Outlines of Jewish History, from B. C. 586 to C. E. 1890: With Three Maps

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Jewish publication society of America, 1890 - Jews - 388 pages
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Excellent historical look at the " Jewish experience" , this should be a must read for all kids in middle school before entering High School. Being aware of our past is the only way to keep the world from " keeping on " doing the same things over, specially this outrageous thing that we keep doing.
really a great condensed historical recount
 

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Page 187 - these centuries ago, in the same spirit as the Poet Laureate in these days,— ' Let knowledge grow from more to more, But more of reverence in thee dwell.' And Saadia led an active life apart from his books Like Mordecai,
Page 206 - Literature, 1st series. a rule, I repair to Kahira very early in the day, and even if nothing unusual happens, I do not return to Mizr until the afternoon. Then I am almost dying with hunger; I find the antechambers filled with people, both Jews and Gentiles, nobles and
Page 339 - permission of the most Paganish, Jewish, Turkish or Anti-Christian consciences and worships be granted to all men in all nations and countries,
Page 246 - forbid absolutely the robbing of all men, whatsoever religion they be of. In our Law it is a greater sinne to rob or defraud a stranger than if I did it to one of my owne profession. A Jew is bound to shew his charity to all men: he hath a precept not to
Page 248 - reception of the Jews was simple enough. Those who went so far to seek for reasons could have found them close at hand. But there are people, says Carlyle, who ' can look into the great soul of a man, radiant with the splendours of very heaven; and see nothing there but the shadow of their own mean
Page 198 - When I remove from Thee, 0 God, I die whilst I live ; but when I cleave to Thee I live in death,' is another saying of his, and so beautiful a one that it has found a worthy setting in the
Page 146 - that is formed against thee shall prosper; this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord.' Did Ferdinand and Isabella, by chance, in chapel or at confession, hear some echo of these words in the year 1492 ? Did
Page 244 - leave of my house, my friends, my kindred, all my advantages there, and the country wherein I have lived all my lifetime under the benign protection and favour of the lords, the StatesGeneral, and magistrates of Amsterdam. In fine, I say, I parted
Page 201 - In the wonders of Thy might And in Thy holiness I have beheld Thee. Who is there that should not fear Thee ? The yoke of Thy kingdom is the yoke of all. Who is there that should not call upon Thee
Page 201 - Thy glory fills the world. Thou art found in my heart, And at the uttermost ends of the earth. A refuge for the near, For the far, a trust.

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