Letter: F 1908.44UU

Letter F 1908.44UU



Letter from Nissim, in Qaṭya, Sinai, to Shelomo Iskandarānī, in Fustat. In Hebrew. Dating: First half of the 16th century, based on Avraham David's assessment. It gives an "account of conditions in the small and turbulent caravan station on the Cairo-Damascus highway. There is much about caravans. Robbers infest the way. The Muslims have demolished a synagogue(?) and a private house of the Jews. It is as hot as the nethermost Sheol, and the writer's pen is broken" (Gottheil-Worrell, Fragments from the Cairo Genizah, p. 229).