The Nineteen Letters of Ben Uziel: Being a Spiritual Presentation of the Principles of Judaism

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Funk & Wagnalls, 1899 - Germany - 222 pages

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Page 219 - This book is a preservation photocopy. It is made in compliance with copyright law and produced on acid-free archival 60# book weight paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding...
Page 156 - Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters ; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters ; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.
Page 178 - His peculiar mental tendency was Arabic-Greek, and his conception of the purpose of life the same. He entered into Judaism from without, bringing with him opinions of whose truth he had convinced himself from extraneous sources and — he reconciled.
Page 96 - Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant— these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for...
Page 158 - Hebrew terms am and goy, but not by the term, "nation," unless we are able to separate from that word the inherent concept of common territory and political power) is the only communal bond we possess, or ever expect to possess, until that great day shall arrive when the Almighty shall see fit in His inscrutable wisdom to unite again His scattered servants in one land, and the Torah shall be the guiding principle of a state, a model of the meaning of Divine Revelation and the mission of humanity.
Page 69 - The Lord shall be King over all the earth ; on that day the Lord shall be One, and His name One.
Page 191 - The same principles must be applied to the investigation of the Torah. In the Torah, as in Nature, God is the ultimate cause; in the Torah, as in Nature, no fact may be denied, even though the reason and the connection may not be comprehended; as in Nature, so in the Torah the traces of Divine wisdom must ever be sought for. Its ordinances must be accepted in their entirety as undeniable phenomena, and must be studied in accordance with their connection with each other and the subject to which they...
Page 160 - God will be served, and external abundance esteemed only as a means of this service, then, perhaps, Israel will be ready for the greater temptations of prosperity and happiness in dispersion. Just as it is our duty to endeavor to obtain those material possessions which are the fundamental condition of life, so also is it the duty of every one to take advantage of every alleviation and improvement of his condition open to him in a righteous way...
Page xxi - ... of science and religion in European history, this was a courageous attitude and a refreshing approach. His stature must be assessed from this background, as well as against the contemporary isolationism of East European Jewry. Hirsch tried to show, in the words of his translator, Bernard Drachman, that "Orthodox Judaism was not maintained solely by the superstitious or narrowminded older generation, who had never been initiated into the science or the culture of the...
Page 164 - We must become Jews, Jews in the true sense of the word, permitting the spirit of the Law to pervade our •entire being, accepting it as the fountain of spiritual and ethical life.

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