Cairo Genizah : Legal document; piyyuṭ

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Recto: document dated Adar 1395 of the Seleucid Era (= 1084 CE) in which Moses b. Abraham gives power of attorney of anything held by Maḥbūb to ʿAmram b. Joseph he-Ḥasid. Mentions Ḥassūn ha-Levi b. Solomon and al-Mahdiyya. Verso: postclassical piyyuṭ אשא דעי ליחד, with an alphabetic acrostic and internal rhyme. Parts of Deuteronomy 32:4 are used in the refrain, from strophe to strophe the first word of the line used in the previous strophe is deleted and another one added on the end. </p>

 


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