Omer Learning 2019: Day 2 | Siddur Q & A: When was the first siddur made…

Today is 2 days of the Omer

Instructions for counting the omer are found on our Omer Overview Page. You can find the specific blessing for today at chabad.org.

We’re dedicating new Siddurim on the first day of Shavuot. In honor of this wonderful occasion, we’re using the counting of the Omer to learn about the siddur.

Enjoy today’s siddur related question and answer, which was provided by Alexander C..

When was the first siddur made?

People believe that the first siddur was made in 1486 in Italy. The siddurim still weren’t mass produced until 400 years later in 1865 . This means that although we use them a lot nowadays they didn’t use them much in the 400 years and they probably just had about 10 or 20 siddurim per congregation.

Learn More

You can learn more at:

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13637-siddur