Letter: Stras. 5138/22

Letter Stras. 5138/22



Official letter in Judaeo-Arabic. From the office of one of the later Maimonidean Nagids addressed to "the community." Headed by an "emet" with a long tail cutting through the main text. The qāḍī who oversees the market inspection (ḥisba) in New Cairo has informed the sender that the community must raise a large sum of money. The sender insists that the qāḍī/muḥtasib is an ally of the Jewish community and tried to intervene, but there was nothing to be done, and this money must be raised immediately. ASE.