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From Simon & Schuster, If I Am Not for Myself is Ruth R. Wisses liberal betrayal of the Jews.

If I Am Not For Myself is Ruth R. Wisse’s argument that liberals must re-examine their attitude towards the Jewish question and extend their own principles of tolerance to the Jews by condemning those who seek to persecute or annihilate them.

About The Authors

Ruth R. Wisse was Professor of Yiddish literature and Comparative Literature at Harvard University from 1993–2014 and before that, helped found the Jewish Studies Department at McGill University. She was also a senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund and recipient of its Herzl Prize. Wisse has written widely on cultural and political subjects for The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, National Affairs, and other publications. In 2007, she was awarded the National Medal for the Humanities, and in 2004, an Honorary Degree by Yeshiva University.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Free Press (August 17, 2001)
  • Length: 225 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743229616

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