both because the sufferer or the host, will locate readability and course in Dr. Rubin’s eloquent research.

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Tuval, “The 4th Sibylline Oracle and the Popularity of Judaism among the Pagans after the Destruction of the Second Temple,” Vestnik Yevreyskogo Universiteta 10 (28) (2005), 23–54 (in Russian). 21 S. , “Relations between the Diaspora and the Land of Israel,” in Safrai and Stern, The Jewish People in the First Century, 1:184–215; A. Kasher, “Jerusalem as a ‘Metropolis’ in Philo’s National Consciousness,” Cathedra 11 (1980), 45–56 (in He- 34 Chapter 1. Doing without the Temple fairness to the scholars who held that view it should be said that some of the writings produced in the Diaspora do witness to the respect of their authors towards the Temple, its cult, and its priests.

LiDonnici and A. ), The Heavenly Tablets: Interpretation, Identity, and Tradition in Ancient Judaism (Leiden, 2007), 193–210. On Philo’s Judaism in general, see A. Mendelson, Philo’s Jewish Identity (Atlanta, 1988), and E. Birnbaum, The Place of Judaism in Philo’s Though: Israel, Jews, and Proselytes (Atlanta, 1996). 28 See Stern and Baras, The Diaspora in the Hellenistic-Roman World; P. R. Trebilco, Jewish Communities in Asia Minor (Cambridge, 1991); W. C. van Unnik, Das Selbverständnis der jüdischen Diaspora in der hellenistisch-römischer Zeit (Leiden, 1993); J.

2. Previous Studies of Diaspora Jewish Religion 39 of it. ”35 The Temple was thus definitely important for Philo since – and insofar as – it symbolized Roman recognition and protection of Judaism. In my view, Martin’s achievement is mainly his success in explaining convincingly, on the one hand, the factors from which the positive attitude to the Temple in Philo’s thinking stemmed; and on the other, the reasons for the negligible role it played in his personal faith and practice. ” As will become clear from the following analysis of Diaspora writings, I accept Martin’s conclusions as valid.

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