Jonathan Ray, History of Antisemitism, Part 1 of 3

Sunday, April 11
10:30 am — 12:15 pm


Jonathan Ray, the Samuel Eig Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department at Georgetown University and a popular Kehila lecturer, returns to present “A Brief History of Antisemitism” in 3 lectures. “Antisemitism,” he writes, “has been a persistent phenomenon for over two thousand years. This series will examine the nature and historical development of anti-Jewish sentiment and antisemitic theories from their roots in the ancient world to their current political and social expressions. We will discuss the texts and ideas that have shaped attitudes toward the Jews throughout history, giving special attention to the ways in which they intersected with politics, religion, and popular culture. Finally, we will consider how both Jews and non-Jews have responded to antisemitic behavior and beliefs.”