Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (MA, USA)
Naim S Mahlab
am attaching a copy of a book review that appeared in a
recent issue of Time, and which you may find of interest.
am gratified that the author, a former Catholic priest,
proposes the thought that anti-semitism was conceived, spawned
and nurtured by the Christian Church, something that I have
always maintained but never expected to hear from a practicing
is a sad commentary that, what he calls "one of the
Wests epic plagues" is still with us, albeit
in a more discreet way. The propagation of this pernicious
virus starts in Sunday school where the Jew is portrayed
as a deicide, and is confirmed in a more sophisticated way
from the Christian pulpit.
we should dare hope that with more people like James Caroll,
the Church will accept responsibility for the crimes it
has committed against the people of Jesus.
think it was Mark Twain who said the man is the only member
of the animal kingdom who has the ability to blush, and
we certainly have a lot to blush about.