JUDAICA - HEBREW–ARABIC LEGAL DOCUMENT - SAFED / TIBERIAS
A legal document of a certain Yacoub Gabi Zereha was written in Hebrew and Arabic in Safed or Tiberias, today in the north Israel region, in 1902.
Place and Year: Safed and Tiberias region (today north Israel). November 29, 1902.
Technique: 26,5 x 21 cm (10.4 x 8.3 inches), manuscript in black ink on checkered paper, rubber stamp on the back (folds with tears, partly repaired with old, slightly yellowed tape).
A legal document, signed by one Yacoub Gabi Zereha, Isaac Abbo, and confirmed by a notary and a French Consulate on Safed and Tiberias (today Israel), was written in Arabic and Hebrew in 1902.
The signer admits spending the money his father gave him to get married and start a business. Heconfirms, he would never enter his father’s house of shops again and would be paying loans to his motherEsther.
The Jewish population in the region off Safed and Tiberias enlarged in the second half of the 19th century with new migrations, and it existed on relatively peaceful terms with the Arabic inhabitants around 1900, when this document was made.