Letter: T-S 12.667

Letter T-S 12.667

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Letter in Judaeo-Arabic, headed by an Arabic-script basmala. Fragment (left side of recto, left side of verso). Dating: Likely 11th century. Sent from Fustat. Addressed to 'my brother' Abū l-Ḥasan [...] b. Sahl al-Yoʾavi(?). Mentions "the matter of the marriage of Mūsā." Speaks at length about family drama, an old woman, and another woman and a gift or inheritance she received from her maternal aunt. "She was gone for the month of the holidays and then returned.... We drove her away, which was difficult for her.... She said, 'If you do not give me my property (or dowry? raḥlī) [...]'... We had pity on her... and gave her her property... in Jewish and Muslim (courts) that there are no remaining liabilities between them... I cannot cut her off in this... he is currently the supervisor (al-nāẓir)...." Needs further examination. (Information in part from Goitein's index card.)