Murder Mystery

November 25, 2014 6:00 PM

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Murder Mystery

The reports last week of the ghastly murder of rabbis at prayer in a Jerusalem synagogue seemed to us to echo a terrible crime long ago, captured in images and in words that were painfully familiar.

It was the season of Christmas in 1170, and Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, was in the cathedral celebrating the festival. All of a sudden, "...sacrilegious men entered the house of peace and reconciliation with swords drawn; indeed the sight alone as well as the rattle of arms inflicted no...

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