German court rules controversial ‘Jew pig’ carving can stay on church

NY POST

A German appellate court ruled Tuesday that a 700-year-old sculpture dubbed “Jew pig” — which depicts a rabbi peering inside the animal’s anus — can stay on the exterior of a church where Protestant firebrand Martin Luther once preached. The 13th-century “Judensau,” or Jews’ sow, bas relief on St. Mary’s Church in the eastern town of Wittenberg is a reminder of rampant anti-Semitism during the Middle Ages. It also features Jewish children suckling milk from the teats of the pig, an animal considered unclean in Judaism.

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