Ben and the Bishop by Judith Weinshall Liberman
Ilustrated by Gail Davis
BEN AND THE BISHOP tells a story about a Jewish boy named Ben who lives in the German town of Speyer during the eleventh century, at the time of the People’s Crusade. Ben, who wants to become a teacher when he grows up, volunteers to teach Hebrew to the Bishop of Speyer. Ben and the Bishop become friends. Will Ben’s friendship with the Bishop help save the Jews of Speyer from harm at the hands of the Crusaders?