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As we are often told, Antisemitism is "Heavenly decree", inevitable consequence of the very existence of the Jewish people. In the Torah (e.g. Deut. 28:64-66), G-d promises to hunt us down personally for our misdeeds through wild animals or other nations.

However, factually, it appears that there's some objective base for the perceived hatred toward the Jews, based on our traditional teachings that not only deal with praising the virtues of the people of Israel but also condemning, degrading and maybe even humiliating other nations.

Did any of our Rabbis see the empirical base for Antisemitic accusations in our sources and tried to offer practical ways of dealing with it?

  • The kuzari is apparently anti non-Jew. But it was written in response to anti-Semitism but in doing so, it fed anti-Semitis fuel to attack more Jews. Rambam felt that all people are created in the image of G-d. And the best way to combat hatred is with love and fire. – Turk Hill Nov 7 at 20:20
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    Every sugya of darkei shalom. Also I've heard there's discussion on keeping a low profile so as to avoid the attention of the non Jewish government – robev Nov 7 at 20:52
  • Somewhat related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/64481/… – Renato Grun Nov 7 at 21:51
  • I remember an ibn ezra in shemot, saying that to be in front leads to antisemitism – kouty Nov 8 at 9:59

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