Note 036
From Chapter 58 of the Decline & Fall

Benjamin of Tudela describes the state of his Jewish brethren from Cologne along the Rhine: they were rich, generous, learned, hospitable, and lived in the eager hope of the Messiah, (Voyage, tom. i. p. 243 - 245, par Baratier.) In seventy years (he wrote about A.D. 1170) they had recovered from these massacres.

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