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The world is in crisis: antisemitism, the “longest hatred,” is rearing its ugliest heads, again. Although much has been written about the subject, very little has been done to educate the public specifically about antisemitism-existing curricula are either outdated or not comprehensive, and none are designed to be engaging, especially to the younger audiences that need to learn this subject most. A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism aims to fill that glaring gap, not merely as a history textbook but as an epidemiological study that analyzes the pathology of the antisemitism virus from ancient to modern times: when, where, and how did antisemitism first emerge? How did the disease of Jew-hatred spread so far and wide? Why has the hateful virus proven so resilient over time? The goal of this highly visual book is thus not merely to inform of what has already transpired, but to empower individuals to make sense of the avalanche of anti-Jewish invective in real-time. As an added feature, Augmented Reality technology allows readers to use their phones (and a free app) to scan highlighted areas and reveal a trove of bonus contents such as archival footage, animations, official documents, and 3D objects that offer immersive perspectives on historical landmarks.
Size: 8.5" x 1.5" x 10.5"
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House (December 8, 2022)
A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism [Hardcover]
By: Israel B. Bitton
About the Author:
Israel B. Bitton is executive director of Americans Against Antisemitism, a nonprofit that counters social hatred through data, media, and education. He is also the author of a forthcoming study on anti-Jewish hate crimes, Chosen for Hate (and Love): A Qualitative, Explanatory Analysis of NYPD Hate Crime Data (Nov. 2022).
“This book has the potential to be a powerful instrument of memory for a generation for whom it is urgent.”
President Isaac Herzog, President of the State of Israel
"In this age of media and social media misinformation, scapegoating, anti-Zionist bullying on campus, disproportionate hate crimes against Jews, and the still insidious manifestations of Holocaust denial, A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism could not have come at a better and more essential time."
Thane Rosenbaum, Novelist, essayist, law professor, and author of The Golems of Gotham and Saving Free Speech . . .from Itself
“A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism is an important book to help one better understand the long, pervasive history of global antisemitism. It is also a very important tool for teachers and all those who need to understand it in order to combat it. Order it and add it to your library.”
Abraham H. Foxman, Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) 1987–2015, Holocaust survivor
“This book should be required reading by those who seek to eradicate this scourge and educate the public of its dangers.”
Ambassador David Friedman, U.S. Ambassador to Israel (2017- 2021), author of Sledgehammer: How Breaking With the Past Brought Peace to the Middle East
“This book comes at a time it is needed most and should be required reading for Jewish students and all students of Jewish history.”
Ambassador Gilad Erdan, Israel’s 18th Permanent Representative to the United Nations
“A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism is an impactful work which clearly and creatively explains the concept of antisemitism, its history, how it manifests itself in society, and what we must do to combat it. Informative and engaging and I highly recommend it.”
Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s 17th Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Chairman of World Likud
“A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism... comprehensively and accurately takes us through the timeline of discrimination, bias, and hate towards the Jewish people, all around the world and throughout time. It dispels the myths and transmits the facts and truth enabling good people to call out and confront this pernicious hate.”
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Boca Raton Synagogue
“This distinctive textbook, through its contemporary incorporation of multimedia and its inviting design, should be a standard for all those seeking to be adequately informed, in order to repel the scourge of antisemitism from our midst.”
Yaakov Hagoel, Chairman of the World Zionist Organization
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