4 August 1988
Show More A History of the Jews by Paul Johnson.
Weidenfeld, 643 pp., £8.95, April 1988, 0 297 79366 7Show More
The Burning Bush: Anti-Semitism and World History by Barnet Litvinoff.
Collins, 493 pp., £17.50, April 1988, 0 00 217433 2Show More
Living with Anti-Semitism: Modern Jewish Responses edited by Jehuda Reinharz.
Brandeis/University Press of New England, 498 pp., £32.75, August 1987, 9780874513882Show More
“... There is, to be sure, a chicken-and-egg quality to the search for a meaning in history: as Barnet Litvinoff says, ‘why the Jews?’ is the question that haunts us, but it arises for the historian and the Gentile spectator because it has for the two thousand years of their exile haunted the Jews themselves. Jewishness, as a subjective state of ...”