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Marcus Heinrich Bresslau

Marcus Heinrich (also Mordecai Ḥayyim/Hyman/Heyman) Bresslau (ca. 1808-15 May 1864) was a Hebraist and newspaper editor. Born in Hamburg, he settled in England when young. For some time from 1834 he was Baal Ḳoreh (reader) at the Western Synagogue. He then taught Hebrew at the Westminster Jews’ Free School and went on to tutor privately. A maskil, he became involved with M. J. Raphall’s Hebrew Review and Magazine of Rabbinical Literature (1834-6). In October 1844 he was appointed editor of the relaunched Jewish Chronicle by proprietor Joseph Mitchell. Prickly and quarrelsome, he resigned in July 1848 but returned in around September. He remained until about October 1850. After Mitchell’s death in June 1854 he became proprietor (his middle name appearing as Heyman) and edited it until February 1855 when new proprietor Abraham Benisch succeeded him. Bresslau, who tried vainly to revive the Hebrew Review, wrote Hebrew poetry, produced a Hebrew grammar and a Hebrew dictionary, and translated various Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library. Bresslau compiled (we think) the first compilation of teḥinot in English for women. (Much of this information via Bresslau's entry in The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History)

Meditations on the Life of Moses, Our Great Legislator, Appointed for the 7th Adar, the Anniversary of his Death, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ט בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-10) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A meditation on the life and person of Mosheh Rabbeinu for the 7th of Adar. . . .


Prayer on the New Moon, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

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A paraliturgical prayer for the New Moon on Rosh Ḥodesh. . . .


Prayer on the Sabbath Previous to the New Moon, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ח בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-10) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A paraliturgical prayer for the New Month offered on Shabbat Mevorkhim. . . .


Meditation on the Holy Sabbath, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״א בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-13) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer reflecting on the meaning of the Sabbath day. . . .


Prayer of a Mother on the Grave of Her Child, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer of a mother grieving over the death of her child. . . .


Prayer for Resignation Under Injuries, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer of a person suffering under grievous injuries and dying. . . .


Prayer for Salvation in the Future State (Olam haBa), by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer of a person dying and imagining their possible afterlife. . . .


Prayer on the Grave of a Sister, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer of a sister mourning at the grave of her sister. . . .


Prayer on the Grave of a Brother, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer of a sister mourning at the grave of her brother. . . .


Prayer for a Widow at the Grave of Her Husband, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer of a wife grieving over the death of her husband. . . .


Prayer of an Orphan, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer of a person who has lost their parent or parents. . . .


Prayer for the Sabbath, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

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A prayer for the Sabbath day. . . .


Prayer on Becoming Responsible as to Religious Duties, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ט בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-11) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for a young woman on her Bat Mitsvah on becoming responsible for observing her mitsvot. . . .


Prayer on the Day of Circumcision, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ט בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-11) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for a mother on the day of her son’s circumcision. . . .


Prayers Previous to Initiation on Attaining the Age of Twelve, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ט בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-11) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for a young woman on her Bat Mitsvah. . . .


Prayer on the Anniversary of the Death of a Parent (יאָרצײַט), by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer of a daughter on the yahrzeit of her mother or father. . . .


Prayer for Parents, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ט בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-11) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer by a daughter on behalf of her parents. . . .


[Prayer] on a Birthday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ט בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-11) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer of gratitude on a regular birthday. . . .


A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Friday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ח בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-10) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for the sixth day of the week. . . .


A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Thursday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ח בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-10) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for the fifth day of the week. . . .


A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Wednesday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ח בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-10) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for the fourth day of the week. . . .


A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Tuesday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ח בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-10) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for the third day of the week. . . .


A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Monday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ח בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-10) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for the second day of the week. . . .


Morning Prayer, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

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A prayer upon rising in the morning. . . .


Night Prayer, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ט בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-11) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer before going to sleep at night. . . .


Prayer on the Ninth Day of Aḇ תשעה באב the anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: ה׳ באב ה׳תש״פ (2020-07-26) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for the 9th of Av, the anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem. . . .


Prayer for the Feast of Dedication: חנוכה, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״א בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-13) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for festival of Ḥanukkah. . . .


A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Sunday, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ח בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-10) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A prayer for the first day of the week. . . .


Prayer of a mother for her sick infant child, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A supplication of a mother for her sick infant child. . . .


Prayer of a Wife for a Sick Husband, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״א בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-13) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A supplication of a wife for the recovery of her ill husband. . . .


Prayer in sickness, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A supplication made during a period of debilitating illness. . . .


Prayer of Thanksgiving on Recovering from Sickness, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: כ״ג בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-15) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A thanksgiving prayer on recovering from a serious illness. . . .


תחנות בנות ישראל | Devotions for the Daughters of Israel, by Marcus Heinrich Bresslau (1852)

Contributed on: י״ח בסיון ה׳תש״פ (2020-06-10) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Marcus Heinrich Bresslau |

A collection of teḥinot translated, adapted, and republished in English. This may be the first collection of teḥinot published for an English speaking audience. . . .