Letter: Moss. IV,14.3

Letter Moss. IV,14.3



Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Interesting format: the opening praises are written in large blocky Hebrew, with the remaining content in smaller letters in Judaeo-Arabic in the margin. The writer initially left large space between the lines but crammed them together by the end. He is perishing on account of the tax collectors demanding the kharāj (probably capitation tax in this context) and needs help.