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“As I have often repeated, a Christian cannot be an anti-Semite; we share the same roots.  It would be a contradiction of faith and life.  Rather, we are called to commit ourselves to ensure anti-Semitism is banned from the human community.” 

In his 2018 address to representatives from the ancient community of Mountain Jews, Pope Francis acknowledges the terrible reality that antisemitism still exists today. Please use the resources below to deepen your understanding of the history of antisemitism, theories as to why antisemitic attitudes are on the rise, and the importance of promoting unity between people of all faiths.

  • Guidelines for Catholic-Jewish Relations Secretariat for Catholic-Jewish Relations Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1985 Revision





Baum, Steven K. Antisemitism Explained. US: University Press Of America, 2012.

Beller, Steven. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction. GB: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Connelly, John. From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching On the Jews, 1933-1965. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Fatah, Tarek. The Jew is not my Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2010.

Francis, Pope, and Abraham Skorka. On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis On Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-first Century. First edition. New York: Image, 2013.

Jewish Voice for Peace.  On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2017.

Jasser, M. Zuhdi, and Michael Prichard. A Battle for the Soul of Islam. Unabridged. [United States]: Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2019.

Julius, Anthony.  Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Antisemitism in England.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Keeler, William H. 1931-, and Eugene J. Fisher. Memoria Futuri: Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Texts and Addresses of Cardinal William H. Keeler. New York: Paulist Press, 2012.

Laqueur, Walter. The Changing Face of Antisemitism: From Ancient Times to the Present Day. Cary: Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2006.

Lipstadt, Deborah. Antisemitism, Here and Now. New York: Schocken Books, 2019.

Neiman, Susan. Learning From the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

Rosenfeld. Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: The Dynamics of Delegitimization. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019.

Rosenfeld, Alvin H. 1938-. Deciphering the New Antisemitism. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2015.

Rittner, Carol, and Tara Ronda. The Holocaust and Nostra Aetate: Toward a Greater Understanding. Greensburg, Pa.: National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Seton Hill University, 2017.

Schwarz-Friesel, Monika. Inside the Antisemitic Mind. Waltham, MA, USA: Brandeis University Press, 2017.

Weiss, Bari.  How to Fight Antisemitism.  New York: Crown, 2019.

Wistrich, Robert S. Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred. New York: Pantheon Books, 1991.



"Antisemitism." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, 2018.

Cahnman, W. J. "Christian Beliefs and Antisemitism.” By Charles Y. Glock and Rodney Stark. New York: Harper & Row, 1966. 266 Pp. $8.50." Social Forces 47, no. 3 (1969): 349-350.

Eckert, Willehad Paul. "Antisemitism." Sacramentum Mundi Online Jun. 2016.

Meer, Nasar. "Racialization and Religion: Race, Culture and Difference in the Study of Antisemitism and Islamophobia." Ethnic and Racial Studies 36, no. 3 (2013): 385-398.

Munson, Henry. "Christianity, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust." Religions 9, no. 1 (2018): 26-40.

Samuels, Maurice. "Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. By David Nirenberg: New York: W. W. Norton, 2013. Pp. 624. $35.00. ISBN: 9780393058246." Jewish History 28, no. 2 (2014): 187-213.

Tal, Diana. "Antisemitism and Islamophobia: What Does a Bibliometric Study Reveal?" Scientometrics 117, no. 3 (2018): 1349-1359.

Whitfield, Stephen J. "Fortune Magazine Fights Antisemitism." Modern Judaism - A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience 38, no. 1 (2018): 1-28.