Legal document: T-S Ar.54.48

Legal document T-S Ar.54.48


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Legal query addressed to Great Rav Elʿazar of Alexandria (ha-Gaon, ha-Nasi). Concerning two men who had an argument over chess. "The two spread out the chessboard and played in accordance with the rules, play after play, and move after move, when a checkmate (shēh mēt) came in sight to A, without B noticing it." The remaining script indicates that one party was not agreeable. (Information from Goitein's index card and Med Soc V, p. 44.)

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