‘whatever he does to this man Qayn he also does to me’

When Qayn, a Muslim, was accused of political crimes, his friend Murajja enlisted the help of Solomon son of Judah, leader of the Palestinian Jews. Solomon sent this letter to an insider in the government, using his influence and political capital to try to help his ‘great friend’ Murajja.

Ramla, Palestine, 11th century

Hebrew, paper

T-S 13J14.5

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