Letter: Bodl. MS heb. c 28/19Letter Bodl. MS heb. c 28/19
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Fragment of a letter from Nāshī b. Thābit ha-Kohen to Yosef ha-Levi he-ḥaver b. Ḥalfon ha-Levi (Fustat), ca. 1084-1090. Nāshī b. Thābit sends his gratitude to “the distinguished Rav”, probably Yehuda ha-Kohen b. Yosef, who was behind the assistance received by Nāshī. Nāshī b. Thābit writes that he is “sitting on coals” because he is unable to attend a wedding owing to the blockade of the town in which he lives. (Information from Goitein notes and index card linked below and Zinger, Women, Gender and Law: Marital Disputes According to Documents of the Cairo Geniza (PhD thesis, Princeton, 2014), pp. 408-410.) Arabic trials of the pen on verso.