Ascamot: Or, Laws and Regulations of the Congregation of Spanish and Portuguese Jews, Entitled [Shaʻar Ha-shamayim]

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Wertheimer, Lea, 1872 - Jews - 66 pages
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Page 97 - Tickva, for the support of a Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Charity School, for the education of the youth of our poor in the principles of our holy religion, the Elders of the Congregation, anxious in every way. to promote so laudable a purpose, have resolved, 1st. That the said Institution of Shaare
Page 53 - That the distribution of the seats in the Synagogues be made with equity, and to avoid the confusion or displeasure which the failure thereof might cause to any of the Yehidim : 1st. The said seats shall always be granted in a meeting of complete Mahamad, to the Yehidim or Congregantes, as the said
Page 73 - Abelut in the morning, in case prayers are not read with Minyan, in the house of the deceased, or of the Abelim, and likewise on the mornings when it is customary to make the Honras in Synagogue, which are on the seventh day, the thirtieth day, and at the end of the eleven months. 4th. In the
Page 38 - It being a custom in all congregations of Israel to have two persons appointed to celebrate the festival of Simha Torah; for the keeping up of the said good custom in this our Kaal, and for the celebration of so great a Misva with all due solemnity— 1 st. The
Page 21 - The institution of the Mohamad in this Congregation is very ancient, and its continuance has tended greatly to our prosperity, and it being necessary that the said Mahamad, (which is composed of the four Parnassim and a Gabay, elected annually, according to Ascama of Elders No.
Page 71 - death makes no distinction of persons, it has been a very laudable custom in our Congregation, and one which we ought to preserve, not to make any distinctions among the deceased, whether in respect to the graves, or the honours conferred in Synagogue. 1st. All persons of either sex, and of whatever condition, being Yehidim or Congregators of this Kaal on dying, shall be buried in our
Page 21 - (which is composed of the four Parnassim and a Gabay, elected annually, according to Ascama of Elders No. 1,) should meet frequently, as well to regulate the management of our Synagogue, as to relieve the necessities of our poor. 1st. It is the duty of the presiding Parnas, by a written summons signed by the Secretary, to convene the other Gentlemen of the
Page 27 - The Elders, having exercised the government of the Congregation almost from its establishment, for their regulation, the following is resolved : — 1st. All the Yehidim, from the time of their being elected to serve the office of
Page 35 - and he who so acts shall be subject to a penalty of five pounds, unless he give a satisfactory excuse either to the said President, or to the Mahamad. 5th. Any person misconducting 'himself in the Synagogue or its precincts, either by offending the presiding Parnas, or by gross insult to any other person, or
Page 27 - Elders of the Congregation," and each one shall be called to all their meetings (as long as he shall be a Yahid, or if a Deputy, during the time he holds that appointment) by a summons signed by the Gabay, or in his absence, by one of the Gentlemen of the

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