Glenn Dynner

Brief Kvetches: Notes to a 19th-Century Miracle Worker

One day in the 1860s, a father burst into Rabbi Elijah Guttmacher's study house begging for help. His son's stomach was distended, and he was barking like a dog.

Untrue Blood

 There was a common idea behind ritual murder and host desecration accusations: Jews were imagined to be re-enacting the crucifixion.

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