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Re: First Crusade

Many people do not realize that these Crusaders were forcing the Jews to
Rather than convert, Many committed suicide after destroying their own
children.   It was a terrible time for them.   Some Christian bishops
attempted to protect them in their own residences but the Crusaders broke
through the defenses, such as they were and committed the atrocities an
anyone still living.

.  See "In the Year 1098" by Robert Chazan; pub. by The Jewish Publication
Society; Philadelphia, Jerusalem 5755/1996
ISBN 0-8276-0575-7

Robert Chazan was in 1996 a Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NY
And has taught previously at The Jewish Theo. Sem. of America, Ohio St.
Univ. Tel Aviv Univ. and Queens College.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Myrna Sinclair" <myrbil@home.com>
To: <sinclair@quarterman.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: First Crusade

> >
> > On their way to Jerusalem, the crusaders leave behind  death and
> > among Europe's Jews 'why should we attack the unbelievers in the Holy

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