The Old Paths: Or a Comparison of the Principles and Doctrines of Modern Judaism with the Religion of Moses and the Prophets (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, 2017 - 492 pages
Excerpt from The Old Paths: Or a Comparison of the Principles and Doctrines of Modern Judaism With the Religion of Moses and the Prophets
The reader will perceive, by the date at the head of each number, that the following papers were published weekly, and, from the contents, he will readily infer that they were intended for distribution amongst those Jews who still adhere to the rabbinic system. But in presenting them to the public as a volume, it may be well to state that the great object was to exhibit Judaism as it appears in its practical workings, and that, therefore, most references are made to the Jewish Prayer-book, and to the codes of law commonly in use amongst rabbinic Jews, and which are considered as authoritative. It was the Author's wish, not to ridicule any man's superstition, but to instruct those, whom Moses and the Prophets would have declared to be in error. He has therefore, carefully avoided the tone in which Eisenmenger and others have treated this subject, and, in treating the Jewish legends, has confined himself to those which are mentioned in the prayers of the.
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