blood libel


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blood libel

n
1. (Law) medieval history the malicious accusation that Jews used the blood of non-Jews in religious rituals
2. (Law) any false accusation of violence, murder, or blood lust
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Continue reading "In Russia, an Old Anti-Semitic Blood Libel Gains Political Traction" at.
But then Rose describes the most famous blood libel of all: the 1475 abduction and murder of a young Italian boy, Simon of Trent.
However, the Swedish blood libel is a textbook case study of how what starts as an article published in a language read by few from a country of limited international influence can turn into a poison that spreads much wider.
Edward I, blood libel and the Edict of Expulsion Most "evidence" for medieval Welsh Jews is in fact conjectural, such as Cecil Roth's notion of Jews in North Wales due to their funding of Edward I's "iron ring", or Welsh merchants in Ireland with common Jewish names.
Erhard's prologue repeats details of the blood libel from the confession of jews tortured at Trent.
THE MURDER OF WILLIAM OF NORWICH: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe
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.
Raphael Israeli's Blood Libel and Its Derivatives: The Scourge of Anti-Semitism (New Brunswick, NJ, and London: Transaction, 2012).
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.
More than ten years ago, Jay Beilis, the grandson of the famous Mendel Beilis, known for being the scapegoated victim of a blood libel case in Czarist Russia a few years before the outbreak of World War 1, came to New Zealand for one of our Waikato Jewish Studies Seminars.