Happy New Year, L'Shanah Tovah to all my Jewish friends.
This recent addition to my collection is one of the less commonly found Jewish New Year cards from the Williamsburg Press, around 1910-1920. The newspaper salesman is standing before his display of papers, with headlines for the holidays. The upper left hand corner says "L'Shanah Tovah," which means "Happy New Year." The one to it's right says "Gut Yom Tov," which is a Yiddish phrase meaning the same thing. My favorite is the lower left hand corner, which says "Tikeeyah Gadola," which is the phrase that is recited in the Synagogue, when the Shofar (Ram's Horn) is blown at the end of services, indicating the musical (?) blast should be long and loud. More about shofars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Qw4HZkZDw and their primitive sound.
I do need help translating the text in the upper right hand corner. Anyone out there speak Yiddish?
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