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  1. 101

    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 1770/19

    Letter of recommendation sent from Ramla, presumably to Fustat. In Hebrew. On behalf of Moshe b. Shemuel. His father Shemuel died this winter, as there …

    1. [......]ל... ע[...]ל..ק

    2. [...] שכר טוב מאלוהינו [...]

    3. [...ת]בינו זה [ ..עס]ק משה בן שמואל [...]

    4. אלמא[...] אשר ממדינת רמלה ודע יקירנו כי נפ…

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  2. 102

    LetterAIU VII.E.81

    Late letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Needs examination.

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  3. 103

    LetterT-S 10J11.22

    Letter from Shemuel b. Ibrahīm, in Fustat, to his father Abū Isḥāq Ibrahīm b. Shabbetay (aka Shubbāṭ), in Palermo. Fragment: upper part of the letter …

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    1. כתאב[י אלי]ך יא ואלדי ואעז אלכלק עלי וענדי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם סלאמתך
    2. ונעמאך וכבת אעדאך מן אלמסתקר ען סלאמה לא אכלאך אללה מנהא
    3. ועאפיה געלהא א…

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  4. 104

    LetterT-S AS 179.288

    Recto: Unidentified document in Arabic script. Verso: Possibly formularies for letters in Arabic script. Seems to be a different hand than recto.

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  5. 105

    LetterENA 2808.45

    Letter, in Judaeo-Arabic in a cursive, Maghrebi hand signed by Avraham b. David (bottom fragment). The top one contains some Biblical phrases and few Hebrew …

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  6. 106

    LetterT-S 16.216

    Letter from David Kohen to the Nagid R. Natan Sholal, the penultimate Nagid of Egypt. Dating: end of the 15th century.

    Recto:

    1. הוא אדונינו כג[ק]
    2. מר ורב אור עינינו מ
    3. נתן הכהן הנגיד... רועה....
    4. המן מרדכי הזמן ישמרו צורו ויהיה בעזרו ויר[ום
    5. הודו וירבה הדרו וינשא מעלתו ויי…

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  7. 107

    LetterT-S 13J15.9

    Letter sent from Alexandria to Fustat, by Avraham b. Farah to Nahray b. Nissim, reporting on the arrival of ships in Alexandria and dealing with …

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    1. בסם אללה אלעטים
    2. כתאבי יא סידי ומולאי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם עזך ותאידך וסעאדתך וסלאמתך ונעמתך
    3. מן אלאסכנדריה לג כלון מן אב אקדמה אללה עליך באימן …

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  8. 108

    LetterT-S Ar.35.205

    Note in Arabic script resembling an order of payment (yunʿim mawlāy al-shaykh al-ajall Abū [...] li-muwaṣṣilhā...."). All surrounding it there are jottings and pen trials …

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  9. 109

    LetterT-S AS 176.390

    Small fragment from the beginning of a letter with wide line-spacing, possibly official. Mentions prior correspondence; "al-Manṣūr"; and not much else.

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  10. 110

    LetterT-S 10J14.22

    Letter starting with extensive blessings for the recipient in Hebrew, including a biblical quotation (l. 7, Dt 30:1), and thanking the addressee for the great …

    1. בשם
    2. יענך ייי ביום צרה ישגבך וג ישלח עזרך מקדש ומציון וג
    3. י]תן לך כלבבך וכל עצתך ימלא וג ימלא ייי כל משאלתיך וג
    4. ייי יהיה בכסלך ושמר רגלך וג לא תאנה לך…

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  11. 111

    LetterT-S AS 147.61

    Letter to the Nagid. Only the opening praises/blessings are preserved. (Information in part from CUDL)

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  12. 112

    LetterT-S 8J37.10

    Petition from Yusuf requesting help from the addressee, Natan, for a woman who has weak vision and a blind daughter. The sender also enquires after …

    1. ]יב נתן הזקן הקבה לא
    2. ] פהמת תצמנה וקד עלמת
    3. ] אכתר מן אלחאגה לאכן
    4. ] אלדעא מני ואטיב אלמנא
    5. ]נצף אלי דלך שכרי לכבד
    6. ]כם והנ הירא שמים בר מר ור
    7. ] . .ל וא…

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  13. 113

    LetterT-S 13J24.24

    Letter to Moshe b. Hini ‘the lesser’, mentioning business affairs and people including Abraham Leon (c. 17th century). (Information from CUDL)

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  14. 114

    LetterMoss. IXa,3.25

    Two letters is Arabic. One is also signed in Latin script by Solomon Molko. AA

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  15. 115

    LetterT-S 6J7.17

    Letter/petition in Judaeo-Arabic. Recto is mostly extended expressions of deference and flattery. Starting about halfway through verso, it appears that the sender is asking for …

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  16. 116

    LetterT-S 12.255

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic to Hananya ha-Kohen from "his son" (younger brother?) Abu l-Ḥasan. After a flattering introduction, the body of the letter begins about halfway …

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  17. 117

    LetterENA 2804.15

    Letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda, apparently to Fustat, concerning a dispute in the community, ca. 1026.

    ENA 2804, f. 15, ed. Gil, Palestine, Pt. 2, pp.124-125 (Doc. #72), C.B. 03-15-88 Letter from Solomon b. Judah, apparently to Fustat, concerning a dis…

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  18. 118

    LetterT-S AS 156.18

    Small fragment from a letter. (Information from CUDL)

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  19. 119

    LetterT-S AS 171.236

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Probably a 13th-century or later hand with Spanish features (some characters are reminiscent of Maimonides'). Mentions a loggia (maqʿad). There is …

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  20. 120

    LetterT-S J3.3

    Pages from a manual of writing letters.

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  21. 121

    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 1772/16

    Letter from a man, in Rashīd, to Umm Binyamin. Dealing with business matters. Dating: After 1425 CE, as the ashrafī coinage mentioned was first minted …

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  22. 122

    LetterENA NS 22.19 + ENA NS 21.13

    Letter from the office of the Nagid Yehoshua Maimonides (d. 1355), regarding evasion of the capitation tax in the community. The previous year they had …

    1. אלתגליק פמא חאגה ללמראסל לאן מא
    2. לכם אלצרב חתי לא תכסרו ואדא . . .
    3. אלחקאיק מא פי אליד. .לה . . . אלחאל
    4. מני ומנכם ומן גירי ותנדמו ולא יבקא
    5. ינפעכם אלנד…

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  23. 123

    LetterT-S 10J16.34

    Letter from Shelomo to Shemuʾel, c. 18th century. (Information from CUDL)

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  24. 124

    LetterT-S NS 216.37

    Letter from Ḥalfon b. Netanʾel, al-Andalus, to Yosef ha-Levi b. Meʾir Ibn Migash. Dating: probably Tammuz or Av 1138. Written on the fragment of a …

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    1. אשר כל [.....] יגידו שבחִיִוִ ג[... ]
    2. מקל תפארה משו. .ל.מת .[... וכולו]
    3. מחמדים ואין דור מלא חכמה [ללא חכמתו ]
    4. .ו..והו ירכתי תימן ל..[.…

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  25. 125

    LetterT-S 8.48

    Letter or letters from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu (early 13th century). Many greetings at the bottom of verso, including to 'your paternal aunt Umm Abū l-Surūr,' …

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  26. 126

    LetterAIU XI.260

    Recto: At least two different drafts of late Arabic letters. Bottom of recto and verso: Accounts in Judaeo-Arabic--lists of money received from various individua

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  27. 127

    LetterT-S 12.44

    Recto: Letter from the Palestinian Gaon, Daniel b. Azarya (1051-1062), to the head of the Palestinian congragation in Fustat, Eli b. Amram, concerning ‘what was …

    1. [ ] וינצרהו ויעודדהו ביר עמרם זכרו
    2. [לברכה לע]ד נתאחרו כתבי נכבדנו החבר המעולה
    3. [ ]קדם ולא עוד אלא שאנו שואלים
    4. [בשלומהו ודור]שים ב[ש]קטהו וכשמע השלום …

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  28. 128

    LetterT-S 13J22.34

    Letter from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu, in Qalyūb, to his father Eliyyahu the judge, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dealing with various small business matters and ordering …

    1. כי בך ארוץ ולדה שלמה געל פדאה
    2. גדוד
    3. אלממלוך יקבל אלארץ טאיעא ללה אמאם אלמולא
    4. אלואלד אדאם אללה סעאדתה ובלגה דניאה וא . . . ה
    5. אראדתה וינהי כתרה אלשוק א…

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  29. 129

    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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  30. 130

    LetterENA 4020.20

    Letter from Musa b. Abi al-Hayy, from Busir, to Abu al-Ifrah Avraham (Arus) b. Yosef, Fustat. August 5, 1084. The letter contains details about the …

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    1. על שמך

    2. כתאבי אטאל אללה בקא מולאי אלשיך ואדאם עזה מן בוציר יום

    3. אלאתנין מסתהל אלול ען חאל סלאמה ונעמה ושוק אליה קרב אללה אלאגת[מאע]

    4. בך על…

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  31. 131

    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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  32. 132

    LetterBL OR 5566C.15

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Addressed at least in part to R. Yaʿaqov; also mentions Meʾir, Yiṣḥaq, Yosef, and Shemuel. Fragment (middle part). Dating: Late, likely 14th–16th …

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  33. 133

    LetterT-S 8J17.8

    Letter to Nathan, asking him visit and to stay with the writer over the Sabbath should he arrive by then. The letter also mentions the …

    1. ב .
    2. כאן תקדם ועד חצרה ר נתן שצ
    3. אן יחצר אלי ענדנא קבל ספרה
    4. פאן כאן תם עאקה ען אלספר קבל
    5. אלסבת פלא תסבת בלא בד אלא ענדנא
    6. פתנעם אלחצרה תחצר פי הדה אלסא…

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  34. 134

    LetterT-S 13J22.11

    Letter from Ḥassūn b. Yaʿīš to ʿArūs b. Yosef, concerned with business matters, and mentioning people including ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm, Abū Sahl Mukhtār, Avraham, ʿAllān, Abū …

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  35. 135

    LetterT-S 8J19.4

    Letter from Farah b. Isma’il from Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim. Around 1056. Regarding shipments of money, and a deal with one of the Emirs, …

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    1. תקדמת כתבי למולאנא אטאל אללה בקאה ואדאם תאיידה ונעמתה וכבת אעדאה עדה במא ארגו וצולהא אליה ווקופה עליהא

    2. אעלמתה מא אנפדתה צחבה אלקסטלאני וסאל…

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  36. 136

    LetterT-S AS 160.400

    Letter sent from Gaza to Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic.The sender heard a report that somebody "is praying in Qalyūb," maybe meaning that he is serving as …

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  37. 137

    LetterT-S AS 146.110

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. The beginnings of five lines from the main text block are preserved, together with a large piece of the right margin, …

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  38. 138

    LetterT-S AS 128.66

    Recto: letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Verso: piyyuṭ. (Information from CUDL)

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  39. 139

    LetterT-S AS 150.140

    Recto: (draft of a?) letter with jottings. Verso: jottings. (Information from CUDL)

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  40. 140

    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 31

    Letter in Arabic script. Written in a shaky hand. Describing a legal case, involving a Jew and 10 dinars. On verso there are greetings and …

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  41. 141

    Letterp. Heid. Hebr. 12

    Memorandum from Khalaf b. Isḥāq al-Yamanī. In Arabic script, with additional notes in Judaeo-Arabic. Ordering pharmaceuticals from Egypt. There is an entire short book devoted …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم تذكرة مباركة صحبة الشيخ
    2. مشرقة كتب الله سلامة اصحبه عبده خلف

    3. بن اسحق صرة هيل الوزن اربعة عشر رطل يتفضل حرس الله

    4. عزه…

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  42. 142

    LetterT-S NS 97.52

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment (bottom half only). The sender is planning to travel to al-Shām the next day and he asks for money to cover …

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  43. 143

    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 531

    Small fragment of a letter. In Arabic script. Refers to someone in distress and to a nākhūdha (ship-owner) named Hilāl al-Iskandarā[nī]

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  44. 144

    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 1636/8 + JRL Gaster heb. ms 1636/9

    Letter of recommendation. In Hebrew. Location: Tunis. Dated: 5610 AM, which is 1849/50 CE. On behalf of Yiṣḥaq Yosef b. Shemarya. The Portuguese Congregation of …

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  45. 145

    LetterT-S AS 119.144

    Piyyuṭ in Hebrew; part of a letter in Arabic. (Information from CUDL)

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  46. 146

    LetterBL OR 5545.2

    Letter of appeal to Avraham Maimonides, begging for financial assistance, mentioning an old man who is sick and the plight of at least two daughters. …

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  47. 147

    LetterT-S AS 152.95

    Small fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Addressed to multiple people. The sender hopes to see the addressees in the place where he is traveling …

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  48. 148

    LetterT-S 8J13.7

    Recto: Note from a certain ʿUzziel. In Judaeo-Arabic. Explaining that the collection of pledges (pesiqa) has been delayed because it was mismanaged from the outset. …

    1. בר
    2. וצל אלמכתוב אלכרים וקבלה אלממלוך קבל אלוקוף
    3. עליה ואמא מא אשאר אליה אלמולי מן אמר אלברכה
    4. פאן מנד קלב אלמולי טב עלינא פאלברכה ענדנא
    5. ואמא אמר אלבסיק…

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  49. 149

    LetterENA 2964.19

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions an illness and Manṣūr al-Ḥarīrī. Also mentions Shimʿon and "fulān" suggesting it could be a draft or something legal. On …

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  50. 150

    LetterT-S NS J141

    Letter from Yehuda b. Ṭuviyyahu ha-Kohen, in Bilbays, to Shelomo b. Natan ha-Levi, in Fustat. Mentions that there is only a single Torah scroll at …

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