Letter: CUL Or.1080 J143

Letter CUL Or.1080 J143



Letter in Arabic script. Possibly from a mother to a son. Handwriting and spelling are dreadful. There are many greetings as well as instructions about transactions involving Fakhr. Also, "Take your wife and come visit Dammūh." On verso, the addressee writes back in Judaeo-Arabic: "May whoever wrote such a letter never enjoy health! Next time you send me a letter, don't let anyone write it except someone who knows how to write and read, like Bū Ṭayyib or someone from the kuttāb of the teacher."