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  1. 1

    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J208

    Beginnings of a court record, Fustat, 1378.

    ULC Or 1080 J. 208, ed. Ashtor, Mamluks, Vol.3, p.88 (Doc. #51),Beginnings of a Court Record, Fustat, 1378 Z.F. 12-15-89 (p)

    1. בתאריך אלעשר אלאוסט מחד…

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    Legal documentT-S 12.39 + BL OR 5566D.22

    Engagement agreement between the widow Rashīda b. Yiṣḥaq b. She'erit and the widower Yiṣḥaq b. Moshe, Minyat Ghamr, Tishrei 1315 CE, under the reshut of …

    1. כ[תא]ב[י אלי]ך יא מולאי וסיידי ואלעזיז
    2. עלי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם עזך ונעמך
    3. אעלמך אחיאך אללה אן אנחדרת מן
    4. ענדך בעד פעלך אלגמיל אחסן אללה
    5. גזאך וצמנת ענ…

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    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 tableBodl. MS heb. c 13/4

    Accounts in Judaeo-Arabic, at least partially for rental income, including for the year 1337/8 CE (1649 Seleucid).

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    Legal documentT-S 12.406

    First 7 lines of a legal document from [Minyat?] Bani Jawad, dated the 25th of Heshvan, 1316 CE (1628 Seleucid), under the reshut of Avraham …

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    Legal documentHalper 349

    A deed of acquittance written in Cairo in 1383 or 1384 under the Nagid Amram, for whom nine lines of titles and epithets are included. …

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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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    Legal documentT-S Ar.40.29

    Legal document in Arabic script, dated Ṣafar 1334 CE (735 Hijri). Sitt al-ʿAdā confirms to have received from [...] b. Samaw'il b. Rashīd b. Abū …

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    LetterPER H 129

    Letter by Yehoshua Maimonides to a physician known as al-Muhadhdhab, dated Heshvan 1646 (=1334 CE), from Cairo to another city. The letter has to do …

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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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    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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    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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    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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    LetterT-S 8K13.7

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

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    Legal documentT-S NS 321.97

    Legal document likely in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides. Needs further examination.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Legal documentT-S NS J201

    Settlement between a husband and his wife, Fustat, 1334.

    TS NS J 201, ed. Ashtor, Mamluks, Vol.3, p.80 (Doc.#46), A settlementbetween a husbant and his wife, Fustat, 1334 Z.F. 12-12-89 (p)

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    1. חצרא אלכהן ש…

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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 documentBodl. MS heb. d 66/140

    Testimony in the Jerusalemite synagogue regarding an estate of a Maghribi pilgrim to the Holy Land. Dated: Av 1652 Seleucid, which is July 1341. (Information …

    1. זכרון עדות
    2. למא כאן יום אלארבעה ראבע חדש אב
    3. יהל שנת אתרנב לשטרות אנן חתומי מטה חצרנא פי בית
    4. הכנסת הירושלמית וגדנא שכץ מגרבי
    5. אסמה דוד מריץ ווגדנאה חאצ…

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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 8J17.30

    Official letter from either the office of Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides (r. 1310–55) or his father Avraham II Maimonides (r. 1300–13). (Goitein favors the latter, even though …

    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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    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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    Legal documentT-S 12.573

    Document concerning the sale of the part of a house owned by a young woman named ‘Shams.’ The names of her father, uncle, grandfather, and …

    1. למא כאן בתאריך [יום אלא]תנין אל....[מ]רחשון שנת אלפא
    2. ושית מאה ותשעין שנין לשטרות למניינא [דרגיל]נא לממני ביה הכא
    3. בפסטאט מצרים דעל נהר נילוס מותבה [ר…

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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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    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…

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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 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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    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 6J5.14

    Letter, referring to the Nagid, a certain Menaḥem, Dammūh, the cloth trade, the death of a woman’s child and the desire of the writer to …

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