The ‘Splainer: blood libel and the synagogue massacre

(RNS) Hours after two Palestinians, armed with guns and hatchets, killed four Jewish worshippers and a Druze police officer at a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday (Nov. 18), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the attack a “blood libel.” Why, and what did he mean?

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“Aaron Rosloff spent his past two birthdays jumping out of planes to raise money for a local food pantry. This year, the senior citizen’s synagogue is ponying up to ground him. “