Neighbors and Strangers: Jews, Christians, and Blood in 1670 Metz


“On the eve of Rosh Hashana, in the year 430 (1669/70), early in the morning, Rephael the pious went to Metz on a white female horse…”

So begins the tragic story of Raphael Levy of Boulay, who was accused of murdering a Christian boy on the eve of the Jewish New Year. Tomorrow, on October 25, 2021, Michelle Margolis Chesner, the Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies, will participate in a “Curatorial Short,” describing a new acquisition to the collection that may shed further light on this important moment in the history of the Jews of France.

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