رسالة: HUC 1118

رسالة HUC 1118

الوصف

Letter in Hebrew. Late and non-Geniza. The names of the sender and addressee are not preserved. The sender is evidently a circuit judge, based on this letter and his similar letter HUC 1119 (PGPID 39285). Here he addresses "the whole congregation" and specifically a subordinate named Avraham. He heard that Avraham ruled that a certain woman was not engaged and that she is free to marry whomever she likes. "And I said, 'Good for him! That he should rely on his tremendous wisdom and not consult one who is greater than he. . . . and he grants permission to a man's wife to marry another man and increase bastards in Israel.' This must not happen in Israel. Now I will write to you what my own eyes saw when I judged this case in the city of Sandūr. . . ." (The city of Sandūr, which no longer exists, was near Duhok in Kurdistan and had a prominent Jewish community.) There follows a detailed description of the case involving the marriage (or lack thereof) between the daughter of Mordekhay and the son of David. Needs examination.