The Journal of a Jewish Traveller

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John Lane, 1925 - Asia - 288 pages
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Includes visits to Jewish communities in New Zealand.

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Page vi - As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered ; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
Page vi - And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.
Page 16 - If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its cunning.
Page 224 - ... Muslims always associate with the process of learning but throws light on some aspects of the educative process as well. It is likened to a cloud which would turn the scales in favour of the teacher on the Doomsday; it gives a fresh lease of life to the towns like the bountiful rains from heaven and like the quality of mercy it blesseth him that gives and him that takes it.
Page vi - Troy wandering from clime to clime observant strayed their manners noted and their states surveyed...
Page 210 - But there was no Jewish life in the communal sense, mixed marriages were frequent, and the only form of association consisted of a few struggling Zionist societies.
Page 238 - Elias David Joseph Ezra, the Father of the Jewish community who to orthodox principles united a heart susceptible of all that is good. This magnificent synagogue, Maghan David, was built at his sole expense on a site belonging to the old synagogue Neveh Shalom. He was born 20th February, 1830, and died 3rd February 1880'.
Page 45 - Jews to the British Crown is sincere and ever present, and struck me as much more demonstrative in character than that of their co-religionists in the mother country. So fond were they of singing the National Anthem at the gatherings in which I appeared that I was almost inclined to think that they regarded me not so much as an Emissary of the Zionist Executive, as an Envoy of His...
Page 46 - Russian Jews. As I entered the room the entire company greeted me with " God save the King," to pianoforte accompaniment, and after the introductions were over, and we had taken our seats at a festively decked table, the chairman asked us to fill our glasses, rose to propose " The Health of the King," and within two minutes the National Anthem was again rendered with great gusto to the tinkling of the piano.
Page 222 - The Pagoda itself is a very large and lofty bell-shaped structure, thickly overlaid with gilt, which shone resplendent in the sun. Around it ran a wide circular promenade, which was bordered on both sides by all kinds of smaller picturesque shrines, some of carved wood, others containing white-painted Buddhas, and some a Buddha twenty-five feet high, whilst within them were many worshippers, especially women, either kneeling or prostrate, with flowers and lighted tapers in their hands.

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