Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Fragment of a court record, in which the woman Surūra bat Solomon the physician, wife of Surūr b. Jacob (known as the son of the spy), asks the court of Ephraim b. Šemarya in Fusṭāṭ to secure on her behalf, through the Jerusalemite court in Alexandria, her half of a debt of 280 silver pieces, owed to her deceased father-in-law by Nājī b. Aaron ha-Kohen b. Tōvī, as part of her divorce settlement. The original documentation of this debt, issued in Qayrawam, Tunisia, where the couple originated, in Tammuz 1029 CE, is quoted in full. </p>




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