Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition?
by David Nirenberg
Norton, 624 pages, $35

World history is the history of Israel, averred Franz ?Rosenzweig, meaning that the nations of the West so hearkened to the Jewish promise of eternal life that their subsequent history was a response to Israel, whether they emulated or abhorred it. David Nirenberg contends that the West has defined itself for two thousand years by its rejection of Israel.

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