Diaspora Jews Embracing the Indictments of Their Enemies
February 1, 2007 | Dr. Kenneth Levin
Jews embracing as truth the indictments of their enemies has been a fixture of Jewish life throughout the history of the Diaspora. It became even more widespread with the weakening of Jewish communal institutions in recent centuries in the context of the emergence of modern nation-states. Segments of populations under chronic siege commonly take to heart the indictments of their besiegers, however bigoted and outrageous.