The Myth of the Jewish Race

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Wayne State University Press, 1989 - Social Science - 456 pages
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In this carefully researched analysis, Raphael and Jennifer Patai begin by defining race. They then develop the idea of the existence of "races" through history. In rich and fascinating detail, the authors consider the effects of intermarriage, interbreeding, proselytism, slavery, and concubinage on the Jewish population from Biblical times to the present.

New material explores the psychological aspects of the Jewish race issue, the Jewish psyche, and the consequences of the 1975 United Nations resolution equating Zionism with racism. A revised and updated scientific section on the measurable genetic, morphological, and behavioral differences between Jews and non-Jews supports the conclusion that the idea of a "Jewish race" is, indeed, a myth.

 

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Contents

Introduction
5
An Excursus into Statistics
40
Proselytism
51
Intermarriage and Interbreeding
91
The Jewish Mind
141
The Jew as Racist
176
Morphological Traits
203
Looking Jewish
217
Serum and Red Cell Proteins
247
Glucose6Phosphate Dehydrogenase
279
PTC Taste Sensitivity
285
Jewish Diseases
295
Conclusions to Part III
327
Diagrams and Tables
333
Notes
405
Glossary
437

Criteria for the Classification of Races
224
ABO
233

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About the author (1989)

Raphael Patai is an internationally known anthropologist, Orientalist, and biblical scholar. Founder and director of the Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology, he is the author of more than twenty books. Jennifer Patai is an internist in Tucson, Arizona. An M.D. and Ph.D., she has published widely in the field of genetics.

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