|This rare copy of the 1766 publication "Prayers
for Shabbath, Rosh-Hashanah, and Kippur" is available for
viewing at the Clements Library. Isaac Pinto, editor of the
work, was a merchant, teacher and interpreter who wanted to
explain Jewish traditions to people unfamiliar with them and
provide prayers in English for people who could not read Hebrew.
The Clements Library is open Monday-Friday 9-11:45 a.m. and
1-4:45 p.m. Those interested in viewing American Judaica—which
also includes correspondence of Jewish merchants from the Revolutionary
War era—can enter the library through the north entrance
and go to the reading room on the lower level. Rosh Hashanah
begins at sundown Friday (Sept. 6).