The Judaeans Volume 1

The Judaeans Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...that the relation of orthodox Judaism towards the Zionist movement is a relation not doctrinal, but sympathetic. The question was brought to its culmination by a congress held in Basle last August. Whatever be our convictions on this issue, we must pay a tribute of unstinted praise to that Zionist congress. First, as to its significance, we may say that never before has there been a gathering to seriously consider the social, economic and political interests of the Jews of the entire world. Not that the number of representatives was large--but two hundred. You have seen a larger gathering of Jewish representatives on occasions of less moment. We have had larger gatherings to consider the condition of the Jews of Russia, of Roumania or of Morocco; we may have had larger gatherings to consider the varied interests of the Jews of North America; but we have never yet had an assemblage gather to consider the needs of all the nine millions that compose the Jewish community to-day. And it reminds us, too, of a lack from which we have hitherto suffered. Each community has worked alone, although its outlook may have been broad. There has never been a union of all our forces. We have never thought of joining hands, of centralizing our issues or our power. Certainly never since: he days when a Patriarch sat in Judea as spiritual head of the Diaspora. Knowing to-day the strength of un1ty and the power of organization, think what might be achieved for the higher welfare of the Jews of the globe if all of us, through representation on some central ground, met to discuss our material, our social or our religious necessities. Since the Zionist congress was the first attempt in that direction, I say it was significant. And if that congress is to be perpetuated more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543149
  • 9781236543141