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By: Yoel Sheridan

Antisemitism and the 1753 Jew Law Controversy

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Why did the very same British parliamentarians pass the Jew Law in June of 1753 and then repeal it within six short months? Why would such a law threaten the existence of a legitimately elected democratic government? What forces were at work?


Yoel Sheridan has shone a wide-beamed searchlight on this controversial subject and has revealed the reality that antisemitism is an evil amorphous concept that can, and has been, weaponized to promote hidden agendas that pose serious threats to democratic governments and societies. This was true in Britain in 1753 and in Germany in 1933. Are there not parallels today?


Sheridan has brought the past to the present, asked the questions, explored the many sources, unravelled the mysteries, and provided the answers – all in a concise and eloquent style.


This slim book makes a major contribution to the understanding of the wider implications of unbridled antisemitism.

Yoel Sheridan was born and educated in London, England and immigrated to Israel in 1973. He is the author of From Here to Obscurity published in 2001, an historical novel that deals with the now lost vibrant Yiddish-speaking community of the East End of London. and Gold Ducats and Devilry Afoot, An Historical Narrative of The Trials and Tribulations of Henry Simons, A Polish Jew in Mid-eighteenth Century England. published in 2012. His Essay on Jews, Feudalism and the Magna Carta Mediaeval Myth Management and Modern Mismanagement was published in November 2017. Curiosity has been and remains his driving force.

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  • Prof. David Patterson Hillel Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies University of Texas at Dallas

    Sheridan’s book, “Antisemitism and the 1753 Jew Law Controversy”……… is an excellent and important work. The period examined is a pivotal one for an understanding of antisemitism in the modern period, with the advent of human rights, social theory, national identities, etc. Indeed, it is from the 1753 controversy that we have the phrase "The Jewish Question" that would be so prominent into the Nazi period. Antisemitism is, indeed, something other than racial prejudice or bigotry; antisemitism is not a form of racism, but rather racism is a form of antisemitism. Not only is it evil—it is the source of evil.

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