Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Who should say kaddish and how, 1841

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?)

May the Lord bless and keep the Czar far away...

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.


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