Jews and Money by Abraham Foxman
The Story of a Stereotype

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In the wake of Bernie Madoff's ruinous investment schemes, Abe Foxman takes a cultural and political look at the many variations throughout history of the assumptions made about Jews and money. These include Jews as greedy global capitalists; Jews as wealthy secret communists; Jews as cheapskates; and Jews controlling the media with their money to unduly influence society. Foxman makes the case that these stereotypes have permeated cultures globally and argues that these beliefs are rooted in deep-seated and pervasive anti-Semitism. As with all forms of bigotry, society at large needs to respond to the persistence of stereotypes by educating the young, denouncing hate speech, and by encouraging Jews, like all groups, to express pride in their ethnic and religious heritage.



 

About Abraham Foxman

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Abraham H. Foxman is the national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and one of today's preeminent voices against hatred, discrimination, and violence in the United States and worldwide. Born in Poland in 1940, he survived the Holocaust when his parents entrusted him to their Catholic nursemaid, who baptized him and raised him as her own son. He is the author of The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control. He lives in New York City. 
 
Published November 9, 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 257 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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A stalwart in the long campaign against anti-Semitism presents rational arguments on the side of reason and understanding.

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