Levi and Sarah, Or, The Jewish Lovers: A Polish Tale

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J. Murray, 1830 - 346 pages

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Page 145 - I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: Eat, O friends; Drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
Page 122 - And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, " Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely ; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic : but now our soul is dried away : there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
Page 185 - Even now there are some chiefs of this sect to whom, from Poland and from the provinces which once were Poland, more than thirty or forty Jews and Jewesses make pilgrimages. They believe that when one of their rabbins becomes a Cabalist, he thereby becomes a kind of Deity, that he understands the language of animals, of trees, and of flowers — that he can avert the inflictions of the demons — can determine in war who shall conquer and who shall be subdued — and can dethrone such monarchs as...
Page 149 - And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildest not, And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from...
Page 92 - If there be a dead body in his house, no one inters it ; if a child be born, the father must circumcise it. Public detestation was not appeased by death, No one mourned...
Page 185 - ... their rabbins becomes a Cabalist, he thereby becomes a kind of Deity, that he understands the language of animals, of trees, and of flowers — that he can avert the inflictions of the demons — can determine in war who shall conquer and who shall be subdued — and can dethrone such monarchs as are unfavourable to the Jews : in short, that every thing yields to his prophetic power. The chief principle of the sect is, that each one who belongs to it is so enveloped in sanctity, that it is impossible...
Page 142 - Jehovah is one hundred and eighteen thousand times ten thousand miles in height, and its extent one hundred and thirty-six thousand times ten thousand miles. From one of his eyes to the other, is reckoned thirty times ten thousand miles. From his right to his left hand are seventy-six thousand times ten thousand miles. His skull is three times ten thousand miles in length, and the same in breadth. The crown of his head measures sixty times ten thousand miles.
Page 144 - ... of representing the Almighty as arguing in the schools with their legal doctors, and by no means with success ; in fact, the Almighty is represented as needing to be informed by these Rabbins of what actually was in His own law. Thus in Avoda Sara, Rabbi Jehuda said that Kaf has said, " The day has twelve hours ; in the first three God sits and studies the law, in the next three He sits and judges the whole world, in the third three He sits and nourishes the whole world, and the last three He...

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