Letter: T-S Ar.42.150

Letter T-S Ar.42.150

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Letter from a mother to her son. In Arabic script. She bemoans her separation from him and says that she cries all night long (wa-lā yaʾkhudhnī nawm wa-lā qarār illā bākiya ḥazīna). "My son, people raise children so that they won't have to rely on other people, but you are making me rely on other people even as you are prospering (wa-anta bi-kull khayr)." Someone (Abu [...]) took her to Alexandria. She mentions Abū Yaʿqūb b. ʿAṭā(?) and two dinars and how they are were given to the synagogue(?). Needs further examination.