Recommendation Whether to Confiscate, Destroy, and Burn All Jewish Books: A Classic Treatise Against Anti-semitism

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Paulist Press, 2000 - 90 páginas
This modest little text, written in 1510 at the request of the Holy Roman Emperor who was under pressure to burn all Jewish religious books, is a landmark in the history of Jewish-Christian dialogue. In it, Johannes Reuchlin, legal scholar and enlightened thinker, was asked by the emperor to render an opinion and defended the rights of the Jews to live alongside Christians and to retain their sacred books. Reuchlin's response to the situation could be summed up as: Do not burn what you do not understand. Reuchlin brought revilement and persecution upon himself, but his courageous defense of Jewish books put an end to the attempt to destroy them. In her historical introduction Elisheva Carlsbach paints a superb picture of the period and the state of antisemitism in Europe in the sixteenth century. - until now this work has been inaccessible to English-speaking readers

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Foreword
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Critical Introduction
15
Bibliography of Works Relating to ReuchlinPfefferkorn Controversy
27
A Recommendation Whether to Confiscate Destroy and Burn All Jewish Books
31
Notes
89

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Página 43 - And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

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