MANUSCRIPT

  • MS ACC 556




    CATEGORY

    Miscellaneous
    Poetry
    Epithalamia

    Poems in Honor of Special Occasions


    Manuscript ID:
    Ms. Acc. 556

    Place:
    Modena, etc., Italy

    Date:
    late 18 th and early 19 th centuries

    Description:
    ink on paper; broadsides, 10 leaves (varying sizes); Italian cursive and square Hebrew characters

    Subject:
    Epithalamia; Miscellaneous; Poetry

    English Text:

    These broadsides were written to commemorate various special occasions in the lives of
    prominent families. This was a common practice in Italian Jewish communities of the period. In
    this miscellaneous collection, many of them from Modena, the poems were commissioned for
    marriages, a birth, and other events. Some of the families include Belgradi, Consigli, al-
    Constantini, Levi, Sinegaglia, and Sanguinetti. In the first poem, the presence of Rabbi Ishmael
    ha-Kohen of Modena (1723-1811), a world-renowned halakhic authority, is noted.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1009084661


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