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.

vii “ I shall light a candle of understanding in thy heart, which shall not be put out.” — II Esdras 14: 25. IN THE long night of exile, the Jew has been guided and heartened steadily by the divine beacon of his religious faith, and occasionally also by a neighbor’s candle of understanding and sympathy. The history of Israel, so replete with examples of anti- Jewish persecution and propaganda, records many such gleams in the dark from non- Jewish hearts. In critical moments, Gentile friends have often rendered aid and comfort to communities and to individual members of the martyred people. At times, they carried the torch in the struggle for equal rights, and espoused valiantly the cause of liberty and justice, for the Jew. Such pro- Jewish expression by non- Jews is worthy of note since it invariably reveals extraordinary intellectual independence and moral courage. The atmosphere of western society has been hostile to Israel for more than twenty centuries. The classical authors of Greece and Rome circulated infamous libels against the Judeans, who refused to accept their pagan culture and tyranny. This animosity became intensified with the bitter Jewish rebellions against their Roman conquerors, and was carried into the European legacy by Gentile Christianity. Fifteen hundred years of anti- Jewish propaganda, repeated in the sanctified pages of the New Testament and in the inspired INTRODUCTION

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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 HALLSTRÖM: ArsarethCOUNT VILLIERS DE L 'ISLE ADAM: The Torture of HopeI.L.CARGIALE: The Easter TorchKARL KLOSTERMANN: The Jew of S...ADAM SZYMANSKI: Srul—from LubartówHAMLEN HUNT: The Saluting DollELIZA ORZESZKO: “Give Me a Flower!”LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH: Galeb JekarimERNESTS BIRZNIEKS-UPÏTS: SeskinšSTEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT: 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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