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  1. 1

    LetterENA NS I.30

    Letter. It looks like this piece of paper had another piece glued to it on top. In any case, what remains is a lower part …

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    LetterENA NS I.16

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides asking the holy congregation of Egypt to pay the tax to the Muslim Amir. Paying this tax is …

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    LetterENA NS 9.3

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Small fragment. May be a letter of appeal for charity.

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    LetterENA NS 9.11

    Letter or legal text in Hebrew. Dating: Late, perhaps 16th century or later. Discussing a widow and the sale of a house for 5 or …

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    LetterENA NS I.34

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Asking for a favor of some kind in a roundabout way. Needs further examination.

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    LetterENA NS I.24

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: probably 13th century. Addressed to Meir "the great Prince." Trying to arrange a meeting in Fustat. On verso the name Abū …

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    LetterENA NS I.25

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Late. Possibly from Mordechai to Shalom.

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    LetterENA NS I.27

    Letter from a father to his daughter. In Judaeo-Arabic. He describes how he is a poor man, but even so he has recently sent 2 …

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    LetterENA NS I.77

    Letter in Arabic script with some of the lines marked (erased?) in red ink. On the other side is a Hebrew piyyut

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    LetterENA NS I.75

    Letter from Eli Ha-Kohen b. Ezekiel, Jerusalem, to Eli ha-Kohen b. Hayyim, Fustat. [NB volume number in shelfmark is roman numeral I, not Arabic numeral …

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    1. כתאבי אטאל אללה בקא מולאי אלכהן אלפרנאס ואדאם עזה ותאידה מן אלקדס לט כלון מן
    2. סיון וחאלי סלאמה וקד עלם אללה מא ענדי מן אלשוק ואתאסוף עלא מפרקתך…

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    LetterENA NS I.31

    Verso: Unidentified text in Judaeo-Arabic written in an 11th-century Maghribī hand. It may be a letter, but there is no discussion of business affairs. Rather, …

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    LetterENA NS I.45

    Letter, late

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    LetterENA NS I.48

    Letter, late, by Yom Tov Qashtiel, with a Hebrew signature stamp

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    LetterENA NS I.51

    Letter in Hebrew, late, about a woman who received payment to do something but didn't. Her sister is also mentioned.

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    LetterENA NS I.52

    Letter to El'azar ha-talmid, beautiful and full of blessings (among which that his brother Yeshu'a will return home safely). The hand looks like Berakhot b. …

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    LetterENA NS I.56

    "The first document is a letter (lacking, however, a few lines at the end) that was sent by an anonymous merchant to R. David Ibn …

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 102

    Letter in Ottoman Turkish. Needs examination.

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    LetterBL OR 10587.22

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions al-Shaykh al-ʿAfīf Manṣūr; the term qumāsh; various commodities including a cotton garment; six 'of crimson' (qirmiziyyāt); the supervisor of the …

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    LetterENA NS I.39

    Letter - starting in Judaeo Arabic and later full of Hebrew quotations. The writer is asking for financial help and adorns his letter with many …

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    LetterENA NS I.7

    Letter from Farah b. Isma’il from Alexandria, to his father Isma’il, Fustat. October 22, 1050. Short letter about the money that Farah sent to his …

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    1. תקדמת כתבי אליך יאואלדי אטאל אללה בקאך וכאן לך ומעך עדה ולם ארא(!)

    2. ארגו שגל כיר אעלמך בוצול מרכב אבי עלי אלשאמי ווצל פיה

    3. רזמה לבן אלתיהרת…

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    LetterENA NS I.82

    Letter from a certain Yiṣḥaq to Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm. In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender had asked for a piece (qiṭʿa) of something, but it didn't arrive …

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    LetterENA 3935.14 + ENA 3935.13

    Left fragment: Letter in Arabic script. Not a chancery hand, but it sounds like a petition or official letter in some ways. Conveys praises and …

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    LetterENA NS I.97

    Letter or monumental sign with a greeting text (ברוך אתה בבואך ברוך אתה בצאתך) and then the name Shemuel ashkenazi is mentioned from Qehilat qodesh …

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    LetterENA NS I.86

    Letter from Barhūn b. Iṣḥaq al-Tahirtī, in al-Mahdiyya, to ʿAyyāsh b. Ṣedaqa, in Fustat. Dating: 21 October 1049. The writer asks ʿAyyāsh to step in …

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    1. כתאבי יאכי וסידי אלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם סלאמתך וסעאדתך וצרף אלאסוא ענך ברחמתה

    2. ען סלאמה ונעמה ושוק אליך לח בקין מן [מרח]ש[ו]ן וקד ת…

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    LetterENA NS I.89b

    Letter in Hebrew to the communal leaders of Sicily (maybe Palermo?). On the back is a writing trial from the book of Esther and some …

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    LetterF 1908.44UU

    Letter from Nissim, in Qaṭya, Sinai, to Shelomo Iskandarānī, in Fustat. In Hebrew. Dating: First half of the 16th century, based on Avraham David's assessment. …

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    LetterF 1908.44E

    Letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda to Yaʿaqov Ha-Meʿuttad b. Yosef. Dating: probably end of 1015. The content emphasizes the need of communal leaders and includes …

    1. לאב[ירי ה]ארצות בשם צנופי עטרות אבירי תורות מורי להורות זקני מ[ ]
    2. מ[ק]דשות שם טוב לנקוב הוא כגק מר יעקב המעותד לשם בגאון יעקב
    3. כל עומד בחכמתו וירא אל…

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    LetterENA NS I.92 + BL OR 10578S.42–44

    Letter from the French rabbi Shemuel b. Yaʿaqov to Avraham Maimonides. Published and discussed in Friedman, "The Nagid, The Nasi and the French Rabbis" Zion …

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 166

    Letter or legal document. Small fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. One side: "[...] 1 dirham or more, and I am [content?]... Jews..." The other side appears to …

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    LetterENA NS I.96a

    List of what Mahfuz collected from the properties of the pious foundations. The year 1183 is mentioned. On the back the year 1184/5 is mentioned …

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    LetterENA NS I.99

    Letter from a woman to a certain Yosef written in the hand of Shelomo ha-Melammed b. Eliya. The woman calles herself "his mother" but it …

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    LetterF 1908.44DD + F 1908.44BB

    Letter from Damascus to Fustat. Same hand as F 1908.44DD, which is very likely the end of the same letter. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: No earlier …

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    LetterF 1908.44AA

    Letter from Abūn b. Ṣadaqa, in Jerusalem, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: August 28 (Elul 24), 1065 CE, based on Gil's …

    1. וצל כתאב מולאי אלשיך אטאל אללה בקאה ואדאם סלאמתה וסעאדתה אמס
    2. יומי הדא ]ו[הו ו איאם בקין מן אלול אעאד אללה עליה הדה אלמועדים אלמקבלה
    3. סנין טאילה וגעלה…

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    LetterF 1908.44B

    Letter from Shabbetay b. Avraham, the judge of Minyat Zifta, to Yehuda b. Elazar ha-Kohen, the judge of Bilbays. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 1169–78 CE, based …

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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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    LetterF 1908.44VV

    Letter from Avraham Castro (the grandson of the well-known minter) to a certain Shelomo. In Hebrew. Dating: Second half of the 16th century. Deals with …

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    LetterF 1908.44HH

    Letter from Natan b. Nahray, in Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: ca. 1065 CE. It appears that Nahray and his …

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    LetterF 1908.44OO

    Business letter from Shelomo to Yosef Ḥalūfī, in Fustat. Dating: Second half of the 16th century, based on Avraham David's assessment. The letter deals with …

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    LetterF 1908.44W + F 1908.44Y

    Recto: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment: only a narrow strip from the right side remains. Much of the translation by Gottheil & Worrell is speculative. The …

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    LetterF 1908.44WW

    A letter addressed to a certain Avraham Skandarānī by his aunt, an unnamed lady who has fallen upon evil days and desires his assistance. In …

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    LetterUnidentified Firkovitch MS

    Letter in the name of the yeshiva, probably by Eliyyahu ha-Kohen b. Shelomo Gaon, to the communities of Egypt, probably October 1057. Gil's edition is …

    Harkavy p. 77

    1. שאלו שלום ירושלים וגו: זכרו מרחוק את יי וגו
    2. בשם [ ] לישראל בני הגולה אל אחים אשר בארץ אויבים אנוחים
    3. בארץ שבים ביד שוביהם בהכרחים גדודי…

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    LetterF 1908.44XX

    Letter (or rather three letters) from Mustaʿrib sages, in Safed, to the Nagid Yiṣḥaq Sholal, in Fustat. Dating: 1510 CE, based on the assessment of …

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    LetterF 1908.44Y + F 1908.44W

    Fragment torn from what seems to be the same Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic letter (but a different sheet of it) as F 1908.44W, with the verso …

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    LetterHalper 386

    Letter undated and unsigned.

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    1. אל נא אחי תרעו ואל נא תשליכו אותי אחרי גיווכם כי פן יהיה עליכם
    2. חטא כי אתם יודעים כי יחיד ועני אני הנה בארץ גלותי לא קרוב ולא ריע
    3. ואני יחידי ב…

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 420

    Small fragment of an unidentified document in Arabic script, probably a letter. May mention the kharāj and a qāḍī.

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    LetterHalper 319

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Addressed to an important person; huge space between the lines. The handwriting is probably known. Describing a communal controversy with the …

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    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 14

    Recto: Informal note addressed to Abū l-Faḍl asking him for a favor of some sort. On verso additional notes in Arabic script and Greek/Coptic numerals. …

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    LetterHalper 343

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. Regarding events that happened in the court of Maṣliaḥ Gaon (1127-38) and perhaps some dispute over the distribution of 20 dinars. …

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    LetterENA 2739.9

    Mercantile letter, probably by a Maghribī trader of the 11th century, probably sent from Alexandria to Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mawhūb b. ʿAmmār was present with …

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    LetterT-S 13J24.11

    Letter from Alexandria relating to Jewish prisoners from Byzantium who were brought to Egyptian ports. Detailed summary in Mann, Jews, vol. 1, p. 91. Recto: …

    1. אל האיש החושק עשות רצון הש[ם] . . .
    2. היושבי במרומים למען קרית ש . . . [מר]
    3. ור אפרים החבר בסנהדרין גדו[לה] . . .
    4. במסלוליו שיהי רצון אלהיו לחיות . . .

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