Without lessening my appreciation of the great Bible...

Without lessening my appreciation of the great Bible characters of the Old Testament, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, and the prophets, I cannot help but be tremendously grateful for those of the New, particularly Jesus, the greatest human being that ever lived, though least understood generally by Jewish people, whose own he was.

When I was a child, my religious instruction consisted of learning to read and write Yiddish and to read Hebrew, this being more than the average Jewish girl was taught. To my frequent questioning of "Who or where is God?" I always received the reply that it was not for us to know; we must merely believe and continue to serve Him by observing the Sabbath, adhering to dietary laws, and so on. The result was that for many years I went on thinking and doubting and wondering what it was all about, but firm in the faith that somewhere God must be found, in order to understand life.

Over ten years ago Christian Science came to me while I was visiting with a relative who had become a student of this Science. The remarkable change in her led me to investigate for myself. Retaining my prejudice towards Christianity as I knew it then, I commenced the study of the Christian Science textbook. That led me to the study of the New Testament, which had been forbidden me in my youth. Hate for and misunderstanding about Jesus soon turned to love, through reason and the revelation of his life and love for mankind. In Jesus I recognized the man of God, for as Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health (p. 25), "The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus;" and he became my guide to the things of Spirit.

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Testimony of Healing
This testimony is an expression of my deep gratitude to...
January 4, 1936

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