Quakers and Jews

Bell, Erin (2020) Quakers and Jews. Journal of friends historical society . ISSN 0071-9587

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Abstract

As Tony Stoller noted in his introduction to a Special Issue of Friends Quarterly in 2015, ‘[t]he relationship between Quakers and Jews has a very long history indeed’. His contribution, which discussed recent fractures in the relationship, positioned the divisions in contrast to a ‘heritage of involvement’ shared by the groups. This article, and the Presidential address on which it is based, seeks to add to such analyses by offering an overview of trends in shared Jewish and Quaker history, focussing on their position as religious minorities, at times severely persecuted, and certainly stereotyped in ways which led at times to claims by those in power that Jews and Friends were almost interchangeable.

Keywords:quakers, jews, othering, hegel, de beauvoir
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V623 Judaism
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V143 Modern History 1700-1799
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V214 English History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V330 History of Religions
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V142 Modern History 1600-1699
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:38839
Deposited On:17 Dec 2019 09:46

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