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CBITICAL NOTICES l6l
(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.
"TREASURES OF JERUSALEM."
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
VOL. IX. M
l62 THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW
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.