“Jewish History, Jewish Religion” (Shahak) – Book review

“Whereas the Jews around him take it for granted that the goyim on whom they depend for economic, military, and diplomatic support are too stupid ever to figure out what the Jews think about them and say about them behind their backs and plan to do to them when they can, and too sheeplike ever to take effective action if they do figure it out, he worries…

…He remembers that the Romans figured it out, and they consequently sacked Jerusalem and ended their cult in Palestine. He remembers that the Germans figured it out, and that’s why he became an involuntary tenant in a concentration camp. He’s worried that if his fellow Jews continue behaving as they always have, they will get themselves into some really serious trouble – again.”

I purchased and read Israel Shahak’s book several years ago, and read it in full. I was very impressed by his straighforwardness and honesty, but was aware that his concern was motivated, at least to some degree, by a genuine concern that by being careless, the Jews would pay a price for their sometimes obvious disrespect and contempt for those among whom they live.

The book is an interesting read, and I highly recommend it. It provides excellent insight into the nature and motivations of Jewish behaviour. And while it does not address current issues in any way, (Shahak died in 2001), it may make them easier to understand and to deal with.

The review to which I have linked provides a religiously-based analysis of key parts of the book, which may or may not be of interest to the average reader. I recommend purchasing the book itself.

Jeff Goodall.

Read the Bible Believers (Australia) review of “Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years” by Professor Israel Shahak here.

You can purchase the book through Amazon Books here.

Read Shahak’s extensive Wikipedia entry – “Shahak’s writings on Judaism have been a source of widespread controversy” – here.