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Monday, May 31, 2021

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Jewish History

The 20th of Sivan is the anniversary of the first blood libel in France. On this date in 1171, tens of Jewish men and women were burned alive in the French town of Blois on the infamous accusation that Jews used to the blood of Christian children in the preparation of matzot for Passover. For a detailed account see link below.

The Martyrs of Blois
Blood Libel

Daily Thought

Many believe that truth is the domain of great minds, that the greater one’s intellect, the closer one can come to truth.

But if a truth is truly truth, it is to be found everywhere. For truth is that which knows no bounds.

The same truth that the genius perceives in his world of intellectual abstraction is found in the simple world of the child, where every thought can be touched and seen.

Only that the child has two advantages: The child can touch and see the truth. And the child has truth in its pristine simplicity.

Likkutei Sichot, vol. 15, pp. 79–80; Torat Menachem 5743, Nasso, sec. 22; Sefer ha-Sichot 5752, vol. 1, pp. 126–127; Shabbat Parshat Pinchas 5734; 8th day of Chanukah 5739. For more elaboration, see Limitless Truth for the Limited Mind.