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  1. 1

    Legal documentT-S 12.718

    Legal deed. Opening lines only; abandoned mid-way through the fifth line. Dated: Sunday, 1 Sivan 1539 Seleucid, which is 1228 CE, under the jurisdiction of …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J34

    Letter from the office of Avraham Maimonides, in Fustat, to the community of Alexandria. Dating: ca. 1220 CE. He instructs them to help a woman …

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    LetterT-S NS J59

    Informal note/petition addressed to Avraham Maimonides. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer asks when Avraham will spend Shabbat in Cairo and when the writer can see him. …

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    LetterENA NS 47.23

    Letter of recommendation from Avraham Maimonides addressed to the congregation of 'Goshen' and surrounding villages, at their head the judge Shemuel. In Judaeo-Arabic. The recommendee …

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    LetterENA 2808.21a

    Letter from Avraham Maimonides (autograph) to Fakhr al-Dawla al-Kohen. In Judaeo-Arabic. He has heard that Fakhr al-Dawla is upset at him, and he is shocked …

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    LetterT-S AS 200.163

    A short note written by Avraham Maimonides. Ordering Eliyyahu the judge to pay capitation tax to R. Zakkay the teacher and Ibrāhīm the beadle. AA

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    Legal documentT-S NS 314.5

    Unfinished bill of release from 1525 Era of documents (= 1214) under the authority of Avraham Maimuni. Abu al-Hasan al-Dala[ti] ans Abu al-Baha are released …

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    LetterT-S NS 304.39

    A short note written by Abraham Maimuni to al-Sheikh al-Rasuy, asking him to take care for the oil, probably for lighting the synagogue. AA

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    LetterT-S NS 226.187

    Probably a copy of a letter to leaders of a community, from Avraham Maimuni or one of his contemporaries. The scribe is known from two …

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    LetterT-S 13J9.8

    Letter from Salim b. Harun to Avraham Maimonides concerning financial issues relating to the children of his late brother Farah b. Harun al-Janawi, who were …

    ‏ יהי י/י/י אלהיך ברוך ‎ 1
    ‏ ינהי אלי מושב הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרנו ‎ 2
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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1415

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic to two unknown addressees. Dated: Elul 1524 Seleucid = 1213 CE. The writer requests a rapid response "to that which was indicated." …

    ‏ יחצר ויכרג ממא ילזמה פלתגתהדו ‎ 1
    ‏ פי דלך ותפעלו פיה חסב אלמשהור ‎ 2
    ‏ מן מרותכם ואלמעלום מן עטים ‎ 3
    ‏ נכותכם וירד גואבכם אלינא…

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    LetterT-S NS 324.36

    Beginning of a letter to Avraham Maimuni

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    LetterT-S NS 324.45

    Opening of a letter from Ya'aqov b. Elazar al-Dijwar (דגואר) to Avraham Maimuni. Same person also appears in TS 8J23.2- a letter from Perahya b. …

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    LetterAIU V.B.49

    Letter from Yehuda ha-Kohen b. Ṭuviyyahu, probably in Bilbays, to Avraham Maimonides, in Fustat. Recommending his nephew Avraham b. Moshe for charity. The writer was …

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    Literary textT-S 10K8.6

    Exposition of a halakhic point (taʿlīq ʿal sefer Nezaqim) which the writer says he heard from Avraham Maimonides.

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    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J110

    Seven autograph responsa in the hand of Avraham Maimonides. The last one is even signed: אברהם ברבי משה זצל. Awaits further examination. (Information from Goitein’s …

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    LetterT-S AS 145.196 + T-S 10J18.5 + T-S AS 150.105 + T-S 12.597

    Recto: Letter in the hand of Avraham Maimonides, mentioning Yosef. Verso: Letter by Moshe b. Peraḥya, the muqaddam of Minyat Ghamr, concerned with a legal …

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    LetterENA 2558.31c

    Autograph note from Avraham Maimonides to al-Shaykh al-Talmid al-Ajall al-Raṣuy(?). In Judaeo-Arabic. Seems to mention somebody in need (...wa-ḍururātuh...) and Rabbi Menaḥem. The third line …

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    Legal documentENA 2558.30c

    Legal query addressed to Avraham Maimonides. In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning a group of people who share an underground(?) storage room of wheat in a single courtyard; …

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    LetterT-S AS 147.176

    Letter in the hand of Abraham Maimonides. Mentions a certain Elijah - probably Elijah b. Zekharya. AA

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    Legal documentT-S AS 160.196

    Draft of a legal query addressed to Avraham Maimuni .(AA)

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    LetterT-S NS 264.2

    Draft of a letter written either by Avraham Maimuni or his son David b. Avraham Maimuni (their hands are almost identical). Addressed to al-Shaykh al-Thiqa …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. a 2/22

    Letter to the Nagid Avraham Maimonides (1205-1237) concerning public affairs.

    ‏ גמע אלממלוך ‎ 1
    ‏ אלגמאעה וקלת להם הדה אלאפעאל ‎ 2
    ‏ תרציכם קאלו הדא מא יכתארה אחד ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S Ar.7.23

    Letter in the hand of Avraham Maimonides in which he instructs Fakhr al-Dawla regarding a sum of money, nine dinars, still owed, and what to …

    ‏ אלכהן אלאגל פכר אלדולה ‎ 1
    ‏ שצ יעלם חצרה אלשיך ‎ 2
    ‏ אבו אלעלא וקד תכרר ‎ 3
    ‏ טלבה פאמא אן תחצר ‎ 4
    ‏ לה אלתסעה…

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    LetterAIU VII.E.2

    Fragment (upper part) of a Judaeo-Arabic letter to Avraham Maimonides from al-Muhadhdhab ha-Kohen b. Manṣūr (?) ha-Kohen. From the body of the message that remains, …

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    Literary textT-S NS 108.50

    Piyyut by Gamliel b. Moshe on the occasion of Avraham Maimonides's recovery from illness. Goitein: "As was customary at such banquets, poems in honor of …

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    Literary textMS 8254, fol. 17b–17c

    Kifāyat al-ʿĀbidīn by Avraham Maimonides. Information from FGP.

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    Legal documentMS 8254, fol. 18

    Legal document from the court of Avraham Maimonides. The members of the court are listed in a neat table: Ḥananel b. Shemuel, Yeḥiel b. Elyaqim, …

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    LetterT-S AS 146.227

    Draft of a note or draft in the hand of Avraham b. Moshe b. Maymūn (Abraham Maimonides) addressed to Yehuda Hakohen (b. Tuviahu) who was …

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.41.105

    Legal query addressed to a Muslim jurisconsult concerning the changes in synagogue ritual introduced by Avraham Maimonides. The senders of the query object to the …

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    List or tableT-S K15.64

    List of around sixty "houses" (bayt) and of eight male individuals, each followed by Coptic numerals. Includes an entry for "the house of the rayyis, …

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    LetterENA NS 55.27

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Handwriting of Avraham Maimonides. Addressed to al-Kohen al-Peqid(?). Giving instructions concerning a visit(?) of Eliyyahu the Judge. Needs further examination.

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    LetterENA NS 57.8

    Informal note in Judaeo-Arabic. Handwriting of Avraham Maimonides. Addressed to al-Shaykh al-Melammed Tamīm(?). Telling him to ask (yataqaḍḍā ilā) Maḥāsin al-Ṭabīb to attend the court …

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    LetterENA NS 58.14

    Informal note in Judaeo-Arabic addressed to al-Ḥedvat. Handwriting of Avraham Maimonides. Letter of recommendation for the poor man al-Shaykh al-Kohen al-Talmid Abū l-Riḍā.

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    Legal documentENA NS 10.22

    Legal query, probably to Avraham Maimonides and possibly in Shelomo ha-Melammed b. Eliyyahu's hand.

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    List or tableT-S K15.68

    The genealogical tree of the family of Avraham Maimonides' mother - a family of pious persons. Probably a different branch of the family.


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    ‏ בית] אלשיך ‎ 1
    ‏ ]אבו נצר ‎ 2
    ‏ בן אלשיך] אלתקה ‎ 3
    ‏ מרינו ו]רבינו ישעיהו ‎ 4
    ‏ ]פאר החסיד…

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    LetterT-S 10J13.14

    Letter (copy) from pietist disciples in Alexandria to Avraham Maimonides, complaining about persecutions by their co-religionists, who prevented them from practising their prayer rites. (Information …

    ‏ נסכה כתאב ‎ 1
    ‏ חונה מלאך יי סביב ליראיו ויחלצם רבות רעות ‎ 2
    ‏ צדיק ומכלם יצילנו יי ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J9.10

    Two questions addressed to Avraham Maimonides about milking sheep on Shabbat. (Information from Goitein's index card). VMR

    ‏ שתי שאלות אל רבנו אברהם בן הרמב"ם בענין חליבת צאן בשבת. ‎
    ‏ מא יקול כגק הדרת יקרת צפירת מרנו ורבנו אדוננו ‎ 1…

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    Legal documentT-S G1.75

    Query to Avraham Maimonides.

    ‏ מא יקול הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרנו ורבנו אדוננו ‎ 1
    ‏ גאוננו נגידנו נשיא אלים בתוכנו אברהם הרב המובהק הפטיש ‎ 2
    ‏ החזק הנגיד הגדול…

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. d 66/84

    An autograph responsum by Avraham Maimonides (1186-1237) dealing with wine brought by a Karaite and the injunction about preparation of wine by Jews (rabbanite Jews). …

    ‏ בש רח ‎ 1
    ‏ וינהי אלממלוך אן ענדנא שכץ קרא ואלחאגה בעץ ‎ 2
    ‏ אלאוקאת תדעוא אלי אלחצור …

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    LetterENA 2875.40

    Letters in Judaeo-Arabic, probably copies of letters sent in the name of Avraham Maimonides. There are at least two letters sharing the same folio. Only …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 182.291

    Legal query to Muslim jurisconsults regarding the practice of prostration (sujūd) and genuflection (rukūʿ), during the synagogue liturgy. The said practice was customary for the …

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    Legal documentBL OR 10652.2

    Fragment of a query to Avraham Maimonides (1205-1237) regarding the relationship between a single man and a female slave.

    ‏ מא תקול הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרנו ורבנו ‎ 1
    ‏ אדוננו נגידנו אברהם הנגיד הגדול ירום הודו אמן ‎ 2
    ‏ פי שכץ מא לה זוגה …

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    List or tableT-S NS J438

    Account of the qodesh, ca. 1220. A double leaf of a notebook. The list contains mainly expenditures, mostly for the synagogues and for scholars and …


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    ‏ אל]פאצל ב א ‎ 1
    ‏ ..שׁבת במדבר אלגאבי צאחב אלמילה ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 10J12.27

    Letter. Request to Avraham Maimonides to write a recommendation to the head of a yeshiva in Damascus for Barakat b. Isma'il the clothier, from Alexandria, …

    ‏ להדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת כגק מרינו ורבינו אדונינו ‎ 1
    ‏ הודינו …

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    LetterMoss. II,110.2

    Autograph letter by Avraham Maimonides to Moshe b. Peraḥya. It is a recommendation for the bearer, the French rabbi R. Yeḥiel [b. Yiṣḥaq Ẓarfatī], to …

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    Legal documentAIU XI.258

    A draft version of the same legal query to a jurist (istiftāʾ) as in T-S Ar.41.105 (edited by Geoffrey Khan, Arabic Legal and Administrative Documents, …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. b 13/41

    A covenant (כתב אמנה) of the congregation of the Palestinian synagogue in Fustat, drawn up in Adar 1522 (=1211 CE), which enumerates the venerable liturgical …

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    Legal documentDK 231.2 (alt: XXV)

    Fragment of a double query, presented to Avraham Maimonides about (1) a man who keeps a female slave—not for service—although he was married and a …

    ‏ אלנקמות השם אלנקמות הופיע וכל ‎ 1
    ‏ מא תקול הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרנו ורבנו אדוננו הודנו ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentBL OR 10652.2

    A query seeking a responsum, addressed to Avraham Maimonides regarding an unmarried man living with a female slave. (Information from Mediterranean Society, V, p. 486 …

    ‏ מא תקול הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרנא ורבנא ‎ 1
    ‏ א[דו]ננו נגידנו אברהם הנגיד הגדול ירום הודו אמא ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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