Manuscript ID:Ms. 130
Date:not after 1826
Description:ink on paper, 94 leaves (19.6 x 16 cm.); Ashkenazi cursive Hebrew characters
Subject:Midrash; Poetry; History
This volume contains several different works:
(1) “Ḥidushe agadot”: a collection of midrashic novellae, by Rabbi Shemuʾel Meʾir Munḳ, Rabbi Yehonatan, Rabbi Rafaʾel Kohen, and Mahari [Yaʿaḳov] Landau (leaves 1-85);
(2) a ḳinah, or lamentation; a prayer for the king in battle; and a “Shir rinah ṿe-śimḥah” for King Wilhelm (apparently Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia) (leaves 86-87, reverse); and
(3) a description of the fire that destroyed the Jewish quarter of Leszno on 20 Sivan 5550 [2 June 1790] (leaves 88-end).