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Lot #    8325
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 11:32:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    A Small Prayer Book for the Evelina de Rothschild
Title (Hebrew)    Religious School for Girls
Author    [Liturgy - Unrecorded] Annie E. Landau, Compiler
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    A. M. Luncz
Publication Date    c. 1890
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [3], 57 ff., 156:90 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper boards.
   Prayer Book for the Evelina de Rothschild Religious School for Girls prepared by Annie E. Landau, Headmistress of the School. The title page has both Hebrew and English text. The former states that it is for morning prayers for weekdays and Rosh Hodesh and also includes Birkat ha-Mazon, birkat nehinen, birkat Ner Shabbat, Ner Hanukkah, and Kri’at Shema al ha-Mittah. The prayer book was printed at the expense of the Evelina de Rothschild School, which is under the direction of Hanna (Anna) Landau. The first leaves, listing the order of the order of prayers, and then in more detail the order of morning prayers, are in both Hebrew and English. The remainder of this siddur is entirely in Hebrew, excepting instructions, which are in English. The prayers listed on the title page are complete, set in vocalized Hebrew.

The Evelina de Rothschild Religious School for Girls, founded in 1857, is still active. It is the oldest girls' educational institute in Jerusalem. For a time it was run by the Anglo-Jewish Association of London. At present the school has between five to six hundred students ranging from seventh to twelfth grade. All of its students take matriculation tests and most of them go on to national service or the army.

Evelina de Rothschild was the daughter of Lord Lionel Rothschild. She married her cousin, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1865. In 1866, the Baroness gave birth to a son. Sadly, neither Evelina nor the baby survived. In her memory Baron Ferdinand built and largely supported the Evelina Hospital for Sick Children. Baron Lionel never entirely recovered from his daughter’s untimely death. His wife, Baroness Charlotte de Rothschild, established Evelina Prizes at all the Jewish elementary schools and at Jews’ College in memory of her daughter.

Paragraph 2    סדר תפלה לשחרית של חול וראש חדש ונלוה לו ברכת המזון, ברכת הנהנין, ברכת נר שבת, ברכת נר חנכה, וק"ש [קריאת שמע] שעל המטה. נדפס בהוצאות בית הספר אולינה די רוטשלד, שתחת הנהלת הגברת חנה לנדוי... בדפוס א[ברהם] מ[איר] לונץ.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica