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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
For The Jewish South. IRcltotousXcabcrsof tbeWorlb. By Charles Hutzler. [This address was delivered Thirteen Class, of Richmond, on October IS, tHiIT, by Mr. was prepared without any view to its publication ; but it has been so favorably commented on by the members of the class, that many of those who were not present have tried to prevail upon the writer to place it before the public. After much solicitation Mr. Hutzler has agreed to give it to the readers of The Jewish Soi'Tii, which in to-day's issue publishes the first instalment. Two more sections are to follow, one of which will appear next week, and the other the week after.] Part I—Buddha, Confucius, and Zoroaster. IN ADDRESSING myself to the subject of this sketch introducing Buddha, Confucius, Zoroaster, Me&gt;ses, Christ, and Mahomet, I will ask you to permit your thoughts to take a flight backward acroM the centuries and imagine the conditions. When Moses first came upon the scene Egypt was the the centre not onl...
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
the "leader of men" and the originates of religious forms. The founder of the Buddhist faith, who flourished in India during the fifth century before the Christian era, known also as Gautama and Siddartha, was in many respects the most remarkable of all the leaders with whom we have to deal. Born under conditions of honor and wealth, surrounded by all that usually constitutes happiness; gifted with powers that gave promise of the fruition of his ambition, he suddenly threw aside kindred, wealth, honor, and position, and without other incentive than the current of his own irresistible impulses chose the life of an ascetic, became a philosopher, and established a new faith. Nor was this attained without surmounting innumerable obstacles. His incentive is best described by quoting his own words: "I am now going to establish the kingdom of rightee&gt;usness,to give light to those enshrouded in darkness, and open the gate of immortality to men." With this declaration he left a ho...
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
up the lifee&gt;f ane)ther of the so-called heathen leaders — one who stands euit prominently in sacreel history as one e&gt;f the grandest characters that the world has produced. By reason of the of accounts, Zoroaster is generously attributed to a varying number erf dates, ranging from 6000 down to 600 years before Christ, but the me&gt;st generally accepted elate is located either at the time e&gt;f the great law-giver MOMS or about 1000 B. C. With so much obscurity relating to time, it is not te) be wondered at that so little is knoWO e&gt;f his persenial appearance, and only so much e)f his persemal histe&gt;ry as can be gathered from the fragments that have ce&gt;me clown to us through the ages. The Zend-Avesta, which is a philose&gt;phic system giving an account e)f the creation, tejgether with religious precepts carefully compiled and ethically demonstrated, is attributetl te&gt; him ; and of this it is ...
Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
this being estimated as one-fourth of the populatiem of that continent at that time. It wemld seem as if this record should be sufficient to satisfy the thirst for glory e&gt;f even the nrnst ambitious microbe, but there is one bacillus, not endowed by nature with the power e&gt;f causing elisease in man, which has been responsible for the sacrifice of many human lives among one people—the Jews. On several occasions eluring the Middle Ages persecutions of the Jews had their starting point from what was known as the "miracle of the bleeding host." On these occasions the bread of the sacrament, which was believed to be actually the flesh of Christ, was Observed to be covered with blood-red blotches, which were at emce decided really te&gt; be blood which had appeared in cemsequence of wounds inflicted upon the holy wafer by some malicious Jew. Following these "miracles" came the inevitable persecutions, resulting in the murder of theiusands e)f [ews. Modern inv...
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
Congress was transacted in secret, no great deal is known of its workings, but it is claimed by those acquainted with its inner affairs that the greater portion of its important legislation was framed by Mr. Benjamin. An act performed in 1862 shows the true patriotism of the man. General Huger was in command of Roanoke Island and Mr. Benjamin was filling the post of secretary of war. A requisition for powder was made and was not filled. This was twice repeated without avail, and Roanoke Island fell. An investigation was ordered by congress, and it took but a few seconds for the secretary to inform the committee that the powder had not been forthcoming for the best of reasons —there was none to send. The ejuestion then arose as te) what might be the probable effect upon congress and the people in general of this disclosure of the Confederacy's limited resources. It was decided that this would never do, and the committee was in a quandary. At Mr Benjamin's own suggestion the committee...
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
mm gave further proof of his manliness and independence. He had occasion to appear before a judge who was notorious for the discourteous manner in which he treated those lawyers who were se&gt; unfortunate as to have dealings with him and whe&gt; really stood in dread of him. Mr. Benjamin had only begun his argument, when the judge informed him cjuite abruptly that it was useless for him to proceed as his mind was already made up. "Your honor," hotly replied the ex-Confederate, "you, of course, can refuse to hear me argue this case; but I wish to tell you this —that never again will I condescend to appear in your court." The judge was so surprised that any barrister was bold enough to defy him that he was at first unable to reply ; but in a moment he realized that Mr. Benjamin was right, came down from the bench, him by the hand,apologised, and begged him to proceed, which he did, winning the case. The next week Mr. Benjamin was tendered a bancjuet for his temerity b...
Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
THE JEWISH SOUTH. A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF JUDAISM. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. HERBERT T. EZEKIEL, Editor and Publisher, 826 EAST MAIN STREE Subscription, $1 per annum, in advance. Single Copy, Five Cents. Advertising Rate, 50 cents per inch. Resolutions and other Reading Notices, 10 cents per line. Entered at the Post-Office, Richmond, Va., as second class matter. PERHAPS IT is a pardonable pride which prompts us to lay some stress upon the (act that with the present; issue The Jewish SOUTH makes its two hun dredth appearance. True it is that this is ne&gt; abnorm.nl longevity on the part of the average publication. But Jewish journalism, in the South particularly, cannt&gt;t be gauged by the secular press, anel when we state that this is the second paper of itskinel in the entire South that has as yet attained unto the elignity of two hundred issues, it will be seen that we are justified in felicitating emrselves. A brief glance at the changes in the Jewish pre...
Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
man was Hatzarmarveth. He had watched the poor girl anel saw her e&gt;ne day helping a blind woman to cross a brook. That was enough to cause suspicion, and seeing her give breael to a poe&gt;r wretch, he deneranced her. Tirtza was immediately brought before the judge with the unhappy Pcleg, whom she had helped. " You are accused e&gt;f having given bread to this miserable man," said the judge with severity. "I am young and strong," said Tirtza. " I could wait until the next day to eat, but poor Pcleg was dying of exhaustion. I took pity on him and gave him my bread." "Pity! pity!" replied the ypiteful judge; "it is with such words one corrupts youth and attracts vagrants into this cerantry." "lam no vagrant," said Pcleg, "I am one hundred and twenty years old. I can work no more. I was on my way te) Abraham's house when I met this virtuous child. Abraham has we&gt;rk for young people and bread and lodging for the old. It is there that I want to die."...
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
DIRECTORY OF JEWISH INSTITUTIONS OF RICHMOND. ' SYNAC.OC.UES. BETH AHABA, Eleventh street near Marshall— Rev. E. N. Calisch, rabbi; M. Millhiser, president; Henry S. Hutzler, secretary Services Friday Evening at 8 o'clock, Sabbath morning' at 10:30 o'clock, and holidays. Sunday-school 10 A. M., and BibleClass 11:15 A. M. Sunday. KENESETH ISRAEE, Mayo street between Broad and Ross —Rev. E. Phillips, rabbi; H. Fisher, president; ■ William Perlstein, secretary. Services Friday Evening, Sabbath Morning, and holidays. SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE, Mayo street 1 near Franklin -Rev. Newell, rabbi; A. Gellman, president; H. Rosenberg, ' secretary. Services Friday Evening at 6 o'clock, Sabbath Morning at 8 ' o'clock, and holidays. BETH SHALOM, Joseph Cohn, reader; E. J. Levy, president. Services at Lee Camp Hall 10 A. M. Sabbaths, and holidays evening and morning. B'NK B'KITH. RIMMt)N LODGE, No. 68—M. I. Binswanger, president; Joseph L. Levy, ' secretary. Meets third Sunday night of each month at Le...
Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
THEY HAVE SERVED THE CITY WELL. Four Faithful Officials Who Will Stand for ReElection Next Spring. ROBERT B. MUNFORD, FOR RE-ELECTION Commi^ionei 1 of Revenue Subject to Democratic Primary. / respectfully solicit your vote and influence. . EDW. J. WARREN, Ft)R Re-Elkction— o .. _vx CITY OF RICHMOND. Subject to Democratic Primary. For Re-tlectlon, - gp Dp G. I(lCHAIpflI, FOR Commonwealth's Attorney. ... Subject to Democratic Primary. Frank W. Cunningham IS A CANDIDATE FOR RE-EEECTION . Collectors Subject to-k* - Democratic
Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 25 November 1897
MANUFACTURER OF Fine Cakes, Creams 0 Ices, SODA AND MINERAL WATERS, 525 EAST BROAD STREET, RICHMOND, VA. Sole Agent for Special attention to FINE CATERING HARRIS' ANTI-DYSPEPTIC WATER In and Out of the City. THECOHENCO.CfIRPETS. THEY FURNISHED THOSE AT THE JEFFERSON CLUB. HARVEY * CO., Florists, STtS: No. 5 West Broad Street. GREENHOUSES—Barton Heights and New Reservoir. T3ICHMOND, FREDERICKSBURG ANI&gt; I'OTOMAC RAILROAD. SCHEDULE IN 81-FECT APRII, 15, 1597. LKAVIi BVRD-STRBET ST A I ION. 8:20 A. M., Sunday only for Washington nnd points North. .Stops nt Rlba. Olen A'len. Ashland, I ton well, Ruther Olen, Pcnolu, Mil:ord, Guinea, Fredcri •ksburg, Hrooke, nnd Widewater 8:4-5 A. M., Daily, except Sunday. for Washington and points North. .Stops at Elba. Ashland, Tavlorsville. Doswell, Kuther Olen, Penola. Milford, Woodslane, Oiiinea, Summit, Fied- • ricksburg, Hrooke, and Widewater. l'ul.man car. 12:00 M. Daily, except Sunday, for Washing ton and points North. Stops at Elba, P...
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 3 December 1897
ACADEMY OF MUSIC. — Next Monday and Tuegday Evenings, December 6th and 7th, DeWolf Hopper — PRESENTING- FOR THE FIRST TIME HERE — EL CAPITAN. Sousa's Brilliant Comic Opera. A Great Cast of Principals. A Grand Chorus of 50 Voices- Superb Scenic Environment. Magnificent Costumes. Sousa's Delicious Melodies. Seats Now on Sale, $1.50, $1, 75c., 50c., 25c.. Purest and Best Milk, Cream, and Butter £53 ~~ FROM THE ftn Finest Herd ' n State . QUART, 6ets. PINT, 3cts. HALF-PINT, 2cts. ill All Milk Delivered in Sterilized Glass Jars. Both Old &amp; New 'Phone No. 796. CHATSWORTH DAIRY CO.. 211 N. 3d St.
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 3 December 1897
SYDNOR &lt;&amp; HUNDLEY, +? A Royal Stock of Artistic . 711 i Tl3 EAST BROAD STREET. m Prices as Low as Consistent with Square Dealing. Chapped Hands and Lips Made Soft and Smooth 55J22? "SOOTHING BALM," ff ty U yearß. Sour Stomach and All Discomforts After Eating Relieved COPOPONE LIVER PILLS, El ch't n e E u n years ROBINS' PHARMACY, Marshall and Second Streets, RICHMOND, VA.
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 3 December 1897
TRicbmonb Hewsi The Juniors are organizing a private dancing class. ; Mrs. William Reinheimer is visiting friends in Durham, N. C. Mr. Charles Hutzler made a short business trip to New York this week. ' Miss Schrier, of New York, is visiting Mrs. Jonas Marcuse, west Clay street. Mesdames E. Raab and M. H. Asher, who have been sick, are convalescing. Rumors of another engagement are rife, but as yet &lt;** the use of names is unauthorized. Mr. Eli L. Bloomberg, of Baltimore, spent last Sunday in Richmond with his parents. Mrs. F. Nelson and her daughter, Miss Morrisa Nelson, are visiting relatives in Baltimore. Messrs. George D. Levy and Horace Hart, of Norfolk, spent Thanksgiving Day in Richmond. Miss Esther Miller, of Petersburg, who has been visiting the Misses Cohen, on Clay street, has returned home. Mr. and Mrs. Myer Frank, who have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Block, have returned home. More teachers are needed at the Hebrew Sewing School, which meet...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 3 December 1897
These will neither Rip, Ravel, nor Tear. Neat boxes and a directory of our customers will be furnished on application at our store to those who did not get them when we were distributing them- ' A. W. HANMER. H. M. REINHARD. A. W. HANMER &amp; COMPANY, PROPRIETORS. Hanmer's Method of Soliciting Trade for Business Firms.i* 606 East Broad Street, RICHMOND, VA. KOU ARE INVITED TO CALL* At our store and inspect the presents, when we will explain our method, and you will readily see that the Aluminum Checks
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 3 December 1897
composing the organization are Messrs. Henry S. Hutzler, Harry S. Binswanger, Milton E. Marcuse, A. D. Whitlock, Milton J. Straus, Raphael Levy, and B. M. Kaufman. The last named gentleman was out of the city, so a telegram of condolence was sent him and Mr. M. M. Marcuse acted for him. Mr. Moses Millhiser has recovered sufficiently from his recent indisposition so as to be out again. Mr. Elias Hanff, of Philadelphia, formerly of Richmond, was in the city this week. Miss Lily Wise is visiting friends and relatives in Philadelphia. A special meeting of the Board of Managers of the Hebrew Cemetery was held last Tuesday afternoon for the purpose of awarding the contract for the construction of a mortuary chapel. The two lowest bidders were the same, and each was requested to amend his bid. The buildidg committee was authorized to let the work to the lower of the two. Borfolh IRews. After a very successful reason of two weeks, the Hebrew Pair and Bazaar closed Tuesday night. It was one ...
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 3 December 1897
suffering, became exiled, returned to free his brethren from bondage, led them through the wilderness to the borders of a promised land, constitute a series of events so familiar to all mankind that it is almost a work of supererogation to relate them i n detail. That which stands out prominently in his history is that in every act performed by him he shrank from receiving personal praise, but always attributed his success to instructions from God. Such difficulties as beset his path no other man ever encountered and overcame. Such wisdom as he displayed in foreseeing every event that developed in his remarkable career so far transcends all other human knowledge that we can attribute it only to divine favor. Such faithfulness no other man has ever displayed. And all the rest of mankind's teachers cannot approach him in the purity of doctrine distilled from his lips. Altho' to Noah had been given the substance of the sixth command, and Abraham had received instruction in knowledge of...
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and that without a treasury to draw upon or the allied assistance of any friendly power, but solely by the force of his own incomparable genius he carried them not only over seas and mountains, but through deserts as well; not only dodging foes on one side, but meeting and vanquishing them on others; not only providing food and drink, but quelling open and secret rebellion; not only turning the heads of his followers aside from the worship of idols, but bringing them to the worship of the true God ; not only furnishing wise and humane laws, but making provision for health as well; not only writing the simplest and greatest moral truths to be Ifanded down to history, but composing songs and poems of rare power and beauty, we must marvel to behold all these parts concentrated in a single creature, and marvel still more that when he died he chose that no man should know of his grave, lest his enthusiastic admirers might forget their Creator and seek to worship the bones of mortal man. ...
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capabilities. Therefore, the stage impressing the public mind in its different characters should picture the Jew in his present condition and not as he was believed to have been in the past, when his chances for advancement were not as good as his fellowmen's. And he is slowly gaining his way, even on the stage, as an honorable character and not as a mark for satire and ridicule. In " Men and Women," a modern drama, " Israel Cohen," a Jew, one of the leading characters, is the personification of integrity and honor, the president of a bank, and beloved by his community. Let us hope that future authors and playwrights, when introducing Jewish characters and traits, will study, investigate, and learn their true, genuine qualities, and then when the stage portrayal is given the Jew will be justly depicted as he is, and by this means much will be done towards dissipating the false impression of his character and toward breaking down the barrier between Jew and non-Jew. Jewish Criterion....
Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — The Jewish South — 3 December 1897
Thkkk is every reason to believe that the slim attendance upon synagogue services is due in a great degree to the fact that nowadayses acorrespondent aptly expressed it last week, much, if not all, of our praying is done "by proxy." With a rabbi to recite a portion of the prayers and a choir to chant the remainder, the average congregant seems to think he is a useless appendage, and argues that so long, as he makes his payments to the congregation promptly he is doing all that is required of him. To-night the ladies of the Congregation Beth Ahaba will make a move toward a restoration of the old state of affairs. They will endeavor to organize a choral union, having for its object the resumption of congregational singing. This may, on its face, seem a matter of no great importance, but in the light of recent events, unless something is done to make the attendant upon the Sabbath services feel that he has a part therein and that his presence is lucxssary, the weekly devotion is doomed...