Letter: T-S Misc.23.6

Letter T-S Misc.23.6



Letter of appeal from Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi, in the synagogue of the Jerusalemites in Fustat, to a communal dignitary. The letter is signed and dated: 1508 Seleucid, which is 1196/97 CE (1508 Seleucid). Moshe describes how he is a cantor like his father and grandfather and great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather and his paternal uncle, and how the recipient has always bestowed favor on his father and grandfather. Perhaps he wants an official appointment as a cantor in Fustat? Moshe lived much of his life in Qalyūb but was evidently staying in Fustat at this point. ASE.