Av Harachamim, The Crusades, and the Formation of Ashkenazic Identity Really enjoyed this conversation with Rabbi Avi Heller in the OU Daily Dvar. Please visit ou.org/dvar for more! Share this:TwitterTumblrFacebookLinkedInEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... 3 thoughts on “Av Harachamim, The Crusades, and the Formation of Ashkenazic Identity” Add yours Professor Abramson, Would you please give a citation for Rashi’s writings on the Crusades? Thank you! Loading... Reply It was fascinating. I still have a question. From where do the Ashkenazi Jews come from? I would really like to hear a lecture about the originated of Ashkenazi Jews Loading... Reply Great interview. I read somewhere that Av Harachamim was composed within 30 years of events. Loading... Reply Leave a ReplyCancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.