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Prayers for Shabbat, Rosh-Hashanah and Kippur

Translated by Isaac Pinto1766

Center for Jewish History

Center for Jewish History

“Hebrew,” writes Isaac Pinto (1720-1791), “being imperfectly understood by many, by some, not at all,” necessitated an English rendering of the siddur. His model, Ishac Nieto’s “elegant Spanish translation,” was (and was to remain) predominant in Sephardi-majority England. Pinto, amongst the first US Government translators, was described as “a learned Jew at New York” by Ezra Stiles (Yale’s President), and may also have lived in Stratford, Connecticut.

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  • Title: Prayers for Shabbat, Rosh-Hashanah and Kippur
  • Creator: Translated by Isaac Pinto
  • Date Created: 1766
  • Location Created: New York
  • Publisher: J. Holt

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