Letter: T-S Ar.30.204

Letter T-S Ar.30.204

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Letter of appeal for charity from Sālim of Tyre to an unidentified addressee. The letter (in Judaeo-Arabic) is on verso, while recto is a poem (in Hebrew) by Yizḥaq b. Khalfūn (in the same hand as the letter). The content of the letter is brief and quite formulaic (misfortunes, want, illness). There is some unusual orthography: גזקי ומלי for רזקי ומאלי. Information in part from Baker/Polliack catalog.