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Masaʻot shel Moshe ha-Levi bi-zeman she-halakh me-ʻir Kafa li-Yerushalayim.
Manuscript in Hebrew on paper.
Ukraine, 1686.
MS X893 So2
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Moses ben Elijah ha-Levi was the Ḥazzan (prayer leader) in his Karaite community, but was most well-known for his journey to Jerusalem in 1654, which is chronicled in the volume here.  He left with his fellow travelers from his hometown of Feodosia, in the Crimea, and traveled through Constantinople and Rhodes, Cairo and Alexandria, before finally reaching the Holy Land, and his final destination, Jerusalem.

Gift of Alexander Cotheal.




Masaʻot shel Moshe ha-Leṿi: 23r


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