During dark days of Jewish history, we Jews were the objects of the blood libel, the spurious accusation that we murdered Christian children to extract their blood for ritual purposes. Pogroms ensued.

We are now witnesses to a blood libel fostered by President Trump. He has linked the intentional slaughter of Sufi worshipers in Egypt’s Northern Sinai by terrorists to our need to wall ourselves in against undocumented immigrants from south of our border.

His linkage is not only spurious, it is dastardly and revolting.

Rabbi Scott B. Saulson, Ph.D.

Davenport

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