My Return to Judaism

My Return to Judaism

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... singing, etc. The teachers are Christian volunteers, who perform their tasks with only one object in view, to impress the truth of Christianity upon the young minds of their pupils. But this main object is at first carefully left in the background. The newcomers would be frightened away, if the mention of Christ was too noticeable. Accordingly, at the first few sessions, the opening prayer is of a general character, from which even the name of Jesus is cautiously omitted, and only the phrase "our Lord" used. The same precaution is used in the selection of the hymns. After the classes are well organized, the teacher gradually grows bolder, and eventually she lets the cat out of the bag, and plainly tells the pupils to "give their hearts to Jesus." When this stage is reached, there is generally a falling off in the attendance, but the zealous teacher consoles herself with the hope that "the remnant of Israel" will be saved. Those children who continue to come to the mission school, even after the proselytizing efforts are not longer masked, carefully keep from their parents the knowledge of the nature of the school they are attending, which can be done the more easily as the mother is too much burdened with her household duties and difficulties, and the father, on coming home. from work, is too fatigued and exhausted, to inquire into the character of the place where one or two of their half-dozen children are spending the after-school hours. lt sometimes happens, however, that the parents allow their children to go to the mission schools either because they want to please their children, and are quite sure that the missionary "stuff and nonsense" will have no effect upon their children's minds, or...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784782
  • 9781236784780