Nusahh Teman: Regarding the Book of Esther: Elitsur b"r Ephrayim Yishhaq ha Lewi

There are several extant differences amongst the nusah of Yemen in Meghillath Esther between the traditional version and the Ashkenaz scrolls. Versions of the Ashkenazim were set according to a sefer on the laws of scrolls known as “keset hasofer” which was written by rav Shlomo Gansfried of Hungary who also wrote a sefer of law commonly known as the abbreviated code of Jewish Law.

In our days we have a published testimony (variation) on the sefer “Keter Aram Sova” that probably he is the one (none other but him) we relate to Ben Asher who was mentioned by the RMb"M in Hilkoth Sefer Torah peh”hhet  heh”heh.. 

According to this testimony (evidence) you see writing (of) the Meghilah there identical to Nusahh Teman., compare these (in constrast with) openings and closings in the chapters there are several variations between his (Keter) version and nusah Teman, and all of these are also in the chapter openings and closings Nusahh Temani are closer to this nusahh (ie: Keter) more than his (Gansfried’s) nusahh of sefer Keset hasofer. Likewise it is also noted (marked) for edition of Meghilath Esther by Mori Yusef Qafahh inside five scrolls with the tafsir of Rav Saadia Jaon. Still probably strictly guarded over written version of the scroll but were not strict to mark the paRaShYoth according to the halakha.  In all these instead of a auxiliary (supporting) word for the Temani version is also marked the Parshioth. 

As follows is a exhaustive (complete/full) list of all the variations between nusahh Teman and nusah Ashkenaz.

The verse closes in Ester (ie: the book) at Aleph (first chapter) verse yuth … after the words “lamelekh Ahhashwerosh" and not in the prior verse “tet” after the words Kirson ish w’ish. And so in Nusahh Teman, and so in Mori’s edition, and so in Kether Aram Sova. And so it seems more logical to finish the concept after the story about the feast of Washti—[not before]. Verse 9: “"Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus. "

To see the rest of the list of differences in Hebrew: http://www.chayas.com/dod.htm

CLICK BELOW FOR A GENUINE Meghilath Ester AL PI TEMANI (from "Assoc. Of Jewish Yemenites" ):

"Megilath Esther" - Clear Print Version