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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1825
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Written complaint made by Abraham E. Israel, shamas (warden or sexton) of Mikveh Israel, to Zalegman Phillips, parnass (president), and against Joseph I. Andrews, dated April 13, 1825. During the last day of Pesah, Mr. Israel told Mr. Andrews' sisters, who had been sitting in the front seats of the synagogue, that they had to move. Mr. Andrews took offense to this.
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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1769/1813
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: One page listing the marriages, births and deaths that took place in the Marshall family between 1769 and 1813.
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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1843/1866
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Marriage contracts between members of Congregation Mikveh Israel, from 1843 to 1866. The names of bride and groom and the date of their wedding have been penciled in at the top of the page for most entries. The Jewish marriage contract is called a ketubah, and is traditionally written in Aramaic. Ketubot (plural) are fairly standardized and usually read like this: In Good Augury On the... [day] in the week, in the... month, the year... from the creation of the world, according to the count that we are counting here... , ... the son of... said to this... the daughter of..., "Be my wife, according to the law of Moses and Israel. And I will work to honor , feed, and support you, according to the laws of Jewish men, who faithfully work to honor, feed and support their wives. And I will give you... silver zuz... , which is due to you...; and your food, clothing and needs and to live with you in the manner of the whole world." And Miss ... here agreed and became his wife. And this dowry that she brought in to him from the house of... - whether in silver, in gold, in jewelry, in clothing apparel, in houseware or in bedclothes - our groom has assumed upon himself for... pieces of refined silver. And our groom... agreed and added another... pieces of refined silver from his own corresponding to them - all in all... pieces of refined silver. And our groom... said as follows, "I accept responsibility upon myself and upon my inheritors after me for this marriage contract, for this dowry and for this addition (to the dowry), to be paid from all the best of my properties and possessions under all the skies, that I have acquired or that I will acquire in the future. Whether they are properties that are liened or are not liened, they are all liable and guarantee payment of this marriage contract, this dowry and this addition from me - and even from the cloak on my shoulder. [This holds] during my lifetime and after my lifetime, from today and forever." And our groom... has accepted responsibility and the stringencies of this marriage contract, this dowry and this addition, in accordance with the stringencies of all marriage contracts, dowries and additions customary with regards to the daughters of Israel that are made according to the ordinance of our Sages, may their memory be blessed. This is not like a conjectural agreement nor like a contract template. And it has been validated by our groom... the son of... towards... the daughter of... here about everything that is written and specified above with an object fit to make such a validation (kinyan). It is all binding and established.
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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1813/1843
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Marriage contracts between members of Congregation Mikveh Israel, from 1813 to 1843. The names of bride and groom have been penciled in at the top of the page for most entries. The Jewish marriage contract is called a ketubah, and is traditionally written in Aramaic. Ketubot (plural) are fairly standardized and usually read like this: In Good Augury On the... [day] in the week, in the... month, the year... from the creation of the world, according to the count that we are counting here... , ... the son of... said to this... the daughter of..., "Be my wife, according to the law of Moses and Israel. And I will work to honor , feed, and support you, according to the laws of Jewish men, who faithfully work to honor, feed and support their wives. And I will give you... silver zuz... , which is due to you...; and your food, clothing and needs and to live with you in the manner of the whole world." And Miss ... here agreed and became his wife. And this dowry that she brought in to him from the house of... - whether in silver, in gold, in jewelry, in clothing apparel, in houseware or in bedclothes - our groom has assumed upon himself for... pieces of refined silver. And our groom... agreed and added another... pieces of refined silver from his own corresponding to them - all in all... pieces of refined silver. And our groom... said as follows, "I accept responsibility upon myself and upon my inheritors after me for this marriage contract, for this dowry and for this addition (to the dowry), to be paid from all the best of my properties and possessions under all the skies, that I have acquired or that I will acquire in the future. Whether they are properties that are liened or are not liened, they are all liable and guarantee payment of this marriage contract, this dowry and this addition from me - and even from the cloak on my shoulder. [This holds] during my lifetime and after my lifetime, from today and forever." And our groom... has accepted responsibility and the stringencies of this marriage contract, this dowry and this addition, in accordance with the stringencies of all marriage contracts, dowries and additions customary with regards to the daughters of Israel that are made according to the ordinance of our Sages, may their memory be blessed. This is not like a conjectural agreement nor like a contract template. And it has been validated by our groom... the son of... towards... the daughter of... here about everything that is written and specified above with an object fit to make such a validation (kinyan). It is all binding and established.
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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1842
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Marriage contract between Mr. Isaac [E?] and Hanna [D?], dated 1842. The paper is aging and the ink is fading, making some text difficult to read. The marriage contract, called a ketubah, is in Aramaic. Ketubot (plural) are fairly standardized and usually read like this: In Good Augury On the... [day] in the week, in the... month, the year... from the creation of the world, according to the count that we are counting here... , ... the son of... said to this... the daughter of..., "Be my wife, according to the law of Moses and Israel. And I will work to honor , feed, and support you, according to the laws of Jewish men, who faithfully work to honor, feed and support their wives. And I will give you... silver zuz... , which is due to you...; and your food, clothing and needs and to live with you in the manner of the whole world." And Miss ... here agreed and became his wife. And this dowry that she brought in to him from the house of... - whether in silver, in gold, in jewelry, in clothing apparel, in houseware or in bedclothes - our groom has assumed upon himself for... pieces of refined silver. And our groom... agreed and added another... pieces of refined silver from his own corresponding to them - all in all... pieces of refined silver. And our groom... said as follows, "I accept responsibility upon myself and upon my inheritors after me for this marriage contract, for this dowry and for this addition (to the dowry), to be paid from all the best of my properties and possessions under all the skies, that I have acquired or that I will acquire in the future. Whether they are properties that are liened or are not liened, they are all liable and guarantee payment of this marriage contract, this dowry and this addition from me - and even from the cloak on my shoulder. [This holds] during my lifetime and after my lifetime, from today and forever." And our groom... has accepted responsibility and the stringencies of this marriage contract, this dowry and this addition, in accordance with the stringencies of all marriage contracts, dowries and additions customary with regards to the daughters of Israel that are made according to the ordinance of our Sages, may their memory be blessed. This is not like a conjectural agreement nor like a contract template. And it has been validated by our groom... the son of... towards... the daughter of... here about everything that is written and specified above with an object fit to make such a validation (kinyan). It is all binding and established.
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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1835
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Letter from Mikveh Israel representatives regarding the delayed examination of shochet David Solis. A shochet is officially licensed by rabbinic authority to slaughter meat in accordance with Jewish dietary laws. Solis' knife was found "not suitable," and he was also recovering from a severe fall, and these are given as reasons that a final determination had been delayed. Solis was to receive two new knives, one large and one small, "made in the best manner," and undergo further examination.
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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Phillips, Jonas, 1736-1803
    Date: 1782
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Letter from Jonas Phillips objecting to the proposed plan for a new synagogue, because it would not leave enough space behind for other buildings, and would be too close to neighboring houses. He also objected to the proposed location of the door, which he saw as inconvenient. Jonas Phillips was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War, a prominent Philadelphia merchant, and one of the founders of Mikveh Israel. In 1782 he was serving as president of the congregation.
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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1866
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Invitation to the consecration of the new synagogue on Seventh St. above Arch, to be held on May 24th, 1866. The invitation was issued from parnas (congregation president) Abraham Hart, and four adjunta (members of the board of managers), and dated April 15 of that year.
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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1859
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Invitation dated May 3rd, 1859, from Edward Mawson, Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements, to the ceremonial laying of the corner stone of the new synagogue, to be held on Monday May 9th, 1859.
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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1785
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: The "monthly memorials of men," a list of the names of deceased men for whom memorial prayers were to be said every Rosh Hodesh, which is the start of the new month in the Jewish calendar.
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