Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>End of a legal document or petition sent from a small town to the Nagid, signed by 26 individuals with relatively unconfident handwriting, including Benjamin ha-Levi b. […], Joseph b. Menaḥem, ʿAmram b. מנחי, […] ha-Levi b. Mevoraḵ, Saʿadya b. Abraham, […] ha-Kohen b. Šela, David ha-Kohen b. Šemary[a], Abraham ha-Levi b. Judah, […] b. Manasseh ‘head of the congregation’, Beraḵot ha-Kohen b. Ṣedaqa, […] b. Pinḥas, Nathan b. Pinḥas, Aaron b. Pinḥas, Ṣedaqa ha-Levi b. Solomon, and […] b. ʿUlla. The petition specifies that it was opposed by 7 individuals and 3 had not been involved as they had been out of town, and that no youth had been among the signatories, only ‘respectable elders’. Interestingly, most of the signatories (18) specify that their fathers are deceased.</p>

 


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