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  1. 1

    LetterHUC 1007

    Letter addressed to a cantor (סידי אלחזאן היקר) consisting entirely of instructions about calendrical reckoning related to the current year 4838 AM = 1077/78 CE. …

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    LetterENA 3733.1

    Business letter. In Hebrew. Dating: Late, probably no earlier than 16th century. There are jottings and elaborate signatures on verso. Needs examination.

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    LetterENA 3917.4

    Letter addressed to "Shaykh al-ʿIlm wa-l-Milla al-Isrā'īliyya." In Arabic script. Dating: Late, based on linguistic features and handwriting. The content is not entirely clear. The …

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    LetterHalper 388

    Letter from a certain Hibatallāh in polished (rhymed) Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably 13th century. Asking for a loan of 60 dirhams, which he promises to repay …

    1. ממלוכה
    2. הבת אללה
    3. בר
    4. אלממלוך אטאל אללה בקא אלחבר אלפאצל
    5. אלנדב(?) אלכאמל אלעאלם אלעאמל ואדאם
    6. סעודה . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . וגעל…

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    LetterENA 2735.13

    Verso: fragment of a letter, probably. This portion consists entirely of blessings for a certain Yehuda (titled Sar ha-Teʿuda among other titles), probably the addressee.

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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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    LetterYevr. II A 1699

    Non-Geniza. Letter from Yosef b. Shemuel to Yosef b. Moshe ha-Hazzan, in Lutzk. Dated: 1806 CE.

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    LetterT-S 18J4.19

    Letter from Shabbetay b. Avraham the judge of Minya Zifta to Yehuda b. Elʿazar ha-Kohen. Complaining that Abū l-Makārim b. Abū l-Dhamm (this is probably …

    1. רחמ
    2. . . . . יהיה בכסליך ושמך רגלך ו. .[. . . . . . . . . . .
    3. כ. אורך ימים ושנות חיים ושלום .ס. . .[. . . .
    4. עבד חצרה כקג מרנא ורבנא יהודה השר הגדול
    5. ב…

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    LetterAIU VII.E.46

    Late letter in Judaeo-Arabic, dated Heshvan 5568 (1807 CE), from Shelomo [...] Konpanya to Karo & Frances & Company (numerous letters to the same addressee …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 68/108

    Letter from David b. 'Ammar and Musa b. al-Hayy from Alexandria to Yeshua b. Ismail al-Makhmuri in Fustat. The letter describes a situation of insecurity …

    1. על שמך
    2. כתאבי יאסידי ומולאי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם סלאמתך וסעאדתך וצרף אל[אסיא
    3. ענך ברחמתה מן אלאסכנדריה ליא בקין מן תשרי כתמה אללה עלינא ועליך באחסן [כ…

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    LetterENA 3594.6

    On recto, possibly a draft of a letter in Arabic script. Mentions Abū l-ʿAlāʾ the brother(?) of Saniyy al-Dawla. In the margins of recto, the …

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    LetterBL OR 5566B.16

    On recto, the bottom of a letter (official letter? formulary?) in Arabic script. The writer thanks the addressee in the concluding lines quoting two verses …

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    LetterT-S NS J249

    Recto: Letter of the Na'ib of Malij to the judge Efrayim b. Meshulam regarding a case of an orphan girl. Asks for a quick decision. …

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    LetterHUC 1120

    Letter from Avraham b. Menaḥem to (his brother?) Yosef Menaḥem. In Hebrew. Late. Also greeting Shemuel, Yosef, Binyamin, and others. The sender reports on his …

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    LetterT-S 13J20.26

    Letter from Natan b. Nahray, Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat. Dating: Ca. 1062 CE (Gil). Topics: trade in oil, cumin, paper, books; the serious …

    1. כתאבי אטאל אללה בקא מולאי אל שיך אל אגל ואדאם תאידה וסלאמתה ונעמתה וכבת
    2. אעדאה מן אל מסתקר מסתהל ניסאן כתמה אללה עליך באחסן כאתמה וקבול אל
    3. מעוד (!) א…

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    LetterT-S Ar.39.196

    Possibly a scrap of letter, Only few words preserved.

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    LetterT-S NS 321.31

    Business letter in the hand of Abū Zikrī Kohen Sijilmāsī. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions people such as Wafiyy al-Dawla, Abū l-ʿAbbās al-Farrāsh; Abū l-Maʿālī; the addressee's …

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    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 2102/3

    Fragment of a Gaonic letter. (Information from JRL catalogue.)

    1. מוכפלים . . . [
    2. ומדוע אהובנו איחרתה פעמי אהביך והפניתה לאחור
    3. דגלי דודיך המאס מאסתה במאהביך אם בידידותנו
    4. געלה נפשך חלילה לך מעשות זאת להשיבך רכות
    5. ותע…

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    LetterENA 3028.2

    Informal note addressed to Abū Isḥāq. In Judaeo-Arabic, written uncharacteristically with complete vowels and diacritics, shedding light on the pronunciation of Egyptian Judaeo-Arabic. (T-S Ar.3.4 …

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    LetterENA 4100.23

    Letter from David b. Azarya (Gil: David b. Daniel) to a personality in Fustat asking him to settle the matter between Mufarraj b. Sulayman and …

    1. בשמך רחמנא
    2. קד עלם אללה תע שדה שוקי אלי רבנו אטאל אללה
    3. בקאה ואדאם עזה ותאיידה ועלאה ותמכינה וכבת
    4. אעדאה ואתצל בי אנה טלע אלי קאהרה ושק עלי
    5. כיף לם אגתמ…

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    LetterT-S AS 145.180

    Letter, probably. In Hebrew. Beginning only. Addressed to some dignitary.

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    LetterHUC 1103

    Late letter in Hebrew addressed to a certain Avraham, in Egypt. Needs examination.

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    LetterT-S 16.36

    Letter from Jalāl al-Dawla, in Fustat, to Shelomo ha-Nasi b. Yishay, in Bilbays. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: ca. 1240 CE. The writer describes the difficult economic …

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    1. וצל אלכתאב אלצאדר ען אלמגבאן[                              ]ע אלי[                                 ]
    2. שלנשיאנו שלמה נשיא גליות כל ישראל [      …

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    LetterT-S AS 157.282 + T-S AS 157.281

    Letter with biblical citations such as Isaiah 26:20. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S AS 219.119

    Letter in Arabic script. Fragment (upper right corner of recto, part of the address on verso). Addressed to [...] b. al-Mubārak b. Dāʾūd, in Jerusalem. …

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    LetterT-S 6J7.15

    Recto: letter from Meʾir to Ḥananʾel al-Talmid. In Judaeo-Arabic. Confirming that action in a previously raised matter will be taken, possibly on the coming Sunday. …

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    LetterT-S Ar.54.19

    Fol. 5r: Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Related to the India trade; mentions the Kārim fleet, worrying news, and someone named Abū l-Saddād.

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 J28

    Recto: Letter from an unidentified distinguished man to a judge or communal leader. In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender's hand might be known (resembles T-S Misc.28.88, another …

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    LetterT-S 8J18.16

    Letter from Barhun b. Yiṣḥaq ha-Tahirtī, in al-Mahdiyya, to a younger relative. Around 1050. Barhūn informs that a shipment of goods is on its way, …

    1. . . . . . . . . [. . . . . .] עלי אל אלאכבאר ואלדי אעדפך בה אני אסתכרת
    2. אללה וחמלת פי הדה אלקאפלה מחמד בן סלומה בן אלולדה(?) אלגמאל אלגביני
    3. גואדה פיה…

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    LetterYevr. II A 1600

    A long letter from Avraham b. Levi to Yehuda b. Moshe from Luzk (Probably Luzki in modern day Poland)

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    LetterENA 3926.3

    First five lines of a letter in Arabic script from a parent to his son, including basmala and words of prayers. Separate text on verso, …

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    LetterT-S Ar.54.19

    Fol. 14r: Lower part of a petition in Arabic script: "...to your slave my son Faḍāʾil, and please bestow favor on me with this great …

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    LetterENA NS 37.20 + ENA NS 43.2

    Business letter in Ladino. Join by Idan Perez.

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    LetterT-S 8J15.8

    Recto and verso: Letter to the Nagid. In Judaeo-Arabic. Politely disputing a quotation used in his sermon on the preceding Saturday, the topic of which …

    1. אלממלוך יקבל אלארץ וינהי אנה סמע סידנא ירום // הודו // ויגדל
    2. יום אלסבת יקול פי אלדרש אן ר עקיבא עם ארץ פי אול
    3. עמרה וכאן ירתכב אלעבירות חתי כאן יצרב …

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    LetterT-S Misc.36.176

    Letter from the French rabbi Shemuel b. Yaʿaqov addressed to Ḥananel b. Shemuel. In Hebrew. Contains a rich account of communal controversy and highly unflattering …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1407

    Letter from Yosef ha-Rofe b. Moshe ha-Rofe in Damascus to Avraham Fayrūz b. Moshe ha-Rofe, in Fustat/Cairo. The writer complains about the lack of letters …

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    LetterT-S 8.31

    Letter from Yeshu'a ha-Kohen b. Avraham ha-Kohen ha-Glili to Yosef b. Yeshu'a, approximately 1010.

    1. בשמ רחמ {
    2. אשיק שלומים כיקבים בכבוד ובגודל קצובים בפנים
    3. סבורים וצהובים גם ברכות אגלוף מחוטבים
    4. שפתי בועלים ערבים החיים והשלום וכלל טובים
    5. והיה ייי עם י…

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    LetterENA NS 45.3

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: probably early 13th century. The writer complains that the Rayyis does not trust him to deliver letters for him, thus he …

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    1. ומא כפא ען אלחצרה באן אלראיס אלאגל שצ יקע(?) ללממלוך
    2. אנה מא ותק בי אן יוגה אלכתב עלי ידי וסלמה/ם/ לר יוסף . . 
    3. וצייעהם תם אן אלממלוך תגאסר ונ…

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    LetterJRL SERIES A 734

    Late letter in Judaeo-Arabic fron Nissim Masos (?) to Shimʿon Frances.

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    LetterAIU IX.B.29

    Letter in Spanish from Jacob Nuñes de Paz to Los S[eñore]s Alpalas & Costa Aires in Alexandria (see tag for others in the group), probably …

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    LetterT-S NS 309.71

    Part of a rhymed Hebrew letter, probably by a Palestinian Gaon (info from FGP)

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    LetterT-S AS 152.289

    Mercantile letter in Judaeo-Arabic, mentioning Qayrawān and al-Mahdiyya, written prior to 1057 CE. Mentions people such as Abū Naṣr [Dāvid?] b. Naḥum. Mentions saffron and …

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    LetterT-S 8J18.8

    Letter from Avraham b. David b. Sughmār, probably in Alexandria, to his son, David, in Fustat. Dating: ca. 1055 CE. The father rebukes his son …

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    1. כתאבי יאולדי ואלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם נעמאך ומן

    2. תופיקה לא אכלאך ראש חדש מרחשון כתמה אללה עליך [ועלינא באחסן]

    3. כא[ת]מה וקרב אלגמע ב…

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    LetterT-S 12.334

    Letter fragment (missing the upper right corner), mercantile, from someone to "my maternal uncle [...] Avraham b. Salih b. [...]," probably 11th century. The writer …

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    LetterT-S 12.275

    Letter from Farah b. Yosef, in Alexandria, to Abū Saʿd Khalaf b. Sahl, in Fustat. Dating: October 1056 CE. The letter has another fragment (T-S …

    1. תקדמת כתבי למולאי אלשיך אטאל אללה בקאה ואיאם תאידה וח[
    2. ונעמאה וכבת אעדאה עדה מנהא צחבת(!) אבי אלעלי(!) ומנהא [צחבת
    3. אבו אלפרג בן אלהיאן ארגו וצולהא א…

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    LetterMoss. VII,166.1

    Informal note. In Judaeo-Arabic. Requesting that the addressee return the collaterals after the settlement of a debt. "To the elder, the Understanding (ha-Mevin), may his …

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    LetterT-S AS 156.48

    Recto: letter or note with a request to reckon up 20 raṭl of white rice and other business matters, mentioning the names Binyamin and Bishr. …

    1. ובנימין מן כל בד ונרידך תחצל לנא ממא
    2. ביננא ובינך עשרין רטל אורז ביאץ ואן קדרת
    3. עלי אכתר ובתולת דינאר טיור(?) פנחן שדידין
    4. אלחאגה אליהא וכדלך אן תוגה מ…

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    LetterT-S Ar.41.140

    Business letter in Arabic script from Abū l-Surūr b. Abū l-Munā (a Jewish man, which we learn in v5) to Abū l-Majd b. Abū l-Munā …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    2. يا مولاي ابو المجد احسن الله عافيتك [[وهو]] //الباري جلت قدرته// يعلم ما في قلبي منك من الشوق
    3. وجميع ما ذكرته فعندي اظع…

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    LetterMoss. II,158.2

    Fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Mentioning two dinars which the addressee had given the sender; he is to take them back and instruct Abū …

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    LetterT-S 12.246

    Letter from Nissim b. Ḥalfon, from Tinnis, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat. Around 1057. The first part contains greetings for Nahray’s marriage. The writer wishes …

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    1. כתאבי יאסידי ומולאי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם עזך ותאידך [וסעאדתך מן]

    2. תניס לב בקין מן מרחשון ען סלאמה ונעמה אעלמך יאסידני ומולאי.... אן פי]

    3. יו…

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