Selichos for the Proprietory and Penintential Days, and for the Minor Fasts, translated into English by Dr. David Asher, London 1866.

This was the first translation of the Selichos - the Penitential Prayers into English.  The translator was Dr. David Asher.  He was the son of the synagogue reader in Dresden, Germany, and his father died when he was five years old. He entered the Dresden Gymnasium, but his mother could not pay the fees, and … Continue reading Selichos for the Proprietory and Penintential Days, and for the Minor Fasts, translated into English by Dr. David Asher, London 1866.

Selichos Mikol Hashanah – one of the first Hebrew books printed in England by a Jewish printer – London, 1770

This is one of the first books printed by a Jewish printer in London.  It is the Selichos (penitential prayers) for the High-Holydays and Fast Days, according to the custom of the Jewish communities of Poland, Hungary and Moravia, יצ״ו  which is the abbreviation for yevarchem tzurenu veyishmerem - "may (God) our stronghold bless them … Continue reading Selichos Mikol Hashanah – one of the first Hebrew books printed in England by a Jewish printer – London, 1770