Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 358 Letter to the Judge Elijah
TitleLetter to the Judge Elijah
Call numberHalper 358
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
- Lacking address; The upper part of a letter in Judeo-Arabic, to the Judge Elijah, requesting that he collect 30 dirhem for the Abul-Makarim, who owed this to the poll tax. It is suggested that he do so at the congratulation reception of a member of Ben al-Muzaghil family, or at that of Abul-Barakat; A memorial list of the Ben al-Muzaghil family is found in New York JTSA ENA 3150 fol. 7. The addressee is probably Elijah ben Zekhariah, who often received such requests; His letters and documents are in Alexandria between 1204-1222, and in Fustat between 1222-1236 (during the reign of Abraham Maimonides as Nagid). See the list of judges, Goitein, A Mediterranean Society vol. II Appendix D, no. 29; A.L. Motzkin, REJ CXXVIII, 1968, pp. 339-348.
- Condition: cropped/torn at bottom.
Extent10.4 X 14.9 cm
Material applied: black ink
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Poll tax , Egypt History , To 1500
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