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Images of Manuscripts on display:

 

MS. Heb. e. 76 .png1. Passover Haggadah Fragment from the Cairo Genizah

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah)

MS. Heb. e. 76

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1132

Description: Kiddush for Passover and Shabbat.

 

MS. Heb. e. 76 2.png2. Passover Haggadah Fragment from the Cairo Genizah

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah)

MS. Heb. e. 76

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1132

Description: Blessing at end of Passover Haggadah with variation.

 

CCC V'hi Sheomdah.png3. Ashkenazi Siddur - Passover Haggadah

MS. CCC 133

Corpus Christi College Oxford

Date: 12th century

Description: Passover Haggadah – V'hi She'amdah - without statement about rising to destroy the Jewish people in every generation.


 

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4. Ashkenazi Siddur – Passover Haggadah

MS. CCC 133

Corpus Christi College Oxford

Description: Passover Haggadah -  Shefoch – Pour Your Wrath Upon the Nations – eleven verses.

 

 



5. Mishneh Torah Pococke 307 Rambam.png

Author: Rabbi Moses ben Maimon - Maimonides (1135-1204)

MS. Pococke 307

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1301 – 1400

Description: Passover Haggadah.

 

Canonici Or. 1.png6. Würzburg Siddur - Ashkenazi rite (Sidur minhag Ashkenaz ha-maʿaravi le-kol ha-shanah)

MS. Canonici Or. 1

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1303 - 1304

Description: Passover Haggadah Ha Lachma Anya (This is the bread of affliction).



Laud Or. 314 Aleppo1.png7. Passover Haggadah, Aleppo rite (Aram Tsovah)

MS. Laud Or. 314

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description: Passover Haggadah, Aleppo rite (Aram Tsovah) - with Arabic and illuminations. The order of the Kiddush for Motzoei Shabbat (Sat night) and Passover, known by its acronym Yaknahaz.

 

 

Laud Or. 314 Aleppo1.png8. Passover Haggadah, Aleppo rite (Aram Tsovah)

MS. Laud Or. 314

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description: Passover Haggadah, Aleppo rite (Aram Tsovah) - with Arabic and some illuminations. Kiddush for Shabbat and Passover.

 

 

 

Marshall Or. 59 Haggadah.png9.  Passover Haggadah, German rite 

MS. Marshall Or. 59

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1401 - 1500

Description: Ha lachma Anya (This is the bread of affliction) and Ma Nishtana (Four questions).

  

 

Marshall Or. 59 Haggadah1.png10. Passover Haggadah, German rite

MS. Marshall Or. 59

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

1401 – 1500

Description: L’fichach (Therefore..) with blessing over the Hallel (praise) before second cup of wine.

 

 

Etz Chaim Hei .jpg11 & 12. Etz Chaim l’Harav R. Ya’akov ben R. Yehudah (Chazzan)

Author: Rabbi Jacob ben Judah Chazzan of London

Leipzig University Library

Date: 13th century

Description: English Compendium of Jewish Law – Text of Haggadah Ha Lachma Anya (This is the bread of affliction) & L'fichach (Therefore...).

 

 
Canon. Or. 81 RASHI.png13. RASHI Commentary on the Pentateuch (Exodus) - with censorship

Author: Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (1040-1105)

MS. Canon. Or. 81

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1396

Description: Laws of Pascal offering with censorship of the words indicating prohibition of idolater from eating the Pascal offering.


Opp. Add. fol. 53 Samson.png14. Tosafot on Pesachim

Author: Rabbi Samson ben Abraham, of Sens (1150-1230)

MS. Oppenheim Add. fol. 53

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1501 - 1525

Description: Commentary on first chapter of Babylonian Talmud Tractate Pesachim.

 

Selden A. 5 SEMAG.png15. Sefer Mitzvot Gadol (Semag)

Author: Rabbi Moses ben Jacob of Coucy (first half of 13th c.)

MS. Arch. Selden A. 5

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date 1301 – 1325

Description: Laws of Passover.

  

MS. Arch. Selden A. 51 Semak Kitniyot.png16. Sefer Mitzvot Katan (Semak)

Author: Rabbi Isaac of Corbeil (d. 1280)

MS. Arch. Selden A. 51

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1426 - 1475

Description: Origin of Laws of Kitniyot – Ashkenazic custom not to eat legumes on Passover.

 

Marsh 574a Kitniyot.png17. Sefer Mitzvot Katan (Semak)

Author: Rabbi Isaac of Corbeil (d.1280)

MS. Marsh 574a

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1329

Description: Origin of Laws of Kitniyot – Ashkenazic custom not to eat legumes on Passover.

 

Selden A. 7 HA-AGUDAH.png18. Sefer ha-Aguddah (compendium of Jewish law according to the order of the Talmud)

Author: Rabbi Alexander Suslin HaKohen, known as Razach (d. 1349)

MS. Arch. Selden A. 7

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1325 – 1375

Description: Laws of Passover.

 

MS. Reggio 25 Kabbalah .png19. Collection of Kabbalistic works, Commentary on Haggadah  

MS. Reggio 25

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1476 - 1500

 

 

 

Opp. 776 Pirkei.png20. Siddur for the entire year, Ashkenazi rite

MS. Oppenheim 776

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, www.digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Date: 1471

Description: Ethics of the Fathers (recited on the Shabbat between Passover and Shavuot) with illuminations.

 

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Etz Chaim Hil. Megillah4.jpg

 

1-2. Esther with marginal correction

MS. Bodley Or. 46, fol. 129a, 129b

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Date:1201 – 1225

 

3. Esther with illuminated first word

MS. Archive Selden A. sup. 106, folio 11b

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Description: Hebrew Bible: Ecclesiastes, Esther (up to chapter 3) have both Masorahs and Hafṭarot

Date: 1301 – 1325

 

4. Scroll of Esther with illumination 

MS. Laud. Or. Rolls d. 1

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

 

5. Agadeta d’Megilta (Midrash Ben Gorion) – Ancient Midrash on Esther

MS. Michael 577, folio 115b

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Title: Agadeta d’Megilta.

Also known as Midrash Abba Gorion (Yalkut Shimoni by R.Shimon of Frankfurt, 13thcentury); Midrash Megilah (Hamburg MS) or Aggadat Megillat Esther (Rashi on I Kings 10:19).

Description: Ancient Midrash on Esther

Author: Abba Gorion of Sidon (2nd century)

 

6. Rashi commentary on Esther (chapter 1:1-19)

MS. Michael 289, folio 171b

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Author: Rabbi Shlomo Yitchaki, Rashi (1040-1105)

Date: 1329

 

7. Mishneh Torah – Laws of Megillah

MS. Oppenheimer 77, folio 163a

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Author: Maimonides (1135-1204)

Display: Laws of Megillah and Chanukah with glosses, known as Hagahot Maimoniyot, published in all editions of Mishneh Torah after 1509 (Constantinople), authored by Rabbi Meir ha-Kohen of Rothenburg (end of the 13th century), distinguished pupil of Rabbi Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg.

Date: 14th century

 

8. Mishneh Torah – Laws of Megillah

MS. Pococke 307 Fol. 215a

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Author: Maimonides (1135-1204)

Date: 1301 - 1400

 

9. Etz Chaim – 13th century English code of Jewish law – Laws of Megillah

University of Liepzig Library

Author: Rabbi Jacob ben Judah Chazan of London

Date: written in 1287

Description: Code of Jewish Law, written before the expulsion of the Jews of England in 1290, reflecting the custom of the Jews of England. Written in two parts, containing 646 sections respectively, covering the full spectrum of Jewish law, based largely on the laws of Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, while incorporating also laws from contemporary French and English rabbis, including Moses of Oxford/London.

Display: Laws of Purim, underlined that Purim feast may not be conducted at night time.

 

10. Glile Kesef (Scrolls of Silver) – commentary on Esther

MS. Oppenheimer 211, folio 26a

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Author: Rabbi Joseph ben Abba Mari Kaspi (1280-1340)

Display: Commentary on Esther

 

11.  Commentary on Esther by Gersonides, Rabbi Levi ben Gershon

MS. Michael 289, folio 106b

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Title: Ahasuerus, Levi ben Gershon

Author: Rabbi Levi Ben Gershon, known as Gersonides (1288–1344)

 

12. Commentary on Esther by Isaac Aramah, Isaac ben Joseph Hakohen and Abraham Sabeh

MS. Oppenheimer Add, 4o 106, folio 157a

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Authors: Isaac Aramah, Isaac ben Joseph Hakohen and Abraham Sabeh

Display: Isaac Aramah commentary on Esther, Safek 1

Date: 15-16th century

 

13. Commentary on Esther by Isaac Aramah, Isaac ben Joseph Hakohen and Abraham Sabeh

MS. Oppenheimer Add, 4o 106, folio 141a

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Authors: Isaac Aramah, Isaac ben Joseph Hakohen and Abraham Sabeh

Date: 15-16th century

 

14. Commentary on Esther by Isaac Aramah, Isaac ben Joseph Hakohen and Abraham Sabeh with verse highlighted

MS. Oppenheimer Add, 4o 106, folio 141a

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Authors: Isaac Aramah, Isaac ben Joseph Hakohen and Abraham Sabeh

Date: 15-16th century

 

15. Machzor Vitry - Liturgy of Purim

MS. Oppenheimer 59, folio 81

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Author: Rabbi Simcha of Vitry (d. 1105) with marginal annotations by Eleazar ben Judah Rokeach (c. 1176 – 1238)

Description: Compendium of Jewish law and liturgy

Display: Liturgy of Purim ‘Al Hanisim’ etc.

 

16. Commentary on Esther - Anonymous

MS. Oppenheimer ADD, 4o 52, fol. 133a

The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford

Author: Anonymous – caption states ‘not Rashi’