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  1. 1

    LetterT-S NS 306.235

    Letter in Arabic script. Well preserved and neatly written. Addressed to 'my brother.' The sender received the addressee's letter with news of the death of …

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    LetterT-S AS 177.59

    Letter fragment (upper right corner of recto). In Arabic script. The addressee is called, flatteringly, 'al-ḥaḍra al-sāmiya.' Unclear how much of the substance is preserved.

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    LetterT-S 8J25.20

    Memorandum (tadhkira) from Nissim b. Benaya, in Alexandria, to Abū l-Karam Marwān, probably in Fustat. Dating: early 12th century. Ordering 50 zabdiyyas (a type of …

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    1. בשמך
    2. תדכרה אלי סיידי אבו אלכרם מרואן אטאל אללה
    3. בקאה תתפצל יא מולאי כמא לם תזל עואידך
    4. ותשתרי לי ד בראני מלאח כבאר י צחון
    5. מלוונה ותאכד לי איצא נ…

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    LetterT-S NS J223

    Note from Abū Thābit al-Ṣayrafī to a certain Rabbenu Shemuel asking him to declare a ban of excommunication against whoever cast a spell on someone …

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    LetterT-S 8J23.1

    Letter, consisting mainly of greetings, from Yehuda Levi to his family, including his brother-in-law Sulaymān, his brother Raḥamīm, his cousin Sawād, and the addressee’s sister, …

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    LetterMoss. IV,58.3

    Letter/petition from a certain Yehuda to a dignitary named David (Maimonides?). Refers to a [pe]siqa which took place 20 years ago. Only a small piece …

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    LetterT-S NS J294

    Informal note from Hillel b. ʿEli to Eli b. Yaḥya ("al-Parnas al-Neʾeman"). In Judaeo-Arabic. Asking him to look after Ṣedaqa b. Nufayʿ and his father …

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    LetterT-S 8J41.12

    Business letter from Natan b. Nahray, in Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. Dated: ca. 1063 CE. Natan's son, and his son's eldest daughter, …

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    1. פאעלמת[…אללה לא]

    2. יעדמנא בקאה ווקף אל[…אללה]

    3. יגמלנא בבקאה ויתב[קא] עליה [

    4. [                 ] ואני וכל ישראל [

    5. וקד וצלו מרכבין אנדלסיי…

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    LetterT-S 8J9.22

    Left part of a letter from Nahray b. Nissim, who also wrote the letter enquiring about commercial matters and conveying greetings. Ca. 1055.

    1. ] א גמיע [
    2. ]ע ל עלי אני אביע בעץ אל[
    3. ] ך לי וציה פיה באיש מא י[
    4. ] ווגדו פיהא אלקזדיר מתא [
    5. אבו א]סחק ברהון יכתב לה יגמלה והו אליום כ דינ [
    6. ] אליום א…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 50/7

    Either a poem or letter in rhymed prose addressed to a dignitary, probably a Gaon, who is a Kohen.

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    LetterAIU VII.E.235

    Recto: late letter in Hebrew by Yehuda Leib Efendi to a respected person. Some geomancy markings at bottom left. Verso: Astrological diagram.

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    LetterT-S AS 157.394

    Business letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment (lower left corner). Mentions Faraḥ b. [...]. (Information in part from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S AS 202.229

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic, probably an 11th-century Maghribī commercial letter. The document is fully preserved including the address on verso, from [...]mūn b. [...] to Abū …

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    LetterStras. 4110/89

    Letter, probably a draft as it does not have an address and someone has practiced their Arabic salutations on verso. The recipient is referred to …

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    LetterNLI 577.1/22

    Letter in Arabic script. Fragment: left side only. Reporting that the writer has sent 3 dinars and urging the rapid sending of something (a horse? …

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    LetterHalper 378

    A letter from Eliyyahu al-Qustantini b. Shelomo, writing to Efrayim he-Haver b. Shemarya, head of the Ben Ezra congregation. Eliyyahu was held captive in Constantinople …

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    LetterT-S NS 225.5

    Fragment of a letter/petition addressed to "Rabbenu ha-Rav ha-Gadol." In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning "the disaster which occurred on the day of [...]," when Abū Yaʿqūb known …

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    LetterENA NS I.62

    Recto: Letter of appeal from a woman who "is among the captives from Palestine." Dating: both Goitein and Gil date this document to the early …

    1. כה אמר ייי שמרו משפט ועשו [צדקה
    2. כי קרובה ישועתי לבוא וצדקתי להגלות
    3. אשרי שומרי משפט עשה צדקה ב ע
    4. אעלם אלגמאעה אלמקדסה זאד אלל[ה
    5. פי גלאלתהא אנני אמ[…

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    LetterMIAC 155

    Personal letter regarding a reconciliation between spouses – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 155) in Judeo-Arabic. (information from Ḥassanein Muḥammad Rabīʿa, ed., Dalīl Wathā'iq …

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    LetterMoss. V,369

    Letter from Yosef b. Yeshua from Alexandria, to Yosef b. Ya’aqov b. Awkal, Fustat. The writer describes the situation in Alexandria before the shipping season …

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    1. כתאבי יאמולאי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם געמאך וכבת בדיל אעדאך
    2. יום אלגמעה לי' כלון מן טבת ען סלאמה ושוקן אליך גמע אללה ביננא
    3. עלי כיר            ובעד…

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    LetterT-S AS 156.333

    Small fragment of a business letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 11th or 12th century. (Information in part from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 13J13.29

    Letter from Yehoshuaʿ b. Yakhin to Shelomo b. Shelah starting with 18 lines of bible quotations (l. 1, Genesis 5:18; l. 2, Psalms 24:5; l. …

    1. יהי מקורך ברוך ושמח מאשת נעוריך
    2. ישא ברכה מאת ייי וצדקה מאלהי ישעו
    3. זרע . . . . ופרי מבורכנו אשרי איש כל ירא ייי ההולך //בדרכיו//
    4. סוד ייי ליראיו וברית…

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    LetterT-S 12.375

    Recto: Upper part of an eloquent Hebrew letter to a distinguished person. The first half consists of hyperbolic, rhyming praises for "Sar Tzeva ha-El, Rosh …

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    LetterT-S 10J8.10

    Letter from the leader of the Jewish community in a small town to the Nagid Mevorakh b. Saʿadya (1094–1111) complaining about trouble he has had …

    1. הרבה הרבה [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    2. אשר הם עקר כל שכן א . [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    3. לא העמדתי לך דבר על בוריו . . . . . …

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    LetterT-S 6J5.12

    Letter from Bū l-Majd b. Thābit (=Meir b. Yakhin) to Bū l-Manṣūr al-Mutaṭabbib b. al-Kharazī. This fragment contains only the address (in both Judaeo-Arabic and …

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    LetterT-S 16.25

    Letter: poetic letter (probably a draft) to an important individual, addressed as נין הגאונים ותפארת הישיבות. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 10J18.11

    Letter fragment (right half of recto, left half of verso) from Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi, Qalyub, to a family member in Fustat. It is primarily …

    1. שלום רב וג
    2. אלדי אעלמכם בה בעד אלסלאם [
    3. אללה תע בכל נעמה לא . [
    4. אלסקלי נכבה אללה מא . . . מא [
    5. וקאל יטלב מנה עשרין דרהם בשטר [
    6. וקד דכל מן יום אלאתנין…

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 468

    Small fragment in Arabic script, likely a letter.

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    LetterAIU VII.E.129

    Late letter in Judaeo-Arabic from Moshe Bibas, Rashid, to Karo y Frances & Company, dated 1807 CE (17 Heshvan 5568).

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    LetterT-S 12.46

    Recto: Bottom of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic. With several expressions of deference and petition-like language. Might be a request for a loan of 2 dinars …

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    LetterJRL SERIES A 782

    Letter in Ladino. The signature looks like אברהם שיאונו. Needs further examination.

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    LetterT-S 20.67

    Letter from R. Azarya Zeevi of Jerusalem to R. Yizhaq Castro in Egypt, 1640. Should be read together with AIU VII.D.102—same writer and same addressee. …

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    LetterT-S 13J18.9

    Letter from Shabbetay b. Moshe to Peraḥya b. Sasson 'ḥemdat ha-yeshiva'. Mainly in Hebrew, with a few phrases in Judaeo-Arabic and part of the address …

    1. בש רח
    2. אשרי כל ירא יהוה ההלך בדרכיו
    3. אשרי תמימי דרך אשרי ההוגים
    4. בתורת יהוה יומם ולילה
    5. משמים שלומות יאספו שרים ברכות יתוספו
    6. הצלחת מעשים יתעופפו בנאות ד…

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    LetterT-S NS 314.6a

    Fragment of a letter from Ismāʿīl b. Yūsuf b. Benaya. Sent to Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in Arabic script. Dating: No later than …

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    LetterT-S 12.168

    Letter from Yehuda b. Yosef (of Qayrawān, active 990s–1030s). In Judaeo-Arabic. Written on parchment. Mentions "my partner" Barhūn b. Faraḥ. The left side of the …

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    LetterENA 3776.6

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. In the hand of Efaryim b. Shemarya? The sender has sent 10 of something and urges the addressee to sell them. …

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    LetterT-S 12.33

    Half the page is taken up with a Hebrew panegyric, presumably for the physician who wrote the prescription on recto, whose name is also given …

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    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 1864/5a

    Address of a letter to a judge.

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    LetterT-S 10J5.24

    Letter from Yehuda b. Isma’il al-Andalusi, from Sicily, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat. August 9, 1062. Regarding shipments of textile, especially silk, to Nahray. Nahray …

    recto

    1. כתאבי אליך יאסידי ומולאי אטאל אללה פי אלכיר בקאך וצאנך ווקאך ומן תופיקה לא אכלאך מן אלמסתקר מסתהל אלול

    2. ערפך אללה ברכתה וברכה מא יליה מן אלש…

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    LetterT-S 20.40

    Recto: letter by Elḥanan b. Shemarya, referring to Abū Saʿd and Abū Ibrahim al-Andalusī, with three lines of a piyyuṭ composed by Sahlān b. Abraham. …

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    LetterT-S AS 153.398

    Business letter, mentioning Mūsā, Abū Isḥāq and Abraham. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterMIAC 127

    Personal letter – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 127) – Judaeo-Arabic. (information from Ḥassanein Muḥammad Rabīʿa, ed., Dalīl Wathā'iq al-Janīza al-Jadīda / Catalogue of …

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    LetterT-S NS J549

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Narrow, with wide space between the lines. Urging a distinguished addressee to resolve a communal conflict, so that he may earn reward …

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    LetterJRL Series B 4066

    Business letter informing its recipient of the purchase of a certain commentary ('al-perush') for fifty dirhams. The writer reports that he will pay forty dirhams …

    1. בשמ
    2. יא מולאי אלנסכתין ואחד וקד אנפדת לך
    3. אלפירוש בעשרה כמא רסמת ויכון אל
    4. גמיע כמסין דרהם תדפע אנת עשרה
    5. ואנא [[אב]] ארבעין דרהם ערפת חצרתך
    6. דלך ושלום ו…

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    LetterMIAC 268

    Complaint from an Egyptian Jew to the head of an iron foundry – January 31 1947CE – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 268) – …

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    LetterT-S AS 148.91

    Business letter, mentioning commodities such as silk. Very faded. Dating: probably 11th century. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 78

    Letter or petition (هذا الاعراض) addressed to an Ottoman official. In Arabic script. Dating: Probably 18th or 19th century. Deals with a family matter concerning …

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    LetterT-S 18J4.3

    Letter from ʿIwaḍ to Peraḥya the judge. In Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew, with the address in Arabic script and Hebrew. Written on a very long strip …

    1. ישלח עזרך מקדש
    2. גיר כאף ען מגלס כבו' גדו' קדושו
    3. מר' ור' אדונינו אור עינינו מחמד
    4. לבינו צניף תפארתינו פרחיה
    5. יברכהו צורו ויעזרהו יצרו ויהיה
    6. בעזרו וכן יה…

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    LetterT-S Ar.34.332

    Letter in Arabic script. Addressed to a 'brother.' The sender has recently traveled from Damascus to Cairo (ll. 5–6 where he describes the journey and …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. e 94/27

    A bashful pauper informs the judge Rabbi Eliyyahu b. Zechariah who was in charge of public charity, that he had not eaten anything for two …

    1. ממלוכה . . .
    2. . הבה.
    3. אלדי יעלם בהי ר אליה הדיי[ן
    4. באן ממלוכה יקים הונא ומא
    5. לי שי יקום בי ולי אליום יומי[ין
    6. מא אכלת שי ואלממלוך [ליס
    7. לה וגה יכלם אחד ול…

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