First our foes, the Serpent Satan shook 
Those Jewish hearts that are his waspish nest, 
Swelled Up and said, 'O hebrew people look! 
Is this not something that should be redressed?
 Is such a boy to roam as he thinks best 
Singing to spite you, canticles and saws 
Against the reverence of your holy laws?' 

From that time forward all these Jews conspired
To chase this innocent child from the earth's face."  (Chaucer 172-173)  
Why is it that the serpent Satan can easily anger the Jews? Why is the song O Alma Redemptoris a sore topic for the Jews?

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