THE BLOOD LIBEL on the Centenary of the Trial of Mendel Beilis
A Conference at Dartmouth College MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013 9 am-5 pm Hayward Lounge, Hanover Inn Convened by Susannah Heschel & James B. Murphy Free & open to the Public
One hundred years ago, Mendel Beilis, a Russian Jew, was the last European put on trial for the medieval crime of using Christian blood for ritual purposes. His trial polarized Russian society. The blood libel, however, predates Christian anti-Semitism and has taken on new life in the rhetoric of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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