JEWS & MASONRY IN THE UNITED STATES BEFORE 1810
The Supreme Council, 33º, SJ, USA
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The Jewish role in the formation and leadership of Scottish Rite Masonry
— by: Samuel Oppenheim, 1910-02,
source: American Jewish Historical Quarterly, Vol 19
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Table of Contents
MHP Editor’s Preface
About this article
Jewish leaders in the early history of American Masonry
Moses M. Hays and the formation of Scottish Rite Masonry
3. Rhode Island
Dutch Jews bring the Masonic rituals to America
4. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut
Little activity reported
5. New York, New Jersey
King David’s Lodge
The Sublime Lodge of Perfection and Congregation Mikveh Israel
7. Delaware, Maryland
The Richmond Lodge and Congregation Beth Shalom
9. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
The Supreme Council and Congregation Beth Elohim of Charleston
MHP Editor’s Preface
This article, written by a Jewish historian, describes the role of prominent Jews and their congregations in the formation and leadership of Masonic lodges prior to, during and after the American Revolution.
During the war, several of them retreated from the coastal cities of New York and Charleston to the relative safety of Philadelphia, meeting place of the Continental Congress and the first capital of the United States.
After the war, leading Jewish Masons including Moses M. Hays and his deputies founded the “Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite” at Charleston, the largest Masonic order in America, under charter from their European colleagues (see chapter 9).
Rabbi Issac M. Wise, himself a Mason, was the founder of “Reform Judaism” which is the largest Jewish sect in America. In his newsletter The Israelite, he wrote:
“Masonry is a Jewish institution whose history, degrees, charges, passwords, and explanations are Jewish from the beginning to the end, with the exception of only one by-degree and a few words in the obligation… It is impossible to be well posted in Masonry without having a Jewish teacher…”
— Isaac M. Wise, The Israelite, 03-Aug-1855, pg. 28
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If human evil was heritable according to a Mendelian Determinism, then it ought to be the same for human goodness. Are bad people born or made? How can we know? Here’s a simple test: is it contagious? Eye color isn’t contagious, though prior to Gregor Mendel some may have thought so. Is evil contagious? I think anyone ought to be able to see the difference.
Scott Peck as far as I know didn’t quote Thomas Szasz but I’d be thrilled to learn if either cited the other because they’re both trained psychiatrists whose views are entirely complementary.
If evil was a dominant trait of a certain gene on a certain chromosome wouldn’t it be morally wrong to punish people born evil?
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