Read and Discuss ‘Blood Libel’

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Read and Discuss ‘Blood Libel’


March 23, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Since the Middle Ages, vicious defamatory rumors have swirled that Jews murder non-Jewish children to use their blood in Passover rituals.

Join us in reading the 2020 National Jewish Book Award winner, “Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth,” an in-depth history of the anti-Semitic blood libel myth and how it took root in Europe and spread with the printing press. Alas, that myth still persists today.

On March 23, join the author of “Blood Libel,” Dr. Magda Teter, who is Fordham University’s Judaic studies chair, to continue learning about the history of one of the oldest anti-Semitic tropes. In our discussion, Dr. Magda will answer questions that may arise from reading this book and the blood libel.

While no previous knowledge of “Blood Libel” is needed to attend, we encourage you to read this book in advance of this special opportunity to meet with Dr. Teter.

Sponsored by the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Anti-Semitism Task Force.



Every other week, Rabbi Ammi Hirsch hosts intellectually honest conversations unpacking current events through the lens of Jewish wisdom. Unbound by politics and untethered by party lines, Ammi and his expert guests discuss everything from race and antisemitism to all the other issues that keep you up at night.