Jewish ritual murder

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Jewish ritual murder is the alleged murder by a Jew or Jews for ritual purposes. Argued libelous allegations involving alleged use of blood from non-Jews are often termed blood libel.

Such allegations often rely on unreliable witnesses. See also Holocaust testimonial evidence and witch-hunt on the unreliability of witnesses for a wide variety of reasons.

Regardless, several authors and books have argued for the reality of some incidents of Jewish ritual murder or some incidents of murders by Jews with ritualistic aspects (possibly by some religious extremist, occult/Kabbalah-influenced, anti-Gentile, and/or insane individuals). Some examples include My Irrelevant Defense: Meditations inside Gaol and Out on Jewish Ritual Murder (1938) by Arnold Leese and Jewish Ritual Murder: A Historical Investigation Hellmut Schramm (published in 1943 in National Socialist Germany).

In 2007, Ariel Toaff, an Israeli university professor, controversially published Passovers of Blood: The Jews of Europe and Ritual Murders' (Pasque di sangue. Ebrei d'Europa e omicidi rituali) where he made claims argued to support some of the claims related to Jewish ritual murder, causing great controversy. A week after its publication, Ariel Toaff withdrew the book from circulation, in order to "re-edit the passages which comprised the basis of the distortions and falsehoods that have been published in the media". The revised book was republished the following year.

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Ariel Toaff


Older writings

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