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Cairo Genizah : Legal document; pen trials

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>F. 1: Arabic jottings and drafts of sentences for documents, including the name Al-Qādī Abū Ẓāhir. F. 2r: writing exercises with the Hebrew alphabet. F. 2v: copy of a document dated Jumādā I, 589 AH (= May-June 1193 CE) appointing Abū l-Maʿālī ʿAbdallāh b. Abū l-Riḍāʿ b. Faraḥ, who is known by his Jewish name Obadiah b. ʿUlla, as the Jewish leader in Syria issued by the court of Al-Malik al-Afḍal ʿAlī (the eldest son of Saladin). The document praises Obadiah and states that Obadiah will be the head of Rabbanites, Karaites and Samaritans in the Damascus area.</p>

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