Monday, February 2, 2009

Daily Dose

From Heinrich Heine: Works of Prose, edited by Herman Kesten


"I think perhaps this God-pure spirit, this parvenu of Heaven who is now so ethical, so cosmopolitan and universally cultured, harbors a secret resentment against the poor Jews who in their synagogues keep reminding him of his one-time obscure national connections. Perhaps the old gentleman wants to forget that he is of Palestinian extraction, and that he was once the God of Abraham, Isaac and Joseph, and that his name was then Jehovah."

From Dutch Divertissements

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