Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Year's Greeting to Our Jewish Readers
May you be inscribed and photographed in the Book of Life


Tashlich prayer on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1909.
The Near Year prayer is traditionally said at a body
of water where the worshipper "casts" his/her sins
Israel Daily Picture normally focuses on pictures of the Holy Land in the Library of Congress archives' American Colony collection. 

In honor of Rosh Hashanna, we present pictures of the holiday in New York City, taken in the early 1900s by George Bain and also housed in the Library of Congress archives.

Jewish boy in prayer shawl on Rosh Hashanna (1911)









Tashlich prayer on the Brooklyn bridge (1919)






Jews praying on the Jewish New Year (circa 1905)
















Rosh Hashanna worshippers (1907)











Tashlich on the Brooklyn Bridge (1909)













Going to prayers (circa 1910)








Going to synagogue (circa 1910)






Selling New Year's cards, East Side, New York City (1910)



"New Year's Parade" (1912)












Jewish New Year's nap, East Side (1912)

2 comments:

  1. so sad to be jewish out from israel

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  2. The picture "labled Tashlich on the Brooklyn Bridge (1909)" is not correct. That is not the Brooklyn Bridge. It is either the Manhattan or Williamsburg Bridge.

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