Letter: T-S 12.259

Letter T-S 12.259

Input date

In PGP since 2020

Description

Letter in Judaeo-Arabic from a man to his brother ("ilā akhī" remains from the address on verso). When the text resumes after a large hole at the top, the writer says, "As for what you mentioned regarding my celebrating the holidays with you, you know that it is Rosh Hashanah, otherwise I would be there in place of my letter. That was my goal, but as God willed (mashallah) it is thus." He then describes his great loneliness and how much he misses the recipient, but the remainder is damaged. In the upper margin he urges the recipient to send him the waist-wrapper (fūṭa) pronto. Some lines remain on verso, including the phrase "forgive me." ASE.