Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People

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Macmillan, 1895 - Jewish fiction - 553 pages
"A novel set in late nineteenth-century London, Children of the Ghetto gave an inside look into an immigrant community that was almost as mysterious to the more established middle-class Jews of Britain as to the non-Jewish population, providing a compelling analysis of a generation caught between the ghetto and modern British life."--Goodreads.

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A long-overdue reissue restores to print an 1892 novel that is generally acknowledged as one of the earliest and finest works of Anglo-Jewish fiction. A scholarly and informative Introduction by ... Read full review

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Page 539 - Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart and in the sight of thine eyes; but know thou that for all these
Page 73 - which belonged to Solomon. For Moses's crumbling trousers were buckled with a stout strap, and Solomon was a young rogue who did his best to dodge the Almighty, and had never heard of Lowell's warning, You've gut to git up airly, Ef you want to take in God.
Page 52 - Sanctify unto me all the first-born, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast; it is mine.
Page 52 - redeem according to thine estimation for the money of five shekels after the shekel of the sanctuary, the shekel being twenty gerahs; and it is said, ' Sanctify unto me all the first-born, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast;
Page 536 - be He!—hath taken him from us. The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh. Blessed be the name of the Lord." Hannah rose. Her face was white and resolute. She moved towards the door. "Whither goest thou?" inquired her father in German. " I am going to my room, to put on my hat and jacket,
Page 227 - Comfort of down-trodden Israel, Healing the hearts that were broken ! Banish despair! Here is Hope come, What! A soul crushed! Lo a stranger Bringeth the balsamous Sabbath. Build, O rebuild thou, Thy Temple, Fill again Zion, Thy city, Clad with delight will we go there, Other and new songs to sing there, Merciful One and All-Holy, Praised for ever and ever.
Page 190 - the trumpet be blown, Let the standard be flown, Now set we our watch. Our watchword,' The sword Of our land and our Lord' — In Jordan NOW set we our watch.
Page 190 - Yea, as long as there be Birds in air, fish in sea, And blood in our veins; And the lions in might, Leaping down from the height, Shake, roaring, their manes; And the dew nightly laves The forgotten old graves Where Judah's sires sleep, — We swear, who are living, To rest not in striving, To pause not to weep.
Page 532 - old childlike faith in the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night, that

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