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  1. 1

    LetterMoss. II,177

    A letter of recommendation from the office of the Nagid Yehoshua Maimonides, for a poor man Shelomo to be read in the synagogue in Fustat. …

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    LetterT-S AS 159.128

    Long strip from the right side of a letter written and signed by Yosef b. Arah.

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    LetterT-S NS 207.46

    Letter in Arabic script. The basmala and first two lines are preserved, along with a few words in Arabic script on verso. Reused for Hebrew …

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    LetterT-S NS 323.21

    Letter fragment from Shelomo b. Yehuda to an unidentified personality. In Hebrew. Deals with the estate of a certain flax merchant named Yaʿaqov. One of …


    ‎TS NS Box 323, f. 21, ed. Gil, Palestine, pp.275-276 (Doc. #156), C.B. 02-10-88 (p)Fragment of a letter from Solomon b. Judah to an unidentifiedpers…

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    LetterT-S 13J6.16

    Letter written by a poor physician who had not bought “one thread” of a new suit for two years and his children were going hungry. …

    ‏ ] מן חאל אלצגאר א[ ‎ 1
    ‏ ] אלגוע ואלערי ואלקלה וכונהם לא יקדרו עלי אלכבז ישבעו בה ‎ 2
    ‏ לאן אלחצרה …

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    LetterMIAC 209

    Letter from the Grand Rabbinate of Cairo to Kẖawaja Nesīr Bēsaḥ president of the Heliopolis synagogue (Maṣr al-Jadīda) regarding the person known as Levi ʿArūsa, …

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    LetterT-S 16.270

    Recto: two alchemical recipes. The first recipe (ll. 1-8) is aimed at producing ‘the work’ (אלצנעה), a word commonly used for indicating the production of …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.190

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Very faded. The writer excuses the messiness with the fact that he is writing this in the aftermath of an illness and …

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    LetterT-S NS 320.139

    Letter from a certain Yehuda to a certain Elʿazar ("the Prince"). In Hebrew. Dating: Probably 15th–18th century, and this could likely be narrowed. The sender …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. b 11/25

    Letter from Khalaf b. Yiṣḥaq, in Aden, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi, in ʿAydhāb. Dating: after autumn 1131 CE. Mainly in Hebrew, with some Judaeo-Arabic. …

    ‏ ח11 ‎
    ‏ מ…

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    LetterBL OR 12186.12

    Recto: letter from Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi, presumably in Qalyub, to his father, presumably in Fustat, late 12th century or early 13th. "If you have …


    ‎Recto, son to father:
    ‏ ב . . . . כם . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ תע אסמעני ענדכם כבר כיר ‎ 2
    ‏ למען שמו וסוא דלך אן כנתם…

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    LetterMIAC 118

    Personal letter from Jerusalem – February 6 1953CE – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 118) – in Judeo-Arabic. (information from Ḥassanein Muḥammad Rabīʿa, ed., …

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    LetterT-S AS 182.58

    Letter in Arabic script. Very faded.

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    LetterMoss. V,363.4

    Letter from the community of Ashkelon to Shema'ya ha-Ḥaver, Jerusalem.

    ‏ רוב שלום ועתרת שלום ליקרת הדרת כגק ‎ 1
    ‏ עטר]ת ראשי וידיד רוחי שמעיה החבר בס גד בן ‎ 2
    ‏ [מר ור ישוע]ה…

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    LetterT-S 10J10.27

    Letter from ʿIwāḍ b. Ḥananel, in Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. Around 1060. The letter is in the hand of Benāya b. Mūsā …

    ‏ וצל [כתאב] מולאי אל חביר אל אגל גדול הישיב[ה] [אטאל] אללה בקאה ‎ 1
    ‏ ואדאם עזה ותאידה וסעאדתה ונעמתה ואנת תדכר פיה חאל אל ‎ 2
    ‏ ני…

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    LetterT-S AS 10.24

    Possibly part of a letter. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterENA 4100.6b

    Letter, fragmentary, from Eliyya b. Yehuda b. Yaḥyā, in Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim. Around 1052. The letter contains details about purchases and payments. Eliyya …

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    LetterAIU VII.E.185

    Late letter in Hebrew to Yeḥezqel Ḥefeẓ from Shabbetay ʿAdda, discussing a business partnership, 400 reals, Jerusalem, and people including Pini Lavan (?), Yosef ha-Levi, …

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    LetterMIAC 166

    Letter in Hebrew between brothers discussing the travel of the sender's son to Mandatory Palestine and request for sixty pounds (ששים פונט). Based on the …

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    LetterT-S AS 225.138

    Fragment from a letter, small, very damaged

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    LetterHUC 1034

    Business letter from Avraham Kolon (קולון) to Yosef Ardiʿa (ארדיעה). In Hebrew. Dating: Monday, 5 Adar [5318 AM], which is 1558 CE (see A. David's …

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    LetterT-S AS 152.234

    Letter in the hand of Yefet b. Menashshe. Fragment (a piece from the right side of recto). Extremely smudged and faded. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S AS 29.264

    Possibly part of a letter. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 12.384

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic from Musa to his brother Meir ha-Sar ha-Adir ha-Dayyan ha-Mufla. Only the upper part of recto and the address are preserved …

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    LetterT-S 13J17.23

    Letter from Abū ʿAlī b. Barakāt to his son Abū Naṣr ʿAlī b. Abū ʿAli b. al-Quṣayr, in the alley of the candles, presumably in …

    ‏ כתאבי אליך יא ולדי וקרה עיני ואלעזיז עלי אטאל [אללה ב]קאך ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterMoss. II,193

    Recto: Letter in Arabic script. Missing only the first couple lines. The writer mentions exchanges of goods (ll.2–3); the rent of a house (l. 3); …

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    LetterNLI 577.10/9

    Recto: Letter to the Gaon in Cairo (al-Muʿizziyya). In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer explains that he has not yet been able to find a riding animal …

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    LetterL-G Misc. 103

    Letter from Daniel b. ʿAzarya (in the handwriting of his scribe), probably in Jerusalem, to ʿEli b. ʿAmram, in Fustat. The sender mentions the praises …

    ‏ בשמך רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ שלום נכבדנו וחשובנו והנסגל עדינו כב גק מר עלי החבר המעולה ‎ 2
    ‏ בחבורת האמת …

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    LetterT-S 13J14.1

    Letter from Abū Naṣr b. Avraham, in Alexandria, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dated: 3 Sivan (4901 AM), which is 11 …

    ‏ ח81 ‎
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 16.345

    Two copies of a letter from Mahruz to Sulayman b. Abu Zikri Kohen before sailing back to India. Aden, ca. 1137-1147.


    ‎II, 56
    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S NS 342.73

    Minute fragment from a letter referring to הדרתו הקדושה - His greatness holiness. Written by Halfon b. Menashshe Halevi (Dating: 1100-1138). AA

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    LetterT-S NS 305.105

    Arabic letter - needs examination.

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    LetterMoss. II,135.3

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment (upper margin of recto and part of the address on verso). The addressee should send the response with "the fleet" (al-uṣṭūl). …

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    LetterT-S AS 146.316

    Recto: letter. Verso: accounts in a hand known from many accounts. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterMoss. VII,185.1

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Neither sender nor addressee are named. The first half consists of good wishes for the addressee's recovery from illness and the writer's …

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    LetterT-S 13J18.21

    Letter from a widow, Umm Abū l-Munā, in reply to a suggestion that she sell her old house, a solid structure in a declining neighborhood, …

    ‏ אלממלוכה ‎ 1
    ‏ אם אבו אלמנ…

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    LetterT-S AS 51.246

    Part of a letter. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S AS 149.252

    Letter mentioning a certain Joseph and commodities such as sugar. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 13J7.1

    Recto: fragment from the beginning of a letter to a dignitary, as well as a scribal exercise. Verso: note in Arabic script. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterL-G Ar. I.31

    A letter from Faraḥ b. Ismaʿīl, probably in Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat, 5 June 1056. Deals mainly with financial matters, mentions bills of …

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    LetterL-G Ar. I.66

    Bifolio. Three of the four pages contain models of polite phrases to be used in Judaeo-Arabic letters. The handwriting might be known. Dating: likely 12th …

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    LetterT-S 12.422

    Poem in Hebrew. 17 lines in praise of a dignitary, then 2 lines of blessing in Judaeo-Arabic, then it ends. "From your grateful slave, Shemuel." …

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    LetterT-S 8J26.18

    Letter from a man in Fustat to his brother, a silk weaver, who has fled to Aswan to escape the capitation tax collectors. He assures …

    ‏ כתאבי אליך יאכי ואלעזיז עלי וענדי אטאל אללה ‎ 1
    ‏ בקאך וגעלני מן גמיע אלאסוא פדאך : ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S AS 149.157

    Letter of business written in the 11th century by Yeshuʿa b. Ismaʿīl, sent to Alexandria to [...] b. Abī l-Ḥayy. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 12.270

    Letter from Salama b. Musa ha-Sfaqusi from Alexandria probably to Nahray b. Nissim. Around 1068. Mentions several people including Avraham b. Farah and Yosef b. …


    ‎Recto
    ‏ כתאבי אטאל אללה בקא מולאי אלשיך ואדאם תאידה ונעמאה וכבת אעדאה ‎ 1
    ‏ מן אלאסכנדריה יום הושענא בעד נזול…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/37

    India Book I, 17: Letter from Yehuda Ibn Sighmar, at Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, at Fustat, from the year 1097. The letter contains three …


    ‎I, 17
    ‏ וצל כתאב חצרה רבנו הרב גדול הישיבה אטאל אללה בקאהא ואדאם עלאהא ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S NS J311

    Late business letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions R. Shemuel Būnyāl. Needs further examination.

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    LetterT-S 8J27.15

    Letter stating that 'people who had been living in their properties give them up. When you sell the house, they will convert it into a …

    ‏ . . . . . . ]ס קלת [ . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/8

    Letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda to Abraham b. Sahlan, noting that in a previous epistle he thanked Abraham for the donation the Fustat community had …


    ‎(recto)
    ‏ משאות השלומות וציוויי הברכות ושיוויי הטובות וקיוויי הישועות ‎ 1
    ‏ ואיוויי ההצלחות ומילואיי המשאלות ליקר כגק …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 3.25

    Letter from Shemuʾel b. Eli gaʾon, in Baghdad, in the hand of Yosef b. Yaʿaqov b. ʿEli Rosh ha-Seder of Irbīl, second half of the …

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