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[Haggadah for Passover, probably belonging to a Palestinian rite ; Haftorah blessings ; Birkat ha-mazon] : manuscript.

Standardized Title:
Haggadah (Palestinian rite)
Other Title:
Haftorah blessings
Hagadah le-Fesaḥ
Birkat ha-mazon
Dropsie Haggadah
Publication:
[Orient, 10th century-11th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
11 fol. : orn. dev.; consecutive, nearly complete; fols. 1-3 eroded at edges; bifolia separated due to conservation.
Paper 13 X 15.5 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: left margin occasionally justified by stretching last character columns: 1 lines: 10-15.
Subjects:
Haggadah (Palestinian rite).
Haftarot.
Haggadot -- Liturgy -- Texts.
Passover -- Liturgy -- Texts.
Judaism -- Palestinian rite -- Liturgy -- Texts.
Language:
Hebrew and Aramaic. Hebrew Oriental semi-square vocalization (Tiberian).
Notes:
Halper states: "The first 3 leaves hang loosely"; unclear whether the last 3 leaves of prior fasc., or 1 bifolium + fol. ([1|2]+3? 1+[2|3]? [1[2]3]?) ; fols. 4-11 form an 8 fol. fascicle (4 bifolia: 4|11, 5|10, 6|9, 7|8; foliation, right-to-left, is: [11[10[9[8|7]6]5]4]).
Text breaks denoted by a punctus, plus a space; circle occasionally added.
Probably from a Siddur or a Maḥazor, as fol. 1 recto contains the end of the blessings on the Haftarah (from יבוא ויגל לבנו to the end). These are for a regular Sabbath, as specified in the text: יום השביעי הגדול והקדוש הזה.
The Hagaddah for Passover follows immediately, under the headline קדוש פסח. The Kiddush is for Passover Eve on Sabbath.
Contains the unusual blessing form בורא מיני מעדנים as appears in the Talmud Yerushalmi, VI 1 (fol. 3 recto. See N. Wissenshtern (Piyuṭe Yoḥanan ha-Kohen Be-Rabi Yehoshuʻa / Nachum Weissenstern [ed.]. Jerusalem : Hebrew University, 1984) compares this to the blessing of the Erets Israeli rite alluded to in Yoḥanan's Piyyut for Dew).
The Kiddush and poetic Grace are identical to those found in University of Pennsylvania Museum Genizah Fragment .014 (= E 16518), in which the Kiddush appears without the alterations for Sabbath, and the Grace is complete.
The question series מה נשתנה contains only three: מטבילין, מצה and צלי (as in Mishnah ms. Kaufmann and Alfasi).
The fragment ends with the Grace after meals (fol. 10 verso), under the heading ברכה, including much poetic embellishment, starting with an acrostic אז בפסח גאלת. This continues almost until the end of the first blessing. The final page of the fragment, 11 verso, is faded and illegible.
An addenda on fol. 4 recto is written upward in the margin, and is partially vocalized, another, in the internal margin of fol. 6 recto is in square characters.
Three lines on fol. 5 verso are encircled.
Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Penn Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
Amram.
Cited in:
Kasher no. ג.
Halper, no. 211
IMHM, no. F38399
Publications about:
Published by Julius H. Greenstone: Zeitschrift fur Hebraische Bibliographie, 15 (1911), p. 122-123. Greenstone's copy was incorporated in the critical apparatus of Kasher: Hagadah shelemah / Menahem Kasher [ed.]. Yerushalayim : Makhon shelemah, 1955, p. 218. Republished with facsimile photographs by E. D. Goldschmidt: Hagadah shel Pesaḥ : meḳoreteha ṿe-toldoteha / E.D. Goldschmidt [ed.]. Jerusalem : Mosad Byaliḳ, 1960; (See correction of mistaken copy, p. 76, in Sidur meha-R. Shabtai Sofer mi-Premishla. Baltimore : Yeshivat Ner Yiśraʾel, 1993, p. 224 n. 43; ibid p. 161 n. 22)
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contains:
Grace after meals.
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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