#SundaySentence

Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

“It has awakened anew the spirit of brotherly love among us, and we have had an opportunity of experiencing that oceans may intervene between our dispersed remnant, that mountains may divide us, but that yet the Israelite is ever alive to the welfare of his distant brother.”

Source: Isaac Leeser (1806-68), quoted in Norman H. Finkelstein, Saying No to Hate: Overcoming Antisemitism in America.