Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Reggio 49

Oriental Manuscripts Reggio Collection


1. ff. 1r-80r
Samuel; שמואל (מאה ט"ו), Sefer minhagim ספר מנהגים

Based on Jacob Mollin and not on Sefer ha-Manhig.

Language(s): Hebrew
2. ff. 80v-83v
Weil, Jacob ben Judah, active 15th century; ויל, יעקב בן יהודה, Hilkhot sheḥiṭah הלכות שחיטה

Rules on ritual slaughter

Colophon: Colophon is on fol. 83v: שנת הרנ"א היום יום ב כ"א לחדש טבת נשלם זה הספר מנהיג קצר עם דיני שחיטה ובדיקה בקוצר על ידי לי זעיר אישים איסקופא נדכסת לכל תלמדים והסופרים שלמה כהן העלוב בן לאדוני ומורי לנכ"ר שמואל כהן תנצב"ה וכתבתיהו לנכבד כ"ר סמטי כהן ... פה תיבץ"
Language(s): Hebrew
3. ff. 84r-90v
Yitsḥaḳ ben Yeḥiel ha-Leṿi; יצחק בן יחיאל הלוי, Calendar לוחות
Language(s): Hebrew
4. ff. 91r-98r
Prayers for circumcision, betrothal, wedding and burial (Tsadoḳ ha-din) תפלות לברית מילה, אירוסין, נישואין וסדר צדוק הדין
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ff. 99
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.


7 quires: i-v 12, vi 14-2, vii 16 + 9 leaves (too tight to see their structure) Hebrew/Arabic characters catchwords, repeated words, marked central opening


Byzantine and sephardi semi-cursive scripts.

Fols. 1r-90v and 92r-98r: Byzantine semi-cursive script,

fol. 91r: Sephardi semi-cursive script.


A few decorated initial words (e.g. fol. 13r) and a few decorated parashah signs (e.g. fol. 42r)


Leather binding, blind-tooled, holes for a clasp are visible.


Origin: Thebes (Greece); 1490

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership note on fol. 91r: "אליהו[?] בכ"ר שבתי" חנין[?] ; notes on births on fol. 98v dated from 5246 (= 1486) till 5261 (1501)

It belonged to Rabbi Isaac Samuel Reggio's (1784-1855) library, which was purchased en bloc by the Bodleian Library in 1853.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. i, by Adolf Neubauer, Oxford 1886, (No. 901), Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 901, and on the data of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel with additional enhancements by the cataloguer.


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MSS R.R. Film No. F 21860


    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 901.
    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. 901.