Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Several legal documents in the handwriting of a single scribe. Recto: power of attorney for a woman, Nājiyya bat Solomon b. Hiba, the widow of Abū Saʿd Isaac b. Ḵalaf, allowing Abū Sahl Menasseh b. Moses to claim property which belonged to her back in Fusṭāṭ. It refers to Abraham b. Ḥayyim the cantor; Joseph b. Moses Taherti; Mevoraḵ b. Abraham; Nissim b. Solomon; Nissim b. Nathan; Nissim b. Aaron; and ʿEli ha-Kohen ha-Parnas b. Yaʿiš ha-Kohen. Written by Šela b. Mevasser, and signed by Mawhūb the cantor b. Aaron the cantor, Ezekiel ha-Kohen b. ʿEli ha-Kohen he-Ḥaver and Sahl b. Ḥasan. Dated 1074 CE in al-Mahdiyya (Mahdia), Tunisia. In the right-hand margin is a geṭ for ʿAmram and his wife Riḍāʾ bat Abraham, dated 1079 CE in Fusṭāṭ. Verso: deed of release in which Abū Saʿd Abraham ha-Kohen b. Daniel releases ʿAbdallah Obadiah b. Mešullam al-Ṣūrī from their partnership. Another document is written inverted on verso, and deals with an argument over a partnership between Yaʿir b. Abraham b. Yaʿir the judge and Solomon b. Abraham. Also mentions Yaʿir’s brother, Yefet b. Abraham b. Yaʿir the judge, Ephraim ha-Kohen b. Ṣibyān and Mevoraḵ b. Saʿadya. </p>

 


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