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    LetterT-S 13J13.26

    Letter to Judge Elijah from his brother-in-law Abu-l-Fadl of Alexandria (13th century).

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    LetterT-S NS J45

    Recto: Note in Judaeo-Arabic in which Shelomo b. Eliyyahu requests from an unidentified philanthropist a sum of money to cover Sabbath expenditures. Verso: Jottings in …

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    LetterT-S 10J7.2

    Letter from Joseph b. Jacob Kohen in Bilbays to Elijah the judge, complains about economic conditions there. Early 13th century. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 10J14.4

    Recto: Letter from Elʿazar b. Abraham b. Elišaʿ to Elijah the judge b. Zechariah, concerning a dispute about rent payments. Mentions Abū l-Faraj the glazier, …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/71

    Letter addressed to R. Ḥananel, who receives about 10 lines of titles. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Likely early 13th century. Only three lines are …

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    Legal documentCUL Or.1081 2.17

    Legal document, damaged, dated no earlier than 1289 CE (אלפא ושית מאה . . . ).

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    Legal documentT-S NS 321.108

    Legal fragment dated 1272/73 CE. Possibly drawn up in [Benha] al-ʿAsal.

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    LetterT-S 20.15

    Letter addressed to Hodaya b. Yishai the Exilarch from Damascus who visited Egypt in the 1230s to solicit money from the communities there and overstayed …

    ‏ לכבוד אשר . הכבוד [ח]לק לו מכבודו וקדושת מי שהקדוש ספק לו מקדושתו ‎ 1
    ‏ וגדולת אשר לו הגדולה ... לו מ...…

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    Legal documentT-S 6J3.26

    Legal document concerning the community in Alexandria sending a sum of money to help repair an old synagogue in Jerusalem. There are five signatures on …

    ‏ ] ק [ ] עלי ידה ‎ 1
    ‏ מן אלקהל אלכרים [ ] שנת ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J189

    Confirmation of a payment ca. 1220. The beadle Abu'l-Farah (known also as Tahir) pays 30 wariq dirhams for removal of garbage, apparently from the synagogue. …


    ‎TS NS J 189 Gil, Documents, pp. 428-429 Doc. #127 Confirmation of a payment ca. 1220 SH [3-17-87] (P)
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    LetterT-S 8J13.21

    Letter to Simha from Eliyyahu in which he notes that he left from Fustat and arrived in Alexandria on Friday, and further states that “our …

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    ‏ אלי חצרה ר שמחה הבחור היקר סט ‎ 2
    ‏ מן מחבה אליהו ‎ 3
    ‏ יערפה אנה…

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    LetterT-S 8J17.25

    Letter from Yefet b. Ḥalfon to Eliyyahu the judge, requesting him to obtain a legal decision (fatwa) from the Nagid Avraham and to pass it …

    ‏ אלממלוך אלאצגר יפת בר ‎ 1
    ‏ חלפון זצל ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 8J17.8

    Letter of recommendation concerning one of the chief people in Sunbat, who had to flee because he could not afford to pay his own and …

    ‏ ב . ‎ 1
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    Legal documentT-S 16.172

    Recto: Draft of a legal document. Dating: 13th century. Abū l-Karam b. Ḥananyahu the Judge buys from Abū l-Ḥasan Yefet ha-Levi one quarter of a …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] זבינין גמירין חתיכין חליטין שרירין וקיימין ומשלמין ליה ולירתיה בתריה מיומ…

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    Legal documentT-S 6J3.10

    Legal document from the time of Avraham Maimonides (1205-1237) regarding a debt of 96 dirhams.


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    ‏ למא כאן פי אלעשר אלאכי[ר . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ שנין לשטרות בפסטאט מ[צרים דעל נילוס נהרא מותבה רשותיה דאדוננו ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 10J14.15

    Recto: Letter containing greetings to several people. (Information from Goitein's index cards) Verso: Magical text, Shimmush Tehillim, 13th-century. (Information from CUDL)

    ‏ ומא אחתאג אן אתוצי עלי ‎ 1
    ‏ כדמתך פי כל כתא…

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    LetterT-S 10J14.29

    Letter from Shelomo (Abu l-Barakat) in Alexandria to to his brother, the physician Abu Zikri son of Abu l-Faraj (Eliyyahu the Judge), in Fustat. Only …

    ‏ הנה אל ישועתי וכל ‎ 1
    ‏ שלום רב ל…

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    LetterT-S 10J17.10

    Letter to Abū l-Faḍl in the Fayyum, reports very low prices of wheat in Cairo and a story of unsold bread. Thirteenth century. VMR (Information …

    ‏ ותשועת צדיקים מייי מעוזם בעת צ ‎ 1
    ‏ רננו צ…

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    LetterT-S 10J17.11

    Note to Umm Bū Zikrī. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer tells her to pack her belongings and to come immediately with the bearer of the letter …

    ‏ אלדי אעלם בה אם בו זכרי ‎ 1
    ‏ צאנהא אללה תע אן סאעה ‎ 2
    ‏ ו…

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    LetterT-S 10J18.12

    Letter addressed to Najīb al-Siqillī, in Alexandria. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in both Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic script. Dating: Probably no earlier than 13th century. …

    ‏ שילת לקי מעא מש ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J33

    Notification by the court referring to a decision made in July 1238 and announcing that the collector of the alms for the poor was empowered …


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    ‏ ללשיך אלעפיף שמ צ. בקיה ‎ 1
    ‏ יכן אלחפיר [. . .] ען פלוס ד נקרה ‎ 2
    ‏ ודראהם נקרה וזנהא כד> ‎ 3
    ‏ יכון] גמל…

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.54.49

    Declaration about five generations of males and females related by ramified family connections. Dated to the 13th century. (Information from Mediterranean Society, III, p. 286)

    ‏ א]בו אלסרור לה תלת אולאד אוהלם(!) אבו נצר ואלתאני אבו סעד ‎ 1
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    LetterT-S 13J22.5

    Letter of holiday greetings from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to his paternal aunt. 13th century. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 13J20.24

    Letter from an unknown writer in Bilbays to Judge Eliyyahu, dated 1237. The writer complains about the meagre salary of public officials there.

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    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J64

    Statement signed in 1225 CE by Judge Eliyyahu about a sale in the bazaar of a woman's clothes-- see Goitein Nachlass material

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    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J116

    Court record, fragmentary, dated 1227; see Gotein Nachlass material

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    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J239

    Affidavit of a loan by Berakhot b. Yosef to Perahyah b. Adahay signed by Judge Eliyyahu in 1220-- see Goitein Nachlass material

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    LetterT-S 10J12.19

    Letter from Toviyya (Abu Mansur) to Eliyyahu the judge. Toviyya informs Eliyyahu that he found no buyers for lac in al-Mahalla and so he sold …

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    LetterT-S 10J20.11

    Letter to Eliyyahu the judge from a female relative in Alexandria, complaining about his treatment of her family. Early 13th century. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S 12.266

    Letter from Yosef b. Yishaq Yerushalmi to Ya'aqov ha-Talmid b. Binyamin. He asks him to receive a bashful needy man well and take care of …

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    Legal documentT-S 12.664

    Bill of divorce signed in 1222 by Eliyyahu ha-dayyan.

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    List or tableCUL Or.1080 1.85

    Book list and a quotation from a halakhic source or a responsum. Probably in the hand of Joseph Rosh ha-Seder (late 12th and early 13th …

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    LetterT-S 12.276

    Letter addressed to Nasi Yoshiyahu. The writer has many debts. Abu Sa'd and the son of al-Rayyis Sulayman are mentioned. In the last lines, the …

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    LetterT-S 16.63

    Letter. The writer explains how a certificate written some hundreds of years earlier was found again after it had been missing for a long time. …

    ‏ [א]נה אלאצל אליום ואלתקריר אלמקרר פי כל מוצע ומוצע ומן אוקפה ולאי ‎ 1
    ‏ שי אוקף ‎ …

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    LetterT-S 24.41

    Letter from Daniel Bavli b. Saadia, regarding a stranded Nasi, perhaps Yoshiyyahu b. Yishai, 1211 CE. Greetings are sent to various people, including Ḥananel, his …


    ‎(Recto)
    ‏ ..............................רים עד ‎ 1
    ‏ ....................... לרפאת בחמת ...... ‎ 2
    ‏ [ל]כבוד …

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    Legal documentT-S 6J1.1

    Deposition in court on a compound of the Qodesh ca. 1230. Judge Yehi'el b. Elyaqim and Netaniel b. Yeshu'a bear witness that a tabaqa and …

    ‏ נקול נחן אלשהוד אלוצעין(!) כטוטנא ‎ 1
    ‏ אכר הדה אלמחצר באן אלטבקה אלפוק/א/ניה ‎ 2
    ‏ אלדי(!) פי דאר אלהקדש פי זקאק כביצה ‎ 3
    ‏ אלמער…

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    Legal documentT-S 8.143

    Text of a will, Fustat, 1250, as well as a draft of a letter to Abu l-Ḥasan, a judge in Bilbays. At the top of …

    ‏ נקול נחן אלשהוד אלואצעין כטוטנא אכר הדא אלמסטור אנ[א] ‎ 1
    ‏ למא כאן יום אלארבעה אלראבע מחדש אלול שנת אלפא וחמיש ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S 8J11.2

    Recto: Memorial list (ancestry tree) of Maimonides’ wife’s ancestors. Written in 13th century handwriting (Goitein). Verso: List mentioning Netan'el, his son Berakhot and grandson Menakhem, …


    ‎verso
    ‏ כבוד גדולות [[ק]] מרנו ורבנו נתנאל ‎ 1
    ‏ הוד המלכות זצל' וחמודו זכר ‎ 2
    ‏ כבוד …

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    LetterT-S 8J16.24

    Letter from Ishaq ‘Ammani in which he praises the recipient El'azar ha-Levi ha-Sar and his success with Yoshiyyahu ha-Nasi Nasi ha-Jalut. Also mentions Ishaq Kattan …

    ‏ בשמך רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ עמי עשו אלממלוך י…

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    LetterT-S 8J18.29

    Letter from Alexandria expressing the deep gratitude of the community after the appointment of an inspired teacher and judge. The letter was sent to Fustat …

    ‏ עמיעשו ‎ 1
    ‏ ממלוכה מעאני ‎ 2
    ‏ לנטע …

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    Legal documentT-S 16.200

    A physician Shemuel grants a loan of four hundred cut-up dirhams to Abu al-Faraj, a simsar (broker) in Misr (Fustat) and Cairo, to be paid …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . ]נו אדונינו [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . ] התורה ממשיבי מלחמה שער…

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    Legal documentT-S 8J9.11

    Legal document draft detailing that Makin, son of Moshe, the judge, was a proprietor of part of a sugar factory and agreed to sell his …

    ‏ חצרא אלינא אבראהים בן אלשיך אבו ‎ 1
    ‏ סעד ומכין ר משה הדיין נע בעד ‎ 2
    ‏ מא כאן יתבאינוא //באלאמס // כל מנהם פי אלחצ…

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    LetterT-S 10J12.10

    Letter from Meir b. al-Hamadani to the judge Eliyyahu, asking that he provide a person the writer had met with certain supplies. Dated to the …

    ‏ בר צעי]ר עבדי אדוני ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    List or tableBL OR 5566C.2

    Verso: Accounts in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 1200–1240 CE, based on Goitein's assessment. "[Received on account of the] Food for the Poor—101 1/2 [dirhems]." Accounts for one …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J6.10

    Verso: Record of the scribe Abū l-Faraj b. Abū Naṣr b. al-Mesos in which he testifies to having received from Shelomo ha-Nasi one Egyptian dinar. …


    ‎1238
    ‏ אקול ואנא אבו אלפרג בן אבו נצר בן אלמשוש נע' ‎ 1
    ‏ אנני תסלמת מן מר ור שלמה הנשיא הגדול ‎ 2
    ‏ נשיא גליות ישראל ירום הודו …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J11.14

    Legal document. Partnership agreement. Dating: ca. 1210s. Location: Fustat. This fragment preserves the right side of a partnership agreement between Ibrahīm b. Mūsā al-Māyurkī ("from …

    ‏ למא כאן פי אלעשר אלאכיר מחדש תשרי שנת אלפא וחמ[ש ‎ 1
    ‏ מצרים דעל נילוס נהרא מותבה רשותיה דאדונינו נגידינ[ו ‎ 2
    ‏ המערבי דגל הרבנים…

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    Legal documentT-S AS 148.15

    Legal document mentioning that a man in Fustat is prepared to pay 1000 dirhams for two and one-half out of twenty-four shares of a well-known …

    ‏ יתפ[צל] ר עמ . ל מ[ . ] . . . שטר ביע גאריה אסמהא טאווס אלנובייה אלג[ ‎ 1
    ‏ סלימאן בן אלשיך אבו עלי ממא . . אע למווכלה וק . ץ מבלגהא תמאניה ותל[ …

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    LetterT-S 13J34.9

    Letter from Umm Dawud to her nephew Abu Zikri describing the wedding of her daughter (c. first half of the 13th century).

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    LetterT-S 10J10.19

    Letter from Umm Khalaf, in Sunbāṭ, to Shelomo b. Eliyyahu, probably in Fustat. About small debts owed to her by her cousin. She has not …

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    LetterT-S 10J18.22

    Letter from Yosef b. Nadiv the cantor, in Bilbays, to Eliyyahu b. Zekharya the Judge in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mostly about business in wheat. The …

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