Thursday, November 20, 2014

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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