This Day in Jewish History World Jewry Responds to French-instigated Blood Libel in Damascus

A delegation of Jews got the pasha to release Jews who were arrested and tortured for allegedly murdering a Franciscan Capuchin monk under orders of the French consul, but the charges were never dropped.

On February 5, 1840, Father Tommaso, the Franciscan Capuchin monk who headed a monastery in Damascus, Syria, disappeared, along with his servant. This event...