Yizkor and prayer book. Contains lists of deceased, synagogue prayer services, and memorial prayers. The scribe, Binyamin Zeʼev ben Elyaḳim Getsel Kats of Kempen, recorded the book's completion in 1765 in Breslau. The German colophon gives his name as Wolf Jacob von Kempen. There is a dedication in Hebrew on the t.p. by Moshe Segal as a memorial to his parents, Shelomoh and Esther Segal, dated 1802 or 1803. There the location is given as Auras (nowadays Uraz, a suburb of Wrocław). There are four unbound pages at the end of the book, two of which record the dates of the death of members of the scribe's family. The other two pages record names of deceased. The book is beautifully illustrated in black and white by the scribe. Of note: on p. 9a, in the service for berit milah, there are instructions for the contingency of the infant's being orphaned of one or both of his parents, indicating that it was a common phenomenon of the time.
Kats, Binyamin Ze'ev ben Elyakim Getsel.
Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts.
Prayers for the dead.
Registers of births, etc. -- Poland -- Wroc³aw.
Jews -- Poland -- Wroc³aw -- History.
Jewish orphans -- Poland -- Wroc³aw.
Wroc³aw (Poland) -- Registers.
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