Jewish Community of Rome


It is an ancient custom of the Community of Rome (as of other Communities) to gather on the eve of circumcision to read and study biblical passages and liturgical compositions from a special form.

This meeting also takes place for the Bar and Bat Mitzvà and for all weddings, and takes the name of Mishmarà (study vigil, Limud).

In the Jewish Community of Rome the Mishmarà – Limud also took place on the seventh evening of Pesach to commemorate the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea.

Special meetings also take place on the first evening of Shavuot, to commemorate the event of the Revelation of the Law, on the evening of Hoshannà Rabbà, to ask the Eternal, at the end of the penitential period, for a happy and prosperous year, on the evening of Rosh ha Shanà lailanot, to remember, with the fruits that grow particularly in the land of Israel, the Eternal creator and regulator of nature.

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