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NOTES TO THE /. Q. R., XI, pp. 364-386. 

Interesting communications regarding Yerahmeel ben Shelomoh, 
who was formerly entirely unknown, were made by my friend 
Dr. Neubauer in Graetz's Monatsschrift, 1887, p. 505, and in 
Mediaeval Chronicles, 1887, pp. 163, 176, and 190, from a MS. 
acquired from the late R. N. Rabinowitz for the Bodleian library, and 
from MS. Bodl. 2079, 9. In addition to this, almost everything which 
is to be found in these MSS. has now been carefully and correctly 
edited by him in this Review (supra, pp. 369-384), for which our best 
thanks are due to him. 

At the end (pp. 385, 386) Dr. Neubauer published also the Synagogal 
Poems, quoted by Zunz {Literaturg., 485, 486), from the MS. No. 646 in 
the Paris Library. 

I also possess a copy of these poems, which was made for me by 
Mr. Isidore Goldblum m the year 1887. The latter observed at the 
time that the MS. was very difficult to read, and that he could not 
guarantee that he had copied everything correctly. 

On collating his copy with the printed one, I found that at one 
time Broyde's reading, at another time Goldblum's reading was 
mor* correct. I, therefore, give here those readings of the copy 
G. (Goldblum) which I consider to be more correct : — 

P- 38s, 

p. 386, 

1- 5, 


G. niini> 

1- 5, 







''ii''])) (misprint) 




I^D* (misprint) 

•jfin (more correct by reason of 
the rhyme) 

1. 20, 



1. 20, 







niD (misprint) 


1. I, 


DTin (correct by reason of the 

1. 4, 



1. 9, 


l^ip? (demanded by the acrostic) 


Goldblum further informed me, that the first Piyut had the following 
marginal note: pjD pNB> QlpDl (?) 'HD (i'NDn"l\l) '-|\T ntmp, the 
second Piyut has the marginal note : ninns niCJ'I'Tp, and the last 
section is preceded by the words : 'dIN D''31tD Q''ID'>3. 

Zunz observes, therefore (p. 485) : " J. b. S. composed Kedushas for 
places where the service could not be held by the required number 
often adults," and p. 48: "Another section for festivals." Zunz 
mentions only the acrostic in the concluding sentences : Q^a^ ix">^ 

1^ ina IK'S QiN imi^b ptii and a^n^s mai'D [on on b'\i'< (Goldblum 

informed me that this acrostic is marked in the MS. with red ink). 

Dr. Neubauer, on the other hand, marked the acrostics at the 
beginning of each verse, namely in the first Piyut, noi'K' 13 i'NDm'' 
J'DNI pin, and in the second, i^XDm^ I wish to add that each verse 
has a double acrostic ; not only at the beginning, but also in the 
middle, as, for instance, in the first Piyut there is the middle acrostic : — 

,b)ph ,^^ ,inN ^onrb ,nvn ,Dinn (to be read instead of jjTi) ynv 
^ij-iiir ^nrbSi ,irhp .mat ,pan pan /nrb X'^'p /ipiB' jyi 

The second Piyut with the section has also a double acrostic, namely : 
(|DN1 }DN) ny^ W Tjrsn ^Siomv The words of the acrostics at the 
beginning and at the end are as follows : — 

here is a word missing, perhaps QiriT, as in the) DIDT nns' TTl* 
, rhi'ob ^D^^i'^{ ^ noN ^ DiTdd ^ no ^muri /li (first line of the first Piyut 
.CDi ,D^DiBn ,n< ,irB^ ,Dnoiy ,Dy pii ^wuif ^rhan .bah ^vsn'-^ 

or, perhaps, a word is missing) l3yiDB>< ^i^d' ^IWli ^HDli ,Tnn'«' ,'6''^ 

.ni ;tni .niy .nay .i^ipi? .na^ (here also 

Goldblum informs me that the MS. Paris, No. 646, contains at the 
end the name of the possessor, sin ''3N l"y pa DIIS ptJ'IJ '•SDa p3p, 
and, after that, a square with red ink : Bibliotheca regia. Goldblum 
believes that the MS. had come to Paris from Italy. 

Before the late Rabinowitz sold the MS. nWliatn "ISD, he sent it to 
me to inspect it, and allowed me to make several notes from it, 
including the following, which neither Dr. Neubauer nor Perles 
(Jubelschrift-Graetz, p. 22) has mentioned : — 

Foi. 21 (cf. supra 367) : <3 ninsan )i3Nic2D 'D3 i'NDm'' ^:n 'nsxD 
-lain bv TB'ni' hm tmon by pa^ETD psc? •'^i^ni iTh n& p nnm, 
DW3 nr "iiB's NX'' Nim psn }d .... inoj ^ci Dmas ^^^ si'K' 
noan nx nsd nrx oann BnoE^R'nit nw di:o ino3 p i)i p 

Pol. 220: D^t3aiE> nSD ma i>N1»E' *3 PS-'DVI ^nXVD i'NDm" ^jni 

.D^tDsiE' nsD ana Nity '■a n"m 

NOTES TO THE J. Q. K., XI 699 

In conclusion, I will add a few corrections : — 

p. 367, 1. 7, miDTOa probably misprint for in"ID13 
1- 10, N^rh-|£3''N3 „ N^Jlh-lDDN3 

p. 383, 1. 6 below, for mpn ISyi read niPlTl "layS (cf. Aruch s.v.) 
1. 5 „ for INH .. I'lN" 

S. J. Halbeestam. 
Maif s, 1899. 

Note by Dk. Neubauee. 

As Mr. Halberstam informs me that he is giving some various 
readings of the Piyutim at the end of my article in J. Q. R., XI, 
pp. 364-386, 1 take the opportunity of mentioning two further points 
which may be of interest, although not directly bearing on my 
subject, (a) Prof. Guidi has called my attention to the Ethiopic 
translation of Yosippon, described by L. Goldschmidt in his Catalogue 
of the Ethiopic MSS. at Frankfort (1897), p. 5 sqq. (6) Those who 
are able to read Eussian will find an extract from a somewhat 
different text of the Arabic Yosippon given by Dr. Harkavy in his 
Khazars (St. Petersburg, 1874), P- 72 sqq., as well as many valuable 
comments throughout the Essay.