Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Role of Targum Samuel in European Jewish Liturgy

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In the age of Hebrew literarization of European Jewry in the 9th and 10th centuries, the liturgical books were arranged in different scrolls and booklets. The siddur, a book of halakhic instructions detailing the proper way to use the right texts in prayer, was intended for study and not for recitation of prayers. The Targum of the haftarah was introduced to the liturgy of European Judaism by liturgical transmission in booklets for the liturgy of some festivals; one would expect to find the text of these pericopes as a distinctive branch in the stemma of textual attestation of e.g. Targum Samuel in its European context. One concludes that the tradition of reading the Targum of the haftarah in Europe is an implementation, albeit very partial, of the requirement imposed by the growing influence of Babylonian halakhah on the Jewish communities in Christian Europe during the 10th and 11th centuries.

Keywords: European Jewry; halakhic instructions; Hebrew literarization; siddur; Targum Samuel



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    A Jewish Targum in a Christian World — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation