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Prayer after the death of President Ulysses S. Grant, by Rabbi Sabato Morais (8 August 1885)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=53786 Prayer after the death of President Ulysses S. Grant, by Rabbi Sabato Morais (8 August 1885) 2023-12-28 12:32:31 This prayer by Rabbi Sabato Morais after the death of President Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) concludes a eulogy published in the <em>The Jewish Record</em> on 14 August 1885, "General Grant: Substance of a Discourse Delivered Last Sabbath by the Rev. S. Morais." A note in the preface to the article dates the eulogy to the preceding Sabbath, 8 August 1885. The article was preserved in a <a href="https://colenda.library.upenn.edu/uv/uv.html#?manifest=https://colenda.library.upenn.edu/phalt/iiif/2/81431-p35d8nw83/manifest&c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=439">newspaper clipping</a> found on page 338 of the Sabato Morais Ledger. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Sabato Morais https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Mourning 19th century C.E. 20th century C.E. English vernacular prayer Prayers for leaders Ulysses Grant
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Sovereign Lord!
The sages of antiquity
have taught us to believe
that bodily trials cleanse away
the impurities of the soul.
May the excruciating pains
borne with fortitude by Thy servant,
Ulysses S. Grant,[1] Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), the 18th President of the United States served from March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877. 
atone for his shortcomings.[2] Possibly a reference to the infamous General Order №11, sent out by General Ulysses S. Grant on 17 December 1862, the single greatest act of government antisemitism in U.S. history. 
May the supplications of a whole people
wing up his spirit
to the regions where
the martyrs of Liberty
have been imparadised.
Deign, O God!
to send Thy angels to announce
to the deliverer of our Union
forgiveness of sins,
and the awarding of unalloyed bliss,
surpassing all earthly delights
and glorifications.
Amen.

This prayer by Rabbi Sabato Morais after the death of President Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) concludes a eulogy published in the The Jewish Record on 14 August 1885, “General Grant: Substance of a Discourse Delivered Last Sabbath by the Rev. S. Morais.” A note in the preface to the article dates the eulogy to the preceding Sabbath, 8 August 1885. The article was preserved in a newspaper clipping found on page 338 of the Sabato Morais Ledger.

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Prayer in eulogy for Ulysses Grant [Jewish Record 1885-08-14] (Sabato Morais Ledger, p. 338)

 

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1Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), the 18th President of the United States served from March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877.
2Possibly a reference to the infamous General Order №11, sent out by General Ulysses S. Grant on 17 December 1862, the single greatest act of government antisemitism in U.S. history.

 

 

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