Letter: Bodl. MS heb. c 72/38

Letter Bodl. MS heb. c 72/38



Letter from Hārūn to Moshe b. Yehuda. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Last quarter of the 15th century. The sender reminds Moshe that it is his custom to pay his capitation tax for him. This year, however, Moshe has been gone for 9 months and has not sent any money. He reports that a man named Shelomo Siqillī is en route to Alexandria with R. Yosef Castro—it seems this man also needs money. Mentions the arrival of 'the blue khirqa' (which is also mentioned in a previous letter in this binder). There is yet another man coming to Alexandria who also needs help with the capitation tax; this one is named Mūsā b. Marʿaqa(?). If Moshe b. Yehuda and Ṣedaqa Nes do not act on all these requests, Hārūn will be forced to involve the Nagid.