The Devil and the Jews


The Devil and the Jews

The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti-Semitism

Joshua Trachtenberg
Foreword by Marc Saperstein

278 pages


September 2002


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About the Book

A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil—literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew’s demonization as devil, sorcerer, and ritual murderer. The author reveals how these myths, many with origins traced to Christian Europe in the late Middle Ages, still exist in transmuted form in the modern era.

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