Letter: ENA 2558.30b

Letter ENA 2558.30b



Letter probably addressed to Avraham Maimonides—[the son] of our Lord and Rabbi Moshe the Great Rabbi (ZL). In Judaeo-Arabic. It is written on a reused state document in Arabic script, of which the beginnings of three lines are preserved. The portion of the letter preserved here suggests that it is a letter of condolence on the occasion of the death of al-Ṣadiq al-Ḥasid al-Shaykh [...] (perhaps a man connected to the pietist side of Maimonides's family. On verso, there are pen trials and jottings (or messy accounts?) in Arabic script.