Reckless Rites: Purim and the Legacy of Jewish Violence
Historical accounts of Jewish violence--particularly against Christians--have long been explosive material. Some historians have distorted these records for anti-Semitic purposes. Others have discounted, dismissed, or simply ignored the evidence, often for apologetic purposes.
A book that calls for major changes in the way that Jewish history is written and conceptualized, Reckless Rites will be essential reading for scholars and students of history, religion, and Jewish-Christian relations.
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The book is divided into Part One: Biblical Legacies and Part Two: Jews Living Dangerously. The first part looks at how people have viewed the book of Esther throughout history, especially the ... Read full review
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Horowitz sets out to dispel distortions of Jewish violence and passivity in this combative tome, considering both the "feminized Jew incapable of violence" as well as the opposing description of the ... Read full review
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