In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Isidor Kalisch, of Newark, New Jersey, 1886

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Page 48 - WE live in deeds, not years ; in thoughts, not breaths ; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives, Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. And he whose heart beats quickest lives the longest : Lives in one hour more than in years do some Whose fat blood sleeps as it slips along their veins.
Page 16 - The lid is eight feet long, by four feet wide. The upper end is wrought into the figure of a female head and shoulders, of almost a giant size. The features are Egyptian, with large, full, almond-shaped eyes, the nose flattened, and lips remarkably thick, and somewhat after the negro mould. The whole countenance is smiling, agreeable, and expressive, beyond anything I have ever seen in the disinterred monuments of Egypt or Nineveh. The head-dress resembles that which appears in Egyptian figures,...
Page 9 - Kalisch, January 12, 1843. The song was set to music by Music Director Mueller, of Breslau, and at once became the fashion. His attitude has thus been characterized: "Imbued with the love of liberty, and witnessing the oppression of his fellowmen under the forms of government and law, his generous nature decried these things; he wrote poems breathing the true spirit of liberty; contributed articles to newspapers which were condemned as seditious by tyrannical censors; and thus, when in 1848 the revolutionary...
Page 36 - The Origin of Language and the Great Future of the English Tongue," " Jewish Ethics," and " Life and Works of Moses Maimonides." He contributed a series of articles on the Talmud,
Page 12 - The object of this conference was to better the spiritual condition of the Jews in America; to strip the Jewish divine service from heathenish and idolatrous customs; to weed out senseless and useless prayers; and to establish a uniform divine service throughout the land. Dr. Kalisch's removals from one city to another were largely induced by his zeal to spread and perfect the movement begun at Cleveland. Moreover, he devoted several years between pastorates to lecturing and preaching in all the...
Page 16 - ... and lips remarkably thick, and somewhat after the negro-mould. The whole countenance is smiling, agreeable and expressive beyond any thing I have ever seen in the disinterred monuments of Egypt or Nineveh. The head-dress resembles that which appears in Egyptian figures, while on each shoulder there is the head of some bird — a dove or pigeon — and the bosom is covered by what appears to be a sort of cape, with a deep fringe, as of lace. On the lid, below the figure-head, is the inscription,...
Page 37 - The Wine of the Bible," "All Christians Astray on Baptism," and kindred topics to the "Christian Union," of which Henry Ward Beecher was then editor; and in various periodicals in this country published such essays as the "Origin of the Doctrine of Demons and Evil Spirits Taught by Judaism and Christianity Illustrated...
Page 44 - Philosophical Literature," (American Israelite, 1854 and 1855); "Prefatory Remarks to the Book of Esther," (1857); "The Book of Antiochus" (translated from the Hebrew, 1859) ; "A Disquisition Concerning the Time of Composing the Accents of the Hebrew...
Page 10 - unhesitatingly and boldly planted the banner of reformed Judaism" among them, and by means of his sound reasoning disarmed opposition, and presently saw the congregation "thoroughly infected" with his own spirit of reform.
Page 10 - ... the true spirit of liberty; contributed articles to newspapers which were condemned as seditious by tyrannical censors ; and thus when, in 1848, the revolutionary fever had reached a crisis, he became one of the many obnoxious citizens who were inimical to the welfare of Prussia because they were stumbling blocks to the progress of tyranny and oppression. He was compelled to leave Germany. He made his way to London, England, and after a sojourn there of several months, he left for New York City.

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