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Cairo Genizah : Legal document; halaḵa; alchemy

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: question in Arabic to a jurisconsult asking whether a Jewish eye-doctor, who has received a certification from Muslim witnesses on his trustworthiness for practising in a Muslim family, can actually practise there. Recto (bottom) and verso: portion of halakhic text (the subject is not clear), and Judaeo-Arabic practical instructions for dealing with copper and iron (possibly alchemy or metallurgy). Ca. 12th-13th century.</p>

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