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Fête nationale française (14 July)

This is an archive of prayers composed for, or relevant to, Fête nationale française, (a/k/a Bastille Day) the national day of France celebrated on 14 July in the French civil calendar, the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a major event of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération that celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. These events were crucial in leading to the first emancipation of Jews under the aegis of a European state, among other significant and influential democratic and humane reforms.

Click here to contribute a public reading you have prepared for the Fête nationale français (Bastille Day).

Actions de graces pour notre émancipation en France | Thanksgiving for our Emancipation in France, by Rabbi Arnaud Aron & Jonas Ennery (1848)

למנצח שיר | Lamnatse’aḥ Shir (Cantique), a piyyut to the tune of ‘Le Marseillaise’ by Moïse Ensheim with a paraliturgical French translation by Isaïah Berr Bing (Metz, 21 October 1792)

לה מרסֵיֶיז | La Marseillaise, by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1792); Hebrew translation by Efrayim Dror (ca. 1940)