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Antisemitism (Un)defined: Videos and Course Resources

Class 1—The History and Politics of Defining Antisemitism

Class 1 Video
Class 1 Slides


Class 2—Israel and Antisemitism: Two definitions, two worldviews

Class 2 Video
Class 2 Slides


Class 3—Definitions of Hate as Political Engagement: Antisemitism in the 21st Century

Class 3 Video
Class 3 Slides



Course Bibliography


International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance: What is Antisemitism?

The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism


ICJS Video: The Crusades in Popular Culture

Books and Articles

Arendt, Hannah. Antisemitism. San Diego: Harvest, 1985.

Badiou, Alain, Eric Hazan, and Ivan Segré. Reflections on Anti-Semitism. Trans. David Fernbach. New York: Verso, 2013.

Baldwin, Neil. Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate. New York: Public Affairs, 2013.

Beller, Steven. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Bronner, Stephen Eric. A Rumor About the Jews: Conspiracy, Anti-Semitism, and the Protocols of Zion. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave McMillian, 2019.

Engel, David. “Away from a Definition of Antisemitism,” in Rethinking European Jewish History, eds. J. Cohen and M. Roseman, 30-53. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Gilman, Sander L. Jewish Self-Hatred: Anti-Semitism and the Hidden Language of the Jews. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Gilman, Sander L. and Steven T. Katz, eds. Anti-Semitism in Times of Crisis. New York: New York University Press, 1991.

Goldberg, Sol, Scott Ury, Kalman Weiser (eds.). Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

Judaken, Jonathan. Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006.

Katz, Jacob. From Prejudice to Destruction: Anti-Semitism, 1700-1933. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980.

Langmuir, Gavin I. Toward a Definition of Antisemitism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Lerman, Antony. Whatever Happened to Antisemitism? Redefinition and the Myth of the ‘Collective Jew.’ London: Pluto Press, 2022.

Levy, Richard S., ed. Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution, 2 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC Clio, 2005.

Lipstadt, Deborah E. Antisemitism: Here and Now. New York: Schocken Books, 2019.

Maccoby, Hyam. Antisemitism and Modernity: Innovation and Continuity. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Marcus, Kenneth L. The Definition of Anti-Semitism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Nirenberg, David. Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.

Porat, Dina. “The Road to an Internationally Accepted Definition of Antisemitism.” In The Yale Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective, ed. Charles Asher Small, 19-32. New York: Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, 2015.

Shanes, Joshua. “The Politics of Defining Antisemitism.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 40.3 (Nov 2022): 188-198.

Small, Charles Asher, ed. The Yale Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective. New York: Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, 2015.

Stauber, Roni. “The Academic and Public Debate over the Meaning of the ‘New Antisemitism.’” In The Yale Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective, ed. Charles Asher Small, 225-236. New York: Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, 2015.

Stern, Kenneth S. The Conflict Over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020.

Stern, Kenneth S. Antisemitism Today: How It Is the Same, How It is Different, and How to Fight It. The American Jewish Committee, 2006.

Teter, Magda. Blood Libel” On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020.

Teter, Magda. Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2023.

Trachtenberg, Joshua. The Devil and the Jews: The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Antisemitism. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1943.

Ullrich, Peter. “Expert Opinion on the ‘Working Definition of Antisemitism’ of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.” Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, 2019.

Wistrich, Robert S. A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad. New York: Random House, 2010.

Yaffe, Martin D. Shylock and the Jewish Question. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.