[5/10/22] "Encounters": A conversation with Magda Teter on "Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth" - via ZOOM Webinar

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May 10, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Race / Ethnic Studies, World History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Join us on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, at 1:00pm (EDT) | 20:00 (Israel time), for "Encounters": A conversation with Magda Teter on Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth - held via ZOOM Webinar.

Accusations that Jews ritually killed Christian children emerged for the first time in 1144 and has continued since. In 2014 the Anti-Defamation League appealed to Facebook to take down a page titled “Jewish Ritual Murder.” Magda Teter’s new book Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth explored the history of this myth. Our conversation will focus on how the blood libel was internalized throughout the centuries, and why, how it affected Jews and Christians, and what are the meanings of it. Of special importance is the topic of antisemitism as it emerges from the book: what it was and is, and how to understand it today? What are the relations between antisemitsm and racism, which is Teter’s new book project?

Magda Teter is Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University. She is the author of Jews and Heretics
in Catholic Poland
(2005) and Sinners on Trial (2011).

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“Encounters” The Insitute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) of UMass Amherst, and the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem present their annual series: Conversations on Racism, Antisemitism, and Islamophobia. For more information on "Encounters", visit: https://www.umass.edu/ihgms/%E2%80%9Cencounters-conversations-racism-antisemitism-and-islamophobia%E2%80%9D-2021-2022-event-program


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