"Let our writings be open to all the people. Let
them see what our moral code is like! We need not be afraid of this test,
for we have a pure heart and a clean spirit. Let the nations investigate
the habitations of the children of Israel, and of their own accord convince
themselves of what they are really like! They will then exclaim for certain
with Balaam, when he went out to curse Israel: 'How beautiful are thy tents,
O Israel: how beautiful thy homes!(1)
"In its attitude towards non-Jews, the Jewish religion
is the most tolerant of all the the religions in the world....The precepts
of the ancient Rabbis, though inimical to Gentiles, cannot be applied in
any way to Christians."(2)
"A whole series of opinions can be quoted from the
writings of the highest Rabbinical authorities to prove that these teachers
inculcated in their own people a great love and respect for Christians,
in order that they might look upon Christians, who believe in the true
God, as brothers, and pray for them."(3)
"We hereby declare the the Talmud does not contain
anything inimical to Christians."(4)
(1) J. Singer: Should the Jews become Christians? p.6. Vienna, 1884.
(2) Daniel Chwolson: Do Jews use Christian Blood? pp. 11, 12,
St. Petersburg, 1879.
(3) Polish Magazine Izraelita (Warsaw) No. 48, p. 459c, 1891.
(4) Dr. A. Jellenek: Gegen die Antisemiten (Against the Anti-Semites)
p. 9, Vienna, 1882.