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January 07, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 7, 1861 

* Morris Jacob Raphall
* Jewish Rabbi - Jews
* Slavery - slaves


Page 4 has an article: "Dr. Raphall's Bible" which includes: "The Rev. Dr. Raphall [Raphael] is a burning & a shining light in our New York Israel...Dr. Raphall is an educated & reverent expounder of the Law given by Moses...He says 'the New Testament nowhere, directly or indirectly, condemns 'slaveholding'; we say it does, especially in this passage..." with much more.
Dr. Raphael's sermon, given on the President's Fast Day on January 4, was considered controversial as he cites acceptance of slavery in the Old Testament as a defense for it in current times.  This report takes close to a full column.
Eight pages, damp staining to the lower one-third, otherwise good.

Category: Pre-Civil War