Jews on Trial

Edited by Robert Garber

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Anti-Semitism has been uncovered in an array of legal settings. In Jews on Trial readers will find variety and breadth in significant examples of prejudice, sometimes concealed, sometimes palpable, in official proceedings. Presented in clear and accessible essays are the fascinating stories -- from the French army captain whose ordeal stirred Theodor Herzl in his advocacy of Zionism to the U.S. Navy employee who passed classified information to Israel, from the Atlanta businessman accused of an unspeakable crime to the Holocaust historian who was sued by the fraudulent historian she unmasked. Here are innocents accused of brutal ritual murder and here are a husband and wife sentenced to death by a Jewish judge. Some well known stories are considered anew; readers may discover others for the first time. Each one is a revealing and provocative case history. All are true and fascinating, presented with balance and clarity by lawyers and scholars.

Dr. Lopez and The Merchant of Venice

Justice and Injustice in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice
1894 - The Case of Alfred Dreyfus
1899 -- The Hilsner Case and Ritual Murder
1911 - Mendel Beilis and the Blood Libel
1913 -- The Leo Frank Murder Case
1916 -- The Confirmation of Louis Brandeis
1951 - The American Republic v. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
1985 - The Punishment of Jonathan Jay Pollard
2000 - The Holocaust on Trial - Irving v. Lipstadt