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This site is presented in the form of episodes that you can browse in chronological order, most recent first. Not a rewrite of history, just an invitation to question the foundations of modern anti-Semitism.

Anne-Marie Mitterrand
My thoughts

How is it that the people of Israel, more than any other, have for centuries engendered so many doubts that have not led to any certainty. It is ignorance that destroys thought: let’s stop listening to each other’s assertions and go back to the beginning. What has happened to make anti-Semitism last for centuries without any explanation for why? Why does he assert himself, then temper himself, only to pick up again after a few decades of silence, and how can he stop his progress? What is the legitimacy of Israel?
Inhabitant of a Judeo-Christian Europe who should be respectful of her past anchored in the history of Jerusalem. I, Anne-Marie Mitterrand, Roman Catholic through my father, Protestant through my mother and Jewish through my first husband and our children, I was brought up at the confluence of several religions that made me up: receptive and open-minded.
Neither a practitioner nor insensitive to religions, but faithful to my cultural origins, I am just a citizen in search of the truth who wants to decipher the origins of anti-Semitism and its current relays.
What happened so that the Jews were still responsible for the miseries of the world.
Of course, it has been a long time from two thousand years before Jesus Christ until today, but if you have the curiosity to participate in my quest for truth once a month, and share your feelings with me, together we will enrich our knowledge : “Knowledge leads to unity”.

Home

Meet Jerusalem

This site is presented in the form of episodes that you can browse in chronological order, most recent first. Not a rewrite of history, just an invitation to question the foundations of modern anti-Semitism.

Anne-Marie Mitterrand
My thoughts

How is it that the people of Israel, more than any other, have for centuries engendered so many doubts that have not led to any certainty. It is ignorance that destroys thought: let’s stop listening to each other’s assertions and go back to the beginning. What has happened to make anti-Semitism last for centuries without any explanation for why? Why does he assert himself, then temper himself, only to pick up again after a few decades of silence, and how can he stop his progress? What is the legitimacy of Israel?
Inhabitant of a Judeo-Christian Europe who should be respectful of her past anchored in the history of Jerusalem. I, Anne-Marie Mitterrand, Roman Catholic through my father, Protestant through my mother and Jewish through my first husband and our children, I was brought up at the confluence of several religions that made me up: receptive and open-minded.
Neither a practitioner nor insensitive to religions, but faithful to my cultural origins, I am just a citizen in search of the truth who wants to decipher the origins of anti-Semitism and its current relays.
What happened so that the Jews were still responsible for the miseries of the world.
Of course, it has been a long time from two thousand years before Jesus Christ until today, but if you have the curiosity to participate in my quest for truth once a month, and share your feelings with me, together we will enrich our knowledge : “Knowledge leads to unity”.

Latest episodes

5th episode: the first anti-semitism has arrived

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Last episode ended with the destruction of the Israelite centers of the valleys by the Aramaic king Hazael, in the 9th century BC. The land of Israel is reduced to the region around Samaria, which lies at the heart of the present state of Israel. Barely a century later, in the 8th century BC, according to legend, the two brothers Romus and Remulus founded Rome. The city will expand its hold onto...

4th episode: Myth or truth

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Like us, King Solomon and his peers were also relegated to confinement. This one ended a few weeks ago and it’s time to get them out of it. Holidays are over, I am taking up my pen again for this 4th Episode of Abraham and Anne-Marie, still in search of the causes that could have engendered anti-Semitism. We had finished the 3rd episode on the death of King David in 970 BC., and the advent...

3rd episode: The first kings

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We are all relegated in solitude of the confinement due to the Covid 19, but not exactly in the same manner, as discomfort strongly depends on the size of the apartment in which we are locked up. Nevertheless, it is morally trying for everyone! A reason to go back to my site “Abraham and Anne-Marie” and resume my quest for truth about the foundations of anti-Semitism, which returned...

2nd episode: Exodus

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I spoke in my book – Musique Russe – of the indifference which reigned around the violence inflicted on the Jews during the years which preceded the WWII «We did not say anything, we did nothing…» Today no more reaction to defend our fellow citizens of the Jewish faith against the anti-Semitic acts which are perpetuated with a disturbing upsurge. Just a few examples among others:...

1st episode: From the origin of Judaism to the first anti-Semitism

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2000 years before Christ, Abraham and his family lived in Mesopotamia. His father Thera, an idolatrous polytheist, devoutly manufactures quantities of statuettes representing the pagan gods. One day, Abraham, driven by heavenly energy, gets carried away and take the risk of destroying the idols exhibited in the paternal shop. So! He hears a voice coming from above, that of the Lord advises him to...