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    Legal documentBL OR 10126(3).14

    Cryptic document. In Judaeo-Arabic. Headed ב, then "in which your slave Abū l-[...] asked Sayyidnā (=you) . . . the letter from al-Muʿaẓẓam to al-Qāḍī …

    1. ב
    2. אלדי סאל חצרה סיידנא פיה ממאליכהא אבו אלרצא אל
    3. אבואני א . . כתאב מן אלמעטם אלי אלקאצי אלמכין [[אל]]
    4. משארף אלאסכנדריה באלוציה פי אן יטלק לה רבע אל …

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    Legal documentENA 3844.6

    Legal query in Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning a man who had a debt to the heqdesh. He pawned his wife's property against her well, promising her that …

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    Legal documentJRL Gaster heb. ms 1862/4b

    Legal query addressed to Yehosef ha-Rav. Small fragment.

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    Legal documentT-S NS 264.76

    Small fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Probably a legal query ("mā yaqūl sayyidunā. . . ").

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.35.239

    Legal query, draft. In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning a man who had a deposit but claimed he had lost it. There are sundry other jottingss and drafts, …

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    Legal documentT-S Misc.28.102

    Legal query in Judaeo-Arabic, concerning a dispute over who had the right to lead the congregation in prayer.

    1. מא יקולו חכמי ישראל ורבניהם פי קהל כרים מן ישראל
    2. יש צו יגתמעו בבית הכנסת ללצלאה ואכתארו אן
    3. יכון שליח צבור אלדי יאם בהם כמא ארשדו לדלך
    4. אלחכמים והו קו…

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    Legal documentT-S K26.24

    Legal query, draft. In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning the purchase of half of a house in Muslim courts. On a reused Aramaic Targum.

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    Legal documentYevr.-Arab. I 1700.22

    Entry in court notebook (#58). Legal query. Regarding a partnership in which one party has contributed all the capital and in which the ṣāḥib al-māl …

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    Legal documentENA NS 7.90

    Legal query in Judaeo-Arabic (fa-yuftūnā sādātunā). Looks like the hand of Abū Zikrī Kohen; compare BL OR 5549.5 (PGPID 6238).

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.44.207

    Legal query addressed to Avraham Maimonides. Concerning the estate of a deceased man and a transaction carried out by his widow. Information from Baker/Polliack catalog.

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    Legal documentT-S AS 149.217

    Legal query. In Judaeo-Arabic. Fragmentary. Mentions that a shimmush (court record? or simply a contract?) was drawn up between Reuven and Shemuel.

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    Legal documentT-S 13J31.2

    Legal query addressed to the Gaʾon Moshe (b. Netanʾel) ha-Levi concerning the claims of a creditor against the widow of the man who owed him. …

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    LetterT-S 8.14

    Letter from Menashshe b. Moshe (of Zawīlat al-Mahdiyya?) to a judge (in Fustat?). In Judaeo-arabic. Concerning a power of attorney for which 1 dinar was …

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    Legal documentENA 2808.15a

    A legal query, possibly addressed to R. Yiṣḥaq ha-Sefaradi (per Goitein, Palestinian Jewry, 309–11), concerning an adopted woman who fled her marriage to a foster …

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    1. בש
    2. אלדי נסאל חצרה רבינו הרב המובהק אדאם אללה עזהא
    3. ותבת איאמהא תפתינא פי מא ילזם פי הדה אלנובה ודאך
    4. אן וצלו מנד זמאן נסא שבויים וכאן פיהם צבאיא…

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    1. In (Your) N(ame).

    2. This is what we ask your excellency, our master, the prominent Rav, may God make your exalted position permanent

    3. and yo…

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES A 1684

    A very damaged fragment. The upper text block is the end of a legal query probably written by Shelomo b. Eliyyahu (active in the first …

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    Legal documentAIU III.D.7

    Legal queries and responsa. Late.

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    Legal documentAIU III.B.134

    Legal queries and responsa of Shelomo ibn Aderet. All having to do with marriage laws. Late.

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    LetterT-S 6J7.23

    Informal note in Judaeo-Arabic. Written by Hananel b. Shemuel. He exhorts the addressee to assist al-Shaykh al-Nafīs, evidently concerning a legal query which the latter …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. e 98/58

    Legal query addressed to Avraham Maimonides. Concerning a certain Kohen who is seeking a restraining order against his divorcee and to prohibit her from entering …

    1. מא יקול הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרנו ורבנו אדונינו
    2. נגידנו אברהם הרב המובהק הפטיש החזק נר המערבי
    3. דגל הרבנים אור העולם ירום הודו ויגדל כבודו פי שכץ כהן

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    Legal documentT-S AS 153.226 + T-S NS J326 + T-S Ar.18(2).73

    Legal query sent to the Judge Anaṭoli about a debt. In the hand of Berakhot b. Shemuel. See Mordechai Akiva Friedman, "Responsa of Abraham Maimonides …

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    Legal documentENA 2742.6

    Legal query addressed to Yehosef Rosh ha-Seder. Concerning a muqaddam who demanded that his name be included in the kaddish as had been done for …

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    Legal documentENA NS 29.13

    Legal query addressed to Abū ʿImrān, perhaps Maimonides. In Judaeo-Arabic. Rudimentary handwriting. The question regards a certain Tamīm in Qalyūb. It seems that he refuses …

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    Legal documentJRL Gaster heb. ms 1862/3c

    Legal query in the hand of Yedutun ha-Levi. In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning prayer/liturgy.

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    Legal documentJRL Gaster heb. ms 1862/9

    Legal query with responsum. In Judaeo-Arabic. Quite faded.

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    Legal documentT-S NS J496 + T-S 10J21.15

    Legal query, draft, in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Regarding the money left by a dead husband. In the margin: "As for the 70 …

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    Legal documentT-S 10J22.8

    Legal query and responsum regarding joint ownership of a house. The person who holds three quarters of the house demands from the man holding one …

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    Legal documentT-S 12.799

    Question to Muslim jurisconsults. In Arabic script. Concerning a case of inheritance: ما يقولوا سادتي الشيوخ اطال الله . . . . وتاييدهم في رجل …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. e 98/28

    Legal query involving Sitt al-Ḥusn and the property of an orphan. With responsa from Moshe Maimonides, Sason ha-Dayyan, and Shelomo b. Natan. There is another …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J27.14

    Fragment of a legal query mentioning a woman and a daughter, the father having been absent 16 years.

    1. . . . . . ] תעוקני [[רא]] וקד אעגבהם אלדין מן אן יקס/א/הא
    2. . . ] אבוהא מא יקדר יחצר וואלדת אלצבייה תעיש
    3. מ]ע אלדין חצורהא וואלדתהא מעהא לקבע אלקדושה
    4. .…

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    Legal documentT-S 8J22.29

    Beginning of a query submitted to Maimonides, beginning by telling about a local man who is now living in another city (the rest is too …

    1. עולה
    2. מא יקול הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת הוד ועטרת [ראשינו
    3. מר ורב מר משה הרב הגדול בישראל יהי שמו לעו[לם
    4. פי רגל יכן לה בית פי בלד וסאפר והו פי בלד אכר //א…

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    LetterT-S 16.62

    Letter from Yaʿaqov b. Nissim of Qayrawan to the Tunisian port of Qabis, c. 1000. The letter concerns legal questions asked by the addressee from …

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    1. לכבוד התלמידים היקרים במדינת קאבס אוהבי תורה מסלסלי
    2. . . . . הדרה] מפלפלי תושיה מתלתלי קווצות משלשלי שבצות בוחרי נבחר
    3. . . . . .ח]ר א[. . . . . …

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    Legal documentNLI 577.4/41

    Recto: Legal query involving partners in the royal mint whose money was stolen. In particular, when one of the partners runs away and hides so …

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    Legal documentT-S Misc.35.17

    Legal queries addressed to Shemarya b. Elḥanan regarding marital laws. One in Hebrew and one in Judaeo-Arabic (this one crossed out)

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    Legal documentT-S 8J7.18

    Request for a responsum concerning a carpenter who let his Muslim employees work making doors on a Saturday. He was ordered flogged by some scholars, …

    1. מא יקול סיידנא אלריס שצ פי רגל סאכן פי דכאן פי סוק אן
    2. שארע פלמא כאן יום אלסבת אלדי הוה וצט אלעיד ראו גמאעה מן
    3. ישראל אלדכאן מפתוחה ופיהא נגארין יעמלו…

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    Legal documentT-S AS 146.145

    Fragment from the bottom of a legal query in Hebrew. Regarding whether it is permissible to partner with a gentile for a business which requires …

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    Legal documentMoss. VIII,403

    Legal query in the hand of Berakhot b. Shemuel addressed to the judge Shelomo ha-Talmid, aka Shelomo b. Natan ha-Levi. With his autograph response. Also …

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    LetterT-S 8J14.14

    Letter from Yeshuʿa b. Elʿazar Shammāʿ (candle maker or seller) to Abū l-Fakhr b. Abū l-Maʿālī. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Only the opening and the …

    Recto:

    1. עבדו ומודה חסדו השוגה בא[הבתו
    2. ישועה בר אלעזר שמאע
    3. בש] רח
    4. ] חכמה ולשונו חבר משפט תורת אלהיו בלבו לא תמעד אשוריו

    Recto, upper margin:

    1. ואלגואב…

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    Legal documentNLI 577.5/11

    Legal query in Judaeo-Arabic. Regarding a partnership in a house and the death and inheritance of one of the partners. This is the original JA …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.39.417

    Legal query in Arabic script. Dating: Late? A completely-preserved query with regard to a jointly owned house including a qāʿa and riwāq (شركة في دار …

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    Legal documentT-S G1.64

    Rough draft of a question probably sent to a Gaon in Palestine.

    1. יורינו אדונינו גאון נטרה רחמנא וברכיה ויהב ליה אגריה לה
    2. על כן המו מעי יהיו ימיו סמוכים לימי גאולה אמן אמן [נצח] סלה
    3. מא יקול סידנא אלרייס אלגליל בקאה…

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    Legal documentENA 3957.4

    Legal query. In Arabic script. Addressed to "al-sāda al-fuqahāʾ al-ajillāʾ." Regarding a woman who sold a property; what happened next is not entirely clear. Mentions …

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    LetterT-S NS 342.11 + T-S NS 342.82 + T-S NS 342.104 + T-S NS 342.72 + T-S NS 342.75 + T-S NS 342.73 + T-S NS 342.1 + T-S NS 342.70

    Legal query addressed to the Gaʾon (probably Maṣliaḥ) in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe ha-Levi. Concerning a man who remarried after the death of …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J26.21

    Query about a debtor who had taken an oath before the Jewish court and then had recourse to a Muslim court. (Information from Mediterranean Society, …

    1. פי ראובן לה דינא ענד שמעון . . . . . מקסט פי כל שה[ר
    2. בקסטה פאסתחק בעץ אל(!) אלמבלג פחצרא אלי מושב
    3. בית דין וטלב ראובן מן כצמה אלמסתחק פאדעא
    4. אלעדם פאל…

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.54.48

    Legal query addressed to Great Rav Elʿazar of Alexandria (ha-Gaon, ha-Nasi). Concerning two men who had an argument over chess. "The two spread out the …

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    Legal documentAIU III.D.5

    Legal query in Judaeo-Arabic addressed to "sayyidnā al-shelishi" regarding a man who died and left his entire estate to one of his two cousins, but …

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    Legal documentBL OR 5563D.11

    Legal queries addressed to Avraham Maimonides, probably in the hand of Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi, about a partnership.

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    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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    Legal documentJRL Gaster heb. ms 1861/2

    Left side of a page of legal queries in the hand of Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi (found by Amir Ashur).

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. d 62/119

    Legal query addressed to Yiṣḥaq b. Sasson ha-Dayyan, with his responsum and signature. Concerning an upstanding man whose only trade is teaching Torah but who …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 44.32

    Legal query to the jurisconsult Shihāb al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī Muḥammad b. Maḥmūd Abū l-Fatḥ regarding liability for damaged property. The house of a Muslim had collapsed …

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    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
    2. ما يقول سيدنا الشيخ الفقيه المولا الزاهد العابد
    3. شهاب الدين وفقه الله لطاعيه في رجل
    4. يهودى له دار متسفلة و بجانبها…

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    1. In the name of God, the merciful and compassionate.  
    2. What does our lord the elder, the jurisconsult, the master, the ascetic, the pious…

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