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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 17, 1913, Image 3

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Ity in investigations of morbid Rus
sian sects, such as the Bessarabian
fanatics who bury themselves and
others as strange- as i they. On his
opinion as a pivotal point the public
prosecutor has turned a case of sor
did slaying into a process of ritual
When Prof. Sikarsky alleged the
death of Andrusha Yustschinsky as
one of "ritual murder" the judge of
Instenshion consulted two Christian
professors'of Kiev and St. Petersburg
in the sacred books. Both denied
such knowledge.
For a year the prosecutor waited
helpless, though the government has
80,000 clerical soldiers at command!
Then the priest Prouditiss was dis
covered in Iaschkent, on the far fron
tier of Persia, in the center of Asia.
This man had been previously dis
credited by his superiors, I allege.
The Greek theologians escorted him
with honors to St. Petersburg as
chief theological accuser in the ritual
trial of Kiev.
Prouditiss' claim that the Jews use
Christian blood for all important pur
poses of life as. medicine, betrothal,
passover and burial would require
a very aqueduct of life-fluid!
Prouditiss cites the Bible to prove
his charge.
BUT Sizenmunger confesses that
the holy books of Israel have no word
that gives the right to say Jews use
Christian blood. "
Prouditiss cites the Jewish book of
Zarah, although Zarah is hot a sacred
book at all, but a centuries-old com
pilation of legends, tales and rabbin
ical disputations more or less mys
tical. "And last," says Prouditiss,
"though we cannot "discover ritual
murder texts in the authoritative He
brew books such texts are to be
found in the secret apochraphs!"
Just here the counsel for the de
fense for Mendel Beilis at Israel
challenge the Russian government to
bring the apochrapha cited into
court! So the unexplained'death of
a little child becomes not only a na
tional process, but the trial of the
world's greatest religious literature!
The sacred scriptures have been
brought into court at Kiev for proof
and with counter-proof of its inter
pretation. The anti.-Semite Ezine
menger's book will appear and be
controverted by the Jews protecting
encyclical of a dozen medieval popes!
The book of Zarah will be cited and
declared by scholars to be merely the
'- 3
Alexander Goldenweiser, Chief
Attorney for Mendel Beilis.
fireside tales of a strong, loving peo
ple. And the "secret" apochrapha?,
Will they come? "
In old ritual trials experts were
called to giye opinions, one man
against the other.
At last the blood accusation is to
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