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Historic Jewish Enmity

What was the original purpose of the Crusades?
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What was the original purpose of the Crusades?

The Crusades were initially military undertakings to conquer the sacred sites of Christianity in the Holy Land. Prof. Robert Chazan, New York University. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.

Crucifixion with Ecclesia and Synagoga
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Crucifixion with Ecclesia and Synagoga

Ecclesia et Synagoga, the name given to the symbolic representations in Christian art of the Middle Ages of the victorious Church and defeated Synagogue, symbolizing the triumph of Christianity. Excerpted from Encyclopedia Judaica.

Why were Jews harmed during the Crusades?
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Why were Jews harmed during the Crusades?

There is a group of Crusaders for whom the unstable situation leads to occasional anti-Jewish violence. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.

Are the stereotypes of medieval Jewry accurate?
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Are the stereotypes of medieval Jewry accurate?

There are two different ways of conceptualizing Jewish medieval life: one is oppression and the other is great piety. But there are real people living in the space between those poles. Abby Kornfeld. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS

Historic Jewish Enmity
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Historic Jewish Enmity

Introduction Introduction- Historic Jewish Enmity Images Crucifixion with Ecclesia and Synagoga Crucifixion with Sponge Bearer Descent of the Jews into Hell The Jews in Hell Primary Texts Crusader Slogan, 1096, Mainz Anonymous—Late-Eleventh-Century Hebrew Narrative Crusader Slogan, 1096, Solomon bar Simson Chronicle—Mid-Twelfth-Century Hebrew Narrative Crusaders in Mainz, 1096, Mainz Anonymous Crusaders, 1147, Ephraim of Bonn’s Late-Twelfth-Century […]