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Cairo Genizah : Legal document; legal document: betrothal deed

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>F. 1r: betrothal deed, concerning the betrothal gifts. The wedding would be in two years, they would live with the girl’s parents and the bride would never have to live ouside of Cairo. The groom is Joseph ha-Levi b. Beraḵot. Dated 1107 CE, and signed by Saʿadya b. Solomon, Ḥalfon b. [...] and Abraham b. Šabbetay. In the hand of Abraham b. Nathan. F. 1v is blank. F. 2r: legal document, detailing several payments (presumably from her ketubba) a divorcée (טלקה אלנאמן אלקיסראני בן אלשופט, 'the divorcée of the Trustee al-Qayrsarānī (from Caesarea) b. the Judge') had received, with additional paragraphs for further payments. The first is dated 'end of Iyyar 1418' (= September 1107 CE) and signed by Abraham b. Nathan b. Pinḥas, Abraham b. [...] b. Abraham. The second is dated Nisan 1419 (= March 1108 CE), and the last Elul 1420 (= August 1109 CE). It's signed at the bottom by Ṣedaqa ha-Levi b. Solomon, and Manasseh b. Saʿadya. F. 2v: legal document regarding a partnership in tailoring between Nathaniel b. Tiqva and ʿEli b. Mevasser, dated Tammuz 1408 (= June 1107 CE) in Cairo, and signed by [...] b. Mevoraḵ. The agreement is crossed out with diagonal lines. There is Arabic script in a different ink beneath it. </p>

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