(From the publisher):
The Burning Bush breaks new ground in approaching antisemitism as a problem integral to the evolution of nationhood. Having lost their statehood in Roman times, the Jews became dependent on the hospitality and goodwill of foreign rulers, sometimes generously offered though frequently snatched away. In our own day the persecution of the Jews has reached its most tragic climax in a holocaust of millions of innocent lives.
Drawing upon sources not previously available, Barnet Litvinoff carries his account to the most contemporary events, with the Jews established in a sovereign state of their own while the majority simultaneously remain dispersed throughout the world. As a result, they face the twenty-first century in a crisis of identity. Where in fact do they belong? And does this matter? Will antisemitism disappear, as nations become increasingly multiracial?
Barnet Litvinoff's fascinating and highly original work repudiates much received wisdom surrounding antisemitism, and will surely rank among the most authoritative and illuminating analyses of the collective Jewish personality.
Original title: The Burning Bush
Genre: Fiction→ Nonfiction (admin Use Only)