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Rechabites

(rē`kəbīts), in the Bible, a family that practiced asceticism. Organized by Jonadab, who helped Jehu purge Israel of the Baal cult, they drank no wine, built no houses, sowed no seed, planted no vines, and lived in tents. The Rechabites were apparently related to the Kenites.

Rechabites

pastoral people who abstained from all wines. [O.T.: Jeremiah 35:5–19]
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The Independent Order of Good Templars included tobacco in its pledge for juvenile members in Australia,(14) while the Rechabites, another temperance lodge, campaigned for juvenile smoking legislation after 1900.
Thanks to the Rechabite Friendly Society, which provides policies for the no-booze brigade.
Policies run by Healthy Investment (HI) Friendly Society - formerly the Rechabite Friendly Society for teetotallers only - top the performance league in three sectors, and comes third in the fourth.
FOR details: call Liverpool Victoria on 0800 550050; Scottish Friendly Assurance, 0845 6021065; Rechabite Friendly Society, 0800 731 2422; Tunbridge Wells Equitable Friendly Society, 0500 800830.
The Manchester-based Rechabite has announced new premium income up a massive 74 per cent, assets up 4.
The Rechabite Friendly Society has more than 25,000 members - all of them teetotal and all entitled to a low 6 per cent rate on variable rate mortgages.
And the leading full-cost with profits endowment over 15 years comes from the Rechabite.
Others cater for specific groups such as the Manchester-based Rechabite Friendly Society, which offers deals to teetotallers.
Mr Nash says the new policy represents a shift of emphasis for the Rechabite.
His great- grandfather Richard Spence joined the Rechabite Friendly Society in the 1850s.
The Manchester-based Rechabite Friendly Society says the annual reversionary bonuses on its ten-year tax-exempt privileged policies will be nine per cent, and on taxable policies, eight per cent.
So the Rechabite Friendly Society was created, with a motto of "temperance and the thrift", to help those unfortunates secure a future for themselves and their families.