An article based on emails by the owner of
this website, explaining why he does not think
boycotting Amazon.com is the answer -- and
offering a more constructive way to protest
Shylock and Antisemitism
While Shakespeare's creation of Shylock in "The Merchant of
Venice" spawned an antisemitic caricature of enormous influence
for several centuries, a recent production of the play by Shakespeare
& Company in Lenox, MA, demonstrates that in an age of diminishing
antisemitism, the Shylock character can represent modern concerns
about multi-cultural society. Grant Stirling's site
and Antisemitism: The Question of Shylock puts many of these issues
Go to this page to download "Speaking of Jews"
(version 3.0), a graphical DOS tutorial about language, stereotypes,
antisemitism, and other issues related to Jews. Discusses Jewish
jokes, Shakespeare's Shylock, the "angry Jehovah,"
Jews and money, Scribes and Pharisees, "Are Jews a
race?" And much, much more -- all in a down-homey,
easy-to-read style with buttons, graphics, and articles that can be
printed out. Reading level: high school to adult. Mouse or keyboard.
Try it for free -- it's shareware.
A 1986 essay by Yonassan Gershom which first appeared in
The Alley, the Phillips Neighborhood newspaper in South
Minneapolis. Uses humor and irony to explore how stereotypes
about Jews and money create problems for inner-city Jews, and
raises the question as to why Oscar the Grouch does not have a
mezuzzah on his trash can..
Alice Bailey was a trance medium who was active in the 1940's.
Her books are still widely read today, and she is considered by
some to have been one of the architects of the New Age.
Unfortunately, she was also a blatant antisemite, as evidenced in
her writings. This page contains some representative quotes about
Jews from her works, with explanations about why they are considered
to be antisemitic.
With irony and sarcasm, Yonassan Gershom totally flays Wesley G.
Pippert's opinion of Orthodox Jews. Pippert, who served as manager for
United Press International's operation in Israel, and was UPI's
senior Middle East Correspondent -- and a total ignoramus when
it came to Orthodox Jews...