Reckless rites

Purim and the legacy of Jewish violence

By Horowitz, Elliott

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ISBN
978-0-69112-491-9
Publisher
Princeton, N.J. ; Princeton University Press, 2006.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on March 6, 2006

Horowitz sets out to dispel distortions of Jewish violence and passivity in this combative tome, considering both the "feminized Jew incapable of violence" as well as the opposing description of the perverse, bloodthirsty Jew associated (by Christian scholars) with the book of Esther and the Jewish festival of Purim. Horowitz also takes issue with the manner in which instances of Jewish violence and celebrations of violence have been either ignored or distorted for...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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