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Case for the Prosecution

From the February 2002 Print Edition

The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican’s Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism By David L. Kertzer Knopf, 355 pages, $27.95 Probably the best-known aspect of the uneasy relationship between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people in modern times was the behavior of Pope Pius XII during . . . . Continue Reading »

History as Tragedy

From the December 1999 Print Edition

A People Apart: The Jews in Europe, 1789-1939.By David Vital.Oxford University Press. 944 pp. $45. Until very recently, modern Jewish history was a subject beyond the academic pale, one certainly not included in the normal syllabus of university study. During the past thirty years all this has . . . . Continue Reading »