Anti-Semitism: A Disease of the Mind by Theodore Isaac Rubin

By Theodore Isaac Rubin

A groundbreaking paintings at the psychodynamics of bigotry and anti-Semitism.

As a toddler, Ted Rubin couldn't comprehend why a few humans hated him and his relatives in basic terms simply because they have been Jews. He quickly stumbled on that different teams have been hated and that bigotry was once a deadly illness that destroys its hosts in addition to its victims.

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Rubin realized that anti-Semitism and different deep-seated prejudices are non-organic illnesses of the brain: malignant emotional health problems that may be taken care of in simple terms by means of first figuring out the original psychodynamics concerned. Little has been written approximately this point of bigotry. Anti-Semitism is a daring recreation to make clear certainly one of humankind's so much damaging and contagious health problems, and gives wish and therapeutic for the future.

In Anti-Semitism, Rubin lays the foundation for anyone to effectively triumph over hatred, to appreciate the place it comes from and why, and to acknowledge that anti-Semitism devastates humans, cripples vainness, and is able to “engendering nice discomfort, horror and murder.” somebody who has wrestled with hatred or bigotry, both because the sufferer or the host, will locate readability and path in Dr. Rubin’s eloquent research.

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7a), while others, especially in temple circles, must have specialized in the writing of sacred texts. In rabbinic circles, those specializing in sacred texts copied biblical texts as 22 At a different level, rabbinic literature mentions several halakhot, especially on matters of purity, which are described as µyrpws yrbd, dibrê soferim. g . m. Kel. 7; m. T≥oh. 7; m. 6). 23 See B. Landsberger, “Scribal Concepts of Education,” in City Invincible (ed. C. H. Kraeling and R. M. Adams; Chicago 1960) 94–102; W.

Metzger, “The Furniture of the Scriptorium at Qumran,” RevQ 1 (1958) 509–15; K. G. Pedley, “The Library at Qumran,” RevQ 2 (1959) 21–41, especially 35; K. W. Clark, “The Posture of the Ancient Scribe,” BA 26 (1963) 63–72; Ashton, Scribal Habits, 57. This claim was also made by A. Lemaire, “ L ’enseignement,” especially 199, who suggested that this room was the center of the intellectual life of the community members. The most detailed arguments against the assumption of a scriptorium were provided by N.

By the same token, different layouts are recognized for the writing of calendrical texts (see the beginning of ch. 5b). (10) Orthography While orthography was determined to a large extent by tradition and the guidance of scribal schools, at least within the scribal school that was active at Qumran and other places personal preferences of scribes are clearly visible when the practices of specific scrolls and scribes are compared. Thus the differences in orthography between scribes A and B of 1QIsaa and A and C of 1QHa are clearly recognizable (see T ABLE 1).

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