Bill of release (Formulary) Bills of Causa Mortis Gifts (formulary)
[Orient, 11th century-13th century?]
Book 1 fol. : folded vertically into columns; damaged, losses along creases. Paper 21.9 X 15.2 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: folded lengthwise and widthwise into four equal quarters columns: 2 lines: 29, 6 (recto), 33, 7.
Recto, the 29 lines of writing fill the length of the folio left of the fold; verso, 33 lines of writing fill the right side of the fold, and continue in six and one half vertical lines on the left side; remainder is blank. Sporadic vocalization. Recto: under the heading שכיב מרע, the text of a Bill of Partial Gift in Contemplation of Death. This version is practically identical to the one prescribed by Isaac ben Abba Mari in Sefer ha-ʹiṭur (Warsaw 1801 p. 86d; recorded by A. Gulak, Otsar ha-sheṭarot / Asher Gulak. Jerusalem : Defus ha-poʻAlim, 1926, p. 115 no. 127). Followed by שטר צוואה, the text of a Bill of Will in Contemplation of Death, also as in ʻItur (ibid. no. 126). Verso: Under the heading שטר מחילה, Bill of release from obligations. Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library). Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library). Amram.