Audio Lectures

Reaction to the Crusades

Posted November 4, 2014

In 1096, the Crusaders entered Jewish cities in Germany and offered the Jews the choice of conversion to Christianity or death. Some chose conversion but many Jews chose death. The Hebrew Crusade Chronicles address the question how bad things could happen to the righteous Jews of Germany. The answer reflects the creativity of the Hebrew chroniclers and establishes an important model for future generations.
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