Antisemitism in North America

New World, Old Hate


In Antisemitism in North America, the editors have brought together an impressive array of scholars from diverse disciplines and political orientations to assess the condition of the Jews in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The contributors do not always agree with each other, but they offer perspectives of why the Jewish experience in North America has neither been free from antisemitism nor ever so unwelcoming and dangerous as the countries from which they came. Contributors examine antisemitism in culture, politics, religion, law, and higher education.
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Biographical Note

Steven K. Baum is a clinical psychologist and editor of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism (JSA). He has written several research articles and is the author of Antisemitism Explained, When Fairy Tales Kill and Psychology of Genocide.

Neil J. Kressel directs the Honors Program in the Social Sciences at William Paterson University, and was Visiting Associate Professor at Yale (YIISA). His books include: "The Sons of Pigs and Apes": Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence and Mass Hate: The Global Rise of Genocide and Terror.

Florette Cohen-Abady is a social psychologist at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. She has authored or co-authored several empirical studies of antisemitism, including an influential study that appeared in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Steven Leonard Jacobs holds the Aronov Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Alabama. His most received books are Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the encyclopedia, Modern Genocide: The Definitive Resource and Documents Volume.

Table of contents

FOREWORD, Michael Berenbaum
PART ONE: The Situation in the United States
Chapter 1: How to Interpret American Poll Data on Jews, Israel and Antisemitism, Neil J. Kressel
Chapter 2: Esau Hates Jacob, Nu? The New Antisemitism, Jerome A. Chanes
Chapter 3: Too Minor to Think About: My Assessment of American Antisemitism Today, Leonard Dinnerstein
Chapter 4: Religion, Theology and American Antisemitism, Steven L. Jacobs
Chapter 5: The Growth of Anti-Israel Sentiment in Segments of the American Intellectual Community: Some Cautionary Tales, Asaf Romirowsky
Chapter 6: The Modern Antisemitism –Israel Model (MASIM): Empirical Studies of North American Antisemitism, Florette Cohen, Lee Jussim, Daniel Kaplin and Rachel Rubinstein
PART TWO: Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
Chapter 7: Understanding Antisemitism in Mexico, Judit Bokser Liwerant and Yael Siman
Chapter 8: Antisemitism – Canadian Style, Steven K. Baum and Anita Bromberg
Chapter 9: Teaching Islamic Antisemitism in Toronto, Andrew G. Bostom
Chapter 10: Where Have All the Caribbean Jews Gone?, Florette Cohen
Chapter 11: Reflections on Crypto-Jews in North America, Steven K. Baum and Shimon T. Samuels
PART THREE: Fighting Antisemitism in North America
Chapter 12: Antisemitism and Law, Frederick M. Schweitzer
Chapter 13: Holocaust Denial in North America, Kenneth Lasson
Chapter 14: Antisemitism in North American Higher Education, Kenneth L. Marcus
Chapter 15: The Role of the ADL: Past and Present, The Anti-Defamation League
PART FOUR: Antisemitism and Hollywood
Chapter 16: When Hollywood Was Scared to Depict Antisemitism, It Made ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’, Saul Austerlitz
Chapter 17: Antisemitism in Hollywood: An Endangered Species List, Steven Alan Carr


Those who are interested in a scholarly understanding of prejudice antisemitism, Jewish studies, hate studies, religious studies, cultural studies, Holocaust and genocide studies, social psychology and social sciences.


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