Kol Tefilah ve-Kol Zimrah. Collection of prayers and poetry recited in the Portuguese synagogues of Amsterdam.
קול תפלה וקול זמרה/ נתנו בבית ה‘ אלהי ישראל/ הקהלות הקדושות/ של הספרדים ה″י/ בעיר הגדולה הזאת אמשטירדם/ מיום נתישבו בה בשנת כי לא נחש ביעקב עד היום הזה/ זכרון לבני ישראל/ אנכי הכותב דוד פראנקו מינדיס יצ″ו.
Kol Tefilah ve-Kol Zimrah; collection of prayers and poetry recited in the Portuguese synagogues of Amsterdam from the earliest days of Jewish settlement in the city in 1597 to 1782. Collected and copied by David Franco Mendes. Amsterdam, 1792.
f. 1r: Title
f. 1v, 3v, 6, 8, 10, 13v, 14v, 16v, 21, 24v-25v, 30v, 31, 32v, 40, 43v, 47v, 48, 49, 53v, 57, 63,
67, 70, 73, 81v-88v: blank
f. 2r-3r: Hebrew poem recited at the inauguration of the Sephardic synagogue Neve Shalom
in Amsterdam, 1608.
f. 4r-5v: Portuguese poetry for the Union of the three Sepharic congregations in Amsterdam,
1639: Quartetos/ Na Celebração do Estreamento da Esnoga de T[almud] T[orah]/ na União
f. 7: Speech of Menasseh ben Israel at the occasion of the visit of Queen Henriette Maria of
England and Prince Frederik Hendrik of Orange in the Sephardic synagogue of
f. 9: Portuguese prayer for the 9th of Ab, recited in 1670.
f. 11r-13r: Poems recited at the inauguration of the Sephardic synagogue of Amsterdam in 1675 (a printed Hebrew poem is also added).
f. 14r-16r: Hebrew and Portuguese prayer for William III of Orange for a safe passage to
f. 17r-20v: Hebrew prayer for the success of the campaign of William III in Ireland, 1690.
f. 22r-24r: Hebrew prayer recited at the occasion of the peace-settlement of Rijswijk, 1697.
f. 26r-29v: Hebrew prayer recited at the occasion of the peace-settlement of Utrecht, 1713.
f. 30r: Hebrew poem of Simhat Torah by Solomon de Meza (acrostic). 9 printed ff. with a
Hebrew prayer to avert an epidemy, 1727, with written Portuguese title.
f. 32r: Hebrew poem by Yehiel Foa, recited in 1729. 13 printed ff. with a
Hebrew prayer to avert a current plague of ship worms, 1732, with written Portuguese title.
f. 33r-39v: Hebrew poems by Moses Hayim Luzzatto, recited in 1739. 4 printed ff. with
Hebrew prayer for success in the war against the French, 1747, with written Portuguese
f. 41r-43r: Hebrew prayer for William IVth of Orange, 1748.
f. 44r-47r: Hebrew prayer recited at the occasion of the peace settlement with France, 1749.
7 printed ff. with Hebrew prayer to avert earthquakes, with written Portuguese title.
f. 50r-52r: Hebrew elegy on the death of Isaac Abendana de Britto by David Franco Mendes,
f. 52v: Hebrew poem for the new Sephardic rabbi Solomon Salem, 1761.
f. 53r: Portuguese poem for the installation of William Vth of Orange.
f. 54r-56v: Hebrew poem with Portuguese title for the marriage of William Vth of Orange.
f. 58r-62v: Hebrew and Portuguese prayer for the marriage of William Vth of Orange.
f. 64r-66v: Hebrew prayer with Portuguese title for a speedy delivery of the Princess of
f. 68r-69r: Hebrew prayer to avert an epidemy among the cattle, 1769.
f. 69v: Hebrew poem for the new precentor of the Sephardic congregation in Amsterdam.
Aaron Vaz, 1771.
f. 71r-72v: Hebrew prayer with Portuguese title for an easy pregnancy of the Princess of
f. 74r-76v: Hebrew poem for a competition for precentors, 1772. 1 f. printed.
f. 77r-81r: Hebrew poetry for festive occasions by David Franco Mendes, 1781.
f. 89r-90v: Portuguese note of royalty who visited the Sephardic synagogue of Amsterdam
between 1642 and 1781.
Hebrew, Portuguese and Spanish / Paper / 13,9 x 8,3 cm. /  ff. / Sephardic cursive writing with square headings and current writing / Title written in engraved frame, cut out and pasted upon the page.
Fuks 448. Kaplan 3.