מכתב: T-S NS 321.32

מכתב T-S NS 321.32



Letter from a man, probably in Damietta, to his mother, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in Arabic script. To be sent to the Muṣāṣa neighborhood, to the shop of [...] al-[...] al-Yahūdī. Dating: Probably 12th or 13th century. The sender reports that he has opened a shop with "the physician" (al-ḥakīm), where they will work together for a period of 1 year, from Sukkot to Sukkot. There seems to be a dispute between the physician and an in-law of the sender (יקום יצארב הו ויה ויקול לה איש לך פי דא). The sender makes inquiries about a fancy robe (khilʿa) and big turban (biqyār) and asks his mother to go to the judge (al-Dayyān) and have him send a letter to the physician in Damietta, to be read to the heads of the community. There is also some issue involving a silk girdle (zunnār ḥarīr) and an oath. Regards to the mother's entire family. ASE