Denying the Holocaust
The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory
Paperback ISBN: 0452272742
The denial of the Holocaust has no more credibility than the assertion that the earth is flat. Yet there are those who insist that the death of six million Jews in Nazi concentration camps is nothing but a hoax perpetrated by a powerful Zionist conspiracy. Forty years ago, such notions were the province of pseudohistorians who argued that Hitler never meant to kill the Jews, and that only a few hundred thousand died in the camps from disease; they also argued that the Allied bombings of Dresden and other cities were worse than any Nazi offense, and that the Germans were the "true victims" of World War II. For years, those who made such claims were dismissed as harmless cranks operating on the lunatic fringe. But over the past decade they have begun to gain a hearing in respectable arenas, and now, in the first full-scale history of Holocaust denial, Deborah Lipstadt shows how - despite tens of thousands of living witnesses and vast amounts of documentary evidence - this irrational idea not only has continued to gain adherents but has become an international movement, with organized chapters, "independent" research centers, and official publications that promote a "revisionist" view of recent history. One sign of the movement's disturbing resonance is the rise of such figures as the Holocaust denier David Duke to national prominence. Holocaust deniers have also begun to make common cause with radical Afrocentrists such as Leonard Jeffries of New York's City University, who retails racist myths about the Jews; and a recent campaign of ads in college newspapers calling for "open debate" on "so-called facts" about the Holocaust suggests a bold new bid for mainstream intellectual legitimacy. Lipstadt shows how Holocaust denial thrives in the current atmosphere of value relativism, and argues that this chilling attack on the factual record not only threatens Jews but undermines the very tenets of objective scholarship that support our faith in historical knowledge.
A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking
Paperback ISBN: 0446670022
An exhilarating guide to Judaism examines the Sabbath and Jewish holidays, how Judaism offers what people need, how love of Israel makes people better Americans, and how to feel the extension of God by taking the ordinary and making it holy. Reissue.
Does the Soul Survive
A Jewish Journey to Belief in Afterlife, Past Lives & Living With a Purpose
Paperback ISBN: 1580231659
The author look beyond the grave to explore Jewish beliefs about the afterlife, drawing on traditional Jewish texts to discuss numerous perspectives on this important topic.
Studies in Methodology, Metaphysics, and Moral Philosophy
Paperback ISBN: 0226259420
In this comprehensive study, Marvin Fox offers an approach to Maimonides that illuminates the intersections of his philosophical, religious, and Jewish visions and addresses the dialectical tension in his work between the claims of reason and revelation.
A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs and Rituals
Hardcover ISBN: 0671034804
A practical guide to Jewish practice and ritual written by an award-winning Jewish journalist offers advice on beliefs, customs, synagogue services, prayer, holidays, weddings, circumcisions, dietary laws, Midrash, and much more.
Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number
Paperback ISBN: 0299182444
Timmerman, an Argentine-Jewish journalist and newspaper editor whose preoccupations were corruption and anti-Semitism, published the habeas corpus to the Argentine courts by the families of the disappeared and was jailed on April 15, 1977, after 20 civilians under army orders stormed his apartment. This is Timmerman's chronicle of 30 months of torture and jail time spent primarily in a tiny, wet cell. The Argentine junta, under international pressure, finally set him free by exiling him in Israel. This work first appeared in English translation in 1981. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)