Candles in the Night: Jewish Tales...

To keep aglow the candles of human sympathy, the editor has compiled nearly a thousand items of significant non-Jewish literary and historical expression about the Jews. This volume includes twenty-three short stories and episodes from fourteen different national literatures.

It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for, happily, the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants — while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid. The struggle continued throughout the nineteenth century, in parliaments, at international congresses, and in courts of law, where victims of anti- Jewish plots had to defend their faith and lives. The century began with the emancipation of Jews in France and the Netherlands, followed by the Manifesto of Jerome Napoleon in 1808, the Edict of Frederick William III of Prussia in 1812, and the consistent advocacy of rights for Jews by Prince von Hardenberg. While legislators, like Thomas Kennedy in Maryland, fought for the full enfranchisement of the Jews in America, Macaulay, Peel, Russell, Hazlitt, Daniel O’Connell, Elizabeth Fry, and others championed the cause of political equality for the Jew in England. American, British and French statesmen interceded in behalf of oppressed Jewish minorities in Eastern Europe and in Mohammedan lands; and each outburst of revolting persecution, such as the Czarist massacres and vicious legislation of the eighteen- eighties and nineties, raised a storm of indignation and protest among the social and political leaders of the West.

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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageINTRODUCTIONPREFACE: A NOTE ON ANTI-SEMITISMCONTENTSCANDLES IN THE NIGHT: JEWISH TALES BY GENTILE AUTHORSGIOVANNI BOCCACCIO: A Tale Of Three RingsCARL EWALD: My Little BoyMAURUS JOKAI: How I Became a Friend of the JewsANTON CHEKHOV: Rothschild 's FiddleMAXIM GORKY: The Little BoyRICARDA HUCH: The Jew 's GraveANATOLE FRANCE: An Anti-Semite in the CountryTHOMAS NELSON PAGE: The Jew and the ChristianJOHAN AUGUST STRINDBERG: Peter the HermitPER HALLSTRM: ArsarethCOUNT VILLIERS DE L 'ISLE ADAM: The Torture of HopeI.L.CARGIALE: The Easter TorchKARL KLOSTERMANN: The Jew of S...ADAM SZYMANSKI: Srulfrom LubartwHAMLEN HUNT: The Saluting DollELIZA ORZESZKO: Give Me a Flower!LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH: Galeb JekarimERNESTS BIRZNIEKS-UPTS: SeskinSTEPHEN VINCENT BENT: Jacob and the IndiansMYRA KELLY: Morris and the Honorable TimBEN AMES WILLIAMS: SheenerSINCLAIR LEWIS: The Life and Death of a GodCONINGSBY DAWSON: The Unknown Soldier
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