The Literary Remains of the REV. Simeon Singer; . Sermons to Children Volume 3

The Literary Remains of the REV. Simeon Singer; . Sermons to Children Volume 3

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...rooted within them, that one of their leaders of that period could maintain that "he who quits Babylon for Palestine, transgresses a positive command." - The language of the country became not merely the vernacular of the Jew; it acquired a quasi-sacred character, and prayers composed in the Aramaic dialect found their way into the liturgy of the synagogue, and have been retained there to the present time. Then, too, the principle was established which is expressed in the Talmudic maxim, "The law of the State is everywhere binding law for the Jew," 2 a principle that ever since has regulated the relation of the Jew towards the Gentile communities among whom he has been domiciled, and is itself an explanation of the singularly lawabiding character of the whole race. 1 Berachoth 24b. - Baba Kama 1133. L.A. L Without loosening his hold upon his own distinctive laws and customs, the Jew never at any time was lacking in the consciousness of a union with a larger world outside his own race. He read the lesson of the unity of mankind in the first pages of his Bible. The central doctrine of his religious system--the Unity of God--drove that belief still deeper into his heart; for the Brotherhood of man is the logical consequence of the Fatherhood of God. "When God created Adam," says the Talmud, "He gathered dust from all parts of the earth, and with it formed the parent of the human race."1 Stripped of its garb of allegory, the saying means that the whole world is the home of man, that the very diversities in the families of mankind are within the original design of the Creator, and, as complementary one to the other, help to establish their essential unity. It was no empty rhetoric that spoke in more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557921
  • 9781236557926