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The above links are to the New Revised Standard Version. You are welcome to read whatever translation you wish.
Richard Rubinstein, "Covenant and Divinity: The Holocaust and the Problematics of Religious Faith", Parts I (djvu, double-page pdf, single-page pdf) and II (djvu, double-page pdf, single-page pdf), in After Auschwitz, pp. 157-76 and 177-200 Rachel H, Elizabeth
Amy-Jill Levine, "Matthew, Mark, and Luke: Good News or Bad?" (djvu, double-page pdf, single-page pdf), and Adele Reinhartz, "The Gospel of John: How 'the Jews' Became Part of the Plot" (djvu, double-page pdf, single-page pdf), in Jesus, Judaism, and Christian Anti-Judaism, ed by Paula Fredriksen and Adele Reinhartz Rachel K, Cara
Please also have a quick look at the following. You do not need to read all of them, but you should read some of each, so as to have a personal understanding of the depth and ferocity of Christian anti-Judaism, even in some of Christianity's most celebrated thinkers. Part XI of Luther's book is especially terrifying.
William Jones, Is God a White Racist?
No Class: Columbus Day Holiday
Paula Fredriksen, From Jesus to Christ
Alan Segal, Rebecca's Children
Elaine Pagels, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker, Proverbs of Ashes
Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker, Proverbs of Ashes, Part III Beatrix, Ben Chen
Jon Levenson, The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son, Part I John C, Emily
Jon Levenson, The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son
Elaine Pagels, Beyond Belief
Barbara Brown Taylor, Leaving Church
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