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twelfth annual report.
confirm the conviction that such a School would prove of the utmost advantage to the Jewish population of Damascus. An interesting 11 Sketch of Life in Damascus," has been supplied by M. Fresco, and is reproduced in the Appendix.
Jerusalem.—(151 pupils : subvention, £100.)— Eighty of the pupils receive instruction in the following pursuits: carpentry, shoemaking, tailoring, turnery and smiths' work. Four boys are learning shecJiitah. Elementary instruction is given in the following subjects:—Hebrew, the translation of the Bible, Sacred history, grammar, Talmud; Arabic grammar, caligraphy, translation and composition; French grammar, reading and writing ; arithmetic and geography. Fifty of the pupils, who are lodged on the premises, receive three meals a day. Other pupils have, according to the means at the disposal of the Head Master, one meal or two meals a day. The payment of school-fees could only be afforded on the part of five pupils. Twenty children of Russian refugees had been successfully removed from the tuition of the missionaries. The expenses for the maintenance of these twenty children were being defrayed by an anonymous benefactor. The School, situated outside the Jaffa Gate, is built of lime-stone, and contains four class-rooms, a Synagogue,* a reception-room (which
* The following fact deserves to be noticed. A pupil, fourteen years old, who shows great proficiency in Jewisli knowledge, and is gifted with remarkable eloquence, preaches every Saturday in the Synagogue, and succeeds in rivetting the attention of the congregants by his fervid and impressive delivery,
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