Resources and Articles by Berel Lang
BEREL LANG is Professor of Humanities at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Among his recent books are The Future of the Holocaust, Holocaust Representation: Art Within the Limits of History and Ethics, and a new edition of Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide.
On the "the" in "the Jews": :
From Grammar to Anti-Semitism
The several tongue-twisting" the's" in my title are less difficult to manage than the problem they conceal. For there is a conceptual, cultural, and, finally, moral issue that bears directly on anti-Semitism in the common linking of the definite article "the" and Jews that is, in "the Jews."