The National Quarterly Review Volume 15

The National Quarterly Review Volume 15

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...why we should regard them rather as friends than as enemies. None can deny that it is their sacred writings which form the foundation of our religion.' Moses, Abraham, David, Solomon. Jeremiah, Daniel. were all Jews. Christ himself sprung from the Jews; all his apostles had been brought up in the Jewish faith. Whether we call ourselves Protestants or Catholics, every chapter read from the Bible at our churches or our firesides was originally penned by Jewish hands. If the Jews have certain failings from which others are comparatively free, rather than condemn them as incorrigible we should remember the circumstances in which they have been placed for thousands of years. Vho will deny that servitude and oppression exercise a debasing influence 'Z None can long continue scrupulously' honest and highminded who are constantly exposed to the contempt and scorn of their fellow-men. None can be habitually despoiled of their property without learning cunning, which is the strength of the weak. It may be said that the Jews are no longer in servitude; that in our time they are not oppressed. Strictly speaking, this is true; but no people can be said to be free who are excluded from society. The Jews are so excluded even in the United States; they are excluded in every country in Europe. That those who have wealth are sometimes received into the best society does not disprove this. Such are but exceptional cases; even in these instances it is the Jew's money, not himself, that finds an entree into society. And when he is admitted on these terms he always feels under restraint; he feels that he is a stranger, perhaps in the very street in which he was born. Not being received as an equal in society, he has no motive more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979605
  • 9781236979605