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Lot #    20475
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 12:51:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shtar mukkat ez
Title (Hebrew)    щиш оелъ тх
Author    [Ms. - Women] R. Samuel Hayyim Fontonille
City    Firenzuola, Italy
Publication Date    1800
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 143:88 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, Sephardic script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   Rare document issued upon the birth of a girl, that due to accidental reasons she is a mukkat ez (literally, "injured by a piece of wood"; Ket. 1:7). The term is applied to a woman whose hyman has been ruptured due to an accident. Virginity in halakhah is not necessarily a maiden whose hymen is intact. She can be legally regarded both as a virgin with a ruptured hymen and as a non-virgin when it is intact. The former applies when she can claim, according to Rabban Gamaliel and R. Eliezer, or prove, according to R. Joshua b. Hananiah, that the rupture was caused by an injury. The legal disability of a non-virgin expresses itself in the fact that her ketubbah is only 100 zuz instead of the 200 of the virgin (Ket. 1:2). This document restores the ketubbah value to 200 zuz.

R. Samuel Hayyim b. Abraham Mikhael Hai Fontonille was rabbi of Firenzuola, a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40 km northeast of Florence.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
Halacha:    Checked
Other:    Women
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica