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    Hagadah shel Pesaḥ
    הגדה של פסח | Sidra di-Pisḥa
    Title from spine of manuscript's housing; second title from first line of leaf [1]1a. Manuscript lacks colophon; Hebrew manuscript on parchment; Northern France or Germany; late 14th - early 15th century based on script; manuscript is partially vocalized; This manuscript consists of two texts: the Passover Haggadah according to the Ashkenazic rite, written in square Hebrew script, with glosses from various sources in semi-cursive...
    • Contributor: Dueren, Isaac Ben Meir - Hebrew Manuscripts (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 13??

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    Supplemental prayers for the High Holy Days Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid [תפילות נוספות לימים נוראים] Supplemental prayers, mainly for Rosh ha-Shanah and especially for Kippur (ff. 10r-69r). Includes many piyyutim, none of them recorded in I. Davidson's Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry, inter alia, אשא קולי בקול רינה לזמר לה' אלקי ישראל (f. 2v), אקדמך ה' אלקי בתושבחך (ff. 3r-4r), להתחנן לפניך בקר קדמתי (ff. 6r-v), בשיר...
    • Date: 16??

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    Sefer ha-Mashkon le-Rabbenu ha-Gaon Executed in: [Tunisia]. Maghrebic semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid Sefer ha-Mashkon le-Rabbenu ha-Gaon. Treatise on laws of pledges. The author refers to a relative of his, R. Joseph Bismut, on f. 11v ואני מצאתי בכתבי הקדש לשאר בשרינו הרב החסיד יוסף בשמוט ז"ל, and several times to a work of his on Sefer ha-Mekah, probably a commentary on Hai Gaon's Sefer ha-Mekah...
    • Date: 17??

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    Collection of Kabbalah texts Executed in: Fiorenzuola. Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid Copied in Fiorenzuola on 25 Tishri 5499=1738. Colophon (f. 112r): סליק מצות המפוזרים בזוהר וסילקא ספר לחם מן השמים אשר הומסר לנו ע"י הרב המקובל... יצחק לורייא אשכנזי זלה"ה, פה פיורנצולה יום ה' כה לחדש תשרי שנת תצ"ט לפ"ק. Owner (f. ii recto) "questo santo ספר della Eccmo Sig. R. Simon Vita Fontanella,...
    • Date: 1738

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    Judaeo-Arabic translation of the Aramaic Targum to Canticles Oriental semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid שיר השירים שרח ולשון Judeo-Arabic translation of the Aramaic Targum to Canticles. Begins: תמאג'יר ותסאביח אלדי קאל סלימאן אלנכי צלטאן ישראיל. Does not include the text of the Targum. Deinard, 1914. MMW.
    • Date: 17??

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    Marpe la-Nefesh Marpe la-Nefesh, a tikkun, or order of study for the Four Sabbaths. Includes readings from the Bible, Zohar and Sefer Hemdat Yamim. The readings from scripture are vocalized. Owner: Poroadio Nacmani. Deinard 1914. MMW. Italian square script. Description based on finding aid On ff. 16v-17v, the piyyut ברכי אצולה מרוח הקדש by Judah ha-Levi, attributed here and in other printed sources to Moses b....
    • Date: 18??

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    She'elat ha-Yehudim Executed in: Pittsburgh. Owner: The first pages of each volume are stamped with a Hebrew ex-libris stating that Deinard had donated the book to the library in Jerusalem (presumably the predecessor of the Jewish National Library) in 5256=1895/6, but on the flyleaf of the first volume Deinard wrote the title of the book and signed it in Ellul 5663=1903. MMW. She'elat ha-Yehudim, or the...
    • Date: 1893

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    Me'il Tsedakah Owners: Questo Libro e di me Raffael Morello Di Casale (front flyleaf). On the back flyleaf and cover a list of provisions and their prices in Italian, headed: "Lista Del Sig. Leon Della Morello". Deinard 1914. MMW. Wormed and damaged at the beginning. Italian semi-cursive script.. Description based on finding aid [מעיל צדקה] Me'il Tsedakah, supplications for each day of the week compiled by...
    • Date: 16??

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    Laws of shehitah (ritual slaughter) Executed in: Senigallia. Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid Copied by Elia b. Abraham Fermo for his own use, using different inks and nibs, in the school (beth midrash) of David Ascoli. Colophon (f. 59v): אני אליה בכמ' אברהם יצ"ו מפירמו כתבתי מידי ממש זה הלכות שחיטה עם הפירוש וכתבתי בבית המדרש של מורי ורבי דוד יזיי"א מאסקולי יהי רצון מלפני אבינו...
    • Date: 15??

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    Hoshanot for Hoshana Rabba (Sephardic rite) Some simple decorations at the end of sections. Deinard 1914. MMW. Neat Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid Hoshanot for Hoshana Rabba according to the Sephardic rite. Also includes סדר ברכת כהנים order of service for the priestly blessings (ff. 37r-41r), prayers beginning רבש"ע מלא משאלות לבי or similar formulations recited by individuals during the opening of the ark on festivals and...
    • Date: 17??

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    Brekhot Mayyim Executed in: Rajgrod. Brekhot Mayyim, novellae on halakhah and Talmud and homilies by Joseph Elhanan b. Meir [Hasid ]. Another copy of this work is found in MS New York, JTS Rab. 407. Portions of the second part of the work were published in the author's Enot Mayyim. Owner's ex libris on inside cover: "Property of Dr. Israel Schapiro", grand-nephew of the author. MMW....
    • Date: 1846

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    Divrei Mordecai Executed in: [Damascus?]. The present volume is composed of quires, bifolia and individual leaves that were formerly bound together and are now arranged and marked according to the order of Divrei Mordecai. MWW Oriental semi-cursive scripts. Description based on finding aid [דברי מרדכי] Divrei Mordecai, sermons and homilies by Mordecai Galante (Damascus, d. 1781) and his son Moses Galante (d. 1806), as well as...
    • Date: 17??

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    Responsa Previous signature at LC: Hebr. MS 229. Deinard 1914. MMW. Oriental-Sephardic semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid [שאלות ותשובות מהר"י וייל] Responsa by Jacob Weil. Incomplete. Includes only 12-40, 73-75 and 89-108 or parts of them. There are minor variants from the editions. These leaves were separated from LC Hebr. Ms 27 in which they were scrambled. Other leaves from this manuscript exist,...
    • Date: 16??

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    Pirkei Shirah Previous signature at LC: Hebr. MS 102. Deinard 1914. MMW. Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid Pirke Shirah with commentary by Hananiah Jaghel of Montelisce and שפתי רננות by his son Gamliel. Copied from the Mantua 1661 edition. The beginning is missing until the middle of chapter four (=f. 137b in the edition) and a leaf or two is missing from the...
    • Date: 16??

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    Sefer Mefaresh Hataim Sefer Mefaresh Hataim, order of confession of sins by Isaac b. Abraham of Modena based on Abraham Horowitz' book Berit Avraham. Copied from the Venice 1664 edition with the printer's title page slightly altered. Only the first four leaves of the edition were copied. Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid An owner signed his name in Italian and in Hebrew on f....
    • Date: 17??

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    Fragments from a divination manual Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid Colophon on f. 6v dated 5333=1572/3: תם ונשלם תהלה לאל עולם... שנת נצבה שגל לחמנך בכתם אופיר. Deinard, 1914. Ff. 11-13 are blank except for jottings. Work 1: Ff. 1r-6v: [ספר ידיעת המזלות] Astrological predictions based on personal horoscopes. Incomplete. Beginning and end missing. A complete copy of this work is found in MS Vatican, BAV...
    • Date: 1572

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    Shevet Yehudah Leather binding, wormed. Deinard 1914. MMW. Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid Shevet Yehudah, history of persecutions of the Jews by Solomon ibn Verga. Copied from the Amsterdam 1709 edition, including the title page. The scribe prepared a volume of 164 ff., complete with foliation, but ceased copying on f. 57r (=f. 28a of the edition). In the original edition the chronogram...
    • Date: 17??

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    Sefer Berit Menuhah Sefer Berit Menuhah, kabbalistic work by Abraham b. Isaac of Granada. Copied from the Amsterdam 1648 edition. At least two scribes participated in making the copy. This manuscript is one of several volumes in this collection copied by different scribes on the same paper and bound in identical leather bindings with tooled spines with similar stamped gold motifs. Other volumes are LC Hebr. Mss...
    • Date: 17??

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    Va-yakhel Mosheh and Derush Olam ha-Nekudot Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid Owners (on title page): "Fratelli Jona de Biella" and "אחים יונה Biella". This manuscript is one of several volumes in this collection copied by different scribes on the same paper and bound in identical leather bindings with tooled spines with similar stamped gold motifs. Other volumes are LC Hebr. Mss 111 and 188. Deinard 1914. MMW....
    • Date: 17??

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    Ma'amar ha-Nefesh LC Hebr. Mss 75, 81, 85, 113 and 122 are written in different Italian scripts on paper of the same size and with the same watermark. LC Hebr. Ms 81 was copied by the same scribe who copied this manuscript. Deinard 1914. MMW. Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid [מאמר הנפש] Ma'amar ha-Nefesh from Menahem Azariah Fano's Amarot Tehorot. Divided into seven...
    • Date: 1600

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    Canticles, with the Aramaic Targum and a Judaeo-Arabic translation of the Targum Oriental (Near Eastern) semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid [שיר השירים עם תרגום ושרח] Canticles, with the Aramaic Targum and a Judeo-Arabic translation of the Targum. The Arabic translation begins: אל תמאניד ואל קסאביח אלדי קאל סלימאן אל נבי צולטאן ישראיל בראיי אל נבווא. Owner (f. 1r): Mordecai [...] ha-Kohen הצעיר מרדכי כייר? הכהן. Accession mark: 266992/20 Deinard 1914. MMW.
    • Date: 17??

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    Sefer Moshi'a Hosim Sefer Moshi'a Hosim by Abraham Jaghel. Sermons including remedies for the plague incorporating the Pittum ha-Ketoret service by Joseph of Argento. Copied, with the title page, from the Venice 1587 edition. Deinard 1914. MMW. Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid
    • Date: 16??

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    Abridgement of Jacob Zemah's Lehem min ha-Shamayyim Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid [קיצור לחם מן השמים] An abridgement and redaction of Jacob Zemah's Lehem min ha-Shamayyim on kabbalistic mystical intentions. Begins: להיות כי לימים שעברו בא לידי ספר לחם מן השמים... ובעיוני בו מצאתי כולו מלא שבושים וטעיות... ויען שנמצא אצלי ספר הכוונות של... האר"י זלה"ה תקנתי אותו וחסרתי וחלפתי ויתרתי.... Missing material from middle of שער השבת....
    • Date: 16??

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    Marpe la-Nefesh Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid [מרפא לנפש] Marpe la-Nefesh, a tikkun, or order of study for the Four Sabbaths. Includes readings from the Bible, Zohar and Sefer Hemdat Yamim. On ff. 20v-21v, the piyyut ברכי אצולה מרוח הקדש by Judah ha-Levi, attributed here and in other printed sources to Moses b. Nahman. This piyyut is not found in any of the...
    • Date: 18??

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    Reshit Lekah Executed in: Ferrara. Italian semi-cursive script. Description based on finding aid Reshit Lekah, a religious primer for schoolchildren by Isaac Elijah Menahem Ascoli of Ferrara. Also includes the author's summary of seven chapters of Judah ha-Levi's book Kuzari and the commentary by Judah Moscato נוסף לזה שבעה פרקים מוצאים ומובאים מספר... הכוזרי ומפרושו... הנקרא קול יהודה. On f. ii recto the author wrote a...
    • Date: 1843

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