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The place itself has some little attrac- which they enjoy under their present tion, from the fact of its being the most masters; but, alas ! they are still bound civilised town in North Africa. One in the fetters of Judaism and supermust admit the French have done much stition, and ignorant of Him who in that respect for Algeria : especially alone can make them free indeed. As when we recollect that this portion of soon as I got a little settled, I began, Africa was formerly a piratical country, in the Lord's name, to visit some of famous for all kinds of horrors and out- them in their shops. I tried to introrages, perpetrated by the Algerians upon duce myself to them as a stranger friend all unfortunate foreigners, who came to form their acquaintance, and to gain within the reach of the Dey's territory! first their confidence, and by degrees I But although the French have succeeded hope to be able to introduce to them in destroying savage piracy, and intro. the message of grace and salvation with. ducing European manners and customs, out its being repelled. A few have prothey have as yet failed to give to the mised me to return the visit, but with natives any idea of civilised morality, or some exceptions they have not as yet true Christianity in general; inasmuch as done so, which is, perhaps, owing to the first set of colonists was composed of their being so much occupied with their mere soldiers and stragglers, quite differ- solemn fasts and feasts just now. I ent from those who first colonised North trust that the Lord will open a door of America. As Algiers, in the providence entrance for me amongst them, and of God, is to be the probable scene of that I may be the means of doing good my future labours, I think a few words to many Jewish souls. Here I must with regard to the place itself may not also inform you that there is a Presby. be altogether uninteresting to you. This terian Chapel in Mr. Weiss's house, town, rather nicely situated on the de- where I lived. Mr. Weiss has been the clivity of a hill facing the sea, is means, under the blessing of God, in more than a mile in length; the lower gathering a small congregation, com. portion of the town is occupied by Euro- posed mostly of persons who were peans; has several long, wide, and regular formerly Roman Catholics, and it is streets, and the houses are built in quite delightful to see how this little faithful European style, whilst the upper parts band of believers are interested in the are mostly occupied by Moors; the streets cause of Christ. are tortuous, narrow, dark, and dirty, as As there are a great many Spaniards in all Oriental places. The population here, I was induced to hold a Spanish of Algiers, which consists of more than divine service every Lord's-day. I 100,000, is of a mixed race of Arabs, commenced last Sunday, and there were Moors, Turks, Jews, and all sorts of above a dozen present. I hope that in Christians. The number of Jews is the course of time (D.v.) I shall be reckoned to be only 7,000 who are per- able to induce the Jews to attend some manently settled ; but there are many of lectures which I mean to deliver in those who are constantly coming and Arabic. In the meanwhile I must congoing from the interior. They have a tent myself to do what I can amongst good number of synagogues, schools, and them in a quiet manner, praying that rabbis, some of them are maintained at the Lord may make the preaching of the expense of the French Government, His word effectual and triumphant over who lately built for them a splendid Judaism, Mahomedanism, and Roman. large_synagogue ; both the Arabic and ism, and other false religions, and Christ the French are spoken by the native rule from pole to pole, and from the Jews. They are proud of the liberty | rising to the setting of the sun,
JEWS SEEKING AND EVADING THE TRUTH. One of the Missionaries writes :-"I had a long conversation with a Jewish gentleman and his wife, who appeared to listen with attention, until a personal application was attempted, when the gentleman used these memorable words : It is not advisable to enter much upon these matters, or to dwell much on such questions ; for if the subject has once possessed the mind, it is not easy to get rid of it again, and a man may be disturbed by it, and full of unrest all his life long.'
TO THE OFFICERS OF ASSOCIATIONS, COLLECTORS, AND
OTHER FRIENDS OF THE SOCIETY. The Accounts of the Society for the current year will be closed on the 31st of March, Meanwhile, the Committee respectfully invite attention to the fact that the additions made to the number of Missionaries, and the expenses necessarily incurred by their foreign travels, will render an increase of funds essential.
The continuance, and, if possible, an increase, of those kind and cordial exertions by which the Society has been hitherto sustained, is therefore earnestly solicited. The Resident Secretary will be obliged by early remittances of sums which may come to hand.
All Orders to be payable to Mr. GEORGE YONGE, at the Chief Office. Collecting Cards for New Year's Gifts will be forwarded on application.
THE MONTILY PRAYER-MEETING will, D.V., be held in the Office, No. 1, Crescent Place, on Wednesday evening, November 16th, at seven o'clock, when, in addition to united prayer, it is proposed that the monthly reports of the London and other missionaries shall be read. This will give an additional interest to the meeting, and will, it is hoped, induce the attendance of many who delight to watch the progress of Christian effort among the People of the God of Abraham.
We ask their presence-we need their prayers.
FAVOURABLE communications have been recently received from Algiers and Oran.
Mr. JOSEPH KOPPEL has been accepted as a missionary, and is about to leare for France.
CONTRIBUTIONS IN AID OF THE SOCIETY.
From Sept. 23rd to Oct. 23rd, 1859.
2 15 0
£ 1. d. SUBSCRIPTIONS & DONATIONS. Ashworth, Nie, Ludlow.... 0 100 Butteau, Mr., box
0 6 2 Romans zi., 31......
10 0 0 W. B
2 0 0 Waterman, Miss
0 10 0 AUXILIARIIS & ASSOCIATIONS. Alnwick
1160 Amlwch, collection
0 19 9 Mr. W. Paynter ..
0 2 6
0 2 6 Atherstone..
1 16 11 Barn t ple.......
£ 1.d. St John. Wocd Presbyterian
Church, Carlton Hill...... 1 19 8
Peckham, by Mr. T ylor .. 0 6 9
7 13 10 Stockton, collection
0 18 21 Thank offergs. from a Lady
1 0 0 Work sold by Mre. Joplin.
1 00 Col. by Mrs. Adam
096 by Mrs Joplin &
Mrs. Leidler.. O 86 by Mr. Rand &
2 18 6
4 17 6 Darlington
3 0 0 Douglasil. of M*D)
070 E her Street Chapel. Ken.
nington, by Miss Priestnall 0 3 0 Guildford
480 Hanover Chapel, Peckham 8 18 6 Hartlepool....
1 2 2 Haverlord west .......
2 12 0 Leamington, collection.... 10 00 Lymington
3 3 6 Manningiree.
2 0 0
Ditto, Miss Thom-on... 0 10 0
3 13 6 Barton-on-Burber
3 66 Bedworth, collection
2 2 2 Bishopsgate Chapel
4 11 6
0 11 6 Boston.....
4 2 6
07 0 Bridgend.................... 1 14 8
Miss Atkinson 0 16 0
10 16 1
2 3 6
Lecture by Rev. J. Gli 1 10 0
0 17 2
7 10 0 Odibam, by Mise Harris 400 Ditto, collection
0 0 Peel (I. on Man)....
3 3 0 Ramsey (1. of Map)
3 6 9 Richmond, Yorkshire
0 7 2] Rugby, collection
3 1 3
2 10 0
Sep. 4 Sep. 6
Sep. 1 Amlrech-Eng. Wes. Chael Lecture Pev. J. Wilkinsor Rev. Mr. Jones
lev. H. Nadgin Se 6 Holywell - Ind. Chapel Address Rev. A. M Hend rson
11 Sep. 7 St. Asaph-Ind Chapel Sermon
Odiham-Br tish School Lecture Rev J 'GIII
Rev. R. W. Betts
5 is Sep. 9 Caernavon-Wes. Chapel Pub Meet. Rev. A M.Henderson Rev. D. Roberts, and Mr. Hem
0 17 7
ermon Wes. Chapel Lecture
Rev. Thomas Dilks
and W.D Everard, Esq.
2 11 Sep. 18 Castletorn -'I own Hall Lecture Rev. J. Wilkinson
G. Newton, Esq., J.P.; Rer. Y'r. 8
Officer Sep. 14 Sligo- Independent Chapel Sermon Rev. A. M.Henderson
200 Hinckley - Corn Exchange
Lecture Mr. C. D. Ginsburg Revs. J. James, and J. Parkinson
Lecture lev. A. M.Henderson
J.J. Jackson, Esq. ; Lleut. Col. 1 19
Gule; Reps. (leland & Chater Sep. 16 Rugby -Wes, Chapel Pub. Meet. Mr. C. D. Ginsburg Mr. R. Symes; Fevs. T. Hulme ;! 2 1 3
and H. Angus Sep. 18 Leamington - Spencer-st. Ch. Sermon
Rev. T. Collins; Fevs. Wild, 10 0
Randall, and 'Appleby, and
John Hordern, Esq.
Sermons Rev A. M.Henderson
-Hodgkinson, Esq.; Rers J.Baz- 8 3 3
ley ; Dr. Bryce; and I enjami
Turnock Sep 18 Ramsey-Wes. Chapel Ad. to Y. Rev. J. Wilkinson
Sermon Sep. 19
J. Callister, T sq.
3 16 9 Stratford - Grove Chapel Lecture Rev. J. Gill
Rev. W. G, Fishbourne
1 Darlington - Mech. Hall Pub. Meet, Rev. W. Walters
Revs. Kendal, Mitchell, & Troy 0146 Sep. 2) Barnard Castle -'I est. Hall Pav, Meet.
Mr. Procter: Fevs. Hornabrook 2 10 0
and Darwent; Messrs. Hard.
ing, Badcock, nd Winpenny
Pev. A turdett
A. McMillan, Esq.; Res. R. P. 417 6
Alderman Thwaites ; Rep. J.
2 16 8)
0 11 5 Sep. 22 Bedworth - Ind. Chapel
Mr. C. D. Ginsburg Rev. S Billyard
E. Gilks, Esq.; Mr. T. Trent
nall, and Rev. T. B. Goodman
Rev. W. H Draper
Rev G. B. Blake, J. Halcro,
Esq., Nev. D. Horne, B.A.,
Kev. J. C. Maltland, M.A.
0 13 23 Sep. 28 Bishop Auckland - Ind. Ch. Lecture
Pev. J. Smith
1 18 8 Sep. 29 Richmond, York - Ind. Ch.
Lecture hev. W. Walters Rev. H. Oakley
Rev. J. Gill
0 13 3 Oct. 6 Southgate-road - Presb.Chu. Lecture
1 3 3 Oct. 6 Paddington Chapel Lecture
4 19 3
Res. R. H. Marten, B.A.
Rev. G.C. Bellowes
Rev. J.C. Harrison
9 Oct. 16 Br irton-New Part road Ch. Sermon
10 19 0 Oct. 18 Norwood-Bapt. Chapel Lecture
Rev. J. A. Tipple
Rev. R. Robinson
4 11 3}
L I G H T AT E V E N T IDE, The Author of this most interesting Memoir having kindly presented the copy. right to the Society, a THIRD EDITION, with additions, is now in the press, and will be published speedily. Apply at the Office, or to Mr. Snow, Pater. noster Row.
London : Published by JOHN SNOW, 35, Paternoster Row.
Printed by Charles Adams and Williama Gee, at 23, Middle Street, West Smithfield, E.Ç.--N0.167–November 1, 1880.
The Jewish Herald .
"PUBLISH YE, PRAISE YE, AND SAY, O LORD, SAVE THY PEOPLE, THE REMNANT
PUBLISHED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE
PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL AMONG THE JEW8.
OFFICE: No. 1, CRESCENT PLACE, BLACKFRIARS, LONDON.
DECEMBER 1, 1859.
O U R
On a suggestion by some of our readers, we propose to give the precedence in each Number to Missionary intelligence.
The review of the past year, as a fragment of this Society's history, presents some bright lines, which we can trace only to the Divine goodness smiling on the humblest efforts of those who seek His glory : while following them onward we are cheered in the prospect of their issue. The soul converted under our instrumentality is born for an eternity of bliss; and on its course shall beckon many into the way of life; and thus in an infinite progression may that one fact of a sinner converted add, by the grace of God, innumerably to the ransomed around the throne.
Our Herald presents many illustrations of these sentiments. Another feature in our grateful retrospect is that presented by the awakened interest on behalf of the Jews, evident in every direction whither the Society's agents have gone. This we expect will tell favourably on the pecuniary resources of the Society; it has secured a large measure of believing and loving prayer on behalf of Jews, in all the variety of states in which the Missionaries describe them to be; and we believe that the very fact of the Jew, in his former, his present, and his future condition, being brought out to view, is pregnant of spiritual instruction and benefit to those who have entered into Israel's privileges, and are invited to learn Divine wisdom from his eventful history.
The Society has been enabled to enlarge the number of its Missionaries, although at considerable expense, from the cost of foreign travel, freight
Humbly would we desire to pursue the path marked out for us by the Word of God, by the footsteps of Immanuel, and by tokens of the guidance and influences of the Holy Spirit.
Our Monthly Prayer Meeting in the Office (the 3rd Wednesday in every month, at 7 o'clock) is assuming a more lively and earnest character, and the hope is cherished that, ere long, prayer meetings may exist among the Jews themselves.
We now invite attention to the following extracts from recent intelli. gence. We should be glad, if space allowed, to present information of a
VOL. XIV-NEW SERIES, VOL. y.
similar character from the records of kindred societies, who are working with us to the same results in dependance on the same Spirit. Grace and peace be with them all.
BRESLAU. Mr. SCHWARTZ narrates an affecting instance in which the Jewish missionary appears to have been the minister of saving mercy to a Gentile physician just before he entered an eternal world :
My illness, a few years ago, brought occasion to visit him, but felt no in. me in contact with a medical man who clination to ge, for fear of disturbing attended me,
and to whom, under God, him, but Mrs. Schwartz persuaded me, I owed my speedy recovery. Ever and wished likewise to accompany me, since that time, he felt exceedingly but gave no particular cause why she attached to us, and he never missed an almost insisted, and we went. When opportunity, when time allowed, to have we arrived there we found him in bed, friendly intercourse with us. I soon and he was complaining of pain in his learnt how to value his friendship, as he heart, and found some difficuliy in was a'man of the highest honour ; but breathing. I treated it lightly, and my feelings were distressed when I thought it arose from a cold, especially found that he entertained infidel views, as it was only the day before that he and, moreover, belonged to the Romish was taken ill. But he seemed to entercommunity. In the course of time, tain different views. I spent at his bedhowever, (as he was a man of can- side about an hour, spoke to him of the dour, who loved truth, and as his fleeting days of our lives, directed his infidelity proceeded mostly from the attention to eternity, and prayed with abuses and idolatry of the Catholic him for his recovery. He was still very Church,) I found means to lead his mind lively, and upon my leaving him, begged away from that unhallowed channel, to me soon to return again, which I also the pure fountain of Truth, opened by promised. Little did I, or he, think the Saviour in the New Testament, and that this was to be our last meeting on I had, by the grace of God, the satisfac- this earth; for when I saw him again tion to find that the seed of the Gospel he was a corpse. On the Lord's day did not fall upon barren soil, but pro- morning I received the overwhelming mised to bring forth fruit ripe for and affecting intelligence that my dear eternal salvation. Some time since, I and most valued friend Dr. was presented him with a Bible, on his
On the evening before, a birth-day, with which he was greatly few hours after we had left him, he sud. pleased, and which became the subject | denly uttered a violent shriek, and exof much study to him, and he then gra- pired. He was, however, fully predually found the truth in Christ Jesus, pared for death and eternity, and I have and sincerely embraced it. Not long every reason to believe that he is now after this, for his great merits, he was amongst the "spirits of the just made knighted by His Majesty the King of perfect.” Such are the outlines of this Prussia, and he often remarked to me, case, which I would not withhold from that the Bible I gave him was of more you, and which you also will doubtless value to him than the bestowed favour find interesting, though it does not relate of knighthood. Last Saturday I had to a son of Abraham.
IBRAILA. The Rev. A. GELLERT, in an affectionate and grateful communication, thus writes of the severe trial through which he has been passing, of the kind attentions of Mr. Davidson, and of the present state of his mission,
It has pleased the Lord to let me feel state. I watched day and night at her His hand very heavy upon me, perhaps death-bed, as I might have called it more so than at any other time in my then. I witnessed the struggle between life. I saw my dear companion, to the immortal spirit and its earthly tawhom Providence had bound me since bernacle, before its departure and wingmy 16th year, in a most heartrending | ing away to its eternal home, Blessed