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Cairo Genizah : Legal document; liturgy

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: legal deed in which the rabbinical court of Fusṭāṭ agrees the value, on behalf of an orphaned girl, of the tools and stock of a workshop for the production of purple dye, whose proprietor – Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Levi known as Ibn Faraj – has died, dated Wednesday, 9th Sivan 1410 of the Seleucid Era (= 1st June 1099 CE). Non-Jewish experts are invited to contribute their views of the value of the items. Probably in the hand of the court scribe Hillel b. Eli. Mentions Abū ʿAlī Yefet b. Šela. Signed by Isaac b. Samuel and Nissim b. Nahray. Verso: probably a dirge (qina) or lament in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic.</p>

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