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  1. 1

    LetterT-S 16.279

    Letter from Ṣāliḥ b. Bahlūl, apparently in al-Mahdiyya, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat, August 1062. Includes the news of the death of Barhūn b. Mūsā …

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    1. ומא אערף בה יאכי וסידי אחיאה אללה ואבקאה ורזקה אלאיאם [

    2. וכתבו בספר החיים      אן אכר סבינא וגלאנא והלאך חאלנא וכראב רבאענ[א]

    3. וכלאהא כתם א…

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    LetterDK 231.5 (alt: XVII)

    Letter of a father to his son Ibrāhīm in Damietta, to be delivered to the shop of Dāʾūd al-Ṣabbāgh or Surūr or Yaʿqūb the Jews …

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    LetterT-S NS 226.161

    Recto: Possibly a legal fragment, in Judaeo-Arabic. Verso: Fragment of a letter or draft of one, in Judaeo-Arabic.

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    LetterENA 3712.9

    Communal letter in Hebrew. Wide space between the lines. Mentions [...] b. ʿAmram.

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    LetterT-S AS 147.64

    Very dark. Poetical Hebrew, might be from an opening of a letter. Reference to רבנו ע"ה. AA

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    LetterENA 3906.2

    Letter in Arabic script. Dating: Ottoman-era. Seal imprint and maybe a filing note on verso.

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/130

    Note by Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to a scribe, also named Shelomo, in an urgent tone, to finish the copying of certain books including the targum …

    1. יתפצל אלמולי אלאגל אלמתפצל ר שלמה ישמרו צורו
    2. ויהיה בעזרו יכמל ועדה פי מעני תרגום מלכים
    3. ואד לם יתהייא מלכים פיכון תרגום אלאפאטיר
    4. ואלפצל לה פלא יהמל א…

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1499

    Letter to the writer's 'son' ʿAbd al-Wāḥīd. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer repeats half a dozen times that the addressee should not believe the false rumors …

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    LetterT-S NS 235.130

    Three fragments of Arabic documents reused on verso by the same Hebrew scribe for piyyuṭ. Two of the Arabic fragments are from a letter and …

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    LetterMoss. IXa,2.22

    Letter in Arabic script, with a few words in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment (upper left corner). The sender congratulates the addressee on the holidays, alludes to the …

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    LetterT-S 13J16.24

    Letter from Yusuf ha-Kohen b. Shelomo Gaon, writing from Jerusalem or Ramla, informing the Jewish chief justice of Aleppo that it had taken seven months …

    1. שלום שלום ורוב שלום ועתרת שלום מאדון השלום
    2. לאנשי השלום האוהבי שלום לשפות בינותימו שלום
    3. בשערימו שפוט אמת וש[לום ]ים הלאה אל מקומם להביא שלום
    4. הם המה ה…

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    LetterT-S 8J9.1

    Recto and verso (secondary use): Letter recounting a dispute. In the hand of Yeḥezqel b. Netanʾel ha-Levi (compare T-S 13J19.13 (PGPID 9120)). The sender is …

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    LetterENA NS 36.11

    Letter in Judaeo-Persian, probably late. Needs examination.

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    LetterT-S 13J21.28

    Letter sent from Alexandria by Shemuel b. Aharon to Abu Ishaq Avraham b. Moshe in Fustat, explaining why he could not send the silk which …

    1. בשמך
    2. חצרה מולאי וסידי כב ג מ ו אברהם התלמיד
    3. הפרח הטוב הגזע הנעים השושן הייפה בן כגק
    4. מ משה המלמד סט אעלם חצרתה אדאם
    5. אללה עזה אן למא כאן קבל כרוג ואלד…

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    LetterT-S AS 83.258

    The text is responding, in the fragment extant, to two arguments that were made by ben Meir against the Babylonians at the time of the …

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    LetterENA NS 20.5

    Letter from an unknown writer, possibly in Abū Qīr, addressed to Fustat, al-ʿAṭṭārīn, the shop of Muslim/Musallam al-Kaʿkī. Written in Judaeo-Arabic with the address in …

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    LetterJRL SERIES A 501

    Fragment of a letter in Ladino.

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    LetterT-S NS 264.74

    Letter in Hebrew. Fragment, only the first few lines are preserved. Calligraphic and formal style. Probably the beginning of a letter of appeal.

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    LetterJRL SERIES B 5794

    Letter from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to his 'father.' In Judaeo-Arabic. He reports that he arrived in Qalyūb. He suffered a terrible setback (izʿāj... qāsaytu shidda...) …

    1. בנו שלמה היב
    2. ייי אורי [וישעי] וג
    3. אעלם מולאי אלואלד אדאם אללה סעאדתה אנני וצלת אלי קליוב
    4. עלי גמלה אלסלאמה ואלעאפיה ואנני חצל לי אזעאג פי אלטריק
    5. מן קב…

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    LetterMoss. II,196.1

    Fragment of a note which on recto contains only formulaic praises and on verso contains an enigmatic sentence (something about "every Jew") and the name …

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    LetterT-S AS 168.134

    Fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Refers to someone with a 'ruined education' (bad manners? makhrūb al-taʿlīm), the washing of a garment, buying something, forcing …

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    LetterT-S NS 324.126

    Letter from Barakāt b. Sason to ʿImrān b. Benaya, in al-Maḥalla (אלמחללא). In Judaeo-Arabic, with some unusual orthography (including ש for ס and ת for …

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    1. בשמך
    2. כתאבי אליך יאכי ואלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקא[ך ואדאם עזך ומן
    3. אלחסן לאכלא ען חאל סלאמא ועאפיא [
    4. אגתמע במאנו וכרמו ואלדי אעלמך בו [
    5. ימרו אלי …

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    LetterT-S 10J18.19

    Letter to a woman in which the writer mentions his mother and aunt, and gives news about a marriage that has taken place.

    1. שלום שלום ל[רחוק ולקרוב
    2. תבורך [
    3. תנו לה [ מפרי ידיה
    4. . . . . . [
    5. אלי חצרה אלאכת אלע[זיזה
    6. אלסת [ס]תיתה אט . . . . . [
    7. אלפצל ואלאחסאן לא אכל[
    8. כיר ועאפיה…

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    LetterT-S NS 226.150

    Letter from the daughter of Manṣūr al-Zayyāt [...] al-Sofer. Only the introduction and a few partial lines in the left margin are preserved. Mentions a …

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    LetterJRL SERIES A 191

    Letter fragment from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions the synagogue and Ibn al-Siqillī. Ends, "And God knows" (ואללה אלעאלם).

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    LetterBL OR 5542.15

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic, dealing almost entirely with the sale of small quantities of silk. Mentions doing business in upper Egypt (al-Ṣaʿīd, and also mentions wheat …

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    LetterDK 170 (alt: 129)

    Letter from Eliyyahu Ha-kohen b. Shelomo Gaon, to Ḥalfon b. Shelomo. Note that verso has been reused for a (literary?) Hebrew tex

    1. כי רם
    2. שלום ורוב שלום ועתרת שלום ועטרת שם טוב לשורש
    3. צדיקים [ונ]כד חסידים ובן ישרים שלומו ירבה לעולמים
    4. [ ] בכל אסמים וחיים נעימים ומשמרת שלום
    5. תהי ל[זק…

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    LetterENA NS 59.16

    Letter fragment addressed to [...] b. Yosef ha-Kohen. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 11th or 12th century. Mentions a bale of caraway and new silk, both the …

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    LetterP.CtYBR inv. 1705 qua

    Letter in Arabic on paper mentioning 150 dinars, a substantial sum of money. Possibly late 10th or 11th century. Letter is on recto, address at …

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    LetterMoss. IV,51.3

    Fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions wheat, blessings for somebody, a request to purchase something, and having sent something to Rabbenu Elʿaz[ar].

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    LetterT-S Ar.40.48

    Recto: Letter in Arabic script (with the words שער הנשיאות in Hebrew) to a Nasi, by ʿImrān b. Muhājir. According to Goitein's note card, it …

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    LetterT-S AS 148.208

    Fragment of a communal letter in Hebrew. Moderately wide spacing between the lines. Contains praises for a distinguished scholar and addresses 'our brothers, the holy …

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    LetterT-S NS 324.17 + T-S 8J13.25

    Pastoral letter with widely-spaced lines, from a Nasi, possibly David b. Daniel. Announcing that Meʾir ha-Sar and Yiṣḥaq ha-Dayyan will appoint all ritual slaughterers (טבחים) …

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    1. ויעמ[י]ד שופטים בכל ערי יהודה הבצורות וככה | נעשה
    2. והניחוץ אינה טובה אלא מתון מתון ארבע מאה שויא
    3. והנה צוינו לאדירנו מרנו ורבנו מאיר השר היקר
    4. הח…

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    LetterT-S AS 177.496

    Small fragment of a letter in Arabic script. The beginnings of 6 lines are preserved. Mostly conventional formulae.

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J225

    Letter from Yaʿaqov b. Salīm to Ḥalfon ha-Levi b. Natanʾel in al-Ghuwwa, Yemen, ca. summer 1131, concerning the controversy over the reshut of Maṣliaḥ gaʾon …

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    1. בש̇מ
    2. שלום מעולה / וברכה כפולה / וחן וחסד וחמלה / ורווח והצלה / ומילו[י]
    3. כל שאלה / וקיבול כל תפילה / וישור כל מסילה / יאיתיון נצח סלה
    4. מלפני שוכ…

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    LetterT-S AS 154.277

    Fragment from a letter. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 13J23.23

    An 18th-19th century commercial letter dated Friday 28th Adar I, mentioning Muhammed b. ʿUmar who went on Hajj to Mecca, Rafaʾel the Dragoman, Yosef פוגי, …

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    LetterT-S K8.101

    Verso: Letter of condolence in partially rhymed Hebrew. Mentions a Shelomo. Full of interesting phrases ("he lay for many days, and on that day he …

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    LetterT-S AS 10.26

    Possibly parts of a letter. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 6J3.14

    Letter containing good wishes. Written with the layout of an official/communal letter: narrow page, moderately wide space between the lines, and an ʿalāma (motto) at …

    1. . . . . . . . . . . ב]ריתו
    2. ע]מו בקרוב ואנחנו שמיחים
    3. ש]לום לכבוד גדולת קדושת מרנא
    4. חלפון הנדיב סגולת הנשיאות ראש הקהל יברכהו וישמרהו
    5. ויתן שלום לכבוד ג…

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    LetterT-S AS 146.134

    Verso: Fragment from the beginning of a letter/petition addressed to the Nagid. Dating: Likely 13th or 14th century. None of the substance is preserved. Reused …

    1. מן ענד . [
    2. ] מן מרינו ורבינו אדונינו ונג[ידנו
    3. צניף תפא]רתינו אור עינינו ומנ[היג] דור[ינו
    4. הו]דינו והדרינו מרדכי הז[מן
    5. ] לא אלמן יהי שמו לעול[ם
    6. וינהי …

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    LetterT-S AS 148.171

    Small fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic, citing a biblical verse and mentioning 'al-shaykh al-jalīl.'

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    LetterMoss. V,341.2

    Part of a (business?) letter. Verso: traces of Arabic script, written inverted, probably part of the address. (Information from CUDL)

    1. . . . [
    2. בחא[
    3. פלא תופר . . [
    4. גהה ברכאת פה[
    5. שי וקד דפעת לה [
    6. תקדמת פי כתב[
    7. הדא כטה פאן רצית בה [
    8. עלי כל וגה כתאבה צחי[ח
    9. יכון פיה סהו פמא תח . [
    10. וערפני…

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    LetterT-S NS 324.15

    Letter to Elʿazar ha-Zaqen. The introduction is written in formal Hebrew, with wide space between the lines. What remains of the content is written in …

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    LetterT-S Ar.39.126

    Letter from Musāfir b. Wahb b. Pinḥas (aka Araḥ b. Natan) to Abū l-Faḍl Thābit b. Hibatallāh Rosh ha-Qehilot (a.k.a. Yakhin b. Netanʾel). In Arabic …

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    1. حضرة مولاي الشيخ الاجل ابو الفضل ثابت(؟) بن هبة اللة
    2. ראש הקהילות זכר צדיק לברכה
    3. اطال اللة بقاها وادام تاييدها وعلاها
    4. مملوكها يقبل يدها
    5. مسافر …

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    LetterMoss. II,9.3

    Fragment from a letter, possibly mentioning a deed(?) and the Talmud. Approximately 5 lines are preserved. Wide space between the lines. It is not clear …

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    LetterT-S AS 159.8

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic with the address in Arabic script. The addressee may be [...] b. Abū l-Manṣūr.

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    LetterJRL SERIES B 4318

    Probably from a letter in late Hebrew. AA

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    LetterENA 2805.12

    Letter from Yeshuʿa b. Ismāʿīl al-Makhmūrī, in Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. Dating: ca. 1060 CE. A complaint about Avraham b. Ya’aqov who …

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    1. כתאבי אטאל אללה בקא מולאי אלחבר גדול הישיבה ואדאם עזה ותאידה

    2. וסעאדתה ונעמאה מן אלאסכ<נ>דריה אעלמ[ה] מה גרם החטא ודלד אן

    3. אלשיך רב אברהם ביר י…

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    LetterT-S 12.290

    Last page of a letter from Abū Naṣr b. Avraham, in Alexandria, to a public figure, in Fustat. Identification is based on handwriting and style. …

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    1. תתמה אלכתאב
    2. ואמא בן פילן כאן פי [אבן אלכ]תוש ובלגהם אן מרכב אלצלטאן
    3. פי טברק וכאנו הם פי אלמלאחה פסארו טאלבין מרכב
    4. אלצלטאן ליטלעו פיה הו וגמאעה…

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