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Eleazar of Worms

Eleazar is an ointment mixer, also a liturgical poet and commentator of old writings. He represents Worms at meetings of the ShUM communities. Dulcia, Eleazar’s wife, and his daughters Hannah and Belette are murdered in November 1196 in the Judengasse in Worms. Were the miurderes crusaders? Criminals looking for money= Eleazar and his son are injured. Eleazar writes a heartbreaking lament for his wife and daughters.

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