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Jews and Money: The Story of a Stereotype

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In the wake of Bernie Madoff’s ruinous investment schemes, Abe Foxman takes a cultural and political look at the many variations throughout history of the assumptions made about Jews and money. These include Jews as greedy global capitalists; Jews as wealthy secret communists; Jews as cheapskates; and Jews controlling the media with their money to unduly influence society. ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade
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Jan Rice
I recently reviewed another book with a similar name, Capitalism and the Jews. On starting that other book, I knew within the first couple of pages that it was going to be a significant and powerful book. In contrast, I knew that Jews and Money was not going to be any such thing. Capitalism and the Jews induced an alert and attentive readiness to learn, while Jews and Money induced consternation and jangling nerves. But that begs the question. Why the difference?

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Joshua Stein
Foxman has some interesting things to say, and his invocation at the end of the book is very moving. His argument is interesting, but it is made sloppily at times. For those who are interested in the subject, it's definitely worth the read, but handle it with awareness that Foxman occasionally uses a cudgel where he should use a scalpel, and that can be very frustrating.
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