blood libel


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blood libel

trials of Jews who allegedly murdered non-Jews for Passover blood. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 95]
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Similarly, his description of Raed Saleh, a man convicted of a blood libel, as an "honoured citizen" has now been put down as being language used in a diplomatic context.
Netanyahu stressed this point in on Tuesday evening, adding: "This has not prevented those same elements from inciting and disseminating the blood libel to the effect that he was murdered by Jews.
Tokarska-Bakir, a professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences, has been investigating the persistence of blood libel beliefs.
Every year, on the anniversary of Yushchinsky's murder, a group comes to the grave to pay respects to the "boy martyr," an indication that the blood libel is still with us, though in Levin's perspective, it is an echo of an unlamented time when matters for the Jews were incomparably worse.
Though the old Christian European blood libel against the Jews has gained some currency in the Middle East in recent decades, I don't recall anyone suggesting that the IDF had killed al-Dura to siphon off his blood to bake matzah, or unleavened bread, for Passover.
The definition of blood libel in the Encyclopaedia Judaica, as referenced in a 2011 BBC article, explains further that blood libel can represent a "form of the belief that Jews had been and still were responsible for the passion and crucifixion of Jesus Christ" and "popular beliefs about the murder-lust of the Jews and their bloodthirstiness, based on the conception that Jews hate Christianity and mankind in general".
The infamous blood libel, the claim that Jews would ritually kill a Christian boy and use his blood in making unleavened bread for Passover, was also an English "innovation", one which spread widely across Europe, and made its way into the Muslim Arab world in 1840 with the Damascus Blood Libel.
establishes beyond a doubt that Benedict XIV officially endorsed the blood libel accusation against Jews--very much in contradiction to some of his medieval predecessors, e.
Blood libel and its derivatives; the scourge of anti-semitism.
Oliver Twist also descends directly from the seven-year old boy who in the Norwich blood libel makes the fatal error of singing a hymn in praise of the Virgin while walking through the Jewish ghetto, where his throat is cut and his body dumped in an open pit.
The documentary emphasizes the Crusades, the Catholic Church's indictment of Jews for causing the Black Death, and the infamous blood libel charge that claimed Christians accused Jews of sacrificing Christian children for use in cryptic religious ceremonies.
Blood libel is a despicable anti-Semitic accusation against Jews, which originated in Europe.