Hebrew and Judaica Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University

MS. Reggio 63

Oriental Manuscripts Reggio Collection


Maḥzor according to the Sephardi rite with additional texts in the margins

1. ff. 1r-430v
Maḥzor according to the Sephardi rite (Aragon) מחזור מנהג ספרד (אראגון) לכל השנה

A. Neubauer incorrectly categorized the mahzor as according to the Greek (Corfu) and Calabrian rite. D. Goldschmidt (Sefunot, 1964, p. 200) corrected Neubauer's mistake but referred to the MS with the wrong catalogue number (1080 instead of 1081). N. Vider (in Sinai 76 [1975], p. 9) returned to Neubauer's mistake. ‫

The beginning of the codex is incomplete, later completion on paper (fols. III-VII).

Language(s): Hebrew
2. ff. 1r-338r
ha-Yiśraʾeli, Yiśraʾel ben Yosefהישראלי, ישראל בן יוסף, מטולידו, Mitsṿot Zemanit מצוות זמניות ‬
Language(s): Hebrew
3. ff. 341r-373r
Perush Seder Avodah פרוש סדר עבודה
Language(s): Hebrew
4. ff. 374v-430v
Jacob ben Asher, approximately 1269-approximately 1340יעקב בן אשר, ?1270-?1340, Ṭur (Oraḥ Ḥayim, Hilkhot Taʿanit tsibur) טור (ארח חיים, הלכות תענית צבור) ‬
Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment and paper
Extent: ff. 430
Dimensions (leaf): 130 × 90 mm.
Foliation: Foliation in Arabic numerals.


Quires of mostly 8 leaves no signatures, no catchwords


Binding is damaged at the spine, fragile.


Main text in one column, additional texts in the upper and lower margins.


Sephardi semi-cursive script.


Not decorated.


Brown leather binding, blind-tooled.


Origin: [Spain (Aragon)]; [15th century]

Provenance and Acquisition

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. 1081, Catalogue of the Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library; Supplement of Addenda and Corrigenda to Vol. I No. 1081, 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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Digital Images

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MSS R.R. Film No. F 17688


    Neubauer, Adolf, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1886), no. 1081.
    Wieder, Naftali, "Becityah shel Gematria Ami-Nozerit ve-Anti-Islamit," Sinai 76 (1975):5-10.
    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. 1081.
    Por Nahem, Ilan, "He who has this book will need no other book". A study of "Mitzvot Zemaniyot" by rabbi Israel Israeli of Toledo" Asociacion Española de Orientalistas 38 (2002): 77-96
    Colafemmina, Cesare, The Jews in Calabria (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 63, n.249.