No. 22. THE ISRAELITE. 175 We received the following circular by the last European mail, and lay it gladly before our readers : Palestine Archaeological Association. Ho. 22 Htrt St., Bloomsbury Square, London. -Abcholocioal research in the East bavin? now attained such important re sults, in the discovery and acquisition of splendid monuments, both Jigypuan ana Assyrian; and a great archaeological chain of inquiry having been thus established, from Egyptian Thebes to the site of Nineveh, it has been suggested that Palestine presents itself the middle link in this ohain, as being full of rich promise to researches and inquiries of a similar character. If Egypt and Assyria have afforded so many valuable monuments to the truth of history and tradition, it may reasonably be expected that Palestine would yield as rich a harvest. . Why should not the sites ot tne ancient cities ana towns oi me Hebrews, and of the aboriginal inhabitants of Canaan, be explored And wny might not the localities of important monuments especially of the Hebrewsbe sought for, under the guidance of scriptural authority and of tradition; as, for instance, the Egyptian coffins of the patriarchs at Hebron and Sychem the twelve stones 6et up by Joshua, at Gilgal and in the Jordan ; the monumental record of the law in the Stone of Sychem ; the Sacred Ark, supposed to have been concealed by the prophet Jeremiah in some recess ; with many others which will suggest themselves to the Biblical reader ? The discovery, if not also the recovery, of these precious relics of Hebrew antiquity, might be accompanied or followed by the acquisition of various objects of historical importance ; as coins, vessels, implements, sculpture, inscriptions, manuscripts, and other documents, all illustrative of the most interesting periods of remotest antiquity; and that in the Holy Land, the land of the Bible : such a treasure of archaeological knowledge would possess a. high degree of importance, as corroborative of the Sacred Writings, and would doubtless be so esteemed, as well by the learned, as by the religious world. PlAN. 1st. The " Palestine Archaeological Association" has, for its object, the exploring of the ancient and modern cities and towns, or other places of historical importance, in Palestine and the adjacent countries, with a view to the discovery of monuments and objects ot antiquity, by means of researches on the spot. 2d. The foreign operations of the association are to be carried on by means of a fund, raised by donations. 3d. The members will be admitted by recommendation to the council, and will be expected to subscribe the sum of five shillings per annum, payable in advance, tp meet the current expenses of the association. 4th. The officers of the society shah consist of a Treasurer, three or more Secretaries, a Council of not less than twelve, and British and Foreign Corresponding Members. 5 th. The results of researches of this association will bo communicated, as they occur, to the members, and also to the "Syro-Egyptian Society," of London, wherein the Palestine association originated ; and a yearly meeting of this association shall be holden, when a general report shall be read, the accounts submitted, and the officers and council chosen for the ensuing year. Council. Joseph Bonomi, Esq., M. R. S.L., &o. Rev. Alfred Badger, A. M., fec. ... Colonel Francis Rawdon Chesnet, R. A., F. R. S., F. R, G. S., late Commander of the Euphrates Expedition! Dr. William Camps, M. D., F. E. S., &e. .Da. William Fre'tjnd, Pbu Dr. . Dr. John Leh, LL. D., F. R. &, F . R. A. S., &o., &o. Rev. Dr, James Thompson, M. D., &oV Dr. William Holt Yates, M. D. Treasurer. William Henry Black' Esqi ' &mor Secretaries. William Francis Ainbwortb, Esq., F, G. 8., F. R. G. &, Ac, kc, Dr. Abraham Benisoh, Ph. Dr., &c, &c. Dr. Joseph Turnbull, Ph. Dr., fcc, &c. Among, the members of the association we find also M. H. Bresslau, Esq., and Mrs. L. M. Rothschild. The Jewish Theological Seminary and Scientific Institution, in the State of New York. Incorporated 5612 (1852.) New York, Not., 5615 (1854). Sir, With this you will receive a copy of the constitution of the " Jewish Theological Seminary and Scientific. Institution," a society incorporated under the laws of the state of New York, and duly organized. Its objects are fully set forth in the preamble of the constitution, to which we respectfully invite your attention, and solicit your co-operation, believing that the necessity for such an institution will readily present itself to you as an indispensable requisite to the perpetuation of the ancient and orthodox Jewish faith, its customs, rites, and ceremonies. The society having already acquired by a liberal grant, from its founder, for the erection of an institute, about five acres of land desirably located and well suited for the purpose, in the flourishing and healthy town of Yonkers, in the county of Westchester, and within a half hour's distance from the city of New York, the under signed earnestly hope that the liberality of their oo-religionists, ana oi all wno leei an interest in the preservation of the pure orthodox principles and faith of Israel, will speedily furnish the means for completing the important work. By the laws of New York, a will, containing any divise or bequest to this society must be made and executed at least two months before the death of the testator, or the same cannot be lawfully claimed. Donations will be gratefully received and acknowledged by any of the trustees. Your obedient servants, Sampson Simson, President, John I. Hart, Vice-President. Henrt Hendricks, Treasurer. Benjamin Nathan, Secretary. John D. Phillips, Rev. S. M. Isaacs, John M. Davies, Theodore J. Seixas, Isaac Phillips, Trustees. After we had gone to the press with our last uumber, we received the above letter and a copy of the constitution. The letter was not addressed to the Corresponding Secretary of the Zion Collegiate Association," but to the editor of the Israelite, hence wo deemed this to be its right place. We wish the trustees of the J. T. S; the best success, and hope to see the institution in operation at an early date. Something must be done, there can be no doubt : the question is, how it should bo done ? We say by the united efforts of all it can be done best, and we are quite sure that the two plans to effect the same end will finally be emerged iuto one. Ed. Is. To the Rev. Dr. Wise and his Slanderers a RVfl S I HMO TT1 TOK .mn runj hni oxW? n1? .dWjdh .met 'Vani urr onawjnnta ron pxn ay injhVrma sip' t6 n limyra rviT ow K.m "' ' ' nto fx 1KD33 nV rot bsrh nbKn Sk ' ; nrb : tok ma -nn o raier Brutoi nm dik ' mnoj 'amaun mV Cincinnati, Dec. 1, 1854. J. Sh N. Died nt Peoria, Ills., on. Sunday 29th November; Kate, daughter of Adolph A. and Rosa Mayer. . FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. , Berlin, Nov. 3. In the. Jewish com munity of this place there has existed irom times oi old a charitable tuna for the support of poor travelers passing through the town, and to provide food for Jewish prisoners during the festivals. According to a report now published, the amount expenaea in relieving the travelers and feeding the prisoners from this fund has exceeded 2000 thalers annually, on an average. The treasury of the congregation has therefore made a grant of 1000 thalers annually towards the fund above-mentioned. This fact, which we take from the Berlin National Zeitung, supports our view, expressed on a former occasion, that in cases of emergency, such as took place last year, and which, judging from the increase of foreign poor, will be the case in the ensuing winter, it ig' the duty of tho treasury of the congregational funds to make an extra grant for the necessity of extra relief. If the Berlin congregation can afford to grant a sum of 150 pds. st. annually to one charitable institution, surely a wealthy congregation, like that of the Great Synagogue, Duke's place, should be able to devote at least a similar amount in times of extraordinary pressure. We hear a great deal of the vast sums expended in charjty by the London synagogues ; but when compared with the less opulent and munificent congregations of Berlin and Hamburg, who have to bear the heavy burden of immense numbers of foreigners coming from Russia and Poland, and passing through thesetowns, the great English metropolis stands, in its munificence, far below the continental places. L. J. Ch. Emigration to Palestine. Wuertem-bero, Oct. 26. We are informed of a contemplated emigration in mass to Palestine, the former " land of promise." The plan has already been so far matured, that it has been resolved to petition the German Diet for its intercession with the Sublime Porte to grant a tract of land for the above purpose. The origin of this idea of the. great exodus is the peculiar view ot the present social relations generally, and of religious life especially. Both are considered to have fallen into decay to that extent, that it is the duty and requirement of every one, to whom the will of God and his own true salvation are yet dear, to disengage himself betimes from this degenerating position. This the masses can accomplish only by turning their back to the Babel, and gathering together in the Holy Land ; there, unaffected by corrupt influences, to form a state in which the will of God, as the highest law, shall be recognized in its full power, and aTrive at the desired consummation. As far as we can learn, the petition to be laid before tho Diet has already received the signatures of 300 families. This intelligence is the more remark able, since the families thus resolved to leave their fatherland for Palestine are not of the Jewish, but of the Christian faith. L. J. Ch. Constantinople, Oct. 23. The grea, fire which last week , (Octbr. 18) laid the whole of the village or suburbs of Ortakot on the Bosphorus, in ashes, is now being considered as an expression of public opinion ';. as a';;means to give the sultan (who resides in the adjacent Tschiragan), to understand how great is the dissatisfaction with the hew hat, and with the process against the Turk of the Old School, Mehemet Ali. . . Meanwhile those who are not at all interested in the matter had to bear the expenses of this "petition of rio-hta?"- fni- nrl5lrn. -with its 500 burnt houses, " was exclusively inhabited by Spanish Jews, who being mostly absent during the fire, could save' nothing, and are penniless andTboflbss ' The misery is crreat; and cries to heaven. The wealthy Jews instituted collections among their cb-relijnonists; whilst the JMiglisb mis sionaries distributed Bibles among the hungry and the naked. L. J. O'A. Damascus. Our last holidays, which were spent ih! this; town without any par-ticular accident; concluded with additional festivity by tho dedication of a new "lfiD min (scroll of the law.) in the renowned, synagogue of Djobar, a village about, an hour's distance from . here. The inauguration of the sacred scroll, was performed after a solemn and public procession ; the local authorities having sent an escort of police to prevent any hostile interference. The said village contains no Jewish houses except the above-mentioned synagogue, where there is, on the right of tire synagogue, near the ark; a niche, in which, according to tradition, the prophet Elijah spent many days. In this synagogue, though isolated and distant from, the town, divine service is unmolestedly performed every Sabbath, as also on every festival.. On each Tuesday a religious discourse is delivered there,, attended by many devout congregants. L. J. Ch, , Notice. The school connected with K. K. Benai Israel, will open on Monday, January 1. 1855. Parents and guardians are requested, to attend in the morning at 9 o'clock. By order of the President ' M. Hellman, Sec'y. , Zion Collegiate Association. . The Board of this association was completed at the last general meeting by the election of the following gentlemen : R. Buchman, Joseph Jonas, M. Simon, Win. Renau and N. Escales. . We thank our friends, Dr. Benisch, of London, and Mons. Albert Cohn, of Paris, for tho first number of D'B'n nav a. Jerusalem paper. Extracts will be given in our next number. To the Editor or the Israelite. Dear Sir, Please acknowledge in your paper that donations have been received for the Sewing Society from Mrs. J. Seasongood and from Messrs. Heidel-bach and Wertbeimer, Kuhn, Rindskopf and Co., Levi J. Workum, David Workum, Sam. Lyons and Henry Lewis. I sincerely hope the funds of the cause will continue showing their liberality, as we have many calls already for clothing. Yours truly Abby Mater. 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