Antisemitism: Here and Now

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Antisemitism: Here and Now
AuthorDeborah Lipstadt
Publication date
January 2019

Antisemitism Here and Now is a book by Deborah Lipstadt published in February 2019.[1][2]

The book is written in the form of a series of letters between a "whip smart" college student, "Abigail," and a well-intentioned, non-Jewish law school professor, "Joe," who are composite characters of people in Lipstadt's academic and social circles.[3][4] The questions raised in the letters are based on actual questions that she has been asked about antisemitism.[5]

Lipstadt defines anti-Semitism as “not the hatred of people who happen to be Jews. It is hatred of them because they are Jews” and stipulates that it arises “independently of any action by Jews.”[6]


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  2. ^ Rosenthal, Randy (15 February 2019). "Why we need to pay attention to the rise of anti-Semitism in America now (book review)". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ Stepens, Bret (30 January 2009). "The Persistence of Anti-Semitism (book review)". New York Times. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  4. ^ Salkin, Jeffrey (22 January 2019). "Deborah Lipstadt teaches us how to spell antisemitism". Religion News Servide. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  5. ^ Lovy, Howard (22 January 2018). "Author Deborah Lipstadt Explores the Rise in Anti-Semitism in Her New Book". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  6. ^ Cohen, Ben (15 March 2019). "Deborah Lipstadt's Taxonomy of the Anti-Semite". Mosaic. Retrieved 15 March 2019.