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This is an archive of prayers composed for Tsom Gedalyahu (the Fast of Gedaliah), occurring on the day after Rosh haShanah, memorializing the tragedy of the assassination by fellow Jews of Gedalyah, the last remaining governor of the kingdom of Judah, and with him, the end of self-government of the Jewish people following the destruction and exile initiated by the neo-Babylonian empire in the 6th century BCE.

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

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

Gebet an einem Fasttage der Gesammtheit | Prayer on a Public Fast Day (תַּעֲנִית צִבּוּר), by Max Emanuel Stern (1841)

Ḳinah (lamentation) for Yitzḥak Rabin, by Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen (2004)

Am Todestage des Gedaljahu. Ẓom Gedalja | [Prayer] on the Day of the Assassination of Gedalyahu (צוֹם גְּדַלְיָה), by Yehoshua Heshil Miro (1829)

סליחות לצום גדליה | Seliḥot for Tsom Gedalyah, translated by David Asher

אבלה נפשי | Avlah Nafshi (My soul mourns), a seliḥah for Tsom Gedalyah attributed to Rav Saadia Gaon (10th c.)

תהלים ק״כ | Psalms 120 for the Fast of Gedalyah, translated by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

An einem Fasttage (תענית) | Prayer on a fast day, a teḥinah in German by Yehoshua Heshil Miro (1829)