Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 218 Collection of prayers and dirges for the dead
TitleCollection of prayers and dirges for the dead
Call numberHalper 218
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
12th century-14th century?
- 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.
- Condition: nearly complete; damaged; stained and faded, some parts illegible; fol. 2v blank, save secondary jottings/reed tests.
Extent16.6 X 12.7 cm
Material applied: black ink
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Jewish mourning customs
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