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By Bernard Lazare

Bernard Lazare's debatable magnum opus, initially released in France in 1894, asks why the Jews have aroused such hatred for 3 thousand years. The journalist, notwithstanding severed from his Jewish upbringing, was once fiercely dedicated to social justice and will now not forget about a surprising antisemitism within the fin-de-siècle circles he knew. In seek mg for its old motives, he was once additionally trying to find his personal roots and position on the planet. As biographer Nelly Wilsonhas famous, younger Lazare was once "constantly engaged in a discussion with himself" while he wrote Antisemitism, Its historical past and Causes.
Lazare starts off his "impartial research" by means of contemplating no matter what within the Jewish personality may be guilty for antisemitism. Then he appears to be like outward to these countries between which the Israelites dispersed, studying the various faces of antisemitism from Greco-Roman antiquity to the top of the 19th century. Lazare brings his learn and research to undergo on no matter what shape antisemitism has taken: ethnic, nationalist, monetary, social, literary, philosophical. spotting that antisemitism is essentially according to worry of the stranger and the necessity for a scapegoat, Lazare concludes with a stunning state of affairs for the long run. This striking e-book conveys Lazare's personal non secular development. France's Dreyfus Affair within the Eighteen Nineties could provoke him to a passionate conflict opposed to antisemitism.

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With all the Jews of that time, the restoration of the Kingdom of Judah was intimately bound with the advent of Messiah and they could not expect it from a crowned philosopher; they had but to await the heavenly king who had been promised them; this sentiment persisted throughout the ages. With the death of the last patriarch Gamaliel VI, the phantom of royalty and of a Jewish nationality passed away and there was left to Israel but the chief of exile, the exilarch of Babylonia, who disappeared in the eleventh century.

V, ch. XI). Other bishops resorted to force, and it required the interference of Pope St. Gregory to stop or at least moderate their zeal. "The Jews must not be baptized by force, but brought over by sweetness," says he in his letters addressed to Virgil bishop of Arles, to Theodore, bishop of Marseilles, and to Paschasius, bishop of Naples. (Regesta Pontificum Romanorum, ed. Jafle, nos. ) But the authority of the Pope was not always effective. 42 Chapter Five ANTI-JUDAISM FROM THE EIGHTH CENTURY TO THE REFORMATION THE church reaches its final constitution in the eighth century.

38 Adversus Judaeos, 10, Migne, P. , XLVIII. 39 Eusebius, Vita Constantini, III, 18, 20. 40 Codex Justinianeus, 1. I, tit. IX, 16. 41 Codex Theodosianus, 1. XVI, tit. IX, 3, 4, 5. 42 Codex Justinianeus 1. I, tit. IX, 6. 43 Cod. , b. XVI, tit. viii, 5. 44 Code Theodosien, 1. XVI, tit. VIII, 28. 45 Codex Justinianeus, 1. I, tit. IX, 17 and Cod. , 1. XVI, tit. VIII, 14. 46 Codex Justinianeus, 1. I, tit. IX, 18. 47 Justinianus, Novellae, 45. 48 Codex Justinianeus, 1. I, tit. IX, 15. 49 Codex Justinianeus 1.

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