Letter: AIU IX.B.19

Letter AIU IX.B.19

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Letter in Ladino (fragment) which the heading addresses Nissim Ḥayyim Rafael Aharon de Segura and opens with the warm phrase: "despues de bezarle las manos" or "after kissing your hands". The letter recipient is none other than R. Nissim Ḥayyim Rafael Aharon b. Meʾir de Segura, one of the leading rabbinic leaders in Cairo at the turn of the nineteenth century whose published work can be traced, for example: Nissim Ḥayyim Rafael Aharon b. Meʾir de Segura, Sefer Shaʿare Ḥayyim (Thessaloniki: 1807). Line 10 mentions Eretz Israel "ארץ ישראל" and the locational adjective "Candiote/קאנדיוטי" most likely in referencing an individual's surname. Line 18 mentions "Egypt" or possibly Cairo/Fustat as "Miẓrayim". Date: 18th c or 19th c. MCD.