For many, the stereotype of the Jew is of a thin, weak, scholarly type, a coward, who runs from a fight. A victim.
Why and how did this stereotype develop? Was it ever totally true? What were and are the implications of this view? In this series we will address these questions and, in the process, be introduced to a different picture of Jews throughout the ages who broke and refute this mold: patriarchs, warrior queens, prophets, boxers, blacksmiths, and gangsters -- Jewish men and women who stood and fought for the Jewish people and, usually - and unusually, for Jewish principles.