Cairo Genizah : Letter

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Mid to late 11th century letter sent from No Amon (i.e. Alexandria) and addressed to the ‘holy community dwelling in Greece (Yavan), being the holy community, the community of Marathia [or perhaps Mastuara in Byzantium]’. The letter deals with the ransoming of Byzantine Jews taken captive, and was probably a letter of introduction to be carried by one of them, called Leo. Leo’s brother Elijah is also mentioned.</p>

 


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