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A DEFENCE OF JUDAISM
Against all Adversaries,
PARTICULARLY AGAINST THE INSIDIOUS ATTACKS
עת לעשות לה' הפרו תורתך:
'Tis time to work for the Lord; they make void thy law.
Southern District of New York, ss.
(L.S.) BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twelfth day of February in the forty-eighth year of the Independence of the United States of America, S. H. Jackson, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
The Jew : being a defence of Judaism against all adversaries, and particularly against the insidious attacks of Israel's Advocate.
עת לעשות לה' הפרו תורתך: ואענה חרפי דבר כי בטחתי כדברך:
"'Tis time to work for the Lord : they make void thy law. And I will answer the blasphemers of thyword, for I depend on thy words."
Psalm cix. Edited by S. H. Jackson. In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned;" and also to an Act entitled, “An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitied, an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.
141 165 187 217 245
55 177 206
53 54 72
5 6 8
85 115 136 159 165 239
19 95 139 196 231 249
143 191 223
12 to 17 & 129
79 to 83
110 to 113
Seripture... Quoted Bible translation examined and corrected.
vii. 7 14
Ir An Index to Dea's Letters will be given, when they are completed.
THE right of defence, when attacked, is considered a first law of nature : it is not only inherent in man, but exists with equal strength in the insect and the reptile ; hence the adage, “ tread on a worm and it will turn.” Israel has long been a “worm, and no man;" and has borne (to call it by no harsher name) the gainsayings of the Gentiles.It has indeed been a long day, “so that none is like it.” The day of Jacob's trouble has now endured nearly eighteen centuries. And will it never have an end? will enlargement never come ? Has it not in a great measure already come, or at least commenced ? For our manifold transgression it has eventuated, as was foretold by Moses, (to whom is peace.) “ And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy feet have rest: but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind. And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life."*
But is this all that has happened to us? Has not the Lord, blessed be his holy name, also turned our captivity, as he promised us ? and may we not now with confidence look for the speedy fulfillment of his word to us :—“That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and will have compassion on thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations whither the Lord thy God has scattered thee?!!!
He has indeed turned our captivity, and the weight of the curse is taken off from us. We have enlargement; we have assurance of life : our life doth no longer hang in doubt; and we now, blessed be his name, find ease and rest to our feet. There is then no further occasion for the trembling heart, since, like other men, we are secured in life, and property; in short, in equal rights, among which are conceded the rights of
* Deut, xxviii. 65. + Deut. xxx. 3.