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Rabbi Morris Jacob Raphall supports slavery based on the Bible...
Item # 688495
January 05, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, January 5, 1861
* Rabbi Morris... Morris Jacob Raphall
* The Biblical view of slavery
* B'nai Jeshurun (Manhattan Synagogue)
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