Liturgy for Hanukkah, Purim, and special Sabbaths
17th century (not after 1687)
ink on paper; 54 leaves (27.4 x 19.3 cm.); Provençal square and cursive Hebrew script
Censor: Antonio Fran[cesco] Enriques, 1687
The Jews of the Comtat Venaissin were distinctive for using a liturgy based on the old Provençal rite. This handsome liturgical manuscript from the Provençal rite, incomplete at the beginning and the end, contains a number of interesting piyutim and ends with the alphabetic “Et Mo’ade Adonai” for Shabbat ha-Gadol.
Hebrew; with some Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and French / Paper / 19,3 x 15,4 cm. / 3 parts, I: 28 ff. (last 5 ll. blank), II: 15 ff. (last 2 ll. blank), III:  ff. (last 3 ll. blank) / variety of lines to a page / Sephardic cursive writing with square headings and current writing / 3 titles, all written in engraved ornamental frames, coloured by hand; first frame signed by G. Visscher / Running titles on top / Catchwords at the bottom of each page.