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Medieval Ketubot From Sefarad

The late Professor Jose Luis Lacave was an expert in Semitic philology and the history of the Jews in Christian Spain.

Professor Lacave gathered thirty ketubot (marriage contracts)- marriages celebrated in fourteen communities- from various medieval Hispanic kingdoms. The author examines the historical and legal aspects of these ketubot and includes in his research a study of each one and a detailed comparison between them. The book includes illustrations of the ketubot, some handsomely decorated, in full color.

The present index includes 104 different surnames among those mentioned in these 30 marriage contracts. Joint to the surnames this compilation provides given names, the related year and locality and occasional added annotations.
Lacave, Jose Luis
Medieval Ketubot From Sefarad
Hispania Judaica, v.11
Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 2002.


We acknowledge the tremendous contributions and lifelong dedication of Mathilde Tagger, z"l who made this index available. For many years, and right until her untimely death, Mathilde Tagger was a very close friend and collaborator with Jeff Malka. Together they worked to promote Sephardic genealogy research and educate the public about its enormous potential.

In addition, we express our grateful appreciation to Dr. Jeff Malka for his monumental ongoing effort to collect and make accessible Sephardic genealogical information, and for his generosity in contributing his extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen.

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