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The Arendt Trial

In her new book on the Eichmann trial, Deborah Lipstadt ‘rescues’ the event from Hannah Arendt.

04/12/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

The trial in 1961 in Israel of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann has been well rehearsed by scholars, in the popular literature, and by journalists and Jewish professionals.

Lipstadt, a professor of history at Emory University, provides a needed historical context for the Eichmann trial.

Dr. Evil, The Sex Doctor, and Lost Science of Judaism!

In case you missed it, The New York Times had a nice piece yesterday on the discovery of 1,000 books for a long forgotten academic subfield: the "Science of Judaism."  Now dormant, the Science of Judaism was an attempt by German scholars to study Judaism as a kind of lost ancient culture--how scholars today might study, for instance, Greco-Roman culture, or Egyptology.

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