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Cairo Genizah : Letter; poem

Šemarya b. Elḥanan

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Šemarya b. Elḥanan (966–1011 CE) concerning a woman whose husband had deserted her for seven years. The letter is apparently written to the maternal uncle (a communal official) of the deserting husband. This official is encouraged to sort this matter out, so that his family sets a good example. Letter is undated. Verso: unidentified piyyuṭim in a different hand</p>

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