by Eleanor J. Bader

“The New Anti-Semitism: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It”

By Phillis Chesler, Jossey-Bass

That the 21st century has brought increased disdain for things Jewish is a disturbing fact, and Chesler’s latest book systematically catalogs a nauseating array of hate crimes throughout the world. Chesler presents concrete evidence, from cemetery desecrations to attacks on synagogues, from the outright murder of individual Jews to Holocaust deniers who believe the Shoah deserves neither recognition nor mourning. Not surprisingly, she finds law enforcement to be erratic. At best, Chesler reports, a few offenders are singled out for penalty.

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