Life-Cycle > Prayers for children
Seder shel Yom ha-Kipurim ke-minhag Lisle.
Manuscript in Hebrew on paper.
MS X893C J55 V.25
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
For many Jews, it was a common practice to list the names and birth dates of one's children in a well-used book. Mr. de Millau, the owner of the book shown here, undoubtedly cared very much about his children, and wanted to pray for them at opportune times. For this reason, we see that he listed their births in the back of his prayer book for the High Holiday of Yom Kippur, an auspicious time for prayer and merit.
Gift of Richard J. H. Gottheil.