Curiosities of Judaism: Facts, Opinions, Anecdotes and Remarks Relative to the Hebrew Nation

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الصفحة 110 - And then it started like a guilty thing Upon a fearful summons. I have heard, The cock, that is the trumpet to the morn, Doth with his lofty and shrill-sounding throat Awake the god of day; and, at his warning, Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air, The extravagant" and erring" spirit hies To his confine; and of the truth herein This present object made probation.
الصفحة 151 - If I beheld the sun when it shined, Or the moon walking in brightness ; And my heart hath been secretly enticed, Or my mouth hath kissed my hand : This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge : For I should have denied the God that is above.
الصفحة 214 - Yes, to smell pork ; to eat of the habitation which your prophet the Nazarite conjured the devil into. I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following ; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.
الصفحة 173 - Vindiciae Judaeorum, or a letter in answer to certain questions propounded by a noble and learned Gentleman, touching the reproaches cast on the Nation of the Jews, wherein all objections are candidly and yet fully cleared' did more than any other of his writings to perpetuate the name of Menasseh ben Israel.
الصفحة 105 - Moses. The principal characters are " Moses, Sapphora, and God from the Bush," or God speaking from the burning bush. Moses delivers the prologue in a speech of sixty lines, and his rod is turned into a serpent on the stage. The author of the play is Ezekiel, a Jew, who is called the tragic poet of the Jews.
الصفحة 224 - The Kabbalah was first taught by God himself to a select company of angels, who formed a theosophic school in Paradise. After the fall the angels most graciously communicated this heavenly doctrine to the disobedient child of earth, to furnish the protoplasts with the means of returning to their pristine nobility and felicity.
الصفحة 260 - That he was a man of liberal views, may be gathered from his annual donation to the Sons of the Clergy, from his legacy of £ 2,000 to the same charity, and of .£1,000 to the London Hospital. He died in the faith of his fathers, leaving £ 1,000 to the Jewish synagogue, on condition of being interred in the burying-place of the chosen people.
الصفحة 148 - I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
الصفحة 70 - My grandmother, the beautiful daughter of a family who had suffered much from persecution, had imbibed that dislike for her race which the vain are too apt to adopt when they find that they are born to public contempt. The indignant feeling that should be reserved for the persecutor, in the mortification of their disturbed sensibility, is too often visited on the victim ; and the cause of annoyance is recognised not in the ignorant malevolence of the powerful, but in the conscientious conviction...
الصفحة 29 - I desire them likewise to look there, sect. xi. and consider the prophecies given so long ago, of which they see the fulfilling at this day with their own eyes, of the state of the Jews for many ages past and at present: without a king, or priest, or temple, or sacrifice, scattered to the four winds, sifted as with a sieve, among all nations; yet preserved, and always so to be, a distinct people from all others of the whole earth. Whereas those mighty monarchies...

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