The Jews of Russia and Poland: A Bird's-eye View of Their History and Culture

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1915 - Jews - 214 pages

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Page 209 - And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
Page 210 - The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light : they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Page 197 - The thoughts they had were the parents of the actions they did ; their feelings were parents of their thoughts : it was the unseen and spiritual in them that determined the outward and actual ; — their religion, as I say, was the great fact about them.
Page 102 - ... miles, we met in our progress only two carriages and about a dozen carts. The country was equally thin of human habitations ; a few straggling villages all built of wood, succeeded one another at long intervals, whose miserable appearance corresponded to the wretchedness of the country round them. In these assemblages of huts the only places of reception for travellers were hovels belonging to Jews, totally destitute of furniture and every species of accommodation. We could seldom procure any...
Page xii - Then shall the just also see and be glad, and the upright shall exult, and the pious triumphantly rejoice, while iniquity shall close her mouth, and all wickedness shall be wholly consumed like smoke, when thou makest the dominion of arrogance to pass away from the earth.
Page 209 - Primeval forests that for years out of number had been drinking in the rays of the sun, having been buried beneath the ground and excluded from the reviving touch of light and air, were gradually turned into coal — black, rugged, shapeless, yet retaining all its pristine energy, which, when released, provides us with light and heat. The story of the Russian Jew is the story of the coal.
Page 38 - Whereas the Church tolerates the Jews for the sole purpose of reminding us of the torments of the Saviour, their number must not increase under any circumstances.
Page 89 - New Year prayed in synagogue for the Polish cause and sang the Polish hymn : " It is not yet over with Poland." The Poles at that time issued a proclamation to the Jews, saying : " And it shall come to pass, when, with God's help, we shall free our country from the tyranny of Russia, we shall enjoy in common the fruits of peace. You and your children shall be in unrestricted possession of all civil rights. For the Government of the People will not inquire into faith and religion, but solely into...
Page 102 - The country was equally thin of human habitations : a few draggling villages, all built of wood, fucceeded one another at long intervals, whofe miferable appearance correfponded to the wretchednefs of the country around them. In thefe aflemblages of huts, the only places of reception for travellers were hovels, belonging to Jews, totally deftitute of furniture and every fpecies of accommodation.
Page 116 - ... to their own happiness, by observing their movements from a distance, and by removing everything that might turn them away from this path, without using any manner of force, without establishing special agencies for them, without endeavoring to act in their stead, but by merely opening the way for their own activities. As few restrictions as possible, as many liberties as possible — these are the simple elements of every social order. Since the Government had begun to dabble in the Jewish question,...

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