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Meïr haLevi Letteris

Meïr haLevi Letteris

Meïr (Max) haLevi Letteris (מאיר הלוי לעטעריס‎; 13 September 1800 – 19 May 1871) was an Austrian-Jewish poet, editor, and translator of the Galician Haskala. He translated into Hebrew works by Virgil, Lucian, Jean Racine, Lord Byron, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Ludwig August von Frankl, and others.

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Devotional Exercises for the Use of Jewish Women on Public and Domestic Occasions, an anthology of teḥinot by Miriam Wertheimer (1852) translated from the work of Dr. Meïr Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 14 Dec 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Miriam Wertheimer (translation) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

This is the anthology of teḥinot, Devotional Exercises for the Use of Jewish Women on Public and Domestic Occasions (1852), translated by Miriam Wertheimer from Taḥnunei bat Yehudah (1846) by Meïr Letteris. On the title page and the preface, the author of the work translated by Wertheimer was somehow misidentified as Wolfgang Wessely. . . .


Gebet an einem Fasttage | Prayer on a Public Fast Day (תַּעֲנִית צִבּוּר), a teḥinah by Dr. Meïr Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 13 Dec 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Miriam Wertheimer (translation) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

“Gebet an einem Fasttage. תַּעֲנִית צִבּוּר” was written by Meir Letteris and published in his anthology of teḥinot, תחנוני בת יהודה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah) Andachtsbuch für israelitische Frauenzimmer…. In the 1846 printing, it appears on pp. 25-26. The translation here by Miriam Wertheimer, “Prayer for a Fast-Day” is as published in Devotional Exercises for the Use of Jewish Women on Public and Domestic Occasions (1852), pp. 19-21. . . .


Gebet beim Abscheiden des Teiges (חלה) | Domestic Prayer on Dividing the Dough, a teḥinah by Meïr Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 16 Dec 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Miriam Wertheimer (translation) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

“Gebet beim Abscheiden des Teiges” was written by Meïr haLevi Letteris and published in תָּחֲנוּנֵי בַּת יְהוּדָה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah): Andachtsbuch für Israelitische Frauenzimmer (1846), p. 86. In 1852, this teḥinah was translated into English (with a short prayer added for children) by Miriam Wertheimer under the title “Domestic prayer on dividing the dough” in Devotional Exercises for the Use of Jewish Women on Public and Domestic Occasions (1852), pp. 51-52. . . .


Gebet beim Eingange des Sabbath, vor dem Anzünden der Lichter Freitag Nachts | Prayer Before Lighting the Sabbath Lamp, a teḥinah by Meïr Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 16 Dec 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Miriam Wertheimer (translation) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

“Gebet beim Eingange des Sabbath, vor dem Anzünden der Lichter Freitag Nachts” was written by Meïr haLevi Letteris and published in תָּחֲנוּנֵי בַּת יְהוּדָה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah): Andachtsbuch für Israelitische Frauenzimmer (1846), pp. 87-88. In 1852, this teḥinah was translated into English (with a short prayer added for children) by Miriam Wertheimer under the title “Prayer before lighting the Sabbath lamp” in Devotional Exercises for the Use of Jewish Women on Public and Domestic Occasions (1852), pp. 52-54. . . .


Gebet beim Eintritt in das Gotteshaus | Prayer on Entering the House of God, by Dr. Meïr Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 03 Jan 2022 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Miriam Wertheimer (translation) | Emily Kesselman (art & transcription) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

“Gebet beim Eintritt in das Gotteshaus” was written by Meir Letteris and published in his anthology of teḥinot, תחנוני בת יהודה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah) Andachtsbuch für israelitische Frauenzimmer…. In the 1846 printings, it appears on p. 1. The English translation here was made by Miriam Werheimer and for unknown reasons misattributed to Wolfgang Wessely in Devotional exercises for the use of Jewish women, on public and domestic occasions (1852). –Aharon Varady . . .


Gebet beim Eintritt in das Gotteshaus | Prayer upon entering the house of God, by Dr. Meïr Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 31 Dec 2021 by Emily Kesselman (art & transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

“Gebet beim Eintritt in das Gotteshaus” was written by Meir Letteris and published in his anthology of teḥinot, תחנוני בת יהודה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah) Andachtsbuch für israelitische Frauenzimmer…. In the 1846 and 1857 printings, it appears on p. 1. . . .


Gebet einer schwangern Frau, an הושענא רבה, nachdem sie den Segen über die Etrog-Frucht gesprochen | Prayer of a pregnant woman on Hoshana Rabbah after saying the blessing over the etrog fruit, a teḥinah by Meïr Letteris (1852)

Contributed on: 16 Dec 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Miriam Wertheimer (translation) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

“Gebet einer schwangern Frau, an הושענא רבה, nachdem sie den Segen über die Etrog-Frucht gesprochen.” was translated/adapted by Meïr haLevi Letteris and published in תָּחֲנוּנֵי בַּת יְהוּדָה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah): Andachtsbuch für Israelitische Frauenzimmer (2nd edition, 1852), pp. 41-42. In 1852, this teḥinah was translated into English (with a short prayer added for children) by Miriam Wertheimer under the title “Prayer for a woman who is about to become a mother, after the benediction of the citron” in Devotional Exercises for the Use of Jewish Women on Public and Domestic Occasions (1852), pp. 52-54. . . .


Gebet für alle Buß- und Fasttage | Prayer on Every Penitential and Fast Day, a teḥinah by Meïr Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 14 Dec 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Miriam Wertheimer (translation) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

“Gebet für alle Buß- und Fasttage” was translated/adapted by Meïr haLevi Letteris and first published in Hebrew and Judeo-German in תָּחֲנוּנֵי בַּת יְהוּדָה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah): Andachtsbuch für Israelitische Frauenzimmer (1846 Judeo-German edition), pp. 93-94. In the 1857 edition, it can be found on pp.107-108. In 1852, the prayer was translated into English (with a short prayer added for children) by Miriam Wertheimer under the title “Prayer said on every penitential and fast day” in Devotional Exercises for the Use of Jewish Women on Public and Domestic Occasions (1852), pp. 71-72. . . .


Gebet für den Landesfürsten | Prayer for the Sovereign (Kaiser Ferdinand Ⅰ), a teḥinah by Meïr haLevi Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 05 Feb 2022 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

“Gebet für den Landesfürsten” was written by Meïr haLevi Letteris and published in תָּחֲנוּנֵי בַּת יְהוּדָה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah): Andachtsbuch für Israelitische Frauenzimmer (1846), pp. 22-23. In the Judeo-German edition, it is found on p. 25. . . .


Gebet in den Stunden der Wehmuth und Niedergeschlagenheit | Prayer in times of melancholy and dejection, a teḥinah by Meïr haLevi Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 21 Feb 2022 by Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

“Gebet in den Stunden der Wehmuth und Niedergeschlagenheit” was written by Meïr haLevi Letteris and published in תָּחֲנוּנֵי בַּת יְהוּדָה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah): Andachtsbuch für Israelitische Frauenzimmer (1846), pp. 95-96. In the Judeo-German edition, it is found on pp. 80-81. . . .


Gebet wenn Seuchen oder epidemische Krankheiten herrsche | Prayer When Epidemic Diseases Prevail, a teḥinah by Meïr Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 14 Dec 2021 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Miriam Wertheimer (translation) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

“Gebet einer Frau, wenn Seuchen oder epidemische Krankheiten herrschen” was written by Meïr haLevi Letteris and published in תָּחֲנוּנֵי בַּת יְהוּדָה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah): Andachtsbuch für Israelitische Frauenzimmer (1846), pp. 110-112. In 1852, this teḥinah was translated into English (with a short prayer added for children) by Miriam Wertheimer under the title “Prayer when epidemic diseases prevail” in Devotional Exercises for the Use of Jewish Women on Public and Domestic Occasions (1852), pp. 70-71. The sad inspiration for this prayer was likely the 1846-1860 Cholera Pandemic. . . .


רֻחָמָה | Ruḥamah: Devotional Exercises for the Use of the Daughters of Israel, by Rabbi Morris Jacob Raphall (1852)

Contributed on: 03 May 2022 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Morris Jacob Raphall | Meïr haLevi Letteris | Menaḥem Mendel Stern | Yehoshua Heshil Miro |

A collection of teḥinot translated, adapted, and republished in English. This is one of the first collections of teḥinot published for an English speaking audience and the first prayerbook in English for use by Jewish women published in the United States. . . .


תָּחֲנוּנֵי בַּת יְהוּדָה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah): Andachtsbuch für Israelitische Frauenzimmer, an anthology of teḥinot in German by Meïr haLevi Letteris (1846)

Contributed on: 13 Dec 2021 by Emily Kesselman (art & transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Meïr haLevi Letteris |

This is the anthology of teḥinot in in German compiled by Meir haLevi Letteris, תחנוני בת יהודה (Taḥnunei bat Yehudah) Andachtsbuch für israelitische Frauenzimmer zur öffentlichen und häuslichen Erbauung in allen Berhältnissen des Lebens als Jungfrau, Brant, Gattin und Mutter, originally published in 1846. . . .



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