Saturday, September 12, 2015

Gallery of Rosh Hashanna Photos in New York 100 Years Ago. To Our Jewish Readers. May You Be Inscribed and Photographed in the Book of Life

Re-posted from 2013
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 found in the Library of Congress archives' American Colony collection. 

In honor of Rosh Hashanna, we present vintage 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.  Our thanks to the librarians and archivists at the Library of Congress.

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). Note the pipe in the elderly man's hand

Selling New Year's cards, East Side, New York City (1910)
Going to synagogue (circa 1910)
"New Year's Parade" (1912)
Jewish New Year's nap, East Side (1912)

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