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Jewish rabbi supports slavery based on the Bible...

Item # 647573

January 05, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, January 5, 1861 

* Jewish - Judaica - Jews
* Rabbi Morris Jacob Raphall
* The Bible view of slavery
* B-nai Jeshurun (Manhattan)

The last column of the front page is taken up with a lengthy report, carrying over to take all of pages 2, 3,4 and 5, with heads including: "STATE OF THE UNION" "Our National Fast Day" "Its General Observance in the Metropolis" "The Religious View of The Crisis" "Sermons, Address, and Prayers by..." "Immense Crowds at the Churches" and more.
Among those who preached, and whose address begins on the front page of this newspaper and carries over to take two columns on page two, is: "The Rev. Dr. Raphael, Rabbi" "The Greene Street Jewish Synagogue" (see for portions). In his address the rabbi gives his views on the coming Civil War and slavery, considered controversial given his defense of slavery by citing its practice in the Old Testament.
This is a significant Judaica item concerning the Civil War.
Eight pages, a bit irregular at the spine, some margin tears, scattered foxing.

Category: Pre-Civil War