In defending herself recently, Sarah Palin used the term “blood libel” to describe the pointed accusations by a few politicians and journalists that she—and other conservations with like minds—are responsible for the shocking and sad shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona last weekend.
“Blood libels” in Jewish history is a graphic term filled with meaning for both Jews and Christians. The words remind us of a very shameful part of human history. But according to Jewish Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Sarah used the term correctly.
You will be intrigued with the rabbi’s take on this, and you will enjoy knowing a bit of history on the term. Read here.