Throughout history, Jews have been accused of using the blood of non-Jews for “rituals.” This accusation, which as come to be called “blood libel,” dates to the second century BCE and continued to grow with the spread of Christianity. In the Middle Ages, the motif made its way into art and literature like Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. These charges continued through the Nazi era; there was even an accusation in upstate New York in 1928. Today, the Roman Catholic Church repudiates blood libel, but accusations continue throughout the world. Join the Museum for a panel discussion about this history and the role it plays in contemporary antisemitism

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Date: November 29

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: $10

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https://mjhnyc.org/events/the-history-of-blood-libel/

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