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  1. 1

    LetterENA NS 48.10

    Petition for help addressed to a Jewish notable. Written in Hebrew, for the introduction, and Judaeo-Arabic, for the body. The sender is a goldsmith in …

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    LetterJRL SERIES B 3590

    Recto: Fragment of a Judaeo-Arabic letter with wide line spacing, with praises for the addressee and good wishes for Purim. Verso: Likely a distinct document, …

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    LetterJRL SERIES B 2601 + T-S AS 151.117

    Recto: Letter from Simḥa Kohen in Alexandria to Abū l-Faraj in Fusṭāṭ, early 13th century. In Judaeo-Arabic. The letter deals largely with business transactions, including …

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    1. נבחר שם מעוש[ר רב מכסף
    2. ומזהב חן [טוב
    3. ממלוכהא אלדאעי ל[הא
    4. ינהי תקדמה כתבה לח[צרה אלשיך
    5. אלאגל אבי אלפרג כגק . [
    6. החכם והנבון הירא שמים [
    7. וגמע אל…

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    LetterT-S AS 2.163

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 12th or 13th century. The sender owes capitation tax (jizya) payments for himself and for his son. …

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    LetterMoss. II,167

    A distressed letter to Abū ʿImrān, in the house of Umm Ḥasana, on the alley of the synagogue, Fustat. The handwriting and spelling are very …

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    LetterT-S AS 152.250

    Note to a certain Nāsir (al-muʿallim is likely an honorific rather than meaning an actual teacher). In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: ca. 13th or 14th century. Mentions …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 50/21

    Letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda to Efrayim b. Shemarya, 1040.

    1. [ל]שומר משמרת ה?מת והצדק [ ]
    2. [ו]קושרי? לפזור ובוגדי? לגזור ?ופן [ ]
    3. [ל]שו? תחת? למזור הו? כגק מ ור ?פרי?
    4. החבר וביושר מתגבר ובכושר מדבר
    5. [וח]ילי? יגבר…

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    LetterT-S 8J37.12

    Business letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: likely 12th or early 13th century. Concerning a trip of the addressee and a third person, and mentioning 80 dirhams …

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    1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] .י . . תנאהם לנא. . . .תילו
    2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    3. . . . . . . . …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 68/107

    Calligraphic letter from (thecantor Thabit Ibn al-Munajjim to Maṣliaḥ Gaon begging for charity, complaining about poverty and his dependents. (Information from Goitein's note card.) Same …

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    LetterBL OR 5561B.1

    Letter of request to send 20 good new poems composed by one Abu Sa'id. The writer mentions that he had already sent 7 letters on …

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    1. עקב[
    2. על משכבי בלילות בקשתי את שאהבה נפשי[
    3. תשוקתי לך דודי רמוזה ואהבתך בתוך לבי המ . . .
    4. ואם רחק גבולך מגבולי תמונתך בקיר לבבי גזוזה
    5. וזכרך יער…

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    LetterT-S AS 177.599

    Informal note from Abū l-Faraj. In Arabic script. He complains about his illness and inability to go out (on account of the jāliya?). He asks …

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    LetterT-S AS 160.88

    Probably a letter. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 571

    One side: four fragments of a letter, in an official looking hand, in Arabic script. Mentions 300 dīnārs. Needs examination.

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    LetterT-S Ar.42.70

    Letter, possibly a draft. In Arabic script. Fragment (bottom part only). The sender may be a merchant writing from Qūṣ (l. 3) or describing his …

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    LetterMoss. II,103.2

    Fragment of a family letter, same writer and addressee as T-S NS 338.71, mainly rebuking the addressee for the lack of letters. "Your mother and …

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    LetterT-S 13J14.14

    Complaint of a ḍāmin (tax farmer) in al-Minya about competitors from Tyre, submitted to the Nagid Mevorakh around 1096–97 (Goitein, perhaps on the basis of …

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    1. בשמך רחמנא
    2. אללה תעלא ישמע מן אלעבד מא ידעי לחצרה אדנינו
    3. כגק מר ור מבורך אלוף הבינות חכאם(!) השיבה(!)
    4. סנהדרה רבא עוז בית ישראל שר השרים נגיד
    5. הנ…

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    1. In your name, merciful one.
    2. May God the exalted listen to what his servant implores of his excellency our lord,
    3. his honor, greatness and holin…

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    LetterT-S AS 158.213

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably 11th or 12th century. Small fragment, with hardly any text left. It states that the husband of a woman related …

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    LetterT-S AS 145.184

    Letter (late) fragment (right side of recto and verso). "The slave will arrive God willing (אן שא המב) following this letter, and I was only …

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    LetterT-S 8J21.13

    Letter from the French rabbi Shemuel b. Yaʿaqov. Dating: Early 13th century. In Hebrew. Concerning a communal dispute against a leader who wished to reverse …

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    LetterT-S 10J13.19

    Letter from Mevorakh b. Natan to Elazar ha-Kohen expressing sympathy at the death of his father. The writer notes that he had already sent a …

    1. נחמו נחמו עמי יאמר אלהיכם וג
    2. בשמ רחמכי ייי יהיה בכסלך ושמר רגלך מלכד
    3. כי תלך במו אש לא תיכוה ולהבה לא וג
    4. ורבצת ואין מחריד וחלו פניך רבים
    5. והיה ראשיתך …

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    LetterENA NS 17.17

    Letter (fragment) from Shelomo b. Yehuda to Yaʿaqov ha-Ḥaver b. Yosef. Apparently end of 1025 or beginning of 1026.

    ENA NS 17, f. 17 ed. Gil, Palestine, Pt. 2, p.96 (Doc. #55), C.B. 03-22-88 Fragment of a letter from Solomon b. Judah to Jacob Ha-Haver b. Joseph. Ap…

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    LetterT-S 12.217

    Letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda, in Jerusalem, to Sahlān b. Avraham, in Fustat. In Hebrew. Dating: 1029 CE. "Here is a description of old age …

    1. הגיע כתב כגק יקר הדר האלף מר ורב סהלאן ישמרהו שומר נפשות חסידיו
    2. יעמיד מחלציו כמוהו בן כגק מר אברהם החבר נוחו בגן עדן ועמדתי על
    3. כל הכתוב בו ואמנם כי …

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    LetterENA NS 83.255

    Small fragment of a letter in Arabic script. Mentions "the community" (al-jamāʿa).

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    LetterT-S AS 112.87

    Recto: piyyuṭ. Verso: unidentified text in Arabic, probably part of a letter. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S AS 152.246

    Letter in a very faint script. Probably from the teacher Yehuda Ibn al-ʿAmmānī, in Alexandria, to the cantor Abū l-Majd Meʾir b. Yakhin, in Fustat. …

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    LetterT-S Ar.42.130

    Letter from Ṣamṣām, a prisoner in Nāblus, to al-Qāʾid Muʿizz (according to the body of the letter) or to the heirs of Ṣārim al-Dawla, in …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
    2. اعرف [القائد معز] حفظه الله ورعاه وحفظه وتولاه ولا
    3. [............. وجعلني] من الاسواء فداءه انني قد انقطع اخباركم عني 

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    1. Au nom de Dieu clément et miséricordieux.

    2. Je fais savoir (au qâ'id Mu'izz), Dieu le protège et l'ait sous sa garde et en son amitié et ne

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    LetterT-S AS 183.29

    Letter in Arabic script, giving instructions about paying sums of money. Also mentions a jūkaniyya (a type of garment). On verso in Judaeo-Arabic: "al-dayyān."

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    LetterT-S 13J20.13

    Letter from Yosef b. Eliyyahu to Efrayim b. Shemarya. The writer describes his journey to Ṣahrajt.

    Address (verso)

    1. לכבוד גד קד מר ור אפרים המומחה . . .
    2. ביר מור שמריה נו עד יוסף בר [א]ל[יה] נע

    (recto)

    1. שלום משמי מעלה וברכה כפולה ויקר וגדולה ושם
    2. [ת…

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1744

    Letter from Avraham Ẓaʿir, Jerusalem, to the Qaraite community of Fustat/Cairo. Written in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer greets a great many people by name, including the …

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    LetterT-S 10J12.15

    Recto: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic, likely sent from Alexandria. Very faded. Concerns a dispute between groups within the community and mentions the synagogue. One group turned …

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    1. . . . .
    2. וסעאדתך וסלאמתך ואעלמך י[א]כי מא אצף לך מא עלי קלבי [מן
    3. מפאר]קתך [. . .] . . . . וג[מע אללה] ביננא ובינך עלי אפצל חאל
    4. א . ל . . . . [ …

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    LetterT-S AS 152.10

    Recto with the address on verso (secondary use): Letter from Salmān b. Ibrāhīm to [...] [Yo]sef. In Judaeo-Arabic. Brief letter of recommendation for charity on …

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    LetterT-S NS 324.114

    India Book, III,8: Letter from Yosef b. Avraham to Avraham Ibn Yiju. The whereabouts of Yosef and Ibn Yiju are unclear. Goitein thought that Ibn …

    III, 8

    1. כתאבי אלי חצרה אלשיך אלאגל מולאי
    2. אטאל אללה בקאה ואדאם עזה וכבת צדה
    3. אנה צדר אליה צחבה מקאתל פי פאל
    4. גחלה מאלח צרך וגחלה לים מכבוס
    5. [[.]] ובאללה …

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    LetterT-S AS 162.61

    Recto: letter from the 16th century, mentioning the names Abraham Ibn Ṣūr, Reuben the Babylonian, Abraham Nuniʾel (נוניאל), Faraj Allah the proselyte, and Yequtiʾel. Verso: …

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    LetterJRL Series L 201

    Recto: Part of a Judaeo-Arabic letter, one of the few in this folder from the classical Genizah period. All that remains is a formulaic, very …

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    LetterT-S NS 264.6

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic to a notable (yeḥid ha-dor, sayyidnā), possibly named al-Shaykh Yaʿīsh. Reporting on developments in the community after the addressee (or another 'sayyidnā') …

    1. ב
    2. כדמה תערץ בין ידי
    3. כגק מ ור ועטרת ראשנו יחיד הדור ופלאו
    4. ממזרח שמש עד מבואו יגדל כבודו וירום הודו
    5. ]אלממלוך ישתהי מן אנעאם מאלך אלרק
    6. א]ן יערף אלשיך ב…

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    LetterT-S 20.175

    Letter from Alexandria to the nasi Shelomo b. Yishay, Fustat, from one of his supporters. Around 1240. The letter mentions products that people make in …

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    1. מענדו' החסיד החרד
    2. על דבר האל ירים
    3. מעלתו אלהי ישראל 
    4. וינהי אנה סטרה פי 
    5. גאיה אלעג'לה פסיידנא
    6. ידין עבדו לכף זכות 
    7. ואלדי וגב אעלאם סיידנא 
    8. בה באן…

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    LetterBL OR 5542.26

    Yizhaq ha-Kohen al-Nafusi (from Nafusa, Libya) who was thrown off by a donkey and was lying in the building of the synagogue of Alexandria without …

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    LetterT-S 10J17.25

    Letter from Ṭoviyya ha-Kohen b. Judah b. Ṭoviyyahu, a recently appointed judge in al-Mahalla and Sammanūd, to Shemuel the cantor, praising the community for their …

    1. שמר תם וראה ישר כי טוביה הכהן
    2. שלום רב לאוהבי תורתיך
    3. וצל כתאב כגק מר ור שמואל השר הנכבד
    4. החזן הח והנ ישמרו צורו ועליו יצי[ץ נז]רו ומכל
    5. רע יצלו יגזיעו …

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    LetterT-S 13J18.24

    Document of legal import for a woman who has appointed a wakil. Composed in letter form and addressed to the community in Jerusalem. Probably late …

    1. . . . . . . . ואתם הדבק[ים בד' וג
    2. . . . . . . . אשרי משכיל אל דל וג
    3. שלומי עליון זרע איתנים רחמנים . . . . . [ . . . . . . . . .
    4. תמימים וישרים חסידים…

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    LetterENA NS 22.20

    The writer addressing his first cousin, a woman, who probably was his in-law, expresses the wish that the extended family may be reunited in one …

    1. ש[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    2. אנני [. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    3. מן אלכיר ו.[. . . . . . . . . . . . . …

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    LetterT-S Misc.20.20

    Fragment of a business letter in Judaeo-Arabic, likely 11th century.

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    LetterT-S 10J17.32

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic in which the sender (probably Masʿūd) asks his uncle to send a certain document. Refers to different business activities including trade in …

    1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] . . [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] . מך
    2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] אלדי[ . . . . . . . ]ך …

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    LetterT-S 13J16.19

    Letter from Isma’il b. Farah from Alexandria, to Yosef b. Eli Kohen Fasi, Tyre. October 29, 1056. The letter is addressed to Nahray b. Nissim …

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    1. סידי ומולאי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם תאידך וסלאמתך וסעאדתך וכאן לך ומעך ולי וחאפץ

    2. מן אלאסכנדריה ליג בקין מן מרחשון ואלחאל סלאמה ונעמה למוליהמא …

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    LetterT-S AS 182.11

    Recto: letter from a certain Abū l-Qasam (?). Verso: title page of a book of recipes used in the ʿAḍūḍī hospital in Baghdad. (Information from …

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    LetterT-S 12.411

    Letter in Hebrew, calligraphic. Not much remains beyond the poetic praises ("our master, you have distanced your glory from us. . . .") except "you …

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    LetterT-S NS 164.124

    Liturgical, Documentary; main text concerns benedictions before and after eating; followed by several autograph notes of Maimonides; published (with translation) by Allony (שלוש הוראות אוטוגראפיות …

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    LetterT-S AS 116.360

    Small fragment of a commercial letter or account in Arabic, referring to a debt and mentioning the name Abū Manṣūr. In the margins and on …

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    LetterMoss. V,342.1

    Late family/business letter in Judaeo-Arabic in rudimentary handwriting addressed to 'my father.' Mentions Sulaymān Abū Asʿad in the opening line.

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    LetterT-S AS 160.376

    Probably a letter. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.40

    Letter addressed to a parnas. On parchment. In Hebrew. Presumably written by a European or Byzantine Jew. Asking the addressee to increase the allotment of …

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