Cairo Genizah : Legal document; letter

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: testimony by Nissim b. Šemarya that Sason b. Nathan had deposited with him 17 counterfeit dinars. When Nissim tried to exchange the dinars the deceit was discovered and he was in mortal danger. Yaʿir ha-Šofeṭ b. Abraham resolved the matter but the money was lost. Dated ca. 1090 CE. Verso: originally an official Arabic document, probably a letter, which was later reused for drafts of various documents, such as a replacement ketubba from Abraham Kahana b. Yešuʿa to his wife Rayyisa bat Yefet, dated 1081 CE. On the top of the right side of the page, there is a draft of a bill of release, and below, written inverted in relation to the other Judaeo-Arabic documents, there is another legal document, mentioning names such as Solomon b. Kalev, Ephraim b. […], and Joseph ha-Kohen. A paragraph written transversely appears to belong with the ketubba on the left side. </p>




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