The Powerful vs the Vanquished Part II - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 20.02.07 | 14:40 (IST)

    could only resist with the word. Polemics were the means of debate and political power in the hands of the Christians meant the Jews would have to loose. Christian sects arose that carried out bizarre rites (Knights Templar,etc.), while mobs wrought atrocities on whole Jewish communities. The popes at times decried and tried to prevent these popular outrages often to no avail. This did not endear the Christians to the Jews, even though there were rabbis in the midst of it who were extraordinarly tolerant for their time (HaMeiri, Aboav). Medieval Christians as well as popular culture held a deep superstitious belief in the potency of blood. Given this context of the powerful vs vanquished, it is not impossible to believe that certain Jews mocked the Christian belief and carried outtheir own acts of revenge. To say this was ever part of Judaism, or sanctioned in any way, is as obscene as the charge that the Eucharist is cannibalistic.

    from the article: And supposing they did drink blood?
    First published 00:00 20.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 20.02.07
Haaretz Headlines
Obama at AIPAC convention, May 22, 2011.

Obama: On Iran, keep in mind we're all pro-Israel

In live webcast address, U.S. president criticizes heated rhetoric on side of nuclear deal's opponents, calls attacks on Rep. Nadler 'appalling.'

Israeli soldiers, May 1948.

The silenced history of the IDF's 'Mizrahi problem'

In 1951, a British-born officer wrote a report about the treatment of Mizrahi Jews in the Israeli army. It shows that there were already voices within the establishment warning against racism.

Representatives of the bereaved parents after their meeting with Public Security Minister Erdan

'Erdan vowed to reconsider police chief nomination'

Bereaved parents fighting appointment present minister with reports on Hirsch's conduct in Second Lebanon War, say he promised to 'seriously examine' nomination.

Amy Tan's grandmother (right) in a picture taken of her in traditional courtesan attire

Amy Tan's family secrets - a gift that keeps on giving

When the American novelist discovered her grandmother had been a courtesan in Shanghai, it was just the latest in a series of revelations that have inspired her work.