Here's an 1830 portrait of Maimonides, dressed as a Galician rabbi.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Here's an interesting page from the Voice of Jacob's October 1841 issue - the periodicals' second. It gives the guidelines for saying kaddish for "the guidance of a colonial congregation under [the] pastoral care" of Chief Rabbi Solomon Hirschell.(Perhaps in Australia?)
In case you weren't sure how they felt about the Czar (from the safety of New York, naturally).
This idea found a new target some decades later.
Incidentally, you can see here three versions of the prayer for the Czar and his family, including the ever-changing heirs apparent - brother George, then Mikhael, and finally son, Alexei - in these texts from siddurim printed in 1897, 1901, and 1908.