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Cairo Genizah : Letter

Solomon b. Elijah

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from the scribe Solomon b. Elijah the judge to his cousin Abū l-Barakāt b. Abū l-Manṣūr al-Ḥarīrī. Solomon is cancelling his planned visit before Passover due a period of unrest and expresses concern for the plight of the Jews. Solomon is unenthusiastic to learn of a marriage that has recently taken place between Ibn al-ʿAmmānī and Solomon's paternal cousin, and he feels that Ibn al-ʿAmmānī has made the better match. Reference is made to a forthcoming marriage in the family, and greetings are sent to various individuals. From T-S 13J34.9 we learn that Solomon's cousin who married Hibatallāh b. Futūḥ Ibn al-ʿAmmānī was Sitt al-Yumn. This is possibly the same cousin Sitt al-Yumn that Solomon had unsuccessfully tried to marry himself in 1219 CE (T-S 13J18.22).</p>

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