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Who are the Jews?

Who are the Jews?

Prof. Dan Michman, Prof. Sergio DellaPergola

Before we turn to explore the roots and expressions of antisemitism, let us take a moment to better acquaint ourselves with this hatred’s target – the Jews.

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  • Baron, Salo Wittmayer, A Social and Religious History of the Jews, 18 vols. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952 – 1983).

  • Dellapergola, Sergio, “Jewish Demography: Fundamentals of the Research Field,” in Uzi Rebhun, ed., The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

  • Dellapergola, Sergio, “Jewish Peoplehood: Hard, Soft, and Interactive Markers,” in Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Judit Bokser Liwerant and Yosef Gorny, (eds.), Reconsidering Israel-Diaspora Relations (Leiden: Brill, 2014).

  • Goodman, Martin, A History of Judaism: From Its Origins to the Present (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018).

  • Michman, Dan, “Jews,” in Peter Hayes and John K. Roth, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 185 – 202.

  • Schama, Simon, The Story of the Jews, 2 vols. (London: Bodley Head, 2013 & 2017)

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