Cairo Genizah : Letter; jottings

Moses b. ʿAmram b. Ḥalfon he-Ḥaver

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Petition from Moses b. ʿAmram ha-Mumḥe b. Ḥalfon he-Ḥaver to a highly placed courtier, Zaʿim al-Mulk ‘Leader of the Kingdom’ (also addressed as ‘Sar’ and al-ḥaḍra al-sāmiyya ‘his High Excellency’), in Old Cairo. This individual may in fact be the Nagid Mevoraḵ b. Saʿadya (1079-1111 CE). Moses asks the courtier to help him retrieve the inheritance of his grandfather in al-Ramle, which was taken away by the Muslim Maʾmūn al-Dawla after the death of his grandmother.</p>




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