Friends Indeed — Daniel Johnson on Gertrude Himmelfarb


Standpoint‘s editor Daniel Johnson has reviewed Standpoint advisory board member Gertrude Himmelfarb’s new history of philo-Semitism for The Weekly Standard. In her magisterial work, Himmelfarb describes how and why Jews have been successful in England:

In the last words of this book, the author quotes her brother Milton Himmelfarb in one of his last essays: “Hope is a Jewish virtue.” Nobody embodies that virtue more felicitously than Gertrude Himmelfarb, who over a long and fruitful life of scholarship has given hope to all who have encountered her, whether in person or in print.

Read the rest of the review here.