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Form of Service, at the Dedication of the New Synagogue of the “Kahal Kadosh Mickvi Israel” [Philadelphia], [Abraham Israel Keys], New-York: S. H. Jackson, 5585 (1825)
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Form of Service, at the Dedication of the New Synagogue of the “Kahal Kadosh Mickvi Israel” [Philadelphia], [Abraham Israel Keys], New-York: S. H. Jackson, 5585 (1825)
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Important Judaica Including Property from the Estate of Shlomo Moussaieff

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Form of Service, at the Dedication of the New Synagogue of the “Kahal Kadosh Mickvi Israel” [Philadelphia], [Abraham Israel Keys], New-York: S. H. Jackson, 5585 (1825)
18 leaves (6 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.; 175 x 105 mm.). Printed in vocalized Hebrew with English translation on facing pages. Lightly browned and stained; roughly opened so some edges slightly frayed; small split to bottom gutter. Early marbled wrappers remargined. Modern slate blue stiff paper boards with reproductions of Hebrew and English title pages.
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Provenance

Frances Etting [née Gratz](1771-1852), her dated (1/21/1825) inscription on front free endpaper

Literature

Goldman 1079; Singerman 0427; Rosenbach 278; Deinard 48; Karp 99; unknown to Vinograd. Edwin Wolf and Maxwell Whiteman, The History of the Jews of Philadelphia from Colonial Times to the Age of Jackson (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1957), p. 366 and n. 34.

Catalogue Note

This small liturgical text comprises the Psalms to be recited during the procession of the Torah Scrolls at the dedicatory service held to inaugurate the new worship space of Philadelphia’s Congregation Mikveh Israel (here styled “Mickvi Israel”). With the exception of the title pages, where Hebrew and English text appear on two sides of the same leaf, the Hebrew text in this volume appears with English translation on identically-numbered, facing pages. It was printed in New York by Solomon Henry Jackson who undoubtedly used as his model the nearly-identical Form of Service at the Dedication of the New Synagogue of the Kahal Kadosh Shearith Israel, printed by J. Seymour in 1818. In the present edition, Jackson corrected and completed the vocalizations for the entire Hebrew liturgical text, absent in the earlier version, and added several additional biblical readings, after the Torah procession. The dedication was by all accounts, a grand event. More than 600 tickets were issued to the elaborate ceremony held on January 21, 1825. In attendance, in addition to the congregation and a well-trained Jewish choir, were a number of non-Jewish notables, including justices of the Supreme Court, and the Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Important Judaica Including Property from the Estate of Shlomo Moussaieff

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New York