Letter: T-S Misc.28.253

Letter T-S Misc.28.253

Input date

In PGP since 2019

Description

Letter from an unidentified man in the Rīf to someone important in Fustat. Dating: 1112–ca. 1126, as it mentions the Nagid Moshe b. Mevorakh. In Judaeo-Arabic with a large amount of Hebrew mixed in. The sender complains at length about his poor state in this "exile" and his poverty. Also mentions Shela b. Moshe ha-Levi. On verso there are formulae of rhymed opening lines of letters addressed to notables (e.g. Rosh Yeshivat Gaon Yaʿaqov).