Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History

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Trübner & Company, 1875 - 420 pages
 

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Page 377 - Jews publicly, and in their published Book of Prayer, reject the oral law, I deem it my duty to declare that according to the laws and statutes held sacred by the whole House of Israel, any person or persons publicly declaring that he or they reject, and do not believe in the authority of the oral law, cannot be permitted to have any communion with us Israelites in any religious rite, or sacred act.
Page 38 - But, Lord ! to see the disorder, laughing, sporting, and no attention, but confusion in all their service, more like brutes than people knowing the true God, would make a man forswear ever seeing them more : and indeed I never did see so much, or could have imagined there had been any religion in the whole world so absurdly performed as this.
Page 295 - Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned. Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.
Page 237 - The public prints gave the Jews credit for their sensibility in acknowledging my well-intended services: my friends gave me joy of honorary presents, and some even accused me of ingratitude for not making public my thanks for their munificence. I will speak plainly on this point; I do most heartily wish they had flattered me with some token, however small, of which I might have said this is a tribute to my philanthropy...
Page 237 - I might have said this is a tribute to my philanthropy, and delivered it down to my children, as my beloved father did to me his badge of favour from the citizens of Dublin : but not a word from the lips, not a line did I ever receive from the pen of any Jew, though I have found myself in company with many of their nation ; and in this perhaps the gentlemen are quite right, whilst I had formed expectations, that were quite wrong ; for if I have said for them only what they deserve, why should I be...
Page 71 - This I had never done, but on the contrary fell cheerfully in with the then cautious policy of my friends, and so framed my little books and tracts as to leave it doubtful whether they were written by a Protestant or not. Paul to the Jews became as a Jew, that he might gain the Jews : I, by a false process of reason, thought it allowable to become as an idolater to the idolaters, that I might gain the idolaters.
Page 85 - An act to permit persons professing the Jewish religion, to be naturalized by parliament, and for other purposes therein mentioned; and whereas occasion has been taken, from the said act, to raise discontents, and disquiets in the minds of his majesty's subjects, be it enacted, &c.
Page 265 - April, to give notice that the Duke of Cumberland, the Duke of Sussex, and the Duke of Cambridge, intended to assist at a Friday evening service.
Page 408 - Ye! who have traced the Pilgrim to the scene Which is his last, if in your memories dwell A thought which once was his, if on ye swell A single recollection, not in vain He wore his sandal-shoon and scallop-shell; Farewell!

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