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  1. 151

    LetterMIAC 242

    Request advanced by a rabbi to the public secretary of the Cairo Jewish community – undated – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 242) – …

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  2. 152

    LetterMIAC 123

    Statement to the youth of the Jewish community in Cairo explaining the vices of its members, their selfishness, and that the interests of the community …

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  3. 153

    LetterENA NS 40.20

    Letter in Hebrew, draft, addressed to the congregation(s) of Fustat (or Egypt).

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  4. 154

    LetterT-S AS 165.74

    Letter or petition from a group of people in Fustat. Headed by a biblical verse, then the rest is in Judaeo-Arabic. "We the undersigned of …

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  5. 155

    LetterENA 2806.5

    Letter in Hebrew. The writer is asking from the official (maybe the head of the Jews himself) to support Mevaser ha-Parnas, who claimed that he …

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  6. 156

    LetterENA 4010.18

    Letter from Daniel b. Azarya. On verso some names and jottings in Arabic

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    ‏           ] קלבי ומן אלאכטאר אלתי ‎ 1
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  7. 157

    LetterT-S 24.56

    Letter from Daniel b. Azarya to Avraham ha- Kohen b. Yiṣḥaq b. Furat.

    ‏ וחמדת אללה תעאלי עלי דלך וסאלתה מזידה [ ] ‎ 1
    ‏ ודכר וצול מא אצדרתה אלי גהתה אלמחרוסה ומא…

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  8. 158

    LetterENA 4046.1

    Letter from Daniel b. Azarya. The letter was later covered in large writing excercises in Arabic script.

    ‏ בשמך רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ וצלת רקעה מולאיי אלשיך האביר האציל החכם הנבון והמשיכל יברכה[ו] ‎ 2
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  9. 159

    LetterENA 2591.1

    Sheet folded so as to form a booklet of 4 pages. But only one page, headed by the superscription 'In your name' (which indicates the …


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    ‏ על שמך ‎ 1
    ‏ ר' חנין ג דנא[ניר ‎ 2
    ‏ טיבאן ‎ 3
    ‏ סלי[מ]אן הכהן ג ד[נאניר…

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  10. 160

    LetterT-S K15.18

    Pledges for charity on Sabbath lekh lekha of the year 1647, the third week of the Jewish liturgical year, falling in October 1335 (Goitein). The …

    ‏ שבת לך לך אסמו ללפ[קרא] ‎ 1
    ‏ הד' מר ור שמואל הדיין הכה[ן ‎…

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  11. 161

    LetterJRL Series B 3727

    End of a petition from someone identifying himself as a certified hazzan to two people in Cairo requesting their assistance. The writer refers to someone, …

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    ‏ רף אלס[.....] כאן תג ‎ 2
    ‏ ......]... אלצ[...] .ב ‎ 3
    ‏ ..]באל[.]. פי דאר אלמלך ‎ 4
    ‏ ..]...[..]לדא …

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  12. 162

    LetterJRL Series A 527

    This is a fragment of a letter asking for assistance, possibly on behalf of a man and his dependents. The author mentions that the subjects …

    ‏ ......]א[............... ‎ 1
    ‏ ....א]לדי יפ[.............. ‎ 2
    ‏ ]רגל מעיל פי כמסה מן אלעילה ‎ 3
    ‏ ]ת עשרה .... עריאנה …

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  13. 163

    LetterENA 4020.44 + ENA 4020.45

    Letter from Jalal al-Dawla in the name of Yishai b. Shelomo to the Nasi (president) Yishai b. Jesse, Fustat. January 10, 1254. The letter regarding …


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    ‏ [ ] ממנו שתי הקהילות/ אשר באסכנדריה ‎ 1
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  14. 164

    LetterT-S 16.231

    Letter in which a Naib of Alexandria in the days of Saladin reports to the Nagid of Alexandria of two cases he took care of. …


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    ‏ פי באטני עגיבה גריבה גדא פכנת אתחדת ‎ 1
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  15. 165

    LetterT-S 8J21.12

    Letter from the Alexandrian community to Shemuel ha-Levi, "the prince of Levites, the glory of doctors" b. Shelomo, requesting his help in countering a decree …


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    ‏ צד ימין ‎
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  16. 166

    LetterMoss. IV,57

    Petition of a widow to a communal leader. She asks him to help her with her late husband's orphans, as he helped her husband in …

    ‏ י?עשה צדקה ומ[ש]פט נבח[ר] ל[י"י] מז[בח :] ‎ 1
    ‏ מלוה י"י חונן דל וגמלו ישלם לו …

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  17. 167

    LetterMoss. IV,88

    Petition, probably to Avraham Maimonides, of a widow who lives in a small upper apartment of a ruin belonging to the pious foundation. Recently the …

    ‏ אלממלוכה ‎ 1
    ‏ תנהי אלי סיידנא אבקאה אללה תעאלי אנהא קד ‎ 2
    ‏ אסתכרת אלי אלכאלק ואלי בית י"י …

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  18. 168

    LetterT-S 13J21.11

    Complaint submitted to the Nagid, quite possibly Avraham b. Maimonides (1205-1237), regarding Siba al-Faqusi who had interrupted the synagogue service. The writer apologizes for troubling …

    ‏ מצת פי גמ[לה ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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  19. 169

    LetterT-S 13J21.8

    Fragments of letters of the Nasi Shelomo b. Yishay. The recto is a fragment of a letter sent to the Nasi Shelomo b. Yishay (originally …

    ‏ פצל ‎ 1
    ‏ אשתהי מן אנעאם אלמולי אן יוצל ‎ 2
    ‏ ס…

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  20. 170

    LetterT-S 16.186

    In the form of a legal document (see lines 3-4), a fragment of a petition to a Nagid from a small town, signed by twenty-six …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] . . . נא [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ]פה טאע[ . . . . . . ] דא [ . . …

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  21. 171

    LetterT-S 16.252

    Moshe b. 'Amram b. Ḥalfon ha-haver asks Za'im al-Mulk in Fustat to help him retrieve the inheritance of his grandfather in al-Ramla, which was taken …

    ‏ . . . . . . .]. . .ברים והשרים בכל שרי ה. . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . .]. ונשפלים ונבזים . .יש עפר פני הדר בא. . …

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  22. 172

    LetterT-S 16.9

    Strongly worded circular letter sent by Moses Maimonides to the country-side community, soliciting them to contribute to the ransom of captives. The two senior judges …

    ‏ וחצל באלחוינא בל ינבגי אן יקף [שיו]ככם ותלאמדכם ומקדמיכם וכלכם ‎ 1
    ‏ פי הדא אלאמר אלוקוף אלדי אמר…

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  23. 173

    LetterT-S 8J23.3

    Left side of a letter of appeal for charity, from Shaul ha-Levi. What is preserved seems to contain learned discussion of charity. (Information from Goitein's …

    ‏ ] ונעמתה אלקאיל בפצלה אעזה אללה ואטאל בקאה ‎ 1
    ‏ שאול הלוי ‎ 2
    ‏ ]. . . ומן אטאל אללה בקאה ודאם עזה ‎ …

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  24. 174

    LetterT-S 16.347

    Letter from Yeshua ha-Kohen b. Yosef in Alexandria to the community of Fustat. The handwriting is Yeshua's and the letter is written in rhymed prose. …

    ‏ [ ] ארץ ומכובדיה זיקני עם קודש וחמודיה. בני אצילים ‎ 1
    ‏ [ ]יה גדוליה ושריה זקיניה וסלריה סופרי המלוכה ת[ ] ‎ 2
    ‏ [ ] אסוריה וא[זל…

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  25. 175

    LetterT-S NS J277

    Letter of request, in which a silk-weaver who owed money to his employer, but wanted to quit his job, asks the Nagid to instruct his …

    ‏ עבדהא אבו אלעלא ‎ 1
    ‏ בן אבו אלפצל בן ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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  26. 176

    LetterT-S NS J287

    Petition from Cairo to Gaon Sar Shalom (ca. 1177-1195) in which the wife of Abu al-Ḥasan, the miller, requests that the latter not be permitted …


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    ‏ ור]בצת ואין מחריד וחלו פניך רבים: ‎ 1
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  27. 177

    LetterDK 184

    DK 184a: Copy of a letter from Sharira b. Hananya, while he was a judge (Av Beit Din) in Pumbedita, to the communities in Spain …

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  28. 178

    LetterT-S 8J27.3

    Letter to the Nagid by a woman who had taken steps to convert to Judaism requesting that he accept her conversion, which, she assures him, …

    ‏ . . . . . . . ] חצרה אלאגליה ואן ע [ . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . ] לם אבדל לא עיד ולא סבת ‎ 2
    ‏ . . . . . . . ] אן …

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  29. 179

    LetterT-S 8J28.4

    Letter in Hebrew, complete but letters smudged on right side and crossed out in line 7. Apparently an appeal for charitable assistance.

    ‏ יבא דבר אדוננו אם יצלח לי ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . המתוק בעת אשר ‎ 2
    ‏ . . . . . . . עומד אל עם רמון ‎ 3
    ‏ ואמוץ מימיו אם //אכל// …

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  30. 180

    LetterT-S 8J41.5

    Fragmentary letter of request probably from Jerusalem. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

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    ‏ . . . ] ואריכו…

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  31. 181

    LetterT-S J2.25

    Pastoral letter presumably addressed to the Fustat community from the office of one of the later Maimonidean Nagids (Yehoshuaʿ?). In addition to general admonitions, the …

    ‏ וק[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ ישראל [. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 2
    ‏ בה…

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  32. 182

    LetterT-S J2.26

    Almost poetic letter of a Gaon, perhaps Shelomo b. Yehuda. A woman deserted by her husband for many years had brought up her only son …

    ‏ שקר ואחר ימלא פיהו חצ[צים ‎ 1
    ‏ וכמה מעשיות יש בחסידים שניסרו ‎ 2
    ‏ בבניהם אבל אשרי מי שנלקח בנו ‎ 3
    ‏ וה…

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  33. 183

    LetterBodl. MS heb. a 3/15

    Autograph letter by Avraham Maimonides to the muqaddam of Minyat Ghamr and Minyat Zifta. A cousin of the muqaddam, al-Shaykh al-Muhadhdhab, was per earlier agreement …

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  34. 184

    LetterJTS Schechter 4

    Letter from Eliyyahu ha-Kohen “Beit Din” b. Avraham from al-Raqqah to Ya’aqov he-Ḥaver b. Yosef, Aleppo, ca. 1030. The writer thanks the addressee for taking …

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  35. 185

    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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  36. 186

    LetterT-S 10J27.10

    Letter from Hayya Gaon to Elhanan b. Shemarya, Fustat. February 7, 1018. The Gaon writes after he has been asked to write to Fustat on …

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  37. 187

    LetterT-S 12.851

    Fragment of a letter from Nehemya ha-Kohen, the Pumbedita Gaon, to one of the heads of the Babylonian community in Fustat, probably 963. Mentions an …

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  38. 188

    LetterT-S 8G7.1

    Letter from the head of the Gola concerning the calendar. Describes his opinion about the need to shorten two months (to 29 days) and explains …

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  39. 189

    LetterT-S AS 146.279

    Fragment of a letter opening from Sharira Gaon to Efrayim b. Sadok from Fustat. Around 980. Mentions Amram b. Mishui, the Gaon’s uncle (his mother’s …

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  40. 190

    LetterT-S 12.239

    Letter from Tiberias considering appointments which were made in one of the communities in north of Palestine or in Syria.

    ‏ אין רשות ל[כל] מי שיבוא אליכם מן דיין וא[דם ‎ 1
    ‏ מאנשי ביתי ומשפחתי ואפילו דודי ו[ ‎ 2
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  41. 191

    LetterT-S 12.242

    Letter of a local Jewish leader to his superior in the Egyptian capital. The first part of the letter is irrelevant to polygyny, thus it …

    ‏ ואיצא ‎ 13
    ‏ אערף חצרתה אן ענדנא אנסאן יסתגית ויקול לי מע זוגתי ‎ 14
    ‏ סנתין ול…

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  42. 192

    LetterT-S 16.134

    Letter from Elḥanan b. Shemarya to the community of Malīj. He has received the petition (ruqʿa) of the Alexandrian woman whose divorced husband is not …


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    ‏ אלחנן ראש הסדר שלכל ישראל ‎ 1
    ‏ בן שמריה אב בית דין שלכל ישראל ‎ 2
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  43. 193

    LetterT-S 24.49

    Letter from Evyatar ha-Kohen to ʿEli ha-Parnas. In Judaeo-Arabic with the address in Arabic script. Dating: 1070 CE (per CUDL). Containing an agreement about sending …

    ‏ בשמך רחמנא ‎ 1
    ‏ וצל כתאב מצלאי אלפרנאס אלסיד כב גד קד מר ור עלי הכהן הפרנס ‎ …

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  44. 194

    LetterT-S 13J20.17

    Letter to Eli b. Amram from a junior colleague, as court scribe, specifying the fees received for writing documents (marriage contracts, divorce documents, a power …

    ‏ שלום רב לאוהבי תורתיך ואין למו מכשול ‎ 1
    ‏ קד עלם הקדוש ברוך הוא מא עלי קלבי ומא אגדה לגיבה ‎ 2
    ‏ מולאי אלחבר המעולה …

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  45. 195

    LetterT-S 13J21.21

    Letter to a Nagid mentioning Jewish communities in various towns and villages of Galilee. The first five lines are very faded.

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    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 2
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  46. 196

    LetterT-S 13J26.16

    Letter from Yoshiyyahu Gaon to the community of Damietta, approximately 1015.

    ‏ יאשיהו ראש ישיבת גאון יעקב בירבי ‎ 1
    ‏ שלום בכל מסעדינו וברכות בכל סומכיהם וש[לומות בכל] ‎ 2
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  47. 197

    LetterT-S 13J9.6

    Letter to the head of the Academy, Avraham b. Mazhir, from [Natan] b. Shemuel. Dated Marheshvan 1141.

    ‏ בשם רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ מלך במשפט פדה ציון ובצדקת[ם ]ה שובבם מיד שוביהם ‎ 2
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  48. 198

    LetterT-S 13J9.9

    Letter to Anatoli b. Yosef to remind him of a donation promised by his congregation for the repair of a synagogue. Sent by Menahem and …

    ‏ עבדו ‎
    ‏ בש רח מנחם ‎
    ‏ מרוב כאבי ו[ע]צבי לא יכולתי להסדיר שבח ‎ 1
    ‏ רבי אוד…

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  49. 199

    LetterT-S 13J7.7

    Opening of a letter to the communities of Egypt from the community of Ramla.

    ‏ חנונו חנונו אתם אחינו בית יש כי יד נגעה בנו << ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבנא אטאל אללה בקא סאד…

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  50. 200

    LetterT-S AS 145.61

    Letter fragment from Shelomo b. Yehuda, in the hand of Yosef Ha-Kohen b. Shelomo Gaon.

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    ‏ ]נו וכרא[ ‎ 1
    ‏ לה]גיד כי שב לביתו [ ‎ 2
    ‏ להסתפיח בצל עושי מל[אכת ‎ …

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