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(D^BID VIP* 1 ) Berachot, Preface, p. 80) ; the same was done by 
Jellinek and Halberstam; on the other hand, cf. Zomber in 
Berliner's Magazin, 1878, pp. 26-34. 

These observations do not detract in any way from the value of 
the excellent work; it is to be hoped that the work may proceed 
somewhat more rapidly. It is said in the Preface to Fasc. II, that the 
half of Fasc. Ill is already printed (two sheets are already in my 
hands), and that Fasc. IV (fl, 1, t) is ready for the press. We 
look forward with pleasure to their speedy appearance. 

Samuel Pozna^ski. 


DvW HM, edited from MSS., with Notes and Introductions, by 
Solomon Aaron Weetheimer of Jerusalem. Part I, 10 pp. 
Introduction and 48 pp. Text, 8vo. (Jerusalem, 1896.) 

This collection contains: — (1) Responsa of Hai Gaon and other 
anonymous Geonim. (2) ft"D rVD?n. Decisions on the Scroll of the 
Law, by Jacob Tam. (3) Responsa by Abraham ben Nathan ha-Jarchi. 
(4) Letter of Jonathan of Lunel to Maimuni. (5) Maimuni's answer. 
(6) tF~0£O IVJIO. A Purim in Egypt. (7) An event in Narbonne in the 
year 1236. (8), (9), and (10) Poems by Abraham Ibn Ezra, Jehudah 
ha-Levi, Zedaka Kalai, and Abraham Ziphrani. 

The editor observes in his Introduction, p. 4, about No. 2, that the 
MS. was taken from two books. I add that the piece given here, 
from p. 10 to p. 19, line 24, is already printed in Machsor Vitry, 
p. 651 sqq. But the readings occasionally vary, e. g. p. 14, 1. 24 in the 
present edition: ?NEn instead of WW in Machsor Vitry, p. 654. 
The passage from p. 18, 1. 25, to p. 19, 1. 13, does not occur in Machsor 
Vitry, and seemed therefore to have been taken from the second 

The "^n 'D, mentioned by the editor in the Introduction, p. 5, was 
already printed in Paris in 1866 with an instructive introduction by 
the late Senior Sachs, and again in Machsor Vitry, p. 374 sqq. 

No. 4 has its origin in a "Genusa" in Egypt and was hitherto 
unknown, and we must be thankful to the editor for communicating 
it. But he is mistaken when he asserts, in the Introduction, p. 9, note, 
that Jonathan also belonged to those who applied to Adret in favour 
of Maimonides (ITlNJp nriiD, 103), and that there "Jonathan" should 
be read instead of "Nathan," for Jonathan lived a hundred years 



No. 6 is edited from the copy of a MS. which the editor had 
formerly sold in Oxford. This fact is not mentioned by him, and he 
was justly taken to task for this in the preceding volume of this 
Review, p. 560, by my friend, Dr. Neubauer. The latter also 
carefully edited the H?3D, on p. 544 sqq., from this MS., and also 
from another, with the addition of many valuable remarks and 
inquiries. I read a "printer's proof" of this some months before 
the present edition appeared, as Dr. Neubauer had been so kind as to 
send it me. A fragment of this n?lt> was, as Dr. Neubauer mentions 
in his excellent article, already printed by Harkavy from a St. Peters- 
burg MS. in &ytfi M DHJHn, No. 2, p. 345, but much is missing 
there, at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end ; besides, one 
piece has been transposed there, and got into the wrong place ; 
namely p. 5, 1. 6, D"6b> "IP XO& ^il, which belongs to p. 4, 1. 5, 
''¥?♦ mh» VIlK-ip. 

No. 7 of the present collection was also edited before by Dr. Neubauer 
in his Mediaeval Jewish Chronicles, II, 251. The assertion of the editor 
that this MS. was Jonathan's being erroneous, everything he says 
about Jonathan in his Introduction must be corrected. Cf. Neubauer, 
in this Review, 1. c, p. 560 ; and Kaufmann, Revue des Etudes Juives, 
XXXII, 130. Since the character of writing of this piece is identical 
with that of p. 33, " letter of Jonathan," it is impossible for this to 
be an autograph letter as the editor erroneously avers in the Intro- 
duction, p. 7. 

Abraham Ibn Ezra's poem iTWB i"IB> 1"IK (p. 45) was also quoted by 
Zunz, Literaturgeschichte, p. 212, and Jehudah ha-Levi's poem T\o7 
riJSV is already printed in the Roman Machsor. Cf. Landshutt, 
Onomast., p. 73, and Zunz, p. 413. Zedaka Kalai (p. 46) is not men- 
tioned by Zunz, who mentions, however, Joseph Kalai (p. 339), 
nor is Abraham Ziphrani named by Zunz. But in my catalogue 
TVobw nSlp, No. 359, some of his poems occur, pp. 81 and 83 ; in the 
latter place ISTlpO WD¥ DiTQN, but not the one given here. 

It is to be hoped that Mr. Wertheimer may be enabled by a quick 
sale of this first part to follow it up by a second. 

S. J. Halbebstam.