Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: legal document mentioning the following individuals: Jacob Bonsenior (בונשיניור), Nissim Noah and his brother-in-law Raḥamim b. Abraham Noah. Nissim bought books for the other two men to sell to the Jewish community in Yemen. Jacob collected money for Hebron from the Jewish community in Yemen. Dated Tammuz 5495 (= 1735 CE). Verso: three legal drafts. The first is a list of names documenting marriages and dowries: Nissim b. Mordechai Sevili (סבילי) betrothed חביבה bat Elʿazar ha-Kohen, dated 5496 (= 1736 CE). The second is part of a legal deed in which Abraham b. Moses Levi דכאכני receives money from the woman Raḥma bint Elʿazar תלגאס, to invest in his business. The third is a draft of a letter from the sage in Cairo to the sage in Jerusalem concerning Moses ha-Kohen Ṣedaqa who is in conflict with his wife Miriam bat Elijah Šami. The Jerusalem sage is asked to ensure Moses returns to Cairo and gives a geṭ to Miriam. </p>

 


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