Views On the Synod

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M. WISE'S CALL. To the Ministers mid Other Israelites: To my brother Israelites in North America, I call in the name of my God, Ijdi? im prnrm pin " Be firm, and let us strengthen each other in behalf of our people." The Rev. Editor of this periodical has granted me the favor to give publicity to my views about the association of Israelitish congregations in North America, to produce one grand and sublime end?to defend and maintain our sacred faith, to the glory of God and for the benefit of Israel and all mankind. Brethren! though I am a stranger among you, unknown and unimportant ; though I am aware that there are men among you much better than myself, ':riDD mi? DJtap " whose little finger is thicker than my loins;" though my years are but few in numbers and among you are men gray-haired and highly experienced, notwithstanding all this, I make use of the Rev. Editor's permission to express publicly my views on this important subject, because I think with Elihu, son of Borachel, the Buzite of old, cran E noEJi E'UJO ton nn px " Verily it is the will in man " (that renders him able to speak and act), "it is the spirit of the Almighty that gives understanding to Synode. Man wähle daher lieber den Namen Abgeordneter. Jede Gemeinde sende einen Abgeordneten zur Synode, einen Abgeordneten, der die Gemeinde eben nur als an der Synode betheiligt vertritt. Es glaube keine Gemeinde sich zu klein, um einen Abgeordneten zu senden. Es werden doch schon genug Gemeinden sein, die keinen Abgeordneten senden. Es halte also keine Gemeinde dafür, dass es ihrerseits einerlei sei, einen Abgeordneten zu senden. Die Synode wird also zunächst aus den Abgeordneten der jüdischen Gemeinden bestehen. Dann aber halten wir dafür, dass auch Jedem, der in sich den Beruf fühlt,...

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