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Halper 415 Letter to R. Solomon
TitleLetter to R. Solomon
Call numberHalper 415
(Philadelphia, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Cairo Genizah Collection)
PublisherCenter for Advanced Judaic Studies Library
Mon. Sep. 8, 1765
- Recto in 3 columns of 39, 8 (on the first fold), and 6 (on second fold); The writer reports how he left Jerusalem for Giza where he was living with Christians from Bethlehem. Stricken with cholera, he departed by ship. He was healed, but then ran into financial and legal complications; He subsequently visited R. Mordekhai Algazi in Cairo. He was jailed for three days for failing to pay a debt. He left jail penniless, and was taken in for the Sabbath by a local Rabbi. He is now begging for support; The content is prefaced by the date.
- Condition: 2 fragments torn lengthwise into 2 uneven pieces; loss in upper right corner; fol. was folded in mail format, two folds on the right third; verso is blank.
Extent20.9 X 15.5 cm
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