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Cairo Genizah : Legal document: betrothal deed

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Two legal documents concerning the betrothal of a nine year old orphan girl. Recto: legal document dated Bilbays 1532 of the Seleucid Era (= 1221 CE). The maternal grandmother of the bride Sutayt refuses to provide the full dowry after the groom Abraham b. Yefet did not fulfil his financial promises stipulated in the engagement document on verso. Verso: the original betrothal deed, dated 1529 of the Seleucid Era (= 1218 CE). It is stipulated that the groom Abraham b. Yefet will marry the bride Sutayt three years later. </p>

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