The project’s first volume, Hebräische Berichte über die Judenverfolgungen während des Ersten Kreuzzugs, edited by Eva Haverkamp, was published in Hanover, Germany, in 2005.
The steering committee assembled by the Academy for this project, headed by Prof. Benjamin Z. Kedar, has approved six ongoing initiatives to be completed in the next few years. The first volume scheduled for publication is on Hebrew poetry written in the wake of the first crusade.
A new 500-plus-page volume in the series, entitled Hebraïsche liturgische Poesien zu den Judenverfolgungen während der Ersten Kreuzzugs and published in 2016, encompasses 27 liturgical poems (piyutim) composed in the aftermath of the 1096 massacres. The Hebrew texts, with their critical apparatus, are displayed opposite their German translations on facing pages.