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Rare Fragment: Remnant from “Hilchos Rif” on Tractate Shabbos; 12th century...

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Rare Fragment: Remnant from “Hilchos Rif” on Tractate Shabbos; 12th century


Remnant folio of “Hilchos Rif” on tractate Shabbos by Rabbeinu Yitzchak Alfasi.
This rare remnant originates from a 12th century oriental manuscript. The leaf is written in 12th-century oriental square script on oriental paper, bearing water marks corresponding to the 12th century.

The manuscript contains a section from tractate Shabbos – chapter 6 (pages 27b – 28a).

1 leaf (2 sides) | 17 x 26 cm | 18 lines per page | Missing top line, cut beginnings of sentences on front, and ends of sentences on back.

Genazym wishes to thank Professor Benjamin Richler, former director of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, National Library of Israel, for assisting us with information on this lot.