Congregants > Illustrations and liturgical poetry
Tefilot u-piyutim le-ben Pesaḥ le-ʻAtseret aḥar ha-pereḳ.
Manuscript in Hebrew and Ladino, on paper.
Greece, ca. 18th century.
MS X893 J522
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Jews have been documented in the Greek city of Corfu since the Middle Ages. The Greek Jews had a unique prayer rite as well as their own customs. Throughout the years, many Jews of varying backgrounds, especially Italian and Iberian Jews, arrived and settled in Corfu. This small manuscript of liturgical poems for the period between Passover and Shavu'ot shows the diversity of the Corfu population, with poems in Judeo-Greek and Judeo-Spanish in addition to the usual Hebrew. Also notable in this volume is a poem by Eli'ezer Mordo, who wrote the elegy for the Corfiote leader Eliyahu ben Menaḥem ha-Kohen.
Purchased for Columbia by Salo Baron from David Fraenkel, 1933.
Thanks to the generosity of the National Library of Israel, this manuscript is available in its entirety here.