Cairo Genizah : Legal document; letter; responsum

Šemarya b. Elḥanan

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: document, either a legal deed or a proclamation, written by Šemarya b. Elḥanan sentencing someone who has slandered ‘our Master and Teacher Šemarya’ to flogging. With quotes from Prov. 21:23, Mišna Sanhedrin 10:1, BT Qiddušin 70a, and Šavuʿot 21a. Verso: responsum with isolated Babylonian vocalisation, dealing with matters concerning orphans, quoting various halakhic authorities. </p>

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