Cairo Genizah : Letter

Solomon b. Judah (Gaʾon)

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter, c. 1030 CE, written and signed by Solomon ‘the lesser’ b. Judah, in the city of the great king (i.e. Jerusalem), on behalf of the Rabbanite community in Jerusalem, to Ephraim he-Ḥaver ha-Meʿulle b. Šemarya, in Fusṭāṭ, acknowledging receipt of a financial donation to their community, brought on behalf of the community in Fusṭāṭ by Mevasser b. Levi the Prince, who had journeyed from Fusṭāṭ to Jerusalem for the festival of Sukkot. Out of the total donation of 29.125 dinars, 20 dinars were used to pay off a debt. A communal blessing was recited during the feast on Ephraim’s behalf in gratitude for his fundraising endeavours. </p>


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