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    Legal documentENA NS 8.15

    Betrothal register from a court book, 1023. From the same ledger: ENA 4010.28, ENA NS 8.15, and Bodl. MS heb. c 13/21.

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    ‏ [...] .א......ן בלי עיכוב [...] ‎ 3
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    Legal documentT-S 13J2.21

    Sitt al-Baha bt. Eliyya, the bride of Abu l-Ḥasan, receives on the day of her qiddushin from Abu Kathir b. Yahya 18 1/2 dinars deposited …

    ‏ שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן שהדי דחתמות ידנא לתתא סוף שטרא דנן כן הוה ‎ 1
    ‏ בחדש אלול דשנת אלפא וארבע מאה וחדא וחמשין שנין לשטרות בפסטאט …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J2.3

    Betrothal record from 1093 in which the obligatory betrothal gift is 4 and one/sixth dinars. The document also stipulates the daughter receives the uppermost floor …

    ‏ שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנחנא שהדי ד[ח]תמות ידנא לתתא בשטרא דנן כן הוה ‎ 1
    ‏ בחד בשבה דהוא תנישר יומין בירח כסליו דשנת אלפא…

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    Legal documentT-S 8J9.13

    Betrothal (‘shiddukhin’) contract drafted in Bilbays, 1218, for a nine-year-old orphan girl named Sutayt, noting that she will “enter the huppa in the year 1523 …

    ‏ למא כאן יום אלאחד [ ]ה [ ‎ 1
    ‏ ]ש אדר שני שנת אתקכט לש[ ‎ 2
    ‏ בלב[יס] הסמוכה לארץ גשן מותבה רשותיה דאד…

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    Legal documentT-S 8J9.9

    Betrothal agreement between Perahya b. Arah and Sitt al-Ahel whose trustworthiness is mentioned in the document. Both the bride and groom are fatherless. The bride's …

    ‏ ]אות באות ומלה במלה אירס כב ג מ ור פרחי[ה ‎ 1
    ‏ הזקן הנכבד בר מ] ור ארח הזקן הנכבד נע לסת אלאהל ברת מר ‎ 2
    ‏ ] נ…

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    Legal documentT-S 8J4.22

    Verso: Betrothal deed between Nathan ha-Levi b. Isaac and Sitt al-Bayt bat Nathan ha-Parnas from Cairo. Dated Marḥešvan 1420 of the Seleucid Era (= 1108 …

    ‏ אירס מ נתן הלוי הבחור בן יצחק נע לסת ‎ 1
    ‏ אלבית בת נתן הפרנס סט על שום קידושין ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J4.23

    Betrothal between two possible cousins (both named Levi), a groom whose father had died and a bride called Baghdad with a wedding gift of 25 …

    ‏ אירס מ ור יוסף //הלוי// הבחור בר שלמה נע' ‎ 1
    ‏ לבגדאד בת עולה סט הלוי על שום קידושים ‎ 2
    ‏ גמורים במעלי שבתא דהוא חמשה יומין ‎ …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. f 56/51

    Betrothal deed from 1185. According to Goitein, the bride and groom are also cousins. They are both extremely young, but still in the age of …

    ‏ למא כאן פי יום אל̇ה אל̇כ̇א מחדש סיון שנת ̇א̇ת̇צ̇ו לשטרות ‎ 1
    ‏ בפסטאט מצרים דעל נילוס נהרא מותבה רשותיה דאדונינו ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentJRL Series B 3001

    Fragment of a betrothal agreement between Bayan and Sitt al-Nasab. Among the provisions included is the groom's assurance that he will not prevent the bride …

    ‏ ……………………………………. ‎ 1
    ‏ למנין שטרות ואלתזם מ ביאן הארוס דנן עלי ‎ 2
    ‏ נפסה אן תכון סת אלנסב דא נאמנת ‎ …

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    Legal documentBL OR 5536.2

    Contract of betrothal dated the 27th of Nisan, 1157 CE (1468 Seleucid), from Fustat, under the reshut of Shemuel ha-Nagid. The contract is between Abu …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J378

    Betrothal (erusin) contract. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Fiancée: Sitt al-Dalāl. Conditions: 1. Should separation occur, the document freeing Sitt al-Dalal ("Lady Bold") …

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES A 502

    Beginning of a betrothal document for Shelomo Khamīṣ (?) b. Raḥamim and the orphan Sarah bt. Aharon. The scribe abandoned the document after 6 lines.

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    Legal documentAIU VI.C.13

    Betrothal agreement fragment (contains some of the same formulaic language as that edited by Ashur—Bodl. MS heb. f.56/57—in "How to Identify Prenuptial Agreements," Jewish History, …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 33.148

    Very damaged and faded page, probably from a court record, regarding betrothal. From the various signatures preserved we can assume it was written between 1092-1132. …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 338.27

    Betrothal (erusin) contract. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Listed in Amir Ashur's dissertation, p. 355.

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    Legal documentT-S 8J5.21

    Recto: Betrothal deed. Location: al-Maḥalla. Dated: Tuesday, 24 Sivan 1471 Seleucid, which is 31 May 1160 CE, under the authority of the Gaʾon Netanʾel b. …

    ‏ בשעת כושר והצלחה וששון ושמחה ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 226.10

    Betrothal agreement in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Fiance: Yahaboy. Fiancee: Malīḥa. There is no payment of a first installment of the additional marriage …

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    ‏ טול איאם אריסותה[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 2
    ‏ ]בלפט מעכ…

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    Legal documentT-S 13J4.15.2

    F. 2r: Betrothal contract between Ṣedaqa b. M[oses?] and Wazīra bt. Mūsā b. Isaac. Dated Kislev 1691 of the Seleucid Era (= 1379 CE), and …

    ‏ זכרון עדות ‎
    ‏ למא כאן בתאריך ליל... ‎ 1
    ‏ אתנין אלראבע מחדש כסליו שנת ‎ 2
    ‏ אתרצא ל…

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.78

    A writ of qiddushin (betrothal), Tyre, ca. 1011-1037.

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    ‏ [... תנאי] ממון קיי[ם...] ‎ 2
    ‏ [...]…

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. c 13/21

    Engagement (shiddukhin) agreement. Since there are no betrothal (erusin/qiddushin) agreements in the Geniza before the twelfth century, this document is probably an engagement agreement despite …

    ‏ בשמך רחמנא ‎ 1
    ‏ באחד בשבת שלהי ניסן ‎ 2
    ‏ אמלך שמעון בר חאתם לבנאת הבתולה בת שמואל ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. f 56/46

    A renewed betrothal contract from the month of Tamuz 1182. The date for marriage is set for the month of Av but the groom is …

    ‏ למא כאן בחדש תמוז ̇א̇ת̇צ̇ג לשטרות בפסטאט מצרים דעל נילס ‎ 1
    ‏ נהרא מותבה שידך אבו אלבקא מ̇ר ו̇ר שאיר…

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. a 3/44

    Betrothal (erusin) contract, Karaite. Fragment (upper right corner). Groom: Yehuda b. Khalaf(?). Bride: Miriam bt. Shelomo, a widow. Although she is a widow, she has …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 151.244

    Legal deed: Betrothal agreement (draft), in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe, assuring the wife that she would have an apartment to herself, not to …

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    Legal documentT-S 10J27.6 + T-S 18J5.10b + T-S 18J5.10a + T-S AS 115.22

    Legal document. Qaraite betrothal deed for Amat al-Qadar and Khalaf b. Mahfuz. Dated 1357 Sel. (1045 CE). Joins: Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (three fragments, 1998) and Mordechai …

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    Legal documentMoss. IV,72.3

    Recto: Letter from Yefet b. Menashshe to his brother Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Fragment (lower left corner). Mentions Armenian bole, Abū ʿImrān, Marāzībī tutty, and greetings …

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    Legal documentMoss. VII,10.1

    Recto: betrothal deed between R. Ephraim ha-Talmid b. Meshullam and Yeshuʿa ha-Levi b. Ṣedaqa al-Ramlī for his daughter Sitt al-Fakhr. The advanced gift is 15 …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J5.8

    Records of three betrothal agreements. The first is a receipt dated Monday, first day of Pesaḥ, mentioning the groom Jacob Ḥanan b. Joseph Ḥanan and …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J34.8

    Legal documents in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Recto: betrothal deed between [...] b. ʿEli (known as Ibn Ḥunayn) and the daughter of Ṭahor. …

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.49

    Recto: Betrothal document for Seʿadya Maymūn b. Mūsa and [...] bt. Raḥamim. Verso: Document involving a partnership and mentioning Alexandria.

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    Legal documentYevr.-Arab. II 1568

    Karaite betrothal deed. Avraham b. Nissim b. Ya'aqov is the groom, Esther known as Badra d. Ishaq b. Elisha is the groom. Dated Sunday 8th …

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    Legal documentYevr. II A 1253

    Karaite betrothal deed between Avraham b. Yosef b. Ya'aqov and Esther known as Ohalo d. Yish'aya b. Nahum. Dated 17th Adar I, 5512 Era of …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J9.13

    Recto and verso relate to the same case: the betrothal of a nine year old orphan girl. A court document recording the refusal of the …

    ‏ למא כאן יום אלארבעא סאבע ועשרין חדש ‎ 1
    ‏ ] אתקלב לשטרות בעיר בלביס ‎ 2
    ‏ ] בארץ גשן רשותיה דאדונינו נגידנ…

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    Legal documentT-S 10J27.3.1 + T-S 10J27.3.2

    Betrothal (erusin) document. Location: Cairo. Dated: 19 Sivan 1418 Seleucid, which is 1107 CE. Fiance: Yosef ha-Levi b. Berakhot. Fiancee: Sitt al-Kull bt. Yefet. Wedding …

    ‏ אלשרוט אלמסתקרה עלי אלשיך אבו סעיד ‎ 1
    ‏ אלחתן לזוגתה סת אלנצר בת נתנאל הכהן ‎ 2
    ‏ אנה לא יבדל עליהא שי מן א…

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    Legal documentT-S NS J147

    Betrothal (erusin) contract. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Location: Fustat. Dating: Probably before 1120 CE. Groom: Abū ʿAlī (Yeḥezqel), the brother of Ḥalfon …

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    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S 18J5.10a

    Part of a Karaite deed of betrothal for Khalaf b. Maḥfūẓ (groom-to-be) and Ama al-Qādar bat Ephraim b. Manṣūr b. Furāt (bride-to-be). Dated Thursday, 17th …

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    Legal documentYevr.-Arab. II 1370

    Betrothal contract, Qaraite. Dated: Tuesday, 19 Kislev 1857 Seleucid, which is 1545/46 CE. Location: Probably Fustat/Cairo. Venue: House of Eliyyahu b. Fayrūz Rosh Bet Din. …

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES A 1203

    Betrothal document for Yiṣḥaq Goren (?) b. Shelomo and Sitt al-Bayt bt. Avraham Dayyan, dated July 1804 (middle third of Av 5564).

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    Legal documentT-S AS 145.307 + T-S Misc.29.58a + T-S NS 324.143 + T-S NS 311.130

    Qaraite deed of betrothal. Fiance: Jābir b. Azhar. Fiancee: Ḥusn bt. Ḥayyim b. Sahlawaya. The witnesses to the appointing of the bride’s agent - probably …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J4.15

    Two betrothal contracts. See individual records. The hand is very close to that of the clerk who wrote many of the letters of Yehoshua Maimonides …

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    Legal documentT-S 18J5.10b

    Part of a Karaite deed of betrothal for Khalaf b. Maḥfūẓ (groom-to-be) and Ama al-Qādar b. Ephraim b. Manṣūr b. Furāt (bride-to-be). Dated Thursday, 17th …

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    Legal documentT-S Misc.10.158

    Multiple documents sharing one bifolium. (1) There is a draft of a legal attestation that al-Shaykh al-Ḥakīm al-Muhadhdhab Abī Saʿīd b. Shela ha-Sar betrothed a …

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.10

    Legal document of betrothal for Yiṣḥaq ha-Levi and Esther bt. David ha-Kohen, listing the conditions and sums owed. Appears to be dated 22 August 1828 …

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.14

    Recto: Betrothal document for Avraham Goren (?) b. Shelomo Goren and Esther bt. Eliyyahu Kayas (?). There follows a dowry list. The document seems to …

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.17

    Betrothal document dated 25 June 1789 (1 Tammuz 5549) between Yaʿaqov Rosano b. Avraham Rosano and the widow Miryam bt. [...]ti Sakkāḥ (?).

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    Legal documentT-S 16.181

    Betrothal register (53c according to Friedman) between Hillel b. Aharon haLevi and Tāma bt. Yiṣḥaq. One of four fragments from the court ledger of the …

    ‏ בה בשבת ביד יום בחדש אדר השני שנה ג שלשבוע שנת עיבור ושנת ד אלפים ם ‎ 1
    ‏ צג שנים [לביריות] ‎ …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 226.11a

    Small fragment from the end of a betrothal deed, from the year 1119, written by Halfon b. Menashshe Halevi. Published by Ashur, Engagement and Betrothal, …

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES B 2628

    Late betrothal document between Esther [...] bt. Se. Yaʿaqov ʿAdda and Se. Yosef פיחה (?), listing conditions. The word "contante" appears (Italian for "cash"?).

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    Legal documentT-S Misc.10.74

    Probably a fragment of a court ledger from Fustat, including three records dated November 1719 (Kislev 5480). The first is marriage-related; the second is a …

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    LetterT-S Misc.11.110

    Recto: A very formal letter (resembling a legal document or legal query) to an authority in Fustat, regarding the daughter of [...] ha-Levi, known as …

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.1

    Recto: A Karaite betrothal document from Fusṭāṭ 1048 CE (Kislev, 1360 Seleucid) for Maḥfūẓ b. Menaḥem and Fāḍilah bt. Avraham b. Muslim. The dower (mohar) …

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