The Eicha Problem: What Jews Really Believe About Anti-Semitism

Do Jews have an “Eicha Problem” in which they believe anti-Semitism is their own fault? Examining the Book of Eicha (Lamentations), author Dara Horn challenges the idea that Jews blame themselves for the suffering they have experienced, arguing instead that we need to reimagine Jewish theology and turn toward a different text to understand this problem. Using the Book of Job, Horn demonstrates how Job offers a better lens for Jews to understand experiences of anti-semitism and suffering.

Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, most recently "People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present."

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