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[Marriage contract of Ḳarimah daughter of R. Natsr (Elʻazar)] : manuscript.

Other records:
Other Title:
Ḳetubah
Publication:
[Fustat, ca. late 11th cent.]
Format/Description:
Book
1 fol. : 2 fragments; damaged, torn, faded; folded lengthwise into two unequal halves.
30.5 X 12.7 cm (Halper 341); 12.7 X 17.8 (Halper 348) material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 1 (recto), 2 (verso) lines: 8 (recto Halper 341), 8 (recto Halper 348).
Subjects:
Yosef ben Shelomoh, 11th cent -- Marriage.
Ḳarimah bat Elʹazar -- Marriage.
Ketubah.
Prenuptial agreements (Jewish law)
Laudatory poetry, Hebrew.
Hebrew language -- Writing -- Early works to 1800.
Hebrew language -- Composition and exercises -- Early works to 1800.
Jewish law.
Language:
Aramaic and Judeo-Arabic, Hebrew. Hebrew Oriental semi-square.
Notes:
When combined, the 2 fragments form about three quarters of the document. The date is in the missing, upper right quarter. The description of Karimah's dowry includes a young black (כושיא) slave girl, inherited from her mother.
The bridegroom is Joseph ben Solomon. Issued in the court of Joseph ben & the Judge (השופט), the witnesses sign Ḥalfon ben Mevorakh, Judah ben Moses he-Ḥazan and Joseph ben [...].
Verso bears secondary inscriptions on each half, written in the opposite direction of the recto.
Left half of verso is a panegyric poem in Hebrew, in Wafir meter, monorhymed ים-. Probably in honor of a donor, as is inferred by the line לך השר וראש כל הנדיבים.
Right half of verso is another poem of the same type, in praise of the Rosh Yeshivah: הלא הוא בחיר ראשי ישיבות. Long and irregular verses, monorhymed בא-. There are many corrections, indicating that this is a draft copy. In both poems verse endings denoted by a sof pasuḳ.
There are a number of writing exercises in the margins. One of them is possibly a date אלף תרנ״ז (i.e., 1346).
Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Penn Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
Amram.
Cited in:
Halper, no. 341
Halper, no. 348
IMHM, no. F38400
Contributor:
Ḥalfon ben Mevorakh. , Witness
Yehudah ben Mosheh, ha-Ḥazan. , Witness
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contains:
Panegyric poems (draft copies).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
OCLC:
249590917
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