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  1. 1

    LetterBL OR 10578C.46

    Informal note. Possibly in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides. An order for various food items and materia medica, with the amounts listed, …

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    List or tableCUL Or.1081 1.36

    Account, listing names, commodities, and quantities. Probably 14th century or later (among other reasons, since "son of" is written with a nun sofit).

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    Legal documentCUL Or.1081 1.39

    Legal document, draft of the opening, giving only the (difficult-to-read) date. At the top is named Abdallāh the son of the brother of the Nagid …

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    LetterENA 4046.6

    Petition in Judaeo-Arabic to the Nagid. Mentioning real estate and rent. The handwriting is likely that of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides.

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    LetterBL OR 5544.2

    Letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Mamonides, to be read in the synagogue, on behalf of an elderly, poor man Yiṣḥaq who wishes …

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    Legal documentMoss. V,387

    Partnership agreement, likely in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides, involving a certain [...] b. Sulaymān known as al-Ashyāfī (seller of ophthalmics) and …

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    LetterMoss. VII,176

    Letter to Yehoshua Maimonides (1310–55) reminding him of somebody who was excommunicated when his father Avraham II Maimonides (1245–1313) was Nagid. The letter is rather …

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    LetterT-S 8J17.12

    Stern letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides, requesting the addressee’s quick appearance together with money he owes. An Arabic basmala (or perhaps authentication mark, …

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    LetterT-S 8J23.4

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Nagid (d. 1355) to the community of Fustat asking them to arrange a charitable collection (Information from Goitein, Tarbiz …

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    2. הנה אל ישועתי וכול
    3. אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימ[ין
    4. במצר יברכם צורם אנס יעלמו
    5. אן מצות צד[קה] אגרהא עטים בין
    6. ידיה [תע] וכצוצא למן הו עני בח[וסר
    7. כל וזקן ו…

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    LetterT-S 13J28.13

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides regarding a collection (jibaya), ordering that the addressee's 'wife' (bayt) and the wife of the beadle Sulayman collect …

    1. אל[ג]באיה ויגתהד פיהא ויחלצהא
    2. ענדה וערפנאה איצא באן
    3. ביתה ובית אלשמש אלש(יך) סלימאן
    4. הם אלדי יגבו מן אלנשים ויגתהדו
    5. פי אלגבאיה [ול]א תכלונא מן
    6. כואטרכם…

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.64

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides to a certain Avraham ha-Sar (likely the same addressee as in T-S 8J40.2) regarding an excommunication. Muslim courts …

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    LetterT-S NS J290

    Fragment of a letter in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides including the following bitter statement: "What is the reason of this? Don't …

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    LetterT-S NS J336

    The beginning of a letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides, for a man named Eliyyahu "who has no tongue [in Arabic] or …

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    LetterT-S NS J456

    Letter with greetings for the holidays, likely in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides. There appears to be a genealogy in a different …

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    List or tableT-S NS J130

    Accounts, it seems a list of loans granted by a broker of the 14th century. Information from Goitein's note card.

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    LetterT-S NS J146

    An urgent summons to appear before the court from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides.

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    LetterT-S NS 321.103

    Strong censure from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides that the addressee had left a guest recommended by him without food on Friday and Shabbat and, …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 321.97

    Legal document likely in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides. Concerning a man and his wife who was the daughter of the late …

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    LetterT-S NS 324.11

    Letter in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides, it seems conveying greetings for the holidays.

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    LetterT-S 6J6.21

    Letter from the chancellery of the Nagid Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides (d. 1355) concerning a needy orphan. The first line is in Arabic characters, characteristic of letters …

    1. בסם [אלרחים]
    2. הנה אל ישועתי וכול
    3. אלחזן אלש פרג אללה שצ יעלם [ אן
    4. חאמלהא אליתום מוסי ותסל [ענה
    5. אלש יצחק ומתי לם ירצאו יאו[וה
    6. ארסל ערפנא מן כל בד חתי […

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    LetterT-S 8K13.7

    Letter of recommendation for a poor man with a family from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides.

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    LetterT-S AS 158.62

    Fragment of a letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides, possibly a recommendation for Yosef al-Ṣabbān (the soap boiler).

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    Legal documentT-S 13J4.15

    Two betrothal contracts. See individual records. The hand is very close to that of the clerk who wrote many of the letters of Yehoshua Maimonides …

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    LetterT-S 12.608

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides (d. 1355) warning against a traveling preacher, popular in the community, who "speaks of secrets whose meanings he …

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    Legal documentT-S 24.8

    Marriage contract (ketubba). Dating: ca. 1337 CE, since the same witnesses appear on T-S 13J2.18 from that year. Groom: ʿOvadya b. Avraham b. Shelomo. Bride: …

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    Legal documentYevr.-Arab. II 1367

    Deed of lease. Location: Cairo. Dated: Monday, 27 Tammuz 1613 Seleucid = Shawwāl 701 AH, which is June 1302 CE. The elders of the Qaraite …

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    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 …

    1. שבת לך לך אסמו ללפ[קרא]
    2. הד' מר ור שמואל הדיין הכה[ן
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    4. אלשיך אלמופק אכיה יצחק
    5. 5 5
    6. אלכ' יוסף אלשיך צדקה אלשיך
    7. 5 10 5
    8. אברהם אבן נגיב נאצר בן יעקב
    9. 1 1

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    LetterENA 2958.2

    Letter fragment in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides. An instruction to a cantor to warn a woman that her husband had submitted …

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    LetterENA 3796.12

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides (d. 1355) to Fustat against improper competition in the making of cheese. Information from Goitein's index card.

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    Legal documentMoss. V,8

    Marriage contract from the year 1301 A.D., under the authority of Avraham Nagid. Bridegroom: Jephthah b. Avraham.

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    1. בתלאתא בשבא דהוא תלאת עשר
    2. לירח תשרי דשנת אלפא ושית מאה
    3. ותלאת עשר שנין לשטרות למנינא
    4. דרגילנא לממני ביה הכא בפסטאט
    5. מצרים דעל נהר נילוס מותבה
    6. ר…

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    LetterMoss. II,177

    A letter of recommendation from the office of the Nagid Yehoshua Maimonides, for a poor man Shelomo to be read in the synagogue in Fustat. …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J17.13

    Marriage contract containing details of a dowry and written at the time of the Nagid ʿAmram (1378-1383). The name Avraham is preserved. (Information from Goitein's …

    1. ה[ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    2. רשותיה דאדוננו נגידנו הודנו והד[ר] . . . . . . . . . תפארתינו
    3. ועטרת ראשנו…

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    LetterT-S 8J40.2

    Fragmentary letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides to a certain Avraham, concerning the affairs of a man, his wife, and a young boy, and …

    1. הדרת החכם הנכבד . . . . . . . . [ . . . . . .
    2. ורבנו אברהם עטרת החכמים [ . . . . . . .
    3. הוד החשובים ישמרו שוכן מעונים [ . . . . . .
    4. איתנים אנס יעלם בא…

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    LetterT-S 8J9.15

    Letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides to be read in "the two synagogues," to help an old man named Yeshuʿa to travel …

    1. ישועה
    2. אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימין
    3. במצר יברכם צורם אנס יעלמו אן
    4. מצות צדקה אגרהא עטים ב[ ]א
    5. תע וכצוצא למן יכון עני ובישן וזקן
    6. והו חאמלהא מר ישועה סט' פאל…

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    LetterT-S NS J258

    Letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides for the bearer who is named Moshe. See Moss. II,177 for another version of the letter, …

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    LetterT-S AS 145.15

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides (introduced with his usual motto) to the community in Cairo concerning a lawsuit between Hiba b. Abū l-Faraj …

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    LetterT-S NS 31.7

    Letter from the office of the Nagid Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides (d. 1355) in which the cantor Faraj Allāh is ordered to arrange a collection for a …

    1. בסם אלרחים
    2. הנה אל ישועתי וכול
    3. אלחזן אלשיך פרג אללה שצ יעלם
    4. באנך(!) תתוצא בחאמלה אלשיך
    5. יוסף שצ ידיע צפתי לאנה מן
    6. בתי אבות וכאן ללה עליה נעמה
    7. וגאר אל…

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    LetterT-S 8J17.13

    Letter, possibly from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides, in which the nagid asks the community in Fustat to take up a charity collection for a …

    1. אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימין במצר יברכם
    2. צורם ויהיה בעזרם יוצרם אנס יעלמו באן
    3. מצות צדקה עטימה ענדה תע וכצוצא
    4. למן פיה ריח תורהו וקאצד אלתוגה אלי ירושלם
    5. עי…

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    LetterT-S K25.190

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua the Nagid (d. 1355), a grandson of a grandson of the Rambam, to the Jerusalemite synagogues concerning an erection …

    TS Box K 25, f. 190, ed. S. D. Goitein, "The synagouge building and its furnishing according to the records of the Cairo Geniza", Eretz Israel, 7(196…

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    LetterENA 2559.11

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Nagid (d. 1355) seeking to bring peace to the community and also urging them to be charitable and especially …

    1. הנה אל ישועתי וכול
    2. אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימין במצר
    3. י]ברכם צורם אנס' יעלמו אן קד וצל
    4. ללגמאעה כתאב מן ענד אדוננו הנגיד יצ
    5. באלכלאם עליכם ואלדעא לכם ולאול…

    (1) Behold God is my salvation, etc. 

    (2) The esteemed community living  in Fustat 

    (3-4) may their Rock bless them, a(men) n(esah) s(elah), are  her…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. e 98/68

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Nagid (d. 1355) (in Cairo) to the community of Fustat about a conflict between two butchers who had caused …

    1. בסם אלרחים
    2. הנה אל ישועתי וכולי
    3. גמאעה אלזקנים ברוכים יהיו יעלמו
    4. הצור אלשיך מופק אלי ענדנא ודכר
    5. אן אלטבאכין יפסדו חאלה פלא סביל
    6. לאחד יגייר עליה עאדה א…

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    Legal documentENA NS 17.16

    Deathbed declaration dated Tevet 1665 / December 1353, in which Yehuda b. Hananya assigns to his wife, Wazira daughter of the elder called al-Udi, the …

    1. זכרון עדות
    2. בתאריך יום אלאתנין אלכז מחדש טבת שנת
    3. אתרסה לשטרות חצרנא אנו חתומי מטה
    4. אל ענד הדרת רבנו יהודה בירבנו חנניה
    5. הח[. . . . . . .] ווגדנאה מריץ …

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    LetterT-S 8J17.30

    Official letter from either the office of Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides (r. 1310–55) or his father Avraham II Maimonides (served 1300 to ca. 1316). (Goitein favors the …

    1. ותכלי ביתך ובית אלשמש סלימאן יגבו
    2. מן אלנשים וכדלך אלגבאיה מא יגביה
    3. אלא אנת ותגתהד פיהא ומהמא ת
    4. מן אלגמיע תכליה ענדך חתי נערפך
    5. איש תעמל ומא נערף הדה …

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    Legal documentBL OR 13888.8

    Bill of divorce (get) fragment from Fustat, dated 26 Elul 1633 Seleucid which is 1322CE. Despite the document's damage, the husband's name is legible as …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. b 3/13

    A deed of acquittance, in which Sedid b. Saʿadya releases Fakhr bat ʿAlam. Signed in Cairo near Fustat, at the time of the Nagid ʿAmram, …

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    1. למא כאן בתאריך יום אלג'מע אלתאסע מחדש ניסן שנת אלפא
    2. [שית מאה ותמ]נין ותמן שנין לשטרות למניינא דרגילנא לממני
    3. ביה הכא בעיר אלקאהרה הסמוכה לפסטאט…

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    Legal documentT-S 13J6.28

    Recto: Bill of divorce (geṭ). Location: New Cairo. Dated: Friday, 24 Adar 1[6]50 Seleucid, which is 5 March 1339 CE. Husband: ʿEzer b. Yehoshuaʿ. Wife: …

    1. בששי בשבת בארבעה ועשרים יום לירח אדר שנת אלף וש....
    2. וחמשים לשטרות למנינא דרגילנא לממני ביה הכא בעיר אלקאהרה
    3. הסמוכה לפסטאט מצרים דעל נהר נילוס מותבה …

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    LetterT-S 16.296

    The Nagid R. Yehoshuaʿ warns against disqualified kosher butchers. Middle of the 14th century.

    1. יברכם
    2. [אלמקי]מין במצר
    3. [נא]צר אלגואלי ביחרק
    4. שונאי ישראל מן אלאצל
    5. הם שנוא ותמעיר
    6. אנתבהו לאנפסכם ותזנו כל אחד גאליתה
    7. ואלמגרם אלדי נאבהם ותעלמו אן אחד מ…

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    LetterT-S 16.213

    Letter in Hebrew by the muqaddam (head) of the community of Minyat Zifta, announcing that he had excommunicated a debtor according to an instruction by …

    1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . הנגיד הן הן ולאו רפיא בידיה מה היה
    2. העם . . . . . . . . תלתה .ל. הדעה אמר כן עמוד לעמוד .ייה
    3. ועתה כשלא עמד בדבריו והפר נד…

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    LetterMoss. IV,37.1

    Letter addressed to Sulaymān the beadle. In Judaeo-Arabic. Regarding fundraising for captives, asking the addressee to take charge of it, and also "to collect something …

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    LetterMoss. V,336.1 + Moss. V,338.1

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides to Avraham ha-Sar (for the same addressee, see T-S Misc.28.64 and T-S 8J40.2). He reports that he met …

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