Letter: T-S 8J15.5

Letter T-S 8J15.5



Letter addressed to Yosef ha-Levi. In Judaeo-Arabic. Deals with a visit to the synagogue at Dammūh during a time of unrest. The sender explains that he comes into Fustat to greet all his friends and relatives, because he would worry about them if they traveled to see him. He ran into Abū l-Ḥasan, the son of the addressee, who was stubbornly insistent on going to Dammūh. The sender tried mightily to dissuade him from going there at all. Finally he succeeded in getting Abū l-Ḥasan to ride with him by boat instead of walking there. They arrived safely and prayed with the quorum. Abū l-Ḥasan is now insisting on staying there all day Tuesday and only coming back to Fustat on Wednesday. The sender tries to persuade him to return on Tuesday (the day of this letter) but without success. The sender insists that he is not neglecting Abū l-Ḥasan or encouraging his idleness. The addressee must not blame him. ASE

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