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LONDON:

BENJAMIN PARDON, PRINTER,

(LATE BLACKBURN AND PARDON,)

HATTON GARDEN.

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Page Church of Scotland Mission

168 Free Church of Scotland Society ... 240 London Society ......22, 75, 121, 167, 268

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GENERAL JEWISH INTELLIGENCE.

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INTELLIGENCE. American Society for Meliorating the Condition of the Jews

240 British Society for the Propagation

of the Gospel among the JewsAnnual Meeting

137 Annual Meeting of the Man

chester and Salford Auxiliary 50 Annual Sermon............ Association Secretary. Baptism of A. Ben Oliel

51 B. L. Epstein 263 Mr. Berlin

Mr. Steinitz............ 144 Chelsea Auxiliary Death of Mr. Charles Foster...... 216 Designation of Mr. A. Ben Oliel 211 Female Scripture Readers' Report........

238 Jersey Christian Record ............

73 Jew finding his Saviour

94 Jewish Mission College

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Library 214 Letter from B. L. Epstein... 263, 264 Letters from Mr. Manning 71,214,267 Letters from Rev. Mr. Mayers 48, 98 Letter from Wiesbaden Meetings during the Month...21, 49,

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49, 194 Missionaries' Journals, 17, 43, 69, 91,

117, 135, 158, 190, 207, 236, 257, 285 Norfolk and Norwich Association 266 Notices.......

52, 98, 144, 267 Review of the year 1848... 273 Quarterly Prayer Meeting......... 72 Service at City Road Chapel...... 73 Vacation at Jewish Mission College

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Anglo-Jewish Press

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218 Circumcision Discontinued ......... 100 Destitution of Jews in the Holy Land

293 Dr. Raphall's Lectures

123 Early Settlement of Jews in England.....

123 Hebrew Proverbs .........................

52 House of Rothschild

170 Jewish Board of Deputies......... 23 Jews on the Continent............ 146, 216 Judaism in the United States

75 Models of the Tabernacle and Encampment...

124 New Synagogue at Norwich......... 172 Norwegian Intolerance ......... 52 Relative Proportion of Jews....... 293 Sketch of the Life of Grace Aguilar 171 Pentateuch

241 Study of the Hebrew Language 147 West London Synagogue

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CORNER POR TIE YOUNG. Questions on Jewish History... 219, 242,

270, 293 POETRY.

“He took on Him the Seed of Abraham"

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244 Isaiah xl.

52 Israel Symbolised ................ 24 Jerusalem

76 Moses, Joshua, and Christ

294 Remember Zion

296 The Jewish and the Christian Zion

124 Watchman, what of the Night? ... 271

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The Jewish Herald.

No. XXV.

JANUARY, 1848.

VOL. III.

THE NEW YEAR.

The beginning of the New Year is a time for the formation of new resolutions. To every thoughtful mind, it suggests a review of the past; and every thoughtful review of the past suggests reformation. It would be well, if every reader of the Jewish Herald would resolve that, throughout the year, he would keep before him, as one of the objects that shall lie near his heart, the eternal salvation of perishing Jews.

1. Meditate on the claims of the Jews. Realise the fact that there are now scattered over the world between four and five millions of the Jewish nation, on whom rests the blood of a crucified Messiah : - a people long aspersed, downtrodden, denied their rights, robbed, and spoiled by those who have borne the name of Christian. Think of their blindness, their unbelief, their inveterate prejudices, their ignorance, their misery; think and pity. 2. Believe the words of Scripture respecting them.

God has not cast away his people whom he foreknew." “ The vail is

their heart; nevertheless, when they shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.”—“And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: for this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.”

3. Plead with God for the fulfilment of his covenant. He tells

you that he hath not utterly cast off his people. Let your cry be, How long, O Lord, how long ?” He waits for the

prayers of his church. And is it not time to cry, “How

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long?" Has not spiritual death reigned long enough over this benighted earth, that we do not want “life from the dead ?” Is it not time yet for “the fulness of the Gentiles" to come in ?"

4. Aid those institutions which have for their object to send forth more labourers into the Jewish field. The blessing of God has already attended their efforts. The soil has not been barren. The seed has found good ground, in which to fall. Many of the seed of Abraham have recognised and worshipped their Messiah, and they have come, and taken their places in his church, as the first-fruits of a nation ere long to lie prostrate at his feet, and own him Lord.

And even, where an open profession of the name of Christ has not directly followed the proclamation of his gospel, who can tell how widely the seed may have been scattered, and how deeply it may have fallen, and how actively it may now be minating ? The day shall declare it.

5. Are there not those who are willing to adopt the resolution that they will fix their eye on some individual Jew, and seek, during the course of this year, to bring him to Christ? Leave not the work which you ought to do, to be done by a Society. It belongs to a Society to supply service which cannot be found elsewhere. You may have some leisure, you may have some ability: there are Jews around you, near at hand. You have the word of God in your hand, and the love of Christ in your heart. Let an earnest, humble, persevering effort be made on behalf of some unenlightened Jew. Tell him boldly that He whom his fathers pierced, died as a sacrifice for his sins. Assure him that those hands which they nailed to the cross of Calvary, are now stretched out to him from heaven, offering him pardon and eternal life. If the desired result of your efforts be withheld, think not that you have laboured in vain. If it be granted, there will be joy in heaven, and he “ that converteth a sinner from the error of his ways, shall save a soul from death, and hide a multitude of sins."

May the year on which we now enter, bring with it great and visible results of labours like these! May it be the dawn of a new day upon a lost world! May it be laden with such blessings, as wait only upon self-sacrificing effort and believing prayer!

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