Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 411 Letter to Nahray ben Nissim, Fustat
TitleLetter to Nahray ben Nissim, Fustat
- Mosheh ben Yaʹaḳov, 11th cent.
Call numberHalper 411
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
May 9, 1053
- Recto has 2 lines of marginal postscript; in address on verso, Fustat appears, in Arabic characters; The writer inquires about the transfer of money from Fustat to Jerusalem, and about a shipment of copper. He reports of the difficulty of life in Jerusalem, yet revels about her sanctity; He refers to Jerusalem as אלוטן אלמקדס and the Temple Mount אלמוצׄע אלמקדס. The date mentioned is Thurs. 18 Iyar, of a leap year (l. 15). In the marginal postscript he sends regards on behalf of two prominent Ḥaverim of the Jerusalem Yeshivah, Abraham (b. 'Amram) and Shem'aya (ben Jeshuah, of Gaonic lineage); Both are figures that appear often in Genizah documents (See Gil, ibid. index); The addressee is the recipient of hundreds of Genizah letters, analyzed in the Doctoral Dissertation of Murad A. Michael: Arkhiyono shel Nahrai ben Nisim : baʹal ʹaśaḳim ṿe-ish tsibur be-Mitsrayim ba-meʾah ha-aḥat ʹeśreh. Jerusalem : Hebrew University, 1963. The writer, Moses, is married to Nahray's sister.
- Condition: complete; addressed on verso.
Extent27 X 18 cm
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Temple Mount (Jerusalem)
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