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  1. 51

    LetterT-S NS 320.103

    Fragment of a letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew, in a calligraphic, square book hand. The petitioner is unable to pay his (or her) …

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  2. 52

    LetterT-S Ar.30.204

    Letter of appeal for charity from Sālim of Tyre to an unidentified addressee. The letter (in Judaeo-Arabic) is on verso, while recto is a poem …

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  3. 53

    LetterT-S 6J7.18

    Bottom part of a begging letter asking for financial support, it seems reminding the collector (al-jābī) to collect the sums promised in a pesiqa. (Information …

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  4. 54

    LetterT-S 8J17.10

    Letter fragment addressed to a communal leader, a ḥaver. In Hebrew. Regarding a matter of inheritance (‘they are orphans and a widow’) and the writing …

    1. ליום מות שהוא א [
    2. וחס ושלום שיהיה [
    3. וימצאו חו . . . . .[
    4. ואם נעשה בקי ימצא שם [
    5. הלוי מכל מעש מבואר פי . . . [
    6. . מהל . . עתה עיני הכל עליך ת . . . [

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  5. 55

    LetterStras. 5138/23

    Most of an eloquent letter of appeal in rhymed Hebrew addressed to Abu l-Faraj Amram b. Levi. The body of the letter begins about 2/3 …

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  6. 56

    LetterT-S Ar.46.261

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Written in a calligraphic but shaky hand.

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  7. 57

    LetterT-S AS 146.141

    Letter fragment (left half of recto) of appeal to "אלחבר המועלה." The writer appears to be requesting money as soon as possible and may have …

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  8. 58

    LetterT-S AS 146.165

    Letter fragment (lower left corner of recto) of appeal. The writer describes himself as a poor man (סעלוך) and the tail end of Proverbs 26:3 …

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  9. 59

    LetterT-S AS 149.63

    Short letter to Abū Naṣr, asking for money both on account of the rent or wages of Avraham and on account of the capitation tax. …

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  10. 60

    LetterENA NS 37.1

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 11th–13th century. The sender says that even if his letters have lapsed, he has never stopped loving and praying for …

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  11. 61

    LetterENA NS 17.5

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Long, well-written, well-preserved. The sender, now fallen on hard times, may be referring to his own …

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  12. 62

    LetterT-S 10J15.18 + T-S 8J18.25

    Letter in Hebrew from Yusuf, a scholar with minimal assets and now in a perilous situation because of debts, dependents, and sureties on his behalf. …

    1. ] נתנו יד למצוא קורת
    2. רוח מן התלאה אשר מצאתנו ועתה רבותי תקרו נא נפשי ספחני [[ ]] ויודה
    3. נא הבורא למצוא חן בעניכם (!) לדברו באזני העם לעזר לנו ולהענקנ…

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  13. 63

    LetterT-S J1.32

    Letter of appeal, draft. In Judaeo-Arabic. Rhyming (-dī). On a reused list of various expenditures of the community. (See Goitein, Med Soc, II, App. A …

    1. כתאבי סידי זאדני אן כאד יואוגב לי
    2. אתזחל פי אלבלאד וכנת ארום אנה ליסנדא
    3. ונתתרו /ת/אסלך? סנאדי אנת תסמד פיהי בעד
    4. גרבתי ופקרי ואנפראדי פיא חצרתי לו ...…

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  14. 64

    LetterT-S 12.27

    Letter fragment asking for a favor and stating that the writer relies on God and on the recipient for the solution of the matter. Mentions …

    1. בן כב גדלת קדשת [ . . . ] . . . . [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    2. תנצבה וא . . . . . [ . . ] . רח [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …

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  15. 65

    LetterENA NS 19.18

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. The writer praises the addressee, expounds on his difficult circumstances, and asks for a loan of …

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  16. 66

    LetterENA 4100.11

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Last leaf only. The writer is begging for an urgent loan or gift of 5 dinars, on Sunday. A sum of 20 …

    1. יעקב יטאלבה מני פמא כאן ימכנני אמצי ולא יכון
    2. צחבתי ועבדהא יסאלהא תכמיל אלאצטנאע פי
    3. כמסה דנאניר תציר אלגמלה ענד עבדהא עשרון
    4. דינארא סוא פקד אנעמת במא …

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  17. 67

    LetterBL OR 10578M.13

    Letter of appeal to the Gaʾon Netanʾel ha-Levi from a person newly arrived in Fustat requesting some food by way of charity.

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  18. 68

    LetterT-S 6J6.3

    Letter from a certain Abū l-Faraj to someone titled Sayyidnā. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Likely Mamluk-era (i.e., after ca. 1250) based on paleographic features, position of …

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  19. 69

    LetterBodl. MS heb. e 98/75

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. From Yaḥyā al-Sofer(?) addressed to the Nagid David I (b. Avraham Maimonides, served ca. 1237–1300 with …

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  20. 70

    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 56/19

    Letter from a wretched Abū l-Ḥasan b. Yūsuf begging for charity from a dignitary, probably Avraham Maimonides or his father. The handwriting appears to be …

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    1. יחיד הדור ופלאו] ממזרח שמש 
    2. עד מבואו יהי] שמו לעולם דגל
    3. הרב]נים נר המערבי מרדכי
    4. הזמן סנהדרא רבה יחי לעד
    5. וינהי אנה אולא פי אציק חאל
    6. אן יכון וקד…

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  21. 71

    LetterAIU VII.E.40

    Fragment (lower right corner) of a letter of appeal (begging letter) in Hebrew. ASE.

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  22. 72

    State documentT-S Ar.4.10

    Petition from a certain Jaʿfar to a Fatimid dignitary (qāʾid) in which Jaʿfar asks that the support (maʿūna) granted to him not be withdrawn because …

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    1.                                   العبد جعفر 

    2. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

    3. عبد مولاى القائد الجليل اطال الله بقاه وادام عزه وتاييده وحراـ[ـسته…

    1. The slave Ja‘far

    2. In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate.

    3. The slave of my master, the glorious leader, may God prolong his life and …

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  23. 73

    LetterAIU VII.E.52

    Letter in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi (1100–38 CE). Fragment (lower right corner). Written on behalf of somebody begging for charity from a …

    1. ואלכאלק תעאלי געל[
    2. וללעבד דיון כת[ירה
    3. אלי מולאי אלדיאן [
    4. יעישו בה ומן  . . [
    5. וש]הד אללה אן ל . [
    6. יגמז עליה פי . [
    7. אליום שהרין מגלוק [
    8. כאיף מן דלך לא…

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  24. 74

    LetterENA NS 52.4

    Letter of appeal addressed to Rabbenu Yiṣḥaq. In Hebrew. The writer's place has been destroyed and some people have been sold by the shaliṭ/sulṭān (into …

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  25. 75

    LetterENA NS 34.2

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew. Dating: Late, probably 16th century. Written by Yehuda al-Ashqar b. Yiṣḥaq b. [...], a resident of Jerusalem who, …

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  26. 76

    LetterENA NS 47.15

    Letter of appeal for charity addressed to Yiṣḥaq Barukh. In Hebrew. Dating: Late, maybe 16th or 17th century. The writer is a teacher.

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  27. 77

    LetterMoss. II,196.2

    Fragment from the opening of a deferential letter. On verso the writer mentions 'the tax' (? al-mās) and 'your promise'—perhaps he is requesting charity.

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  28. 78

    LetterJRL SERIES A 482

    Letter from Avraham Karyo, Hayyim Moshe Pianti, Rahamim Shelomo ha-Levi, and a second Pianti, in Hebrew, recommending a certain poor man for charity. There is …

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  29. 79

    LetterT-S 12.237

    Letter of appeal for charity from a Byzantine man named Mosqos (=Μόσχος). Dating: ca. 1090 CE. The scribe, also a Byzantine, has been identified by …

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  30. 80

    LetterENA 2808.35b

    Fragment of a letter in Arabic script, with some Hebrew words for the concluding blessings. Probably a letter of appeal for charity. The sender says …

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  31. 81

    LetterL-G Misc. 39

    Letter from a certain Yiṣḥaq to the Gaʾon Sar Shalom ha-Levi b. Moshe (active 1171–95 CE) and his deputy Shelomo. In Hebrew. The sender is …

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  32. 82

    LetterENA 3504.4

    Letter addressed to Yūsuf al-Surrī. The name Saʿīd Maḍmūn the Blind appears at the bottom of verso; unclear if this is the name of the …

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  33. 83

    LetterT-S NS 71.2 + T-S NS 38a.132 + T-S NS 38a.136

    Letter in the hand of Mevorakh b. Natan addressed to a dignitary named ʿAzaryahu. (For the addressee, cf. T-S 8J19.8 + CUL Add.3342.) Recto consists …

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  34. 84

    LetterT-S K25.152

    Letter of appeal for charity, probably. Dating: Perhaps 14th–16th century. Few details are preserved. NB: Verso does not seem to be digitized; the image listed …

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  35. 85

    LetterENA 2739.5

    Letter from Moshe Barukh. In Hebrew. Dating: Late, probably 15th–17th century. Asking for monetary assistance.

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  36. 86

    LetterT-S Ar.30.309

    Letter addressed to Abū l-Faraj and Abū l-Ḥasan. In Judaeo-Arabic, with extremely rudimentary spelling and and handwriting (e.g. אכדיל אלכום for ادخل اليكم). This is …

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  37. 87

    LetterBodl. MS heb. a 3/11

    Letter of appeal for charity addressed to a certain Rosh ha-Qehillot. It is written entirely as a Hebrew poem. There are lengthy descriptions of the …

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  38. 88

    LetterCUL Or.1081 J12

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Addressed to 'rabbenu.' The sender seems to be without anywhere to spend the night and is asking for help. Mentions Abū …

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  39. 89

    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/95

    Letter of appeal for charity from Abū Dāniyāl to Maṣliaḥ Gaon. The house where the writer lives with all his family is collapsing around them. …

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  40. 90

    LetterT-S 13J6.17

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The addressee is asked to intervene in a divorce case where the woman is being treated unfairly by her husband, who is …

    1. מן אפראט קמאשא ומוכרהא וגירה יחרם להא עלי
    2. מן אגואהא ואנצב עליהא ואחתאל עליהא אצאגרהא
    3. פי כל פן מן אלפנון מן אלאבדתא פי אלקמאש ופי אלמוכר
    4. ופי קלה אנצא…

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  41. 91

    LetterT-S Misc.27.4.8

    Letter/petition from Umm Bū l-Munā to a notable. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. She asks/reminds him to send a letter on her behalf with the bearer …

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  42. 92

    LetterT-S Misc.28.19

    Letter of appeal for charity from Isḥāq b. Avraham to the Nagid Moshe b. Mevorakh (1112–26 CE). What remains is almost entirely in Hebrew, though …

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  43. 93

    LetterT-S Misc.28.75

    Recto: Letter of appeal for charity in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Rudimentary hand. Written across a bifolium. Perhaps a draft. Verso: The right-hand page is related …

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  44. 94

    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 2430

    Letter of appeal for charity. The writer and the addressees do not appear to be named. The writer asks the addressees for help equipping his …

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  45. 95

    LetterYevr. III B 653

    Formulary for a letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew. It is a formulary because about 11 lines from the bottom, it asks the addressees …

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  46. 96

    LetterT-S NS 297.94

    Letter addressed to a certain Abū l-Barakāt. In Arabic script. The writer complains about poverty and unemployment and kashf ḥāl ('uncovering').

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  47. 97

    LetterT-S NS 320.14

    Recto: Letter of appeal for charity from a Torah scholar. In Hebrew.

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  48. 98

    LetterT-S AS 155.334

    Fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic, probably sent from Qūṣ to Fustat. Distinctive hand; high chances of finding a join. Dating: likely 13th century. The …

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  49. 99

    Legal documentMoss. VII,181

    A letter begging for help from a distinguished addressee, in elegant and vocalized script. The writer intends to travel but lacks a covering. On verso …

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  50. 100

    LetterMoss. VII,196.1

    Letter of appeal in Hebrew, probably 14th century or later, including lengthy praises for the addressee and then a request to help with the [poll?] …

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