Letter: ENA NS 41.19

Letter ENA NS 41.19

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In PGP since 2017

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Letter/announcement addressed to the entire Jewish community of Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Probably from the office of the Nagid. Bears an 'emet' motto at the top. Dating: Probably 13th or 14th century. The purpose of the letter is to announce that Mūsā the beadle of the Iraqi synagogue has been placed under a ban of excommunication. The reason is given in line 7 but is difficult to read. No one is to interact with him or eat the meat that he slaughters. Whoever disobeys will be punished.

ENA NS 41.19 1

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ENA NS 41.19 2

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