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- Article by:
- Justine Isserles
The British Library Maḥzor Vitry is one of 11 preserved manuscript copies of the lost 11th-century original attributed to Simḥah ben Samuel of Vitry. Dr Justine Isserles revisits this highly significant manuscript.
- Jewish Liturgy, Jewish Law
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