Letter: T-S Ar.53.65

Letter T-S Ar.53.65


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Verso: Short letter from a teacher to a father. In Judaeo-Arabic. "This is to inform you my lord, the elder, may God make your honored position permanent, that Abū l-Ḥasan, after his transfer to my school, showed great zeal for study. His great misfortune was that Abū l-Ḥasan b. Wuhayb broke his board with the knowledge of the other boys. And peace." (Goitein's translation.)

T-S Ar.53.65 1r



S. D. Goitein, "Side Lights on Jewish Education from the Cairo Geniza," in Gratz College Anniversary volume (Philadelphia: Gratz College, 1971), 83-110.

T-S Ar.53.65 1v

  1. אעלם מולאי אלשיך
  2. אדאם אללה עזה
  3. אן אבו אלחסן מא
  4. אנתקל אלא ועינה
  5. ללכתאב ואעטם
  6. מא עליה אבו אלחסן בן
  7. והיב קאם כסר לוחה
  8. בעלם אלצביאן ושלום
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