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CAJS Rar Ms 488 Kaṿanot u-fesuḳim le-seder ha-Hagadah shel Pesaḥ. / [כוונות ופסוקים לסדר ההגדה של פסח]


Kaṿanot u-fesuḳim le-seder ha-Hagadah shel Pesaḥ.
[כוונות ופסוקים לסדר ההגדה של פסח]


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CAJS Rar Ms 488
(420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-3703, University of Pennsylvania, Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies)

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University of Pennsylvania


Hebrew, with some words of Aramaic


Written in Italy during the mid to late 17th century, perhaps part of a larger compendium ("ḳovets") of kabbalistic manuscript writing.


This is a manuscript of instruction, divine and kabbalistic names and other meditations (kaṿanot) for the Passover Seder. The manuscript begins with an introduction ("Berikh shemeh", f. 1r-2r), and is followed by instructions with headings used from the Passover Haggadah; begining the Kiddush order with a specially created Aramaic poem after the Atḳinu seʻudata stanza (f. 2r-3v), followed by a long supplication (f. 3v-4v); following this is the scheme of the Seder with instructions and verses ("Ḳadesh urḥats karpas yaḥats" etc.). The Seder ends with the abbreviation a.k.y.r. (amen ken ye-hi ratson, f. 12v), after which begins a final poem and prayer set, with a short introduction quoting the anonymous Sefer Zekhirah and R. Menaḥem Azariah da Fano (Fano 1548-Mantua 1620) before a poem for late at night after the Seder (f. 12v-15v).



16 leaves : 177 x 111 (140 x 80) mm bound to 177 x 111 mm


Paper, 1²⁰ (-1, -2, -3, -4); i (modern paper) + 16 + i (modern paper); modern foliation in pencil, 1-16, lower left recto.




Paper wrappers, likely later.


  • Written in 18-19 unruled lines, with headings in larger scripts with full indents; octavo format.
  • Script

  • Written in a Italian cursive script with large headings and full indents. At times, the scribe moves between more and less cursive script (for example, f. 6v-7r).
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