Letter: T-S NS 224.209

Letter T-S NS 224.209



Letter from Abū Zikrī to Abū Saʿīd Halfon b. Moshe, Trustee of the Yeshiva. This person is unknown and is not listed in Goitein's index cards or the cards of the India book documents. Refers to Mahruz b. Ya'aqov, who is known from India Book documents. In the margins is a reference to someone who left a year ago about whom the Kārim hadn't sent any information, and who hadn't arrived in Aydhab. Abū Zikrī is afraid that he would stay in the East for two years. This person is likely to be Halfon ha-Levi b. Nethanel, who traveled to India, but instead of returning to Egypt after a year stayed in the East for two years. See India Book IV/A p. 142. AA