||Rare order of prayers and supplications for the ill and entreaties for the young and the work Ma’avar Yabbok. Included are the order of viduii (confessions) for the ill, dealing with the deceased, and the purification and burial. The cover serves as a title page and is undated. The dates 189?/192? Refer to the first two editions of this work published by E. Kupchik. The verso of the cover has kaddish de-rabbunin, followed by the prayers and supplications for the ill. The text is in vocalized Hebrew with some instructions in Yiddish. The second part of the book deals is concerned with the deceased. The inside of the back wrapper has Kaddish Yisomim in Hebrew and vocalized English letters. The back outer back wrapper contains El Melah ‘Rahamim and below an illustration of a cemetery.
Ma’avar Yabbok, was originally compiled by R. Aaron Berechiah ben Moses of Modena (d. 1639), is prayers for the ill and deceased. In the introduction to the first 1626 Mantua edition R. Aaron wrote “Ma’avar Yabbok is so entitled to bring close and to offer with love and awe before the entire holy congregation, “among them young women beating tambourines” (Psalms 68:26). They will pass the way of an unsteady bridge from the world of permutation and destruction in which iniquities reach to heaven, to “bind with chains” (cf. Job 38:31) the é Oneness, the á blessing, and the ÷ holiness (= éá÷), and with this you will offer “a meal offering of your first fruits” (Leviticus 2:14) and “pass over the ford Yabbok” to wrestle with the Lord, every man his struggle, “until the breaking of the day” (Genesis 32:25) which is the resurrection, then not Jacob will his soul and body be called but only Israel.”