StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS MOCATTA/24
TitleMegilat Sedarim (English)
DescriptionManuscript of 'M'gilath s'darim: an unwritten chapter in the history of the Jews of Moravia' by Abraham Halevi (Abraham Broda). Translated from a Hebrew manuscript of the year 1722 in the possession of Ernest D. Lwy with critical biographical appendices by A. Doniach. 2 copies of translator's preface, chapters 1-2 and part of chapter 3.
Extent3 volumes, containing 175 folios
AdminHistoryAbraham Broda (Leipniker Lwy), born Timisoara, Rumania, c1690; dayan of the Jewish community of Usov, Moravia and a respected merchant; succeeded in obtaining permission to build two prayer houses, 1753, and recorded the proceedings in his 'Megilat Sedarim', to be read yearly on Simhat Torah (published in 1895 by Emanuel M. Baumgarten).
CustodialHistoryPresented by Mrs Ernest Lowy.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
Related MaterialUniversity College London Special Collections also holds the original of which this is a translation (Ref: MS MOCATTA 13) and other works by Abraham Broda (Ref: MS MOCATTA 11, 28)
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