In the 21st Century, Jews are the most admired ethnic group, but remain the most attacked group as well by extremists on both sides of the political divide. This paper will explore the roots and the continuation of bigotry against Jews since antiquity to the present
Why have Jews become a convenient scapegoat, particularly during times of stress and political-social trauma. In this paper. I hope to give some answers to this troubling and persistent question.
Key Words: Greco-Roman culture, Jews, Us vs. Them, Emperor Constantine, crucifixion, blood-libel, the Catholic Church, genocide, the black plague, baptism, expulsion.
Allan S. Mohl, Ph.D., LCSW, is currently retired from his private practice in White Plains, New York as a psychotherapist. He is a Research Associate of the Psychohistorical Forum. Dr. Mohl had been president of the International Psychohistorical Association. And he volunteered time at White Plains Hospital and the Senior Unit of Westchester Jewish Community Services. Dr. Mohl spends much of his retirement playing piano and watching football. He can be reached at .