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prompt you to rescue your fellow-man from danger and distress? Justice does more. It holds you responsible for the sin and suffering of your brother. The unfortunate has a claim upon your help. It is your duty to be an eye to the blind and an arm to the helpless. You cannot, in spite of all commandments, love your enemy, but you are enjoined by the law of justice to aid him when he is imperiled.

Judaism stands for justice, which is the life of the nations. Christianity stands for love, which is the concern only of individuals. And as long as humanity has to work out its salvation on the stage of history, justice must be the principle of ethics, justice in the higher sense, which includes love and tends to holiness.


Be faithful to thy trust, and disappoint not the man who relieth upon thee. O son of society, examine thy heart, call remembrance to thine aid, and, if in any of these things thou findest thou hast transgressed, take sorrow and shame to thyself, and make speedy reparation to the utmost of thy power.


Cause no Stumbling. .

Thou shalt put no stumbling-block before the blind. .-Leviticus xix. 14.

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E are bound to do all that in us lies to make our

fellow-man find his true personality, and assist him in his endeavors to express it in his life; in no way

must we be the cause of our brother's straying from the right to the wrong path by our casting a stumblingblock in his way. Neither by our speech nor by our conduct towards him must we stagger his faith in the eternal validity of Right and Truth. The more conspicuous our place in society, and the more weighty our words and actions, the more must we be on our guard as to their effects on our surroundings. To scandalize a fellow-man without necessity is an indirect attack upon his spiritual life, just as slavery, contempt and flattery are direct ones. We, therefore, must never treat the faith and convictions of a fellow-man in a manner justly offensive to him, much less deride them. By such treatment we never shall improve any. one; by mere mockery we shall never convince him of his errors, never lead him to the truth; if it does not make him cling the more stubbornly to his errors, he may, at last, become a confirmed skeptic, and answer back our ridicule of what was once holy to him with an open contempt of all else that claims our reverence as “ holy unto the Lord.”

SAMUEL Hirsch.

OTHOU who over moving

worlds presides


Whose voice created and whose wisdom guides,
O'er darkling man in pure effulgence shine
And cheer the clouded mind with light divine.
'Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast
With silent confidence and holy rest;
From Thee, great God, we spring, to Thee we tend,
Path, motive, guide, original and end.

XXX. From the Cradle to the Brave.

O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth; and hitherto have I declared Thy wondrous works; Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not, until I have showed Thy strength unto this generation and Thy power to everyone that is come.

- Psalm liii. 17, 18. HOU, who dost dwell alone

Thou, who dost know thine own-
Thou to whom all are known
From the cradle to the grave,-

Save, oh, save!

From the ingrained fashion
Of this earthly nature
That mars Thy creature;
From grief that is but passion;
From mirth that is but feigning;
From tears that bring no healing;
From wild and weak complaining;
Thine old strength revealing,

Save, oh, save!
O let the false dream fly
Where our sick souls do lie
Tossing continually.
O where thy voice doth come
Let all doubts be dumb:
Let all words be mild :
All strifes be reconciled :
All pains beguiled.
Light bring no blindness;
Love no unkindness;
Knowledge no ruin ;
Fear no undoing.
From the cradle to the grave
Save, oh, save!


The Inner Life.

Before all things guard thy heart; for out of it are the issues of life.- Proverbs iv, 23.

Whether it is given to a man to do much or to do Itttle—so that his heart be to God-ward, he is accepted. - The Pharisees.

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Try to reach thine own heart which is the greater pilgrimage; a heart which is single is preferable to a thousand Caabas,-Muhammadan.

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