London (Aug. 25)
The “Hibbert Journal” is planning a retraction of the charge made in its current issue by a writer, Ray Knight, that ritual blood murder by the Jews is proved by their own Scriptures, it is learned here today.
The retraction, it is understood, will appear in the next issue of the quarterly, which is a magazine devoted to theology, philosophy and religion.
Until the publication of the article by Ray Knight of India, which made its blood ritual charge against the Jews in a foot-note, the “Hibbert Journal,” and particularly its editor, Dr. L. P. Jacks, had been noted for its liberal policy.
The publication of the article created press comment in England and in the United States and brought from Professor Foakes Jackson, English scholar, now in the United States, who had been quoted as the authority for the accusation, a statement of complete denial and the charge that his text had been deliberately misquoted.
Both in London and in the United States an apology and retraction were demanded of the editor of the “Hibbert Journal.”