Ministry of Lies: The Truth behind the Nation of Islam's "The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews"

By Harold Brackman | Go to book overview

AFTERWORD

The Talmud Does Not
Teach Racism

by Dr. Ephraim Isaac

I am pleased to contribute a few words to this refutation of the false claim that the Jewish people "dominated" the slave trade that victimized so many millions of Africans and African-Americans. I also want to take this opportunity to correct another matter close to my heart, both personally and professionally. I mean the odious libel that the Talmudic Rabbis "invented" racism: a view that is currently being peddled by both white and Black writers in and out of academia.

As a Black Jew, I am profoundly saddened to see the continuing exchange of hate language, mutual reproach, and anger flying across college campuses between African Americans and American Jews. But I have no problem taking sides: I am against hate.

In the late 1960's, when I received my doctorate in comparative Semitic literature at Harvard, the phenomenon of "white racism" took on the status in political discourse of a kind of American version of "original sin." I was glad to see heightened sensitivity to prejudice, as I still am today. But then already I was becoming increasingly concerned as American social scientists, ignorant of the relevant ancient languages, began delving far into the past in search of the origins of racism in ancient literature.

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