Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Halper 426 Letter
Call numberHalper 426
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
LanguageOfficial Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Hebrew; Judeo-Arabic
late 17th century?
- A folio, 29 lines of content, and a decorative signature; The letter opens with 10 lines of a partially rhyming preface in Talmudic language, showering the addressee with praise and blessings. Line 5 and half of line 4 have been erased. The name of the addressee may have been here, as it is conspicuously missing from the rest. The last two and one half lines are of a similar nature. The rest is in Judeo-Arabic; Mention is made (ll. 17, 21, 25) of The Nazir Joseph ha-Levi (d. 1713), an emissary from Hebron who settled in Cairo and served as the head of its court. In his responsa Mate Yosef, (Istanbul, 1717-1726) he is often approached to deal with questions related to collection emissaries ([ש[לוחי] דר[בנן) (A. Ya'ari: Sheluḥe Erets Yiśraʾel / Abraham Yaari. Jerusalem : Mosad ha-Rav Ḳuḳ, 1977, p. 932); Also mentioned is an agent collecting for Safed named Ḥayim Ravuaḥ (l. 13). One of the subjects here is the issue of the transmission of a divorce bill.
- Condition: complete; losses, faded; folded in mail format; verso is blank.
Extent24.1 X 22.2 cm
- Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
- Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
- Hebrew letters
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