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Prayer book for the New Year and Day of Atonement belonging to the Rodriquez Rivera family
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Prayer book for the New Year and Day of Atonement, belonging to the Rodriquez Rivera family
Amsterdam, 1717
Paper and ink, leather-covered wood, and metal clasp
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

The liturgy and services at Charleston’s Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim followed the Sephardic custom. Prayers were read in Spanish or Portuguese, and in Hebrew. Among the earliest prayer books used in Charleston is this volume, published in Holland in 1717, with prayers for the High Holy Days in Spanish.

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