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Collection of Bills and Contracts from Lucena

Collection of Bills and Contracts from Lucena
Yosef Rivlin

Miriam and Nehemia Aminoah Prize of the Histradrut Hapoel Hamizrahi, 1997 A collection of documents written in Lucena, southern Spain, at the beginning of the 11th century C.E., from Cairo Geniza fragments in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Examination of the documents enables us to uncover the sources of the texts and the halakhic reasoning practiced in Lucena, and the ties of the community with the Yeshiva of Sura in Babylon. In the first part of the book there is a comprehensive description of Jewish communal life in Lucena, and a review of books containing bills and formularies. The latter part deals with the documents themselves.

Danacode:   110-10376 ISBN:  965-226-162-9 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   298 Weight:   900 gr Dimensions:  17X25 cm Publication Date:   01/1994 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press

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