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    LetterT-S 16.95

    Copies of letters by Rav Sherira Gaon, dealing with money matters.


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    LetterT-S Misc.36.203

    Letter by R. Sherira Gaon.


    ‎TS Miisc. Box 36, f. 203 (formerly TS Loan 203), ed. Mann, Texts, vol.1, pp. 107-108, 06-13-90, Y.S. (p)Letter by R. Sherira Gaon. (Fol. 2, recto, l…

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    LetterT-S 12.146

    Letter from a Babylonian gaon. Edited in comparison with manuscript. (Top and bottom missing)

    ‏ מאצלכם בעדכם וכשאשמע שלום אדוננו הרב ושלומ[כם וגוד]ל תפארתכם א[שמח] ‎ 1
    ‏ ואשיש ואעלוז בעלץ ואשבח לצור על ככה המק יגדיל את כבודכ…

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    LetterT-S Misc.35.4

    Letter by Israel Gaon b. Shemuel b. Hophni to an unknown community.


    ‎TS Misc. Box 35, f. 4, (formerly Loan 4) ed Mann, Texts, vol. 1, pp. 167-177, 06-21-90, Y.S. (p) Letter by Israel Gaon b. Samuel b. Hophni. (Fol. 1,…

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    Legal documentT-S NS 169.33

    Fragment of two responsa of a Babylonian Gaon.

    ‏ (הוספה בשוליים: [כ]ה]) וסאלת אמראה מחלת לז[וגהא] ‎ 15
    ‏ בגזו כביר מן כתובתהא וכתבת לה כתאב וקאלת אני אנמא עמלת ‎ 16
    ‏ דלך…

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    Legal documentT-S G1.80

    Responsum of a Babylonian Gaon.

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    ‏ [הוספה בשוליים: אישות] תקעא ושש פנוי הנושא אשה ואינו יכול לב…

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    LetterAIU VII.E.23 + T-S 16.95 + T-S 10J25.8

    A booklet containing copies of eight letters by Rav Sherira Gaon and one letter by Rav Hayye Gaon. End of the 10th century. The letter …

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    LetterMoss. IV,15.1

    Recto: Fragment of a letter from Shemuel Gaon b. Hofni to one of the main members of the community in Fustat. Dated: Av 1319 Seleucid, …

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    LetterT-S 10J27.10

    Letter from Hayya Gaon to Elhanan b. Shemarya, Fustat. February 7, 1018. The Gaon writes after he has been asked to write to Fustat on …

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    LetterT-S 12.851

    Fragment of a letter from Nehemya ha-Kohen, the Pumbedita Gaon, to one of the heads of the Babylonian community in Fustat, probably 963. Mentions an …

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    Legal documentT-S 13G1

    Copy of a Gaon’s responsum (might be Rav Hayya Gaon) that includes details about the house of Bustenai and an answer regarding the status of …

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    LetterT-S 8J22.12

    The address on a letter from Zekharya b. Berakhel to Shemuel b. Eli gaʾon. Seems like this fragment held several letters. (Information from Gil, Kingdom, …

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    LetterT-S AS 146.279

    Fragment of a letter opening from Sharira Gaon to Efrayim b. Sadok from Fustat. Around 980. Mentions Amram b. Mishui, the Gaon’s uncle (his mother’s …

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    LetterL-G Misc. 10

    Letter from Shemuel b. ʿEli gaʾaon, Baghdad, with opening praises, copied in the hand of his disciple Yosef b. Yaʿaqov rosh ha-seder. (Information in part …

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    LetterMoss. Ia,5

    Letter from Hayye Gaon, in Baghdad, to Sahlan b. Avraham in Fustat. Dated Kislev 1349 Sel. (Dec 1037–Jan 1038). Regarding the disagreement among Iraqi community …

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    LetterT-S 10G5.8 + T-S 20.100

    No. 1: Letter of condolence from a Gaon on the death of the addressee's son. (Bamerkazim, pp. 69-72); No. 2: Letter from Hayya Gaon to …


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    ‏ ...ב..נ.ו ו.......... [עד אשר ימרט משער] ‎ 1
    ‏ ראשו…

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    Legal documentT-S G2.67

    Responsum of R. Hayya Gaon in the Arabic original.

    ‏ קבל תלך אלמראה יודב מכת מרדות כמא קאלו ההוא דאתא לקמיה ‎ 1
    ‏ דרב נחמן אמ ליה פתח פתוח מצאתי אמ להו רב נחמן אסבוה כופרי ‎ 2
    ‏…

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    LetterENA 4046.3

    Letter in the hand of Daniel b. Azarya (Gil) to ʿEli b. ʿAmram. Daniel b. Azarya refers to notebooks of responsa (including some by Samuel …

    ‏ ושלום [זקננו] ואדירנו וחשובנו כג[ק מר ור עלי ינצרהו ייי] ‎ 1
    ‏ וישמרהו ביר עמרם זכרו לברכה [ ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 2.19

    Letter (opening only) from Shemuel b. Eli gaʾon in the hand of his disciple Yosef b. Yaʿaqov rosh ha-seder. Mentions one of houses of the …

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    LetterT-S 10J25.8 + AIU VII.E.23 + T-S 16.95

    A booklet containing copies of eight letters by Rav Sherira Gaon and one letter by Rav Hayye Gaon. End of the 10th century. The letter …

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    LetterT-S 12.733 + T-S 12.99

    Fragment of a letter from Shemuel Gaon b. Hofni to the community in Qayrawan. Around 1008. The writer assumes that the donations to the Babylon …

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    LetterT-S 8J20.3

    Fragment of a letter from Nehemya ha-Kohen, the Pumbedita Gaon, to one of the members of the Babylonian community in Fustat, probably the beginning of …

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    LetterMoss. III,206A + Moss. III,206B

    Letter from Ṣemaḥ b. Yiṣḥaq, gaon of Sura, to Elḥanan b. Shemarya, ca. 990. Contains information about Ṣemaḥ b. Yiṣḥaq and about the academy of …

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    LetterMoss. III,206B + Moss. III,206A

    Letter from Ṣemaḥ b. Yiṣḥaq, gaon of Sura, to Elḥanan b. Shemarya, ca. 990. Contains information about Ṣemaḥ b. Yiṣḥaq and about the academy of …

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    LetterENA 4011.74 + T-S 8J2 + Yevr. III B 1131

    Letter (copy) from the exilarch Daniel b. Ḥisday (d. probably 1175) of Baghdad to Netanʾel b. Moshe ha-Levi in Fusṭāṭ recognizing his new position in …

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    Legal documentBL OR 5536.3

    Leaf from a dossier containing later (maybe 14th-15th c) copies of rescripts or responsa from Muslim and Jewish authorities concerning a scholar who allegedly had …

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    LetterT-S 12.99 + T-S 12.733

    Letter from Shemuel b. Hofni to the community of Qayrawan. Dated ca. 1008 CE. In it Shemuel reminds the community that the academies of Sura …


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    ‏ כי הרעב כאיבו גדול ולכן [נדמה למות ולחרב] ואמר הנה עין ‎ 1
    ‏ י'י אל [יראיו] למ[יחלים] לחס[דו להציל ממות נפש]ם ולחי…

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    LetterBL OR 5561B.10 + BL OR 5561B.9 + Bodl. MS heb. e 44/80 + Bodl. MS heb. e 44/81 + T-S Misc.36.207

    Letter by Sherira Gaon and Hayye Gaon in the hand of a professional scribe. Originally written in ca. 1005. Sent to Fustat to an aluf, …


    ‎A: TS Misc. Box 36, f. 207 (formerly TS Loan 207) B: Bodl. MS Heb. e 44, fol. 80 C: BM OR 5561 B, fols. 9-10 D: BODL MS HEB E 44, fol. 81 ed. Mann, …

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    Paraliterary textT-S 8.234

    Colophon to R. Saadya Gaon's commentary to one of the prayers (תפילת שמונה עשרה), written in Ashkelon in 1061. Verso: the beginning of R. Saadya …

    ‏ יפת בר תקוה סט ‎ 1
    ‏ תפסיר צלאה ראס אלמתיבה ‎ 2
    ‏ אלכבירה ייי שפתי כתבה ‎ 3
    ‏ עזריה בירבי דויד נ[ע] ‎ 4
    ‏ שנת ארבעת אלפים ושמנה ‎ …

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    LetterT-S 8J13.25

    Pastoral letter with widely-spaced lines, probably from David b. Daniel Nasi, announcing that Meir ha-Sar and Yiṣḥaq ha-Dayyan would appoint all religious butchers (טבחים) and …

    ‏ ויעמ[י]ד שופטים בכל ערי יהודה הבצורות וככה ‎ 1
    ‏ והניחוץ אינה טובה אלא מתון מתון ארבע מאה שויא ‎ 2
    ‏ והנה צוינו לאדי…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. f 34/45 + Bodl. MS heb. f 34/44 + Bodl. MS heb. f 34/46

    Copy of a letter from Shemuel Gaon b. Hofni to the community in Fez. The beginning of the 11th century, handwriting of Sahlan b. Avraham. …

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    LetterJTS Schechter 13

    Fragment of a letter from Isma’il b. Barhun al-Tahirti to Efrayim b. Shemarya, Fustat. After a disagreement that happened because of a business of selling …

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    LetterT-S 10J1

    Letter copy from Sherira Gaon to the Maghrib, ca. 970. The writer describes the importance of the Yeshiva (Pumbedita) and asks to renew the communities’ …

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    Legal documentT-S 8G1 + T-S Misc.26.1 + ENA NS 5.1 + ENA NS 5.2

    Copy of a Gaon’s responsum (possibly R. Hayya Gaon) that includes details about the house of Bustenai and an answer regarding the status of the …

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    Legal documentT-S Misc.8.87

    Legal query addressed to Shemuel b. ʿEli (active ca. 1164–97; identification based on handwriting of the responsum on verso) concerning a man whose son becomes …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J9.7

    Responsum by the court of the Babylonian Gaʾon Shemuel b. ʿEli. Dated: Ḥeshvan 1478 Seleucid, which is 1166 CE. Concerns inheritance issues between Yosef and …

    ‏ ]ך[ ‎ 1
    ‏ ואלתתמין ותסאוי אלאקסאם פי אלתמן פאדא תחקקת אלאתמאן ותסאויהא ‎ 2
    ‏…

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    LetterT-S 13J23.7

    Beginning of a calligraphic letter in Hebrew rhymed prose by Shemuel ha-Levi b. Eli, the gaʾon ("head of the academy of the diaspora") in Baghdad …

    ‏ שמואל הלוי ראש הישיבה שלגולה ‎ 1
    ‏ בן עלי רא…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 3.25

    Letter from Shemuʾel b. Eli gaʾon, in Baghdad, in the hand of Yosef b. Yaʿaqov b. ʿEli Rosh ha-Seder of Irbīl, second half of the …

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    LetterT-S 10J14.3

    Letter from Sahlān b. Avraham perhaps to Efrayim b. Shemarya. Dating: ca. 1030 CE. Written in a calligraphic hand and beautiful biblical style. Only the …

    ‏ . כומות השלומות לה חב[ ‎ 1
    ‏ רצופות להחפות ולהגבר [ ‎ 2
    ‏ מ . ו // . //תכם לכב גד קדש מר[ ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    LetterL-G Misc. 101 + ENA 4011.75 + L-G Misc. 11 + Bodl. MS heb. e 100/55

    Letter from Shemuel b. Eli Gaʾon in Baghdad to an unknown person. In the hand of his disciple Yosef b. Yaʿaqov Rosh ha-Seder of Irbīl. …

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