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Title Haggadah (Sephardic)
Date1 [Early 14th century]
StorageSite UCL Special Collections
Level Collection
Extent 1 volume containing 58 folios
AdminHistory This Haggadah is possibly of Castilian origin. The micrography may have been executed by Jacob, the scribe of the Rylands Haggadah, the Catalan Mahzor and the Nahum Bible, who was working in Barcelona in the second quarter of the fourteenth century.
CustodialHistory From the library of Frederic David Mocatta, deposited in 1905 by the Jewish Historical Society. Formerly held with other Jewish collections in the Mocatta Library of University College London.
Acquisition Transferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.
FindingAids Reginald Arthur Rye, 'Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts forming the library of F D Mocatta' (Harrison & Sons, London, 1904), 424-5.
Description Manuscript Haggadah [early 14th century], for Passover Eve: Jewish order of service for domestic use. On the upper and lower, as well as side margins are excerpts from Midrashim, and some prayers. Folios 12v to 50v contain the Hebrew text of Song of Songs, Ruth and Ecclesiastes, followed by the Torah reading for the first day of Passover (Exodus 12: 21-51).
Repository GB 0103
AccessStatus Open
AccessConditions The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
ReproductionConditions Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
CatalogueStatus In progress
Language Hebrew
PublnNote More detailed descriptions of the Haggadah and illustrations of the manuscript are given in 'Convivencia: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Medieval Spain', ed V Mann, T Glick and J Dodds (New York, 1992), p 192, and Leila Avrin, 'The Mocatta Haggadah and Other Works by the Master of the Catalan Mahzor' in 'Hebrew Studies: Papers Presented at a Colloquium on Resources for Hebraica in Europe' ed Diana Rowland Smith and Peter Shmuel Salinger (London, 1991), p 139-148.
RelatedMaterial University College London Special Collections also holds various other prayer books (Ref: MS MOCATTA 2, 4, 7-10, 12, 18, 23, 25, 35, 72, 75, 76).
RelatedImage1 Image of MS MOCATTA 1
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Term Worship (Judaism)
Religious texts
Religious practice
Religious activities
Prayer books

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