I never thought that in 2019 a book on antisemitism in America would be vital reading.
The Holocaust was perpetrated against specific groups of people. Is this fact a crucial part of every retelling?
In 1920, not long after the Great War, a little-known agitator gave a speech in Munich on the topic, "Why Are We Anti-Semites?" The speaker concluded that it was important to prevent Germany “from suffering a death by crucifixion." Of course this agitator became quite well known—it was Adolf Hitler—and we know what his antisemitism led to.
It is difficult for Jews to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's also difficult for Christians to talk about it with Jews.
No week passes in Israel without an article being published—usually negative in tone—about the Haredi community.