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Hymns of Passion

Theological Anti-Semitism Still Pervades Iceland Lent Tradition

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

In Iceland, for decades, the entire "Hymns of the Passion" by Hallgrimur Petursson has been broadcast annually by the State Broadcasting Service. We were shocked by the many blatantly anti-Semitic references that pervade Petursson's Hymns.