Cairo Genizah : Legal document

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Two fragments of a deed, dated Iyyar 1120 CE, in which Abū l-Faḍāʾil leases half of a house for a monthly rent of 7 qīrāṭs of gold from Abū l-Faḍl Ibn al-Qaṭāʾif and his daughter. An agent, Abū l-Ḥasan ʿEli ha-Kohen is also mentioned. A ‘property chain’ was involved, in that the contract specifies that Abū l-Faḍāʾil will not be able to move into his accommodation until the new house of Abū l-Faḍl and his daughter is ready (it is currently being built). In the hand of the scribe Ḥalfon b. Manasseh ha-Levi, and signed by Solomon ha-Levi b. Moses (‘the Seventh’).</p>

 


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