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serve the impression which the present severe visitation of God has generally made upon the minds of the Jews here, I have found that their superstition and fanaticism has increased in a high degree. They show now, indeed, a more than usual zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. The fanatic Jews have begun to persecute those who wear the German costume, and have repeatedly inflicted personal violence upon them. A respectable baptized Jew was also recently much ill-used by some of his brethren, on account of his being seen to smoke on the Jewish Sabbath."

The reports from another missionary station (in Germany,) present a no less lamentable picture :

" It is written, when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness ;' but, generally speaking, the very contrary of this appears to have been the case under the present visitation. They have gone from one extreme to another; from being terrified, and induced to abstain from every thing calculated to encourage the complaint, they have become more hardened, and have done as if they wished to set it at defiance. This was the more remarkable, from the deadly character it had assumed at some places. But this seemed only to induce a spirit of levity and carelessness. We had many painful opportunities of seeing how deeply and widely infidelity has struck its poisonous roots in these parts. It is therefore to be feared that this rod will only be suspended for a season, to be inflicted again, perhaps, even more severely. Infidel Jews vie with infidel Christians; in fashionable opinions and prac

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tices they do not like to be behind their Christian neighbours."

Accounts like these are calculated to stir us up to more earnest prayer, that the Lord may speedily accomplish his promise, to pour on the children of Abraham the spirit of grace and of supplication, that they may look upon Him whom they have pierced

It has pleased the Almighty to continue his preserving mercies to all of our missionary brethren thus surrounded by pestilence and death, so that it has not been permitted to enter their dwellings.

LONDON.

Extract from the Journal of a Missionary. “ A Jew said to me, I shall be always very glad to see you at my house, whenever your time will permit, but let me beg of you, never to speak again to Mrs H. on the subject of religion, nor to read to her from the New Testament; for I can assure you, since you have been at my house last, when you read to her the Sermon on the Mount, she has scarcely left off speaking about it, and frequently begged me to buy her a New Testament. He then left me, begging me not to walk with or to speak to him in the street, for fear of being seen by any Jew."

Poetry.

“ Blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved."-Rom. xi. 25.

POOR outcast of Israel, we mourn thy sad fall,
For deeply thou'st drank of the wormwood and gall;
The blight of God's wrath has fallen heavy on thee,
Broken off were thy boughs from the good olive tree.
A deep debt we owe thee, thou poor exiled Jew,
For we were graff’d in to the place where you grew;
Life again from the root thou shalt one day receive,
And in Jesus, the crucified Saviour, believe.
With doubt, do ye question, “can these dry bones

live;"
O yes, when Jehovah commandment shall give,
The Spirit of God will enter these slain,
And a great living army will cover the plain.
The day is at hand, when the dew from on high
Will descend on the soil now so barren and dry;
Then the germ so long buried shall burst from the

tomb, And the sweet rose of Sharon in Judah shall bloom.

Poor outcast of Israel, we long to embrace
With fraternal affection thy long oppress'd race;
We long for the time when, through Jesus, the Door,
Ye shall enter the sheepfold to wander no more.
We look for the dawn of a glorious day,
When the veil o'er their hearts shall be taken away ;
When Gentile and Jew together shall come,
And worship the Lamb in the midst of the throne.

London : Printed at the Operative Jewish Converts'Institution,

Palestine Place, Bethnal Green.

THE

JEWISH ADVOCATE,

FOR THE YOUNG.

VOLUME IX.-1853,

LONDON: SOLD AT THE LONDON SOCIETY'S HOUSE,

16, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS

WERTHEIM AND MACINTOSH, 24, PATERNOSTER ROW ;

AND HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILI.Y.

LONDON

PRINTED AT THE OPERATIVE JEWISH CONVERTS' INSTITUTION,

PALESTINE PLACE, BETHNAL GREEN.

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