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One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor. In every congregation a prayer must be read more

One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor. In every congregation a prayer must be said for the czar's health, or the chief of police would close the synagogue.

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On a royal birthday every house must fly a flag, or the owner would be dragged to a police station read more

On a royal birthday every house must fly a flag, or the owner would be dragged to a police station and be fined twenty-five rubles.

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In the evening of the first day my father conducted us to the public baths.

In the evening of the first day my father conducted us to the public baths.

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As we moved along in a little procession, I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps, read more

As we moved along in a little procession, I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps, and they burned until morning, my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns.

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But most of the Gentiles were ignorant.

But most of the Gentiles were ignorant.

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