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  1. 51

    LetterT-S Ar.38.100

    Letter from someone, probably in Barqa, to his or her "father" the judge Mūsā b. ʿImrān (or else this Mūsā is simply mentioned in the …

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  2. 52

    LetterT-S AS 121.278

    Family letter in Arabic script. Mostly crossed out with copious squiggles. Mentions the illness of the addressee's daughter (ولا تسال ما على قلبنا من . …

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  3. 53

    LetterCUL Or.1080 J99

    Family letter, partly in Hebrew and partly in Judaeo-Arabic. The handwriting seems to be that of the judge Mevorakh b. Natan. Dated: End of Ṭevet …

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  4. 54

    LetterENA NS 22.9

    Letter from the cantor Abū l-Majd (Meir b. Yakhin), in Fustat, to his brother Abū l-Najm Hilāl, presumably in Alexandria. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Early 13th …

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    1. אכוהא בו אלמגד
    2. חצרה אלאך אלשקיק ואלרכן אלותיק
    3. אלשיך בו אלנגם הלאל אדאם אללה
    4. עזה ועלאה ומן אלתופיק לא כלאה
    5. גמע אללה אלשמל בה עלי אחסן חאל
    6. ואנע…

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  5. 55

    LetterT-S NS 164.63

    Fragment from a private letter. On recto there is the end of a legal query concerning an alley and a qāʿa and a majlis. This …

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  6. 56

    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1454

    Letter from Dāʾūd [...], possibly in Jerusalem, to his 'brother' Shemuel b. Yaʿaqov the physician (Samawʾal b. Yaʿqūb al-Mutaṭabbib), in New Cairo. In Judaeo-Arabic, with …

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  7. 57

    LetterT-S NS J487

    Informal note addressed to a certain Abū ʿAlī. In Judaeo-Arabic. Verso is a draft of recto. The addressee is asked to go to the sender's …

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  8. 58

    LetterBL OR 10794.16

    Letter of appeal for charity. There are 10 lines of flowery Hebrew praises for the recipient followed by a space and then six lines of …

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  9. 59

    LetterT-S Ar.13.15

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Likely ca. 12th–14th century. "When the letter arrived which you sent with the wife of my maternal uncle to Ibn Ṣaghīr …

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  10. 60

    LetterT-S NS 225.12

    Letter from Yosef to his brother Elʿazar aka Abū Manṣūr b. Abū l-Surūr. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Likely 12th or 13th century. Fragment (upper part of …

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  11. 61

    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/45

    Letter addressed to Abū Sahl ha-Levi (the cantor of the Palestinian synagogue in Fustat, who died in 1211), with greetings also to his brothers Moshe …

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  12. 62

    Legal documentT-S 10J6.11

    Legal query addressed to Maṣliaḥ Gaon. In Judaeo-Arabic. Written and signed by Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Also signed by Natan b. Shelomo ha-Kohen and Nathan b. …

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  13. 63

    LetterT-S NS J95b

    Letter to the judge Peraḥya (b. Yosef?). In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender (also a judge?) woke up sick, so instead of coming to work he sends …

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  14. 64

    LetterAIU VII.E.167

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment (upper right corner). Rudimentary spellings. The sender expresses concern about the addressee's illness and the capitation tax (kharāj); also mentions describe …

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  15. 65

    LetterENA 1157.23

    Business letter from a Maghribi merchant. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably 11th century. Not mentioned in the literature. Avraham b. Yamān is mentioned. The sickness of …

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  16. 66

    LetterENA 3792.4

    Letter from Umm al-Khayr, the widow of Eliyya al-Dimunshī, in Ragusa, Sicily, to her son Yehuda b. Eliyya in Fustat. Around 1060. The woman lives …

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    1. מן עברתי אלדי אדא אתדכרת פל דכרך ופי א[ ]

    2. תסבק כלמתי גמיע דאלך מן קוה חסרתי ומן א[ ]

    3. אלשדיד ואשתיאקד אלבעיד פי בלד ל[א לה] [ו]ל[א] קריב ו…

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  17. 67

    LetterENA 3792.5

    Letter from Shemarya to his brother Yaʿaqov. Written in non-fluent Hebrew (e.g. uses אהיה as a copulative when there is no need; and more). The …

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  18. 68

    LetterENA NS 60.18

    Letter of appeal or recommendation addressed to Moshe ha-Kohen. The introduction is in Hebrew and the body in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer reports that the bearer …

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  19. 69

    LetterENA NS 32.14

    Letter from Abū Sahl Levi probably to his son Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer conveys the news that the adressee's brother Abū …

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    1. בש רח
    2. אללה תעלא לא
    3. יוחשני מן אלולד
    4. אלמבארך משה
    5. ויגמע אלשמל
    6. בה ברזק ואסע
    7. אמן ואן אכוך
    8. אלשיך אבו אל
    9. חסן עלי גמלה
    10. אלסלמה ואלעפיה
    11. מן פצל אללה
    12. ומא…

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  20. 70

    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 1772/17

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer is recovering from illnesses and is in difficult financial straits. He asks for a loan of 62 dirhams. Dating: likely …

    1. ירום] הודו ויגדל
    2. כבודו . . . . . . . . . . .] . מולנא אן אלשיך . . . . . אכד
    3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .] ען שהרין מן [אלשיך] אלסדיד
    4. . . . . . .…

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  21. 71

    LetterT-S 10J18.6

    Letter from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to his father-in-law Abū l-Faraj. The addressee's daughter Sitt Ghazāl is well. Shelomo writes that when two letters went unanswered, …

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  22. 72

    LetterT-S 12.389

    Letter from Yeshuʿa b. Ismāʿīl, in Fustat, to Khallūf b. Mūsā, in Palermo. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in both Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic script. Dating: …

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    1. כתאבי יאסידי ומולאי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם סלאמתך וסעאדתך ונעמאך מן אל

    2. פצטאט לה איאם מצת מן אייר ערפך אללה ברכתה וסעאדה מא יליה ברחמתה

    3. ואלח…

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  23. 73

    LetterT-S 13J18.5

    Letter from Natan ha-Kohen b. Yosef to Yiṣḥaq ha-Kohen b. Yaʿaqov the judge, whom he calls his son. He writes about some small business matters …

    1. בשמך רחמנה
    2. ברוך הגבר אשר יבטח בייי והיה ייי מבטחו בורא
    3. ניב שפתים שלום שלום לרחוק ולקרוב אמר ייי ורפאתיו
    4. ישא ייי פניו אליך וישם לך שלום ואמרתם כה לאח…

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  24. 74

    LetterT-S 13J18.9

    Letter from Shabbetay b. Moshe to Peraḥya b. Sasson 'ḥemdat ha-yeshiva'. Mainly in Hebrew, with a few phrases in Judaeo-Arabic and part of the address …

    1. בש רח
    2. אשרי כל ירא יהוה ההלך בדרכיו
    3. אשרי תמימי דרך אשרי ההוגים
    4. בתורת יהוה יומם ולילה
    5. משמים שלומות יאספו שרים ברכות יתוספו
    6. הצלחת מעשים יתעופפו בנאות ד…

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  25. 75

    LetterT-S 13J21.15

    Letter, draft, from Shelomo to Avraham ha-Sar, Ner ha-Maʿaravi, in childish script. He is unable to come because his father is ill. Information from Goitein's …

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  26. 76

    Legal documentT-S Ar.51.53

    Recto: Legal document in Judaeo-Arabic, which partly consists of a deathbed will. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi. Location: Fustat. Dated: Wednesday, 24 …

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  27. 77

    Legal documentT-S NS 327.51

    Legal testimony. The witnesses have examined (bāsharū) the Jew Ibrāhīm b. Abū l-ʿAlāʾ, and found that he had developed leprosy (judhām) on account of a …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    2. شهد من يضع خط واثبت اسمه وهو المسلمون [الاحرار]
    3. الامنا والمقبولو القول في سهادتهم انهم باشروا ابراهيم بن بو العلا 
    4. اليه…

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  28. 78

    LetterT-S 6J2.30

    Letter from Yeḥezqel, unknown location, to Avraham ha-Melammed, probably in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer asks the addressee to find out from Abū l-Bahā' if …

    1. ב
    2. חצרה אלשיך אלאגל אלתלמיד אלגליל ר אברהם המלמד החכ[ם
    3. והנבון שצ מכצוצה באגל סלאם מן כאדמהא אלדאעי להא
    4. יחזקאל וינהי אלי גלאלהא אנה כאן סאל תפצלהא פי …

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  29. 79

    LetterT-S 8J33.7

    Upper part of a letter from Musa b. Yusuf b. Nissim, possibly to Ishaq al-Nafusi (line 8), who had written regarding the wife of his …

    1. ממלוכה שאכר תפצלה
    2. מוסי בן יוסף בן נסים נע
    3. בשמ רחמ ותשועת צדיקים מיוי וג
    4. וצלת כתב מולאי וסיידי וסנדי ועזתי ואעתמאדי אטאל אללה
    5. בקאה ואדאם עזה ונעמאה ו…

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  30. 80

    LetterCUL Or.1080 J26

    Letter in which an heir informs his correspondent that no one, the government included, had any claim on his inheritance and adds that his case …

    1. בשמ
    2. תקדם כתאבי אליך יא סיידי ומולאי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם
    3. נעמאך אעלמתך פיה וצולנא אלי קוץ ואן מצית בתוקיע
    4. אלי מולאי אלקאצי יוגת (!) פיה אן מא להם ואר…

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  31. 81

    LetterT-S 13J7.2

    Letter from a certain Yaʿqūb to Abū l-Faḍāʾil b. Abū Saʿīd known as al-Yatīm. In Judaeo-Arabic. The addressee's mother has been sick. The addressee has …

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    1. אעלם חצרה מולאי אלשיך
    2. אלאגל אטאל אללה בקאה
    3. ואדאם עזה ונעמאה ומן
    4. חסון תופיקה לא אכלה גמע
    5. אללה ביננא עלי אסר חאל
    6. במנה וכרמה אן שא אללה
    7. ולדי תרי…

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  32. 82

    LetterJRL Gaster ar. 352

    Letter addressed to Abū Saʿd. In Arabic script. The sender begs for an urgent loan of 5 dirhams, because he is sick. He will try …

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  33. 83

    LetterENA NS 7.18

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic addressed to 'the father' Abū Sahl. The writer reports that a sick man is in dangerous condition (al-marīḍ ʿalā khaṭar (or conceivably …

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  34. 84

    LetterT-S 8J19.23

    Letter from Abūn b. Ṣedaqa (Jerusalem) to Nahray b. Nissim (Fustat). Dating: 10 March 1064 CE (Gil). Abūn mentions that he is unable to travel …

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  35. 85

    LetterT-S NS 99.7

    Fragment of a Judaeo-Arabic letter addressed (in Arabic) to Abū l-Ḥasan Bishr b. Hilāl al-Baghdādī. The writer refers to his illness ([mā] anā ʿalayhi min …

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  36. 86

    LetterT-S 13J24.18

    Letter sent from Fustat by Shelomo b. Eliyyahu ha-Dayyan to Sitt Rayhan, expressing concern about her health (r3–11, v20, address), dealing with a house of …

    1. אלי סת ריחאן וגה אללה להא באלעאפיה
    2. וגמע שמלנא בהא קריבא במנה
    3. נעלמהא אן מא יעלם אחד מא עלי
    4. קלובנא מן אגל מרצך ולם יתגדד
    5. לנא כתאב ולא כבר יטמן קלובנא

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  37. 87

    LetterT-S 8K13.5

    Short letter from Bū l-Majd (Meir b. Yakhin), Fustat, to Bū l-Futūḥ (Yehuda b. al-ʿAmmānī), Alexandria. Meir reports that he received the letter containing the …

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  38. 88

    LetterT-S AS 148.218

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer describes how he became so sick he despaired of life, but God sent health. Also mentions Abū l-Ḥasan b. …

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    1. תפצל בש . . . . סאלתה למ[
    2. והו אבו אלחסן בן כליף [
    3. יא מולאי מן תמן אלל[
    4. פמא אדא . . אלא מן ענדך ולו ערפתך יאמולא[י
    5. מא יטרא עלי[י פי] כל וקת מן…

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  39. 89

    LetterMoss. VII,160.1

    Letter in which the sender addresses a cantor, who has been sick, and whom the writer has not recently seen, and from whom he now …

    1. פארקת מולאי אלחזאן אלגליל נט רח
    2. והו עלי מא כאן עליה מן אלוגע
    3. ואלי אלאן לם נגתמע וקלבי בה
    4. משגול אללה לא ישאהדני פיה
    5. מכרוה וסאלתה יתפצל ינפד אליי
    6. מא כ…

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  40. 90

    LetterMoss. VII,188.3

    Fragment of a begging letter addressed to Avraham Maimonides in the name of a poor, sick man.

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  41. 91

    LetterT-S 8J15.12

    Letter from Eliyyahu the Judge to his son Shelomo (Abu l-Barakāt). The writer asks Shelomo to come immediately to his mother, who is ill, because …

    1. יברכך ייי מציון ואלדה אליהו היב'
    2. אעלם ולדי אבו אלברכאת רזקה אללה אלברכאת
    3. אנני עמלת פי הדא אלעיד מצוה עצימה יכאפיני
    4. אללה בהא חית אנני אפתרק תמנה (?) …

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  42. 92

    LetterENA 2744.4

    Upper fragment: Letter fragment addressed to Ṣadaqa ha-Ḥakham. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer conveys his sympathy for the addressee's illness. He mentions that R. Sasson has …

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  43. 93

    LetterT-S AS 145.19

    Informal note in Hebrew. Asking for money for supporting the sick people (?חולין) in the writer's household. (Information from Goitein's index card)

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  44. 94

    LetterT-S 10J9.4

    Recto (secondary use): Letter containing a poem addressed a dignitary. In Hebrew. Possibly a token of gratitude for help that the sender received. The letter's …

    1. بسم
    2. חן וחמלה ורוח והצלה וחכמה עם נחלה ושם ותהלה ויקר וגדולה ורנה
    3. וגילה ושמחה כפולה ורפאות תעלה והסרת מחלה ומילוי כל שאלה משוכן מעלה
    4. אל יסוד המעלה לי…

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  45. 95

    LetterMoss. VII,150.2

    Letter from Peraḥya b. Yosef Yijū to Saadya b. Avraham Ibn al-Amshāṭī. Fragment. Dating: ca. 1160s. Same writer and addressee: Moss. VII,152.1, ENA 4020.1, ENA …

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  46. 96

    LetterT-S H7.13

    Most of the page contains series of poems. On one page there is a short note addressed to Eliyyahu the Judge from an in-law of …

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  47. 97

    LetterT-S 16.290

    A letter to Maimonides with his handwritten reply. The writer states that he has acquired a rudimentary knowledge of philosophy but needs an instructor to …

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  48. 98

    LetterT-S NS 305.15

    Letter addressed to al-shaykh Abū l-[...] al-Yahūdī in Fustat. From his family members (maybe a brother?) outside of the capital. They urge him to come …

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  49. 99

    LetterT-S Ar.35.300

    Family letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The addressee is in Sammanūd. On recto, there are greetings and expressions of longing, "We have not enjoyed a day of …

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  50. 100

    LetterT-S 8J19.8 + CUL Add.3342

    Monumental letter of congratulation after recovery from an illness, written in rhymed Hebrew prose by the court clerk Mevorakh b. Natan and addressed to ʿAzaryahu …

    1. . . . . .]ה. .[.]. .[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]ה מעלה עלי . . . . .נים
    2. רסיס ידיו ריוה [. .].לי . . . חוה ומ.לם שיוה במדבר מעינים
    3. והוא שר הצב…

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