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Midrash on Psalms
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 1) viii. 1, beg. למנצח על הגתית מזמור לדוד ויואל אמר בואו רדו כי מלאה גת. זה אומר גת וזה אומר גיתית ואני איני אומר לא גת ולא גיתית (incomplete), ends ועוד שהתיר דמן שלגוים מה כתיב יי אדוננו מה

b.

(fol. 2) xi. 4, beg. יחזו עפעפיו יבחנו בני אדם וכי כל בני אדם בוחן, ends אני מביא עליך את דויד שצרתי אותו במעי

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Fol. 3
Arabic commentary on Isaiah iii. 16

beg. ומנאזלהם כק בית גאים וג̇ וקאל פי אלנגעים ונתץ את הבית וג̇ פחדדנא תב̇ ותע̇ מן גסות הרוח, ends אדא סאלה שיא יעידהם מתל אניה.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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Fol. 4
Seadiah Gaon's אזהרה

beg. להזיר לרצון, ends ואז יירשו במו .

Language(s): Hebrew

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Responsa
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 6) addressed to Haya Gaon, by Nehemiah son of Obadiah and Moses son of Samuel גאמע, of Gabes (Tunisia); (see Jewish Quarterly Review, vol. vi. p. 223);

b.

(fol. 7) end of 4, on שבועות, ends דהוא ששה בסיון לא מקדים ולא מעכב אלמא כסדרן עבדינן בלחוד

c.

(fol. 7) marked ה̇, beg. והא דתנן באחד באלול ראש שנה למעשר בהמה, end missing

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Fol. 8
Halakhic commentary on Babylonian Talmud זבחים

beg. ונמצא כולו למעלה עלה מוכח ר̇ יוסי סבר לעשות אותו ליי (fol. 108b) to end (with interruptions). The word פיסקא occurs often; perhaps by R. Ḥananel.

At end, written in the year 1420 Sel. = 1109 A. D. according to the following colophon (fol. 41b): ברוך יֿיֿ לעולם אמן ואמן בחדש טבת שנת א̇ת̇ך̇.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Syr. curs. char.; 8vo, paper, in quires of ten leaves, beg. with 16, followed by י̇ז̇, but no numbers after this.

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Fol. 42
Arabic text of Maimonides' מורה הנבוכים

iii. 37 (ed. Munk, fol. 82b, l. 6 איצ̇א קדמא) to iii. 39 (ed. fol. 85b, l. 11 ביע); the chapters are marked by פצל without numbers.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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Fol. 48
Midrash on Exodus xxix. 1

beg. היאך יהו מטהרין ואוכלין בקדש היאך יהו סובלין ואוכלין בתרומה, ends וירא העם כי בשש מה אהרן יכול לעשות השיאן לדברים אחרים א̇ אם אומ̇ אני תנו לי כסף וזהב מיד.

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Fol. 50
Midrash on the ten commandments

the first complete, beg. ומעשה בחסיד אחד ושמו יוסף מוקיר שבי והיה גוי אחד שכינו; chap. v (fol. 54) is headed דיבור חמישי כבד את אביך ואת אמיך.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 60
Sayings as in חופת אליהו

Beg. and end missing: beg. הרואה ספר מלכים יצפה לגדולה. הרואה ספר ישעיה יצפה לנחמה, ends with י̇ג̇ דבר נא̇.

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Fol. 64
Passages from the Bab. Talmud

as indicated several times on the margin, most likely readings for special occasions; fol. 67 is headed והאי ענייאנא יאות לאבל.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 72
נסתרות attributed to R. Simeon ben Yoḥai

beg. בארצם וזה יהיה בידך אות (Jellinek's Bet ha-Midrasch, iii. pp. 80, 81, some variations); divided by פרשה.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 74
Arabic Midrash on the ten commandments

beg. and end missing. No. 5 beg. אכרם אבאך ... אבני אסר̇ אחפט̇ו בר אלואלדין ואיאכם תתגאפלו.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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Midrashim
Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic
a.

(fol. 76) for חנוכה (beg. missing), in which the several חנוכה are given, 7 beg. וחנוכה שביעית לעתיד לבוא... בימי גוג ומגוג שנ̇ יתיצבו.

Colophon, כמל אלמדרש בעזר אל שדי פי אלסאדס מן אדר שני אֿתֿרֿנֿאֿ ברוך העוזר, fin. 1340 A.D.

b.

(fol. 78b) מדרש פורים, beg. ואתה תצוה כתוב למנצח על אילת השחר, incomplete.

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32 rules of R. Eliezer; מסכת דרך ארץ
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

(fol. 84) the 32 rules of R. Eliezer, headed בריתא ושלשים ושתים מדות, ends with אך

b.

(fol. 85) fragm. of מסכת דרך ארץ, beg. משנה מדה שנוטלין עליה שכר (chap. beg. ת̇ח̇) followed by the chap. רבי אלעזר הקפר, incomplete.

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Fol. 86
Commentary on Babylonian Talmud ברכות, ff. 59a to 63a

on fol. 89 is the following passage: מתני̇ בנה בית חדש וקנה כלים חדשים אומר שהחיינו וכול̇ זו השמועה משובשת היא בנוסחאות אבל אנו נסחנוה מן הנוסחא שבאה מבבל ובן סידורה

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Fol. 100
Commentary on Babylonian Talmud בבא מציעא, ff. 9b to 14b

On fol. 93 a passage is headed וזו דברי רבינו ברוך הרב .

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 102
Commentary on Babylonian Talmud חולין, ff. 14b to 15b

at end of chap. i. (fol. 104b) the commentator writes as follows: .קאל רבינו האיי ז̇ל̇ פי כתאב אלחאוי השוחט לחולה כול̇ תפסיר אומצא הו לחם ני יועמל בכל ואבאזיר יוסמא עמץ;

on fol. 105b ואמר רבינו יצחק הרב כנזי ז̇ל̇; Alfasi is quoted.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 106
Fragment of Talmudic treatise

beg. אם בגפו יבא בגפו יצא כלו̇ יחידי נכנס יחידי יצא וכן הוא אומר תמכור עמך, ends אבל ביצה גופה דאימיה הוא דגבי ביצה מוכחא מילתא דודאי כגופה של.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 110
Commentary on Babylonian Talmud תמורה

beg. שנודע לו לא ישוב מעשותו ולכך אינו מביא קרבן, ends ולתבלין שבה לא משום שביעית פיר̇ שמא יהא משלשביעית.

On fol. 111 the commentator quotes ו רבי אליעזר הגדול ז̇ל̇, and on fol. 112b רב̇ חננאל.

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 114
Commentary on Babylonian Talmud זבחים

fol. 2b (דהא לא פסיל להו אלא בשאמר) to fol. 9a (דכתיב והיה הוא ותמורתו), פיס occurs in it (see above, No. 5).

Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 126
Midrash (beg. and end missing), §§ beg. with כתוב אחד , specimen for identification: כתוב אחד אומר ויגל יהודה מעל אדמתו וכתוב אחד אומ̇ גלתה יהודה אילא כיון שגלו תשש כוחן כנקבה, see Midrash איכה (ed. Wilna, 1868), i. 28.
Language(s): Hebrew

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Fol. 127
Treatise on אבילות (beg. and end missing); on fol. 128b the following passage occurs: ראיתי כתוב בספר הר̇ מאיר מרונטבוק (so) שאמר לו בשם הרב ר̇ יחיאל מפריש ... וגם ראיתי כתוב בספרו בשם הרב ר̇ אברהם אב ב̇ד̇ .
Language(s): Hebrew

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Old Ital. Rabb. char.; 8vo, paper.

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Fol. 131
Arabic treatise (beg. and end missing) on שבועת היסת

perhaps by Seadiah Gaon, beg. ואתכאלהם עלי קלה אפהאם אלנאס פראית אן אכתצר גמל מא יקרב מן וגוה וגוב אלאומאן אלכפיפה ואלתקילה אעני שבועת דאוריתא.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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Fol. 137
Fragment of an Arabic treatise on matter contained in בבא מציעא.
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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Responsa
Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Aramaic
a.

(fol. 143), concerning the prayers יוצר המאורות and אור חדש;

here occurs the following passage (fol. 143b): ומנהאגא בי מדראשי קביעי דנהרדעא ודסורא עדיין למימר ואור חדש וא̇ע̇פ̇ דר̇ סעדיה ז̇ל̇ הוה ליה ריש מתיבתא בסורא לא קבילו מיניה אפילו בחייה

b.

(fol. 144) in Arabic, concerning אלמנה and תומים .

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Fol. 145
Responsa concerning civil law

Fol. 145b, a decision given by R. Amram bar Sisna Gaon to R. שבים is quoted; fol. 146b the following passage occurs: תקנתא דתקינו אדונינו רבנ̇ן̇ תרתין מתיבאתא לידע רבנא דמטלטלי כמקרקעי... ולענין שאלה זו מצאנו תשובה שכתבוה אדנינו נט̇ רח̇ לבני המערב וזה תורפה.

Language(s): Hebrew, Aramaic

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Fol. 151
Arabic treatise (beg. and end missing) concerning אישות

the author refers to the sixth chapter of the second part of his book.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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Fol. 153
Arabic responsa, end of 50, greater parts of 51, 54, and beg. of 55

51 beg. ראובן אכד דאר משכונה מן שמעון וסכנהא, they seem to be by the same author, 51 and 55 being headed ולה איצ̇א ז̇ל̇.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

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