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Jews' Existential Dread About Antisemitism Is Deep – and It's Warping Our Judgment

The trauma of the Temple's destruction, the foreboding, is always in our consciousness. But that doesn't mean we should worship at the Third Temple of hysteria about antisemitism

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

Two thousand years ago, give or take a decade, the moneyed classes of Jerusalem had a new exclusive club or, as they would have called it, a triclinium. In two matching suites, they would lounge on sofas, be served refreshments, while a massive ornamental fountain provided a soothing, burbling background.

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