Friday, March 18, 2011

A duel fought with swords on Purim, 1891.

Here's a story about a Purim duel, with swords and bloodshed, that took place on Purim in Paris in 1891. From the Jewish Standard March 27, 1891:

Amazingly, it looks like another Jew challenged Drumont, who was the founder of the Antisemitic League of France, to a duel one year later:

And according to the Jewish Encyclopedia he fought several duels with Jews.

And here's a vintage Purim devar Torah, from the Jewish Standard, March 7, 1890 :

1 comment:

  1. Too bad the Jew lost in the first duel. Do we know how the second Jew faired?



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