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  1. 10851

    LetterT-S 12.203

    Letter from Maimonides to his brother (presumably David, who died at sea not long after the brothers' 1167 arrival in Egypt). Not in the handwriting …

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  2. 10852

    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1457

    Letter from a woman named Harja (הרגה), somewhere in Syria, to her mother, the wife of Mūsā Ibn Fayrūz, in Cairo. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Late, …

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  3. 10853

    LetterCUL Or.1080 J20

    Letter by Dā'ūd b. Yehuda to the Judge Eliyyahu expressing astonishment that the Nagid (i.e., Avraham Maimonides) had not sent a letter of condolence at …

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    1. אלממלוך
    2. דאוד בר
    3. יהודה זצל
    4. ב
    5. וצל כתאב אלמולאי אלואלד אלאגל מו ור
    6. אילה(!) החכם המפלא הדיין החכם המשכיל
    7. שצ וסררת בעאפית אלמולאי אללה יגעלך לנא
    8. סנ…

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  4. 10854

    LetterT-S AS 153.215

    Recto: Letter fragment in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic, with widened space between the lines.

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  5. 10855

    LetterAIU VII.E.136

    Late letter in Judaeo-Arabic to Yaʿīsh Ḥarrār in Alexandria from Yaʿaqov ha-Levi.

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  6. 10856

    LetterT-S 10J15.12

    Letter from Yisrael b. Natan from Jerusalem to Ismail b. Yitzhak al-Andalusi from Fustat. Yisrael b. Natan expresses his worries because of the absence in …

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    1. [כת]אבי יאסידי ומולאי אלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם נעמאך מן אלקדס עמ[רה]
    2. אללה לד בקין מן אדר שיני ערפך אללה ברכתה ומא יליה מן אלשהור ואלחאל…

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  7. 10857

    LetterMoss. VII,148.2

    Tiny fragment containing an order for an ounce of ʿaqīd (a dense sugar syrup). In Judaeo-Arabic. From Abū Zikrī Kohen? The Arabic text on verso …

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  8. 10858

    LetterT-S 6J4.2

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment (lower part). Looks like the hand of Yefet b. Menashshe. Mentions the late "Nezer"—if this refers to Natan b. Shemuel, the …

    1. . . . . [
    2. בעדר ותרבה(?) אדוננו . . . . . . [
    3. ותרבה(?) מולאי אלנזר זצל . . . אק . . . 
    4. ואלם יטלע אללילה לא כלמתה זמאן
    5. טויל עלי אנני אעלם מן כרים
    6. אכלא…

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  9. 10859

    LetterT-S 20.106

    Poem on the occasion of a marriage, followed by a letter from Shelah b. Nahoum, probably from Tyre, to Abu al-Khair Efrayim ca. 1085, which …

    1. [אני] שלה הששי בן נחום חרטתי שיטתויים הללו במשאת
    2. [חן וחסד] וברכה ותפארת וגדולה וחיים עד העולם למרינו ורבינו
    3. [אפ]רים הוא גם הוא הנקוב בשם אבו כייר יה…

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  10. 10860

    LetterT-S Misc.20.74

    Fragment of a letter from Yosef b. Ya’aqov al-Itrabulusi to Yosef b. Ya’aqov b. Awkal. Mentions transferring money. (Information from Gil, Kingdom, Vol. 2, #170) …

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    1.                                 ] אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם סלאמתך וסעאדתך 
    2.          ] מן שואל ען שוק שדיד אליך קרב אללה אלאשתמע ביך 
    3.              …

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  11. 10861

    LetterT-S AS 177.405

    Family letter in Arabic script. In a rudimentary hand. Addressed to a woman, Umm [...], in Fustat.

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  12. 10862

    LetterT-S NS 99.23

    Letter from the brothers Shelomo Cesana, Ḥayyim Cesana, and Avraham Cesana to Merkado Hayyim Avraham ha-Levi (although this looks like a single name, it may …

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  13. 10863

    LetterT-S 6J9.10 + T-S 6J10.13

    Recto and verso: Begging letter from Baqāʾ the cantor to the Nagid David Maimonides, asking for support. In Judaeo-Arabic. Touching on various issues such as …

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  14. 10864

    LetterENA 4010.16

    Letter of praises for Yehuda b. Saʿadya, mentioning also his brother the future Nagid Mevorakh b. Saʿadya.

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  15. 10865

    LetterENA 2808.47

    Note of a Nagid to the 'noble congregation' of Fustat (same type as described in Mediterranean Society, II, App. C 101-112) asking them to complete …

    1. .[..].
    2. ...]..........אלשׁיך
    3. אלמכית? יסלם ... אלגמאעה
    4. אלכרימה תחת .... ויסתוחשׁ
    5. ...................................
    6. ען לסאני אן יגתהדו פי אמר
    7. אלסיום …

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  16. 10866

    LetterT-S 12.45

    Letter to the judge Natan (b. Shelomo?) ha-Kohen (he-ḥaver ha-meʿulle ha-dayyan ha-maskil bet din hagun...). In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: ca. 12th century. Goitein's index card suggests …

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  17. 10867

    LetterT-S 10J8.2

    Letter in which Shelomo b. Eliyyahu asks his teacher, the judge R. Hananel, to inform his father Eliyyahu that he is very ill, suffering from …

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    1. אבי אבי רכב ישראל ופרשיו
    2. עבדו בן מודה חסדו שלמה ביר אליה הדיין סט
    3. אלממלוך אלאצגר יקבל אלארץ טאיעא ללה תע
    4. אלמגלס אלסאמי אלאגלי אלמולוי אלאכמלי…

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  18. 10868

    LetterT-S AS 96.96

    Recto: the beginning of a letter. Verso: one line of very faint script. (Information from CUDL)

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  19. 10869

    LetterT-S AS 149.165

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning business matters, mentioning sums of dinars. Also mentions "the calamity of the old woman (nūbat al-ʿajūz). (Information in part from CUDL)

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  20. 10870

    LetterT-S AS 151.134

    Recto: Informal note in Arabic script addressed to Shams al-Dīn. Asking for [...] for a period of 2 months because the need is pressing.

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  21. 10871

    LetterMoss. IV,15.1

    Recto: Fragment of a letter from Shemuel Gaon b. Hofni to one of the main members of the community in Fustat. Dated: Av 1319 Seleucid, …

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    1. [                                                              ] ויתגדד הנאך מן אמור אלשיוך 
    2. [                 ]ן ימסנא אמרהם ומא [א]שיר בה על…

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  22. 10872

    LetterT-S 12.292

    Letter from Shemuel b. Ḥananya to "ha-Kohen he-Ḥaver," in Malīj. In Judaeo-Arabic with some Hebrew. The handwriting looks like that of Natan b. Shemuel; Shemuel …

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  23. 10873

    LetterYevr. II A 1892

    Letter from an unknown writer, in Alexandria, to the judge Yiṣḥaq Aripol, in Fustat/Cairo. The writer's name and signature appear, but are very faded. Written …

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  24. 10874

    LetterENA 3969.26

    Fragment of a letter mainly in Arabic script, with the name Abū l-Ḥasan Sar Shalom partially written in Hebrew script. Mentions Abū Sahl Mukhtār in …

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  25. 10875

    LetterT-S NS 225.94

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Consisting almost entirely of business accounts. The sender acknowledges receipt of a letter discussing a foreigner (? gharīb) and possibly a deposit. …

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  26. 10876

    LetterT-S AS 136.100

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

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  27. 10877

    LetterT-S Misc.11.140

    Letters of recommendation for an unnamed man, drawn up by the Sephardic community of Vienna in 1861. This man was from Mosul (Nineveh) and brought …

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  28. 10878

    LetterT-S NS J96

    Informal note from Eliyyahu, in Alexandria, to Yefet ha-Kohen ha-Ḥazzan. In Judaeo-Arabic. Urging him to heed the letters that have already been sent from Alexandria …

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  29. 10879

    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 74/46

    Letter from Nahray b. Nissim, in Būṣīr, to Abū Isḥāq Barhūn b. Ṣāliḥ al-Tahirti and his cousin Barhun b. Mūsā, in Fustat. Dating: February 11, …

    (יש כ?ן דברימ ש?י ? ברורי? מן הטקסט המודפס ויש לבדוק בכתב היד, ?ך ל?

    מצ?תי ?ותו)

    1. כת?בי י? סידי ומול?י ?ט?ל ?ללה בק?ך ו?ד?? סל?מתך וסע?דתך וצרף ?ל
    2. ?ס…

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  30. 10880

    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 735

    Small fragment from the beginning of a letter or official report in Arabic script: wa-yunhī baʿd [...] al-adʿiya al-ṣāliḥa wa-l-[...] lillāh taʿālā bi-[...].

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  31. 10881

    LetterT-S 12.272

    Letter fragment from Daniel b. Azarya to a man in Fustat. Daniel b. Azarya shows his joy that the man recovered from his illness. Daniel …

    1. ] והמקום [ ] יפאר [
    2. ידיו ויתנהו { } לשם ולתהלה ולתפארת וכל המתברך בו יתברך [
    3. כתאבי נפד אליה אדאם אללה עלוה עקיב אלמועדים ב[ח]דוה ושש[ון...ולם ארא גו…

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  32. 10882

    LetterT-S 6J8.4

    Letter in the hand of Avraham Maimonides (d. 1237) or his son David asking a cantor to arrange a collection in the synagogue on a …

    1. אמת
    2. אלחזן אבו אלרצא שצ
    3. ידבר חאמלהא פי
    4. פרוגין וכבז יום
    5. אלכמיס פי בית
    6. הכנסת תחצלהם לה
    7. ענד כרוג ספר
    8. תורה המקודש
    9. לאנה עני וזקן וחולה
    10. ואין לאל ידו ושלום

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    May the cantor AbuʾI-Riḍā, (may your) R(ock) p(rotect you), kindly arrange a collection for the bearer for two chickens and bread on Thursday…

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  33. 10883

    LetterAIU VII.E.183

    Late letter in Judaeo-Arabic from Me'ir ben Naʿim to his son David ben Naʿim, dated 16 June 1820 (4 Tammuz 5580).

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  34. 10884

    LetterT-S NS 320.77

    Verso: Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Mostly consists of especially deferential phrases: ...wa-fa-qad ʿalima l-khāliq anna ʿinda samāʿī... wa-tanwīh ismih wa-ḥusn thanāh min kull ṣādir... wa-anā …

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  35. 10885

    LetterT-S AS 209.324

    Fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic, with one line of the address on verso. Very fragmentary: "...and may he open his eyes... from the blindness... …

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  36. 10886

    LetterENA NS 67.9

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Calligraphic. The writer requests someone's urgent attendance in Cairo; mentions al-Kohen al-Shaykh Muwaffaq; mentions a tarsīm (fee for house arrest?). See …

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  37. 10887

    LetterENA 2747.6

    Lower fragment: Letter from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to Rabbenu David ha-Ḥakham. Dealing mainly with business matters and also raising money for the capitation tax. Mentions …

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  38. 10888

    LetterT-S AS 163.112

    Fragment from the end of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic, begging indulgence for any errors or hastiness.

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  39. 10889

    LetterT-S AS 176.15

    Letter in Arabic script, evidently from a muqṭaʿ to a patron ('al-ḥaḍra al-sāmiyya al-ajalliyya..."). Recto consists mostly of formulaic blessings. Mentions wheat in the margin. …

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  40. 10890

    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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  41. 10891

    LetterENA 2808.41

    Lower fragment: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic, probably in the handwriting of Ḥananʾel b. Shemuel (the father-in-law of Avraham Maimonides). However the sender of the letter is …

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  42. 10892

    LetterT-S 8J22.2

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic, sometimes rhyming. In which the sender asks the addressee to send him a quarter raṭl of agaricum (ghārīqūn) that ‘the perfumer’ owes …

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  43. 10893

    LetterT-S 10J20.1

    Letter from Ata b. Amar, probably from Qayrawan, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat. November 22, 1047. The writer sent Nahray a copy of the Bible …

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    1. על שמך

    2. אטאל אללך יאכי אלעזיז עלי בקאך ואדאם נעמאך וצאנך ווקאך ומן

    3. תופיק יא אכלאך כתאבי אליך יאסידי ען חאל סלאמה ועאפיה וסתר

    4. גמיל אול שה…

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  44. 10894

    LetterCUL Or.1080 J108

    Fragment of a letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda in a time of distress, approximately 1030.

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    1. ]אל צרכ[י]ה[ ]
    2. ]לי צורך כי אם במשאל וממכתב
    3. ]אין כוח להחזיק עט ולפני צאתי
    4. ]לת כרוך במכתב אליך על ידי תלמיד
    5. ]למ יעקב משרת הזקן האדיר
    6. ]לו אזהרות כ…

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  45. 10895

    LetterT-S AS 160.230

    Part of a letter. (Information from CUDL)

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  46. 10896

    LetterJRL SERIES B 5594

    Letter, probably. In Arabic script. Only a few words. The phrase "wa-l-ḥāl salāma" ("all is well") is legible.

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  47. 10897

    LetterT-S NS 184.51

    From Yiṣḥaq b. Simha al-Nisaburi to Nethanel 'ha-Sar'. Written by Ḥalfon b. Menashshe (ca. 1100-1138). Mentions 20 dinars, 'imara (repairs), and a piece of anbar …

    1. ]אנה [
    2. קד אשרעו פי עמא [
    3. ליצרף פי עמארתהא ואן[
    4. ומא תחתאג אליה מן אלמאל [
    5. דנן ודפעו להא מן גמלה מאל [
    6. עגמי כבוד גד קד מרנ ורבנ יצח[ק
    7. ור שמחה הזקן הנכ…

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  48. 10898

    LetterT-S 12.56

    Letter from Avraham b. Shabbetay, the judge of Minyat Zifta, to Abu Ishaq, the jewelry-maker discussing gambling, news and other issues. (Information from Mediterranean Society, …

    1. בשמרח
    2. ברכה וישועה ומנוחה להרגיעה לחמודינו וחביבינו
    3. אבו אסחק // הכהן // הפרח הטוב יברכהו אלהינו ויפרהו וירבהו
    4. בר מור שמואל הזקן הכהן סט אעלמך ואלדי א…

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  49. 10899

    LetterJRL SERIES B 7846

    Letter fragment addressed to Nahray b. Nissim. In Judaeo-Arabic. Little of the substance remains unless there is a join.

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  50. 10900

    LetterT-S 13J22.21 + T-S 8J22.14 + T-S 13J16.11

    Letter from the Rosh ha-Seder to a cantor named Aharon, instructing him to appoint Ghalib b. Faraj as agent for the wife of Abu l-Ḥasan …

    1. ראש הסדר
    2. אהובנו ר' אהרן החזן תבורך
    3. ויחי חמודך ויפרה וירבה לעד
    4. חצר מן ערף אן מרה אבו אלחסן
    5. צירפי מעה תחת צרר ואדיה
    6. וחכי אנהא תותר אלתחכיל עליה
    7. פתמצי …

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