Sidur minhag Ashkenaz le-khol ha-shanah
ff. 1r-90rSidur minhag Ashkenaz le-khol ha-shanah סדור מנהג אשכנז לכל השנה
Contains of common prayers and six chapters of Pirḳe Avot (fols. 51r-64v) and Hoshanot (fols. 79v-90r)
Colophon: Colophon on fol. : "סימתי זאת התפילה באחד לחודש הרביעי רל"א לפרט באלף הששי שנה לייי אני אשר בר’ יצחק השוא[ל]"
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.
x quires + 2 leaves inner/outer leaf of quire Hebrew/Arabic characters catchwords, repeated words, marked central opening
Ashkenazi semi-cursive script
Illustrated initial-word panels: mostly inhabited by musicians, animals and hybrids.
Inhabited borders linked to the intial-word panels (e.g. fols. 2r, 24v, 30r, 72v, 73r)
Green leather binding, gold-tooled.
Origin: [Germany]; 1471
Provenance and Acquisition
It belonged to David Oppenheimer's (1667-1735) library, which was purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1829.
Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. I, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, No. 1126, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I, No. 1126, and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
MSS R.R. Film No. F 17732
Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1126.
Metzger, Thérèse, and Mendel Metzger, Jewish Life in the Middle Ages: Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts of the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Centuries (New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, 1982), pp. 306-307
Beit-Arié, Malachi and R.A. May (eds), Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I (A. Neubauer’s Catalogue) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), no. 1126.
Wijsman, Suzanne, “The Oppenheimer Siddur: Artist and Scribe in a Fifteenth-Century Hebrew Prayer Book”, in Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as the Meeting-Place of Cultures, Piet van Boxel and Sabine Arndt, eds. (Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2009), pp. 69-84