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Kuzari Class 6: Monolinguism Leads to Racism

10/07/2020 09:21:03 AM

Oct7

Yosef Lopez

"Rather than try to understand the Jews according to their own values, values encoded in the original language of their sacred scriptures, the Greeks demanded that the Jews as Other should present themselves according to the values and standards of Greek culture."

This is an excerpt from David Shasha's piece Monolingualism, Scriptural Translation and the Problem of Western Civilization that he wrote for the Huffington Post. Shasha, a student of Hakham José Faur, alav HaShalom i feliz de memoria, explains the Greek superiority with which they saw themselves. This, of course leads to racism as is evident in the Greek Philosopher's conception of Africans. 

To read David Shasha's article, please click HERE

Click HERE to read Hakham José Faur's article, Monolingualism and Judasim, originally published in the Cardozo Law Review

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