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CAJS Rar Ms 382 - [Maḥazor minhag Ashkenaz le-Yamim ha-noraʼim ule-Sukot]
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Maḥzor. High Holidays.
[Maḥazor minhag Ashkenaz le-Yamim ha-noraʼim ule-Sukot].
[Rhineland], [between 1275 and 1325]
Physical description:
251 leaves : parchment ; 305 x 215 (220 x 145) mm bound to 315 x 253 mm.
Quires at the beginning and end of the maḥazor are missing. It now begins in the middle of Musaf for Rosh ha-Shanah. Pages have been cut in a few places, perhaps because of censure.
Sold by Dr. Felix Kauffman, probably to Louis N. Cassett (pencil note inside right cover).
Gift of Louis N. Cassett to the library of the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning (inscription on Dropsie bookplate, inside right cover).
Related names:
Kauffman, Felix I., former ownter.
Cassett, Louis N., former owner.
Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, former owner.
High Holidays - Liturgy - Texts.
Sukkot - Liturgy - Texts.
Mahzorim - Texts.
Judaism - Liturgy - Texts.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Hebrew - 13th century.
Manuscripts, Hebrew - 14th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Parchment, 251; [1-221, 223-252], modern foliation in pencil, lower left recto.
Decoration: Illuminated words; some ornamentation at head of certain prayers; red ink used by second hand (after f. 156) to decorate a few headings; single leaves missing after f. 201, f. 217, and f. 241, probably because they had illuminated headings for the prayers that began on those leaves.
Layout: Written in 21 lines to a page.
Script: Written in Ashkenazic square script (vocalized) by two hands.
Binding: Leather, blind-tooled, right cover detached; remnant of one strap on left cover and 2 catches on right cover; paper label with Hebrew inscription on spine.
Origin: Written in the Rhineland in the late 13th or early 14th century (Elisabeth Hollender).
Item cataloged from digital facsimile and existing description.
Other Titles:
Maḥzor. Sukkot.
Manuscript location:
Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies University of Pennsylvania CAJS Rar Ms 382
Vernacular script:
מחזור. ימים הנוראים.
[‫מחזור מנהג אשכנז לימים הנוראים ולסוכות.‬]
מחזור. סוכות.

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Hebrew
Century: 13th century
Century: 14th century
Date: 1275
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, Hebrew - 13th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Hebrew - 14th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: High Holidays
Subject: Judaism
Subject: Liturgy
Subject: Mahzorim
Subject: Sukkot
Related names: Cassett, Louis N., former owner
Related names: Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, former owner
Related names: Kauffman, Felix I., former ownter
Page material: Parchment