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[Collected liturgical poems] : manuscript.

Other Title:
Pizmonim
Publication:
[Orient, 16th century-17th century?]
Format/Description:
Book
4 fols. consecutive; fols 3-4 damaged, losses at center.
Paper 15.5 X 10.2 material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 1 lines: 17.
Subjects:
Piyutim.
Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts.
Maqamah, Hebrew.
Berit milah -- Liturgy -- Texts.
Language:
Hebrew. Hebrew Oriental semi-cursive.
Notes:
Verse endings denoted by a sof pasuḳ.
Four folios, numbered 117-120, each bears the header פזמונים (the type) סאבה (the maḳam, usually fitting for lamentations). The fragment contains 13 piyyutim, numbered in the margin ד]-טו], as this is probably not the first collection in the codex. Where there is an acrostic signature, it appears in the heading of the piyyuṭ.
(fol. 1) the last line of an unknown piyyuṭ, ends כאשור על יד גבריאל.
יתעלה שמך על עמך ויגדל כח (Davidson, Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry 4355י) by Israel Najara, as in the acrostic signature ישראל בן משה. Eight verses.
יתחמץ יום יום לבבי (Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry 4330י) by Israel Najara, as in the acrostic signature ישראל בן משה. Two strophes of alternating rhyme.
אמר ה׳ צבאות\ במקום זה אתן שלום (Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry 5796א) by Avtalion. Eight short verses of alternating rhyme, forming the acrostic signature אבטליון.
(fols. 1-2) אנא צור גואלי אל רם by Abraham, as in the acrostic signature א[ב]רהם. יפה ברה אשר אורה (Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry 3318).
ישיבוני כל סעיפי (Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry 4037י) by Israel Najara. Nine verses of alternating rhyme, forming the acrostic signature ישראל בן משה.
(fols. 2-3) מיוחד מלך מהולל (Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry, 1310מ) by Israel Najara. Each word starts with , the next letter in the first word of each verse, form the acrostic signature ישראל בן משה.
יהי שלום בחלינו ושלום בישראל (Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry 1440) by Joshua, commonly found as a Pizmon for a circumcision feast. This is a short version, containing only two strophes (י-ה) of eight verses with an alternating rhyme. The complete version forms the acrostic signature יהושע.
ירעו עמי בטוב מרעם (Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry 3904י) by Isaac, Four strophes (יצחק)̇ of two verses with alternating rhymes.
(fols. 3-4) ימליכו [מלאכי אל] באימה ופחד by Israel [Najara]. Four strophes verses of alternating rhyme (verses 1-3,4-5) the final verses rhyme דן-. The acrostic signature reads ישראל.
Another Pizmon whose acrostic signature reads ישראל. The beginning is missing, ends ושם נעדרת בהדרת.
יאות לתת הוד (Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew poetry 33י) by Israel Najara, as in the acrostic signature ישראל בן משה. The suggested melody is איהו אל מוסבי.
None of the eight piyyutim here by Israel Najara appear in his published anthology, Zemirot Yisrael (Salonika 1599).
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. 296
IMHM, no. F38399
Contributor:
Najara, Israel ben Moses. 1555?-1625?
Avṭalyon.
Avraham.
Joshua.
Yitsḥaḳ.
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
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