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David Biale

David Biale is Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at the University of California, Davis.

Blood Delusion

Blood Delusion

David Biale

While the blood libel was rooted in Christianity, it also accused Jews of practicing precisely the opposite of what Judaism itself teaches, namely, not to consume blood.

Revealer Revealed

David Assaf, David Biale

Earlier this year, an email announcement of a publication made its rounds among scholars of Jewish studies. Written in the flowery Hebrew of the Eastern European Jewish Enlightenment, the advertisement proclaimed that the work would “reveal all secrets.”