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Medieval Ketubah in Catalonia (1439) by Josep Giribet

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Mar 28, 2014
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Apr 19, 2013
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In Catalonia we have a network of regional archives found in villages and cities throughout the country tasked with preserving our heritage. In medieval times a strong Jewish community could be found in Cervera, a town deep in the Catalan mainland. Deep in that village’s archives many Hebrew and Jewish medieval heritage items can be found, and among those there are three remarkable Ketubah documents.
Ketuba are Jewish prenuptial agreements and these three were preserved in excellent condition as they had been recycled as makeshift covers for legal document archives. As it can be appreciated in this picture www.calidos.cat/gigafotos/acsg/ketubah1/ketubah_1_revers.jpg Will open in a new tab or window the fact that they had been used as binding material actually helped in preserving them up to modern times.

This and other ketubah have been studied by José Luis Lacave, in the book <i><b>Medieval ketubot from sefarad</b></i> - Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2002 - Hispania judaica; 11.
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Date & place: October 15th (Wednesday), 1439. Cervera. (Year 5200 of the Hebrew Calendar)
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Groom: MOSE ben RABI JEHOSUA ben RABI YEDAIA HA-NARBONI

Bride: ESTER filla del Rabí ELIEZER fill del Rabí YEHUDA ben IAGAR

Dowry: 100 Zuzim

Aixovar: golden, silver, dresses and jewelry = 600 diners

Escreix: 200 diners barcelonesos (1d. = 8 zuzim)

Signed: MOSE ben RABI JEHOSUA...

Witnesses: MESULAM ben RABI, SAMUEL GALIPAPA, YEHUDA ben JOSEF, HA-SALAMI
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Physical characteristics: vellum

Size: 620 x 540 mm

Text language: Hebrew / Arameic

Writing: Hebrew alphabet in square form
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Original document: Arxiu Comarcal de la Segarra (cultura.gencat.cat/arxius/ACSG Will open in a new tab or window/)
Crèdits de la gigafoto: calidos.cat / Josep Giribet

Date capture: 19th of April, 2013

Gigapixel image size: 19000 x 17700 pix

+info: Ketubah (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketubah Will open in a new tab or window)
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Gear Kit: Digitizin table C-1, Camera CANON EOS 5D MarkII, CANON EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro optics.


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