MANUSCRIPT

  • MS 357




    CATEGORY

    Liturgy

    Books XI-XIX (= volume IV) of Maimonides halakhic codex Mishneh Torah.


    Manuscript ID:
    MS 357

    Place:
    Carpentras(?), Provence, France

    Date:
    1733

    Description:
    ink on paper; 155 leaves (20.9 x 14.7 cm.); Provençal cursive Hebrew script

    Copyist:
    Eliyahu Karmi

    Former Owner:
    Abraham Hayim of Meyrargues

    Subject:
    Liturgy

    English Text:

    The Jews of the Comtat Venaissin were distinctive for using a liturgy based on the old Provençal rite. This liturgical manuscript from the Capentras rite not only covers Rosh haShanah, but also includes “Ashmoret ‘erev ha-tsom” with an introduction and commentary by the copyist Eliyahu Karmi (possibly Crémieux?) and Rabbi Joseph of Monteux. In addition the last five leaves contain Karmi’s commentary titled “Sheyare tohorah.”

    Hebrew / Vellum / 31,6 x 24,1 cm. approximately / 2 parts, being vol. III and IV / Vol. III: [268], vol. IV: [251] ff. / Square Provençal writing with annotations in the margins, in the beginning some pencilled notes by J.L. Palache in 20th century Sephardic cursive writing.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/959598987


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