Tag Archives: anti-Semitism

(Christianity) The Trial of the Talmud (Documents)

What were the actual talmudic texts that Christians found so irksome? What do we actually learn about Talmud from its most caustic critics, the elite Christian accusers from the High Medieval Age? The Trial of the Talmud Paris 1240 is … Continue reading

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Anti-Trans, Anti-Semitism

Falling under the rubric of Reactionary Bio-Politics, a lot of this is flying online under the radar, both the discourse of transphobic activism and critical writing pushing back against it. If any of this is to be believed, there are … Continue reading

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Monstrous Talmud & Christian Simulacra (Peter The Venerable)

Abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Cluny, Peter the Venerable (1092-1156) was a master hermeneut. He is generally recognized as one of the great Christian thinkers of the High Middle Ages. Also recognized is how he marks a new Church … Continue reading

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(Christianity) Talmud and the Impotence of God (Petrus Alfonsi)

Petrus Alfonsi was a Jewish convert to Christianity who grew up in an Iberian-Islamic milieu in Huesca, which became the capital of Aragon atthe time of the Christian reconquest. While it goes unnamed as such, his Dialogus contra Iudaeos (ca. … Continue reading

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(ADL) Anti-Semitism Algorithm

Critics of the ADL are invited to pile on, but, for all that, I am posting here a precis and the full report here of their Online Hate Index. It’s an AI program whose alogrithm tracks anti-Semitic content at Twitter … Continue reading

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(James Loeffler) After Charlottesville: Antisemitism, Race, Law (Rudolph Lecture)

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(Still Lachrymose) The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom (Robert Chazan)

Invaluable for students of Jews and Jewish Studies is the focus Robert Chazan puts on Christians and Christendom in this neat little survey. The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom 1000-1500 is maybe the best one-stop-shop historical study explaining what happened … Continue reading

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Medieval Anti-Jewish Anti-Semitism (Source Reader)

Not for a quick read, this is a long working-post with primary source material in English translation for general interest and for use in the classroom. The original impetus for posting this was for my students in a course at … Continue reading

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(Re-Alignments) Glory to Ukraine (Anti-Semitism & Liberal Democracy)

Glory to Ukraine is the old and heavy national slogan of Ukrainian independence.  It is fraught with the heavy load of ethno-nationalism and violent anti-Semitism. For a little historical background, see this item here that I found online and here … Continue reading

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What Trypho Said (Justin Martyr)

Here I reconstruct and recommend the figure of Trypho, how he and Justin Martyr met purportedly during the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt, what Justin Martyr allowed him to say in Dialogue with Trypho, and how they part ways … Continue reading

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