Letter: ENA 4009.14

Letter ENA 4009.14



Letter to Yosef b. Yaʿaqov called 'zaqen ha-gola' and rosh kalla. The sender may be Mufarrij b. Ṣāliḥ al-Baghdādī the tax farmer for the capitation taxes of the Jews (ḍāmin jawālī al-yahūd). Written in a mixture of Hebrew, Arabic, and Judaeo-Arabic. This is a letter of appeal for assistance. He describes how Abū Kathīr Efrayim the Ḥaver (=Efrayim b. Shemarya?) and another person used to help him, but no longer. He has been placed under (house?) arrest for the last 23 days together with his family, and his enemies are rejoicing. He asks for help. ASE

ENA 4009.14 1




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