Cairo Genizah : Letter

Joshua he-Ḥaver b. ʿEli he-Ḥaver

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter, c. 1098 CE, written by Joshua he-Ḥaver b. ʿEli he-Ḥaver, in Ḥaṣōr (Caesarea), to Mevoraḵ he-Ḥaver ha-Meʿulle ‘member of the Great Sanhedrin, Alluf ha-Binot, ha-Nagid’ b. Saʿadya, in Fusṭāṭ, asking the recipient for a letter of recommendation in order that the judge of Hazor would grant him a visa to travel to, and settle in, Ashkelon, in order to escape the Crusader invasion. Joshua also mentions that he is not on good terms with the Jewish community in Ḥaṣōr, and he blesses the memory of the recipient’s late brother, Judah ha-Nagid. Opens with a quote from Psalms 138:6. </p>


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