Jewish Self-Hatred

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228263
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237142 | DOI:
Jewish Self-Hatred

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This chapter discusses the historical background of the Jewish self-hatred based on Theodor Lessing's book Jewish Self-Hatred published in 1930. It suggests that self-hatred is easily more aroused when an individual or group can be singled out as an identifiable minority. Lessing suggests that the characteristic Jewish tendency toward self-accusation may be attributed to the attitude toward everyday life that the Jewish people have displayed ever since it was forged with the covenant at Sinai.

Keywords: Theodor Lessing; Jewish; minority; self-accusation

Chapter.  3107 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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