Legal document: T-S 13J5.2

Legal document T-S 13J5.2



Legal document. Transfer of money to the poor of Jerusalem, 1085 CE. Shelomo b. Hayyim, one of the leaders of the Palestinian Jews, had forwarded 20 dinars to the Rabbanite Jews of Jerusalem. He attests having gotten his money back from those in charge of the compound known as Dar al-maqadisa in Fustat, dedicated to the poor of Jerusalem. The money was returned out of the rent collected from the tenants of the compound. (Information from Gil, Documents, pp. 212 #32)

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Moshe Gil, Documents of the Jewish Pious Foundations from the Cairo Geniza (Leiden: Brill, 1976).
  1. בשמך רחם
  2. יקול שלמה בן כגק מרנור חיים השביעי בחבורה זצל אן קבצת מן מר
  3. ור עלי הכהן הפרנס הנאמן ביר יהיה נע עשרין דינארא גיאדה עינה ואזנה
  4. נקד מצר מן גמלה מא גבי מן אלדאר אלמערופה בדאר אלקודש ללמקא[דסה]
  5. אחאלני בהא עליה אלבאקון מן ישראל אלרבונין פי ירושלם עיר הקדש בעד אן
  6. קרצתהם עוצא מנהא עשרין דינארא וקבצ/ת/הא וצארת אלי ולם יבק לי ענד
  7. אלדין אחאלו בהא בני ירושלם אלרבונין שיא ואבראתהם מן דלך בראה קבץ
  8. ואסתיפא וכתבת בדלך כטי הדא ליכון עלי חגה ללמדכורין לליום ומא בעדה
  9. ועלי וראתי בעדי ודלך פי יום אלאתנין אלראבע מן אדר שני סנה ארבעת
  10. אלפים ושמונה מאות וארבעים וחמש לבריאת עולם בפסטאט
  11. מצרים דעל נילוס נהרה מותבה שריר וקיים
  12. יכין בר נתנאל סט יוסף ביר שמואל זל
  13. דויד הנשיא בן דניאל הנשיא גאון


Moshe Gil, Documents of the Jewish Pious Foundations from the Cairo Geniza (Leiden: Brill, 1976).


  1. In Thy Name, oh Merciful! 

  2. Solomon, the son of His Honorable and Great Sanctity, our Master and Leader, Ḥayīm, “the seventh of the ḥavūrā”, of holy and blessed memory, declares: I have collected from our Master 

  3. and Leader, Eli ha-Kohen, the faithful parnās, the son of R. Yaḥyā, of blessed memory, 20 good, golden, and weighed dinars 

  4. of Egyptian mint, of the total collected from the compound known as the compound of the qōdesh for the Jerusalemites. 

  5. This sum had been transfered to me on his account by the Rabbanite Jews residing in Jerusalem, the Holy City, after 

  6. I had lent them 20 dinars against it. Now I have collected them and they are mine and nothing is left 

  7. (to my credit) with the people to whom the transfer was made by the Rabbanites of Jerusalem; I released them of it, a release through collection 

  8. and acquittal. And I have herewith written this signature of mine, to serve as an evidence against me, for the above-mentioned people, as from today and onwards, 

  9. and against my heirs after me. This (happened) Monday, the fourth of Adar shēnī of the year 4845 of the creation of the world, in Fustat 

  11. of Egypt which is situated on the Nile River. Sound and valid, 

  12. Yākhin b. Nethaneel, may he have a good outcome; Joseph b. R. Samuel, of blessed memory (His name is surrounded by small letters forming the word ha-talmid, "the scholar", which was his title). 

  13. David the nāsī, b. Daniel, the nāsī and gāʾōn.


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