Selected Essays

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Jewish publication society of America, 1912 - Jews - 347 pages

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Page 131 - Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth ! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
Page 48 - But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this matter: 27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.
Page 321 - Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.
Page 48 - ... humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you. 25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her...
Page 159 - Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Page 319 - And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters ; for I know their sorrows. And I am come down to deliver them...
Page 194 - Jerusalem at other times than those of 'divine service.' I can mourn for its loss, in public or in private, without being asked what Zion is to me, or I to Zion. I at least have no need to exalt my people to heaven, to trumpet its superiority above all other nations, in order to find a justification for its existence. I at least know 'why I remain a Jew...
Page 331 - And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all ; in that ye say : — " We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.
Page 147 - I live for the sake of the perpetuation and happiness of the community of which I am a member; I die to make room for new individuals, who will mould the community afresh and not allow it to stagnate and remain forever in one position. When the individual thus values the community as his own life, and strives after its happiness as though it were his individual wellbeing, he finds satisfaction, and no longer feels so keenly the bitterness of his individual existence, because he sees the end for which...
Page 318 - And if I say, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name...

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