Academics

Berenson to discuss his book 'The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town’

Edward Berenson, professor and chair of the history department at New York University, will present a lecture based on his 2019 book, “The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town.” The event will be held via webinar at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. His book is about a rare instance of blood libel in the United States that happened in Massena, New York in 1928 when a child went missing and the local Jews were blamed.