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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That, Samuel argues, is why The Protocols [of the Elders of Zion] did so much better than the blood accusation in the twentieth century.
In the preface to Blood Accusation, Samuel begins by paying tribute to "the Russian experts" and their "faithful advice," acknowledging that he has "differed with them at various points on the interpretation of events," excuses them from "the errors that may have crept into [his own] narrative," and hopes that such errors "do not affect the basic accuracy of the account.
In the case of Samuel's Blood Accusation, this could not be clearer.