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Conversion, Circumcision, and Ritual Murder: A Medieval Mystery, Unraveled

Date & Time

Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 7:00 p.m.



Virtual Event


Presented by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life



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Join Paola Tartakoff, chair of the Rutgers Department of Jewish Studies, as she examines the links between conversion, circumcision, and accusations of ritual murder during the Middle Ages. The online talk is based on her new book Conversion, Circumcision, and Ritual Murder in Medieval Europe, which sheds new light on the mysteries of medieval anti-Judaism, religious conversion, and the predicaments of children whose identities were contested by Jews and Christians.

Free and open to the public, advance registration is required