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[Collection of prayers and dirges for the dead] : manuscript.

Other Title:
Kinot
Poetic eulogies
Aftarot
Hesped
Tsiduḳ ha-din
Publication:
[Orient, 12th century-14th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
2 fols. : nearly complete; damaged; stained and faded, some parts illegible; fol. 2v blank, save secondary jottings/reed tests.
Paper 16.6 X 12.7 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 1 lines: 5-17.
Subjects:
Jewish mourning customs.
Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts.
Prayer -- Judaism.
Dirges.
Funeral rites and ceremonies, Jewish.
Eulogies.
Language:
Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic. Hebrew Oriental semi-cursive.
Notes:
Text breaks are signified by a punctus.
Fol. 1 recto contains a five line of a prayer probably from an Hashkavah or Aftara Service, that starts זו היא הדרך.
The rest of the page is empty, save for a secondary inscription in Judeo-Arabic, written in the opposite direction, תפצל אלשיך אבו אלכבן, probably a draft.
So too in fol. 1 verso, there is a thirteen line prayer of a similar type, that starts [הנה מקום, ה[נה.
The remainder of the page is blank, save for secondary inscriptions in Judeo-Arabic and in Hebrew written in the opposite direction, including the first to lines of Judah ha-Levi's farewell for his relative Abraham, that starts דודים נסעו (in the Diṿan published by Brody: Diṿan / Yehudah ben Shemuʾel ha-Leṿi ; Heinrich Brody [ed.]. Berlin : Ḥevrat meḳitse nirdamin, 1910, v. 1, p. 143).
Fol. 2 recto contains a third such prayer. It takes 17 lines and starts אסיפת שלום תהא אסיפתו.
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:
Halper, no. 218
IMHM, no. F38399
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contains:
Judah, ha-Levi, active 12th century. Dodim nasʹu.
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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