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Critical Essay by Louis Harap

SOURCE: Harap, Louis. “American Journeys of the Wandering Jew.” In The Image of the Jew in American Literature: From Early Republic to Mass Immigration, pp. 239-55. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1974.

In the following essay, Harap traces the origins of the concept of the “wandering Jew” from Biblical interpretations to the mid-century novel by Eugène Sue, Wandering Jew, and American versions of the legend.

In retrospect there is a certain inevitability to the legend of the Wandering Jew. Did not the Christian world believe for centuries—as many still do—that, in Longfellow's words, “the Jews, the tribe accursed, / Mocked him, scourged him, crucified him”?1 And for this did not the Jews deserve to suffer, at least until Christ returned in...

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