JERUSALEM (Aug. 11)
The International Congress on Jewish Studies ended here today. The gathering was attended by social scientists and historians from Israel and overseas who discussed a wide range of subjects dealing with Jewish life from ancient times to contemporary events.
One paper that attracted attention locally was presented by Dr. Uri Tal, of the Hebrew University, who discussed the anti-Christian trends in modern anti-Semitism. According to Dr. Tal, modern anti-Semitism is a continuation of anti-Jewish manifestations in Christian theology. But after the 1870s it was influenced by a general anti-religious trend with a strong strain of anti-Christianism. Dr. Tal said that racial anti-Semitism of the type practiced by the Nazis determined that Christianity was essentially a continuation and accentuation of the defects inherent in Judaism. The anti-Semites, such as the Nazi ideologue, Alfred Rosenberg, he said, held that both Judaism and Christianity lead ultimately to man’s estrangement from his natural state.