The Jewish Herald (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 22, Ed. 1, Friday, February 19, 1909

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Patriotism Love for and devotion
to onee country Tho word is not
used in the Heb eV Scriptures but
the virtue of patriotism is extolled
alike in ancient medevial and modern
Jewish love Particular stress is laid
upon love of an adopted country
Seek the welfare of the city whither
I have banished you and pray in its
behalf unto the Lord for in its wel-
fare shall ye farewell
In the Diaspora patriotism was en-
joyed as an essential virtue Noble
Samuel laid down the principle Dina
dimalkutadina The law of the
land is the law So Rabbi Jose also
states The Laws of the Country
even if wrong must ue obeyed
Biblical and Talmudic precepts
would have done their work well even
if the Jew had not been a patriotic
facto Israels wars from Joshuas
Conquest till the 6th Century of the
present Era engendered the most de-
voted patriotism and were responsible
for thousands of martyrs men and
women Scattered abroad with no
country of his own Israel became a
patriot in whatever land he dwelt giv-
ing his life and substance for the good
of th State and this in countries that
prosecuted him equally with those
that granted him rights and privileges
Given civil and military employment
in > the early centuries in Rome often
selected as ambassador to Europe by
the emperors of the East placed in
positions of financial and political trust
by the Italian Republics by the kings
of Spain and Portugal and by the
Popes serving France and many other
countries in all honorable capacities
the Jew has proved that patriotism is
ingrained in his nature
American Jews most readily took up
arms in the Revolutionary War forty
six names are known twentyfour of
them being officers prominent among
whom is Col Col Isaac Frank Col
David Salisbury Franks who was of
English birth was prominent in re-
sistance to the Britlbii At that time
there were scarcely three thousand
Jews in Norh America In the war
of 1812 fortyfour Jews took part
from Brig Joseph Bloomfleld cntl eight
other officers down to Private JridaH
Tours in the next war of 1846 sixty
Jews served twelve of them officers
among whom was David Do Leon af-
terward SurgeonGeneral of the Con-
federate Army
Oyer one hundred Jews have served
in the small Regular Army of the Unit-
ed States including Major Alfred Mor
decai the author of works on Ordi-
nance and Explosives and Col Alfred
Mordecai Jr recently Chief of the
National Armory Springfield Mass
Three naval officers have been par-
ticularly distinguished namely Com
modore Phillips Levy died 1862 who
secured the abolition of corporal pun-
ishment and rose to the highest rank-
in his day Captain Levi Myers Harby
died 1870 and Commodore Adolph
Marix
It was the great Civil War that gave
to the Jews of the United States their
greatest opportunity of proving mil
iary ardor then patriotism and gal-
lantry shone outmost brilliantly Tour
teen families alone contributed fifty
three men to the ranks and seven
men had been traced who received
frofii President Lincoln Medals of
Honor for conspicuous gallantry Si
meon Wolff gives a list of Jews serving
on the Union and Confederate sides
which exhibits 40 staff officers 11 na-
val officers and a total of 7878 df
other ranks out of a Jewish popula-
tion of less than 150000 souls Among
these were at least nine generals 18
colonels eight lieutenantcolonels 40
majors 205 captains 325 lieutenants
48 adjutants and 25 surgeons
In the recent war with Spain 1898
American Jews were equally active
It has been asserted that the first vol-
unteer to enroll and the first to fall
were alike Jews It is certain thnt
Jews served In both the navy and
army to an extent far beyond their
due numerical proportion and that
they behaved with zeal and valor Jo-
shua Montlfiorc 17521843 uncle of
the late Sir Moses Montlflore served
in the British Army and as on officer
of the East Ydrskshlre Regiment wns
present in 1809 at the capturo of Mar
tineque and Guadaloupo
The Duke of Wellington is reported
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Goldberg, E. The Jewish Herald (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 22, Ed. 1, Friday, February 19, 1909. Houston, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84757/. Accessed December 20, 2014.