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  1. 701

    List or tableT-S 12.23

    Account of the Qodesh: building expenditures, ca. 1037. A very damaged record, mentioning the supply of different materials, such as oakum, straw, reeds, bricks, lime, …

    ‏ וגדע פי אלטין [ ‎ 1
    ‏ ועשרין דר' ו[ ‎ 2
    ‏ [ ]קאת…

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  2. 702

    LetterT-S Misc.11.53

    Recto: Bottom part of a letter in Arabic script, from a man to his 'brother.' He spells والساعة as والسعا numerous times. He mentions people …

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  3. 703

    LetterT-S 8J22.13 + T-S 10J6.17

    Recto:: Letter from Natan, a foreigner from Jerba (the island off the coast of Ifrīqiyya), who claims that he has been unjustly placed under house …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ]ת ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…

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  4. 704

    LetterT-S 12.348

    Letter to a Gaon, according to Goitein, perhaps from the time of Nethanel Gaon (1160), congratulating him on his son's recovery from illness, and complaining …

    ‏ אכבארהא יגארי זואלהא אללה יגריהא ‎ 1
    ‏ על גמיל עואידה ואיאדיה אלגמילה ‎ 2
    ‏ תם אני מהני בכלאץ אדונ גאון שצ ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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  5. 705

    LetterT-S NS J354

    Strongly formulated note by the prominent judge Natan b. Shemuel to a prominent member of the community, urging the man to send him money for …

    ‏ אעלם מולאי אלגביר חפצה אללה אן קד צבח ענדי מרצא ‎ 1
    ‏ עלי חאל צעב ונחן מחתאגין אלי שראבאת ‎ 2
    ‏ וגיר דלך פתנעם תסייר לכאד…

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  6. 706

    LetterT-S 12.493

    Letter from a woman to the Head of the Jews, in Fustat. Dating: Early twelfth century (see explanation below). The writer asks the addressee to …

    ‏ לנצח אן [ ‎ 1
    ‏ סתהם קד [תופית וליס מן] ‎ 2
    ‏ ידברהם גי[רי …

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  7. 707

    LetterT-S 13J24.4

    Letter from the office of the Nagid Yehoshua Maimonides (d. 1355), to the Jewish community in Cairo. He is ordering them to pay back to …

    ‏ שבת.... ‎
    ‏ הנה אל ישועתי וכולי ‎ …

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  8. 708

    LetterPER H 17.2

    Letter from a European Jew whose ship sank en route on his way to fulfill a vow to visit Jerusalem, and lost all his belongings …

    ‏ תפול נא תחינתי לפני קהל הקדוש המרחמים על אחיהם ‎ 1
    ‏ המחזיקים ידי נבוכים את צרתי וצערי אגיד ל…

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  9. 709

    LetterDK 232.1 (alt: II)

    Petition from the wife of Abu'l-Faraj the Silkweaver, to Shemuʾel ha-Nagid b. Ḥananya (in office 1140–59). She is an "unprotected woman" (marʾa munqaṭiʿa) whose father …


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    ‏ הדרת אדונינו ואור עינינו ומחמד לבינו ועטרת ‎ 1
    ‏ ראשינו ותפארת דורינו //אדונינו// שמואל הגיד (!) הגדול ‎ 2
    ‏ שר השר…

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  10. 710

    LetterENA 2806.10

    Petition to the Gaʾon Maṣliaḥ ha-Kohen (in office 1127–39). Begins with six lines of Hebrew blessings, and ends with one line of Hebrew blessings. The …

    ‏ קד קצדת אללה תעאלי וחצרה ‎ 1
    ‏ מורינו ורבינו אדונינו גאונינו מצליח הכהן ראש ישיבת ‎ 2
    ‏ גאון יעקב יהי שמ…

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  11. 711

    LetterCUL Or.1081 J10

    Letter from Ibrāhīm, in Sunbāṭ, addressed to a Nagid. In Judaeo-Arabic. Requesting assistance for his family in time of need. His family members are all …

    ‏ עבדהא אברהים אלמקים ‎ 1
    ‏ בסנבאט ‎ 2
    ‏ עבד הדרת הנגידות תכון משרתה לנצח ינ…

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  12. 712

    LetterT-S 10J15.17

    Letter (petition) asking for help to free the writer’s brother who apparently had been incarcerated for failing to pay the capitation tax (here, called kharāj). …

    ‏ ואלרחמה לכל אחד סימא למן יערפוה והוא ברכאת ותר . . . . יוסף אבן ‎ 1
    ‏ אלמלהמי אכו סאביק אלחזן ר אל וקד כאן . עש פי פעל מולאי אשיך ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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  13. 713

    List or tableBodl. MS heb. b 11/5

    Account of the Qodesh: computation of total yearly revenue from rent, ca. 1041. A draft, written in Arabic characters apparently by Yefet b. David b. …

    ‏              ]على موجب المشروح من ‎ 1
    ‏           اثن]ين وثلثين واربعماية ‎ 2
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  14. 714

    List or tableT-S Ar.30.67

    Two lists in an unusually large cursive script with a postscript in another, small and neat script. a) The superscription 'I[n Your] N[ame]' shows that …

    ‏ recto, right-hand page ‎
    ‏ II I ‎
    ‏ בשׁ ‎ 1
    ‏ אלדין מא קבצו ‎ 2…

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  15. 715

    List or tableT-S K15.13

    Account for Shevat and Adar 1495 sel. ca. 1184. This is a single leaf from the notebook of Shemuel b. Saadya, written in two columns. …


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    ‏ תצקיע גבאיה אלשיך [אבו אלביאן ‎ 1
    ‏ לשהרין והמא שבט ואדר] ‎
    ‏ אלמואפקאן לשואל ודי אלק[עדה] ‎ 2
    ‏ דאר אלנגיד כב …

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  16. 716

    State documentT-S AS 150.3

    State document, Mamluk period, 1442. Draft of a petition from the Jewish community of Fustat to the Mamluk government concerning the malpractices of ‘Abd al-Latif …

    ‏ אלממאליך גמאעה אליהוד רע[ייה ‎ 1
    ‏ אלמקאם אלשריף ואלאסלאם אל[כרים ‎ 2
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  17. 717

    List or tableENA 4011.62

    Verso: Account of the qodesh. Dating: ca. 1215 CE, according to Gil. This document records sums deposited by several collectors of the qodesh with its …

    ‏ תלאתה מאיה [[גיר ג']] ‎ 1
    ‏ [[וענדי ק וג']] ‎ 2
    ‏ אלבאקי פי גהתה ללגבאיה סז< ‎ 3
    ‏ תמאנין גיר דר…

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  18. 718

    List or tableENA 2808.63

    Account of the Qodesh: building expenditures, ca. 1040. List of expenses, beautifully written by Yefet b. David b. Shekhanya. Materials for the construction of a …


    ‎Gil, Documents, pp. 187-188 Doc. #18, ENA 2808, f. 63Building expenditures ca. 1040SH [10-24-86]
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  19. 719

    LetterT-S 13J18.18

    Letter from the wife of Maʿānī. Desperate letter of appeal to the 'courts' (judges) from a blind woman whose husband had fled to Alexandria and …

    ‏ אשריכם זורעי על כל מים משלחי רגל ה(שור) והח(מור) ‎ 1
    ‏ אשרי שומרי משפט עושה צדקה בכל עת ‎ 2
    ‏ אשרי…

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  20. 720

    LetterL-G Glass 15

    Calligraphic letter sent to a notable, possibly the Nagid Mevorakh b. Saadya, asking him to help Natan ha-Kohen, the legal representative of the writer's family, …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]עיה ורעא[ה . . . [אללה ‎ 1
    ‏ תעאלי יגעל פיך אלברכה וימלא בך מקום ‎ 2
    ‏ אבותיך יא.[. . . …

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  21. 721

    LetterMoss. IV,9 + T-S NS 312.98 + T-S 8J31.4 + T-S 6J9.12

    Letter from Yeḥiel b. Yiṣḥaq ha-Ṣarfati, in Jerusalem, to a certain Menaḥem (probably the judge Menaḥem b. Yiṣḥaq b. Sasson), probably in Cairo. Dating: Early …


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    ‏ לקח הרצועה שהקדשנו ולא החזירה ‎ 1
    ‏ ואינו מבקש מחילה אין זה ושב ורפא ‎ 2
    ‏ לו והשם יודע כי…

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  22. 722

    LetterT-S 13J8.26

    Letter concering the apperance of a prophet, and inauguration of the messianic age in 1226 with the appearance of Elijah, of the messiah in 1233, …

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  23. 723

    List or tableT-S Ar.39.449

    List of 31 contributors in Arabic and Coptic numerals (1, 1 1/2, 2 2 1/2, 3, 4 4 1/2, 5, 8, 9) but no denominations …


    ‎recto right-hand page
    ‏ אבו עמר בן אבו ..... 8 ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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  24. 724

    List or tableT-S K15.94

    List: “Register (thabat) of the names of the elders who...” written upside down on the reverse side of a list of payers of incomplete capitation …

    ‏ בשמך רחם א.. אלשיך ....... ‎ 1
    ‏ .. ‎ 2
    ‏ .. ע.. גרידה אלצע[ף]א מנהם ‎ 3
    ‏ ......…

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  25. 725

    List or tableT-S NS 226.8

    Three, much damaged columns, seemingly in the hand of the scribe of App. C 1, 2, containing about sixty names of male persons, recipients of …

    ‏ recto (left side only) ‎

    ‎I
    ‏ ה ‎ 1
    ‏ .......... ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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  26. 726

    LetterT-S Ar.18(2).193 + T-S 24.21 + ENA NS 10.31 + T-S Ar.30.306 + T-S Ar.30.314

    Letter from Araḥ b. Natan (aka Musāfir b. Wahb), in Alexandria, to the Nagid Mevorakh, in Fustat. The sender and addressee are not named in …


    ‎Verso
    ‏ [ ] גרי [ ] לה מעהם ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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  27. 727

    LetterT-S NS 309.12

    Document that tells the story of Aharon ha-Levi and Ḥalfon, who collected money on behalf of the Rambam (Maimonides) for ransom of captives. They sent …


    ‎TS NS Box 309, f. 12, Goitein, Palestinian Jewry, pp.317-318, C.B. 05-09-88 (p)
    ‏ ]הדיין המ[ופלא נתתי ל…

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  28. 728

    LetterT-S 13J13.16

    Petition to David b. Daniel from a destitute woman with no family and afflicted with a serious illness (leprosy, it seems). Dating: ca. 1090 CE. …

    ‏ יענך ייי ביום צרה ישגבך שם אלהי יעקב ‎ 1
    ‏ ישלח עזרך מקודש ומציון יסעדך ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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  29. 729

    LetterENA 4007.6

    Letter from Avraham ha-Reviʿi b. Shemuel ha-Shelishi, probably in Ramla, to Shelomo b. Yehuda, in Jerusalem. In Hebrew. Dating: Ca. 1040 CE. The letter is …

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    ‏ הפסח יודיעני רבינו הגע[תם ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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  30. 730

    LetterT-S AS 145.6

    Letter from Mevorakh b. Natan ha-Ḥaver (judge in Fustat, 1150–81) to Shabbetay b. Avraham (judge in Minyat Zifta, 1135–78). Concerning (1) a muqaddam who has …

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  31. 731

    List or tableT-S K15.93

    List of about ninety persons receiving subsidies for their capitation tax obligation, similar to T-S K15.14 + T-S K15.66, Apps. 4-5. Many names and sums …


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    ‏ בן אל[.]ך.. נצף בשׁר בן מרה אלאלתי נצף ‎ 1
    ‏ בן ויעה[י]ם? מן אלפסיקה רבע בן חב... נצף ‎ 2…

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  32. 732

    LetterT-S 10J19.17

    Letter of appeal addressed to Shelomo ha-Nasi. The writer asks for assistance after having been arrested. He suffers severe poverty and illness and bedbugs (al-baqq). …

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  33. 733

    LetterT-S 10J9.16

    Letter by the Jewish community of the village of Qalha, Egypt, apparently to Eli ha-Kohen b. Yahya in Fustat, 2nd half of the 11th century. …


    ‎verso
    ‏ יצל הדא אלכתאב אלי סידי אלפרנס אחיה אללה ‎ 1
    ‏ מן גמעה אליהוד אלמקימין בקלהא ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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  34. 734

    LetterENA 1822a.50

    Letter of request in which the widow of Abu Sa'id b. Shalom, writing to a Nagid, expresses a cry for help on behalf of her …

    ‏ אלעבדה אלממלוכה ‎ 1
    ‏ אמראה אבו סעיד בן שלום נע ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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  35. 735

    LetterT-S NS 321.11

    Letter of petition from a man to a potential benefactor: 'I hereby inform you that I have been in good health, "concealed" among the people …


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    ‏ בש ‎ 1
    ‏ עבד חצרה מולאי ‎ 2
    ‏ אלשיך אבו סהל ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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  36. 736

    State documentT-S 24.21 + T-S Ar.18(2).193 + T-S Ar.30.306 + T-S Ar.30.314 + ENA NS 10.31

    State document in Arabic script, an internal memorandum or report containing multiple hands. Containing (on the last fragment) the signature of the vizier Ḥusayn b. …

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  37. 737

    LetterT-S 16.305

    Letter from Yehuda ha-Melammed b. al-Ammani, in Alexandria, to Avraham Maimonides in Fustat. Dated: Adar 1528 Seleucid, which is 1217 CE. Yehuda devotes the bulk …


    ‎Recto
    ‏ עבדו ומשרתו ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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  38. 738

    LetterT-S 12.303

    Letter from the wife of Shemuel, a poor woman from al-Maḥalla, addressed to the Gaon Maṣliaḥ. She asks for assistance for herself and for her …

    ‏ אלעב[דה ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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  39. 739

    LetterCUL Or.1081 J8

    Letter of appeal in the name of an old woman, whose mantle was stolen while she was about to wash it in the Nile, asking …

    ‏ בש רח ‎ 1
    ‏ אשריכם זורעי על כל מים משלחי רגל ה והח ‎ 2
    ‏ אשרי שומרי משפט עושה צדקה בכל עת ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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  40. 740

    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/16

    Recto: Petition to Masliah Gaon from a woman wishing to have a divorce. Probably 1127 CE. Discussed in detail, with translation, in Oded Zinger's dissertation, …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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  41. 741

    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 74/37

    Letter of appeal from an elderly, blind woman, mother of several sons and grandsons, to the Gaon Maṣliaḥ. Dating: 1127–38, based on the tenure of …

    ‏ ולתתך ע]ליון על כל הגוים אשר עשה ‎ 1
    ‏ לתהלה] ולשם ולתפארת ולהיותך עם ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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  42. 742

    LetterT-S 8J15.3

    Petition of a cantor, son of a judge, who is sick and poor, asking God and a Nasi for help (the Nagid Mevorakh per Goitein's …

    ‏ בשם רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ על כן מלאו מתני חלחלה צירים אחזוני כצירי יולדה ‎ 2
    ‏ עד ישקיף ו[ירא …

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  43. 743

    LetterT-S 12.575

    Letter on behalf of a Byzantine woman named Rachel, in Alexandria, to Eliyyahu the Judge, in Fustat. The main part of the letter (in Judaeo-Arabic) …

    ‏ בשם רחמ ממלוכתה רחל אלגיורת אלרומיה ‎ 1
    ‏ תקבל אלארץ בין ידי [סיי]דנא אלדיאן כגק מרנו ורבנו אליהו הדיין תפארת ‎ …

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  44. 744

    LetterT-S 10J18.15

    Petition from Yefet ha-Melammed the schoolmaster to Avraham Maimonides; the latter's answer is on verso, lines 18–26. Yefet writes that he is ill and losing …

    ‏ (the "mysterious sign") ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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  45. 745

    LetterT-S 8J16.3

    Letter from Avraham b. Rav Shelomo the Yemeni, in Jerusalem, to Eliyyahu the Judge in Fustat. Avraham lives with Eliyyahu's son, the physician Abu Zikri, …

    ‏ תקתי באללה וחדה אלממלוך אלאצגר אברהם בירבי שלמה ‎ 1
    ‏ הרב אלימני זצ&qu…

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  46. 746

    LetterENA NS I.78

    Letter from Yehuda b. Moshe b. Sughmār, in Alexandria, to Abū Bishr Azhar b. Manṣūr (aka Avraham), in Fustat, ca. 1075. Mentions a shipment of …

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  47. 747

    LetterT-S 10J11.25

    Letter from a penniless woman, the widow of Abū Surrī, to Mevorakh b. Saadya (1094–1111). She begs him to come to her rescue in a …

    ‏ בש [רח ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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