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(AMERICAN-JUDAICA)A Form of Prayer for the General Fast to be Read in Synagogue on the 11th August in Commemoration ...

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A Form of Prayer for the General Fast to be Read in Synagogue on the 11th August in Commemoration of the Hurricane in the Year 1831. - A Form of Prayer for Tuesday 11th August 1835 After the Morning Amidah.



Manuscript on paper. Two leaves. English interspersed with Hebrew in square characters. Text states that the Morning Service is to follow that of the Fast of Gedaliah, and includes relevant page number’s from both prayer-books utilized (Levi and Justin).
Each leaf laid down and matted as one. Browned. Folio.
(Barbados): 1835
Jews were among the earliest European settlers to Barbados, an island in the West Indies, and Congregation Nidhei Israel was established there in 1654. On August 11th, 1831, an intense hurricane slammed into Barbados, leveling the capital of Bridgetown and killing some 1,500 residents. The synagogue was destroyed in this Category Four storm and on the anniversary of the hurricane that hit the island, this manuscript represents the special prayers of commemoration recited by the surviving Jews of Barbados. See M. Arbell, The Jewish Nation of the Caribbean (2002) pp. 215-217.
Jews were among the earliest European settlers to Barbados, an island in the West Indies, and Congregation Nidhei Israel was established there in 1654. On August 11th, 1831, an intense hurricane slammed into Barbados, leveling the capital of Bridgetown and killing some 1,500 residents. The synagogue was destroyed in this Category Four storm and on the anniversary of the hurricane that hit the island, this manuscript represents the special prayers of commemoration recited by the surviving Jews of Barbados. See M. Arbell, The Jewish Nation of the Caribbean (2002) pp. 215-217.