Letter: Bodl. MS heb. d 66/51

Letter Bodl. MS heb. d 66/51



Letter from Efrayim b. ʿAzaryahu to an unnamed addressee. There are 13 lines of eloquent Hebrew blessings and flattery ("my soul is tied up with your soul"), calligraphically written and even vocalized. In the final three lines he gets to the point: "Please liberate my quarter-dinar and give me dirhams for it, and let half of them be small pieces, may I never be deprived of your life." This is the end. Somewhere in Mediterranean Society, Goitein discusses the scarcity of small change. On verso there is a talmudic or halakhic text with a Judaeo-Arabic discussion.

Bodl. MS heb. d 66/51 51 recto

51 recto



Bodl. MS heb. d 66/51 51 verso

51 verso
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