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Rabbinic courts were and remain an integral part of the Jewish community and the Jewish community in Frankfurt in the late eighteenth century had not one but two such courts. The courts handled a wide range of issues including divorces, contracts, real estate transactions, trusts, estates, and also gave opinions on the scope of Jewish communal authority. This particular case deals with a house on the so called "Judengasse" in Frankfurt. The Jewish ghetto was divided up into lots that had names rather than street numbers and houses on the lots were often owned by more than one family. The case before us deals with reaching an equitable division of the house among it owners. More introductory information about the Jewish ghetto and some of the families who lived there can be found at http://www.judengasse.de/index.htm.

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23-8-2005 9:00 AM

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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Aug 23rd, 9:00 AM

The Personal Record Book of Hayyim Gundersheim Dayyan (1774)

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Rabbinic courts were and remain an integral part of the Jewish community and the Jewish community in Frankfurt in the late eighteenth century had not one but two such courts. The courts handled a wide range of issues including divorces, contracts, real estate transactions, trusts, estates, and also gave opinions on the scope of Jewish communal authority. This particular case deals with a house on the so called "Judengasse" in Frankfurt. The Jewish ghetto was divided up into lots that had names rather than street numbers and houses on the lots were often owned by more than one family. The case before us deals with reaching an equitable division of the house among it owners. More introductory information about the Jewish ghetto and some of the families who lived there can be found at http://www.judengasse.de/index.htm.

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