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SAMUEL BAR ASHER:

Martyr; lived at Neuss, Rhenish Prussia, in the eleventh century. According to Salomon ben Simeon, he, with his two sons, was murdered on St. John's Day (June 24), 1096. Samuel and one of his sons were buried on the river-bank, while the body of the other son was hanged to the door of his father's house, exposed to general derision. According to another report, by Eliezer ben Nathan, the body of neither son was buried, but both were smeared with dirt and hanged.

Bibliography:
  • Neubauer and Stern, Quellen zur Gesch. der Juden in Deutschland, ii. 18, 41.
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