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Mar 29, 2011

Saved From A Modern Day Blood Libel

The blood libels of old used to claim that Jews killed small Christian children to use their blood in our Passover matza. Today, even the non-Jews no longer make such claims.

The Eida just avoided a situation where we would have been eating, today, in 2011/5771, matza baked with blood. Sort of. A little bit. Maybe.

Kikar, and other sources as well, is reporting that during routine supervision of a matza baking factory, the chief mashgiach of the Eida (and Chug Chasam Sofer) noticed that one of the workers had an injury on his hand from which blood was dripping. He asked the worker for how long had he been bleeding, to which the reply was that he has been bleeding for over an hour, but had not thought there was any halachic problem because of it.

The mashgiach stopped the matza baking process and right then and there had the 50 kilo of matza that had been baked in the previous hour destroyed.

saved from a modern-day blood libel!


  1. I'm so glad to hear that this worker was aware of basic sanity rules.

  2. sanitary

    you've been speaking too much Hebrew....

  3. Umm..why didn't he call a doctor?


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