Prayers for the Eve of the New Moon (Tefilat ‘erev Rosh Hodesh)
1729 or 1730
ink on parchment, 19 leaves (12.8 x 7.6 cm.); Ashkenazi square Hebrew characters (some directions in Rashi characters)
Aaron ben Benjamin Wolff of Gewitsch (now Jevíčko, Czech Republic)
Aharon Shelomoh Nathansohn
This finely executed liturgy for Yom Kippur Katan features engraving-like illuminations on the architectural title page as well as initial words and a central section of nine panels flanking the “Rahmana idkhar lan” prayer, which depict scenes from the lives of Biblical characters taken from the Bible and Midrash. This manuscript was copied in honor of Meir ben Michael Eliezer.