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Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Power of attorney, in which the woman Malka b. David appoints Abraham b. Sulaymān (also referred to as Abraham b. Solomon), to act on her behalf in all her claims against her husband, Muḵtār b. Salāma the Damascene, who has been absent for over two years, and to seek a divorce in the event that he refuses to return to her immediately. Dated Friday, 7th Iyyar 4775 (= 1015 CE), from Ramla. Written and witnessed by Samuel b. Ṣemaḥ the cantor, also witnessed by Jacob b. Ḵayrān, Ḵalaf b. Israel, and Gaʾon Josiah ‘Head of the Yešiva of the Pride of Jacob’ (i.e. Josiah b. Aaron). </p>

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