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Conversations with Robert: “Jews as Jews” and the Critique of the Critique

Seymour, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-6736-937X (2019). Conversations with Robert: “Jews as Jews” and the Critique of the Critique. Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism, doi: 10.26613/jca/2.1.24


I first met Robert some twenty-five years ago. I had just begun my PhD. As time passed, it was evident that things were not working out between me and my then supervisor, and Robert, whom I had met earlier, stepped in and offered to take over. After a little hesitation (and for the very reasons Robert had identi- fied), I agreed. I think it would not be an over- statement to say that without that intervention, I would have simply given up. Robert had an uncanny way of building up what was, by then, my shattered confidence. It was only after I had finished that I realized how Robert put me back together both emotionally and academically. Robert would respond to my work, first, by saying how good it was, how insightful, and then spend the rest of the time gently taking it (but not me) to pieces while at the same time moving me in directions and making connections I did not see myself.</jats:p>

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BM Judaism
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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