Northwood & Pinner member wows critics with new book

5 September 2017

David Hirsh, a member of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue and a speaker at the recent Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration, has won rave reviews for his new book.

David (pictured above with Gillian Merron at the Day of Celebration) has just released Contemporary Left Antisemitism – a book which charts his own political journey on the left of politics and his revulsion with the antisemitism he has encountered there in recent years.

Historian Deborah Lipstadt said: “David Hirsh has rightfully emerged as an important voice on the issue of contemporary antisemitism. He writes with passion but with balance and offers insights, to which we may have been previously oblivious, but, after reading what he has to say, seem utterly obvious.

“This book is not just for those who care about prejudice and antisemitism. It is also a must read for anyone who cares about the contemporary political landscape. It is a wakeup call for those who believe in the ideals and objective of leftist politics.”

Author and journalist Howard Jacobson described the book as “a fierce and brilliant rebuttal of one of the Left’s most pertinacious obsessions”.

Howard added: “What makes David Hirsh the perfect analyst of this disorder is his first-hand knowledge of the ideologies and dogmata that sustain it.”

Others to praise David’s work include Guardian columnist and fellow Liberal Jew Jonathan Freedland and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of America’s Anti-Defamation League.

Read more reviews here.

You can read The Jewish Chronicle’s interview with David here.

Buy your copy from Waterstones and all good booksellers (ISBN: 9781138235311).

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