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Submitted by Michael D Waas

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Category: Translation - Hebrew
Approval Date: 12/9/2012 4:03 PM
Family Surname: Angel
Country: Greece
Town: Salonika
Date of Image: July 1686
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In Matsevot Saloniki, Emmanuel sources this passage from my ancestor R' Shlomo Amarillo's book Kerem Shlomo as being the son of another ancestor of mine, R' Baruch Angel. I am not entirely sure what it is and I am not confident enough in my Hebrew yet to feel good about my understanding of it. I do know it references other families including Franses and Pijan but I believe it is dealing with daughters of Yehoshua Angel, the son of R' Baruch Angel according to Emmanuel? Many thanks!

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12/9/2012 11:57 PM This text is written in Hebrew in Rashi fonts and is difficult to read as it is not very clear.
It contains many names among them:
Yaakov Fransis, Yehoshua Angel, Yosef Fijon, Abraham De Buton, Shmuel Florentin, Shlomo Amarilio.

There is a year mentioned and it is 1686 (תמ"ו)
Sorry I can't make out the text itself.

12/10/2012 4:43 AM Section 54, Halachot Miyun
[unclear] we, the [undersigned] Beit Din
[unclear] that Rav Yaakov Franses came before us
and stood on his feet and testified, as a faithful testimony, the following
things, being a close neighbor to the complete wise man, Rav Yehoshua Angel, Z”L,
he had a second daughter, named Rachel, and he had another daughter older
than her by at least 3 years, but not more than that, and then, within 8 says [I?, he?]
had a daughter who [SHECHANUKA] [unclear] paid/fulfilled 8 complete years, that now
Mrs. Gracia comes before us, the wife of Rav Yosef Fijun, and testified [on the Shabbat day]*
that she [has] ASHUGAR DEMEI FINA, Rachel la Granadi Insferoniada
Fadaron y Mira Fina of Rav Yehoshua mentioned above, and they brought before us
his above-mentioned daughter Gracia’s ketuba, and we saw that the date written there, which was Rosh Chodesh Nisan
5435 (1675). Also Mrs. Linda, the widow of Rav Aharon Yisrael, N”A, came before us
and testified clearly these things, when NASHIEV
Mira Fija del Rav Yehoshua, mentioned above, it was before** Purim in the year
5435 etc., all of these things, the above mentioned man, and the above mentioned women testified,
by the power of the Torah that we laid upon them to speak the truth and to witness the truth
we have signed our names, here, today Rosh Chodesh Av 5446 (1686) in Saloniki
[Vakin] Yaakov [unclear] Rabbi Avraham de Boton Z”L, Shmuel Florentine
Shlomo Amarillo, Dayan.

* The document says, in Ladino “en el dia de Shabbat”, though a Bet Din does not normally convene on Shabbat. It could be that the members of the Bet Din were approached by those people on Shabbat in an informal setting, perhaps in a Shul, or at their home?
** The document says, in Ladino “fue despues de”
12/10/2012 4:47 AM Typo in the above, it should say "after Purim in the year 5435" not before.
12/10/2012 1:24 PM In Jewish halacha, hilchot mi'un (the title of this document) refer to the right of a minor girl (younger than 12, the Jewish woman's adulthood as fixed by halacha) who has been married by her father or other relative (with or without her prior consent) to free herself from this marriage without the need of a "get".
This is a transcription by the judge, dayan Amarillo, of the sworn testimonies given by the witnesses in this case.
12/11/2012 1:11 AM I just want to say, that Mira Fija del Rav Yeoshua,should either mean Mira the daughter (fija) of Rav Yeoshua, or look (mira) the daughter of Rav Yeoshua, but perhaps you have already figured this out and I haven't realised it.

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