Anti-Semitism, in the United States

By Harry Fleischman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1968

This piece looks at anti-Semitism in the United States. The piece begins by highlighting the theological roots of anti-Semitism, noting that according to one professor, the charge that "The Jews killed Christ," appeared with "surprising frequency," in Protestant teaching materials. The author also highlights how religious images and the outlook of the modern Jew seems to be one of the root causes of the anti-Semitism for some Americans. The author references the Glock-Stark study and the Stember survey as useful tools for understanding anti-Semitism in the United States. The author looks at non-religious roots of anti-Semitism, citing abundant research referring to types of personality that seem to hate all groups. The author concludes by affirming the value of pluralism in community organizations, churches and schools among other mediums as way to fights anti-Semitism.

Topic: Hate, Antisemitism, Tolerance, Community Relations, Public Opinion

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 44/No. 3

Page Number(s): 215-224

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Fleischman, Harry. Anti-Semitism, in the United States. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1968: 215-224.


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