The Jewish Forum Volume 1

The Jewish Forum Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...a single word, this contemptible accusation against the great majority of the boys of his school. Jews are accustomed to charges brought against all Jews when the accusation is made against one--despite the fact that that one may be identified with Jews by race only. One teacher even went so far as to publish an article in the "Catholic World" in which he not only deplores the fact that there are few Catholic pupils in our high schools, despite the fact that over 75 per cent. of the people of New York are Christians, "of whom Catholics constitute 76.5 per cent.," but makes a number of charges in a spirit of intolerance against the Jewish pupils and teachers. After pointing out that 90 per cent. of the pupils of De Vitt Clinton High School are Jewish, "nine times the number their place in the city's population would lead us to expect," the writer says: "In oral discussion on such topics as 'Is lying justifiable?' or 'Is it wrong to cheat?' their words constantly show that they (the Jewish pupils) recognize no code of morals and are governed by no higher motives than those originating from fear of detection and consequent loss in money. Whatever hold the teachings of Zionism had upon these people is lost when the children learn English. The obligations of the orthodox Judaism of the fathers and mothers prove irksome in the competition for material advancement, and are soon laid aside. The influence of religion, consequently, is a negligible factor in shaping their thoughts and actions." Of the non-Catholic teachers the writer says that they "do not scruple at the dissemination of false doctrines.U And he goes on to point out that "although the Jewish people...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945646
  • 9781236945648