Legal document: ENA NS 2.45

Legal document ENA NS 2.45


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Recto: Fragment of a large ketubba in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. "The primary purpose of providing a woman with real estate was the creation for her of enduring economic security, which would make her financially independent. This is self-evident in the numerous cases in which a woman possessed more than one piece of property. For example, when a widow (or, less likely, divorcee, l. 10) brings into the marriage, besides a valuable bridal outfit, 'an entire large house in the Fortress of the Candles' (l. 7), another 'large house in the Grand Bazaar opposite the Funduq' (l. 9), and quarter of a house somewhere else (where, not preserved)." Med Soc, III, 326. Verso: Small fragment of a legal document, also in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe, written on the back of the ketubba, dealing with money which was not included in an inheritance.

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S. D. Goitein, unpublished editions.
  • אל. . .ה ען אלתלתה מואצע אל[
  • קניא א.כתארדונה באלביע וקבץ אל[
  • ירושה בעולם ואן ליס לה אלתעלק ב.[
  • הכשר לקנות בו מעכשו בביטול כל מוד[עין
  • וגעלתה ברסם כבז ללעניים וכתבת בדל[ך
  • אלאול מן סיון דשנת אלפא ארבע מאה וא[
  • גמיע מא יתבקא ממא אברתה מנ[ה

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