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.

Rings,” when scholars and mystics turned diligently to Hebrew lore, and when Johannes Reuchlin fought gallantly to rescue the Talmud from the Dominicans’ flames. Ignatius Loyola and Martin Luther alike spoke enthusiastically, almost enviously, of the “ advantages of the Jewish people” ( to borrow a phrase from Pascal), of the glory of belonging to the race of Jesus and the Prophets, and these paeans of praise resounded through the works of Racine and Grotius and Hobbes. Roger Williams and John Locke made clear and specific mention of the Jew in their classical pleas for toleration, and their challenge was followed by the empire builders of Great Britain and the Netherlands, who, like the Ottoman Turks at the other end of Europe, welcomed the immigration of Jews and sought their coöperation in colonial enterprise. It was followed also by the champions of the new social order, the eighteenth century rationalists and romanticists who fought for the “ Rights of Man.” Addison, Toland, Chesterfield and Cumberland, Kant, Herder, Dohm and Lessing, Rousseau, Voltaire, Mirabeau and Abbé Grégoire, Vico, Pestalozzi, Hahn and Kosciuszko, Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison, all of them repudiated the old barriers and barbarities against the Jew. The Father of the New Republic struck the keynote of the new idealism, and extended greatly the frontiers of social progress and political thought when, in 1790, he wrote to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island: The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy — a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship.

Candles in the Night: Jewish Tales by Gentile Authors


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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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