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Tortured Logic

There's no excuse for U.S. torture -- or for the silence of American Jews

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/tortured_logic_20060324

In 1470, five corpses were found in the charnel of a church in Endingen on the Rhine. Eight years earlier, a Jewish man named Elias had sheltered a family of five beggars in his home during the Passover/Easter season. Assuming that Endingen's Jews had murdered the family in order to use their blood for ritual purposes, the governor ordered that Elias and his brothers, Eberlin and Mercklin, be arrested and interrogated.

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