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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. d 75/11

    Legal deed drawn up in Damascus, September 1084 CE (25 Tishrei, 1396 Seleucid), both qiyum and shimush written by Shemuel ha-Nasi 'the third' b. Daniel …

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    LetterENA 2808.62

    Addendum to a letter. Addressed to a woman. The sender reports that after finishing the letter, al-Bazzāz al-Ḥajj arrived and insisted that the sender's son …

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    LetterENA 2556.7

    Letter addressed to the judge R. Yeshuʿa in Fustat. The sender's name may be legible: [...] al-[Iskan?]darānī b. Ibrāhīm. The sender asks the addressee "to …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. e 101/18

    Letter from Zakkay b. ʿAzaryahu the Nasi to the community of Damascus. Only the introduction is preserved. This may be a draft that was abandoned. …

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    LetterT-S AS 167.30

    Much damage fragment. On recto a letter, very hard to read. On verso fragment from another letter. The writer informing that people have arrived from …

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    LetterT-S NS 329.858

    A very faded and damaged, barely legible, letter, mentions Damascus and a certain Zekharya b. [...]

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1459

    Letter to Aharon Rofe in Damascus. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. The writer may be writing from Ṣanʿā (penultimate line of recto) where he has traveled …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1448

    Letter from the Qaraite community of Damascus to the Qaraite community of Fustat/Cairo. Numerous senders are named. Date unknown. Written in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Deals …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1449

    Letter from an unknown writer, in Jerusalem, to Shelomo ha-Kohen and ʿOvadya Kohen, presumably in Fustat/Cairo. Dated: Thursday 24 Heshvan 5514 (עמדת), which is 1753 …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1456

    Letter from the Qaraite community of Damascus to the Qaraite community of Cairo. Dated: Wednesday, 10 Tammuz 5512 AM (ואתה על), which is 1752 CE. …

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    LetterT-S Ar.34.332

    Letter in Arabic script. Addressed to a 'brother.' The sender has recently traveled from Damascus to Cairo (ll. 5–6 where he describes the journey and …

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    Legal documentENA 4020.15

    Bill of sale, faded, of a house from Damascus, 1113–14. There is a rashut statement for Hisdai ha-Nasi. Some of the names are quite interesting: …

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    LetterT-S 13J26.13

    Recto: Communal letter in Hebrew, from a city in Palestine (per Goitein and Mann) or Damascus (per Gil) to the yeshiva in Jerusalem (per Gil) …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J8.25

    Recto: Deathbed will by Yefet ha-Levi. Location: Probably Damascus. Dating: Unknown, but see verso. In which he dedicates one-third of an orchard and a house …

    ‏ עש]רין וחד יומי בירח מרחשון שנת אלפא ‎ 1
    ‏ ] שנין לשטרות בדמשק מדינתא דעל נהרי ‎ 2
    ‏ ]אל כב ג מ…

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    LetterENA 1269.49

    Letter, first part, flowery, from the Qaraite community of Egypt to that of Damascus. Later than the classical Geniza period.

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    LetterENA NS 45.3

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: probably early 13th century. The writer complains that the Rayyis does not trust him to deliver letters for him, thus he …

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    LetterT-S AS 148.48

    Business letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Strange spellings. Mentions: 'al-rayyis'; how the sender's sister went to someone's house and accused someone of not paying the money due …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.149

    Letter to Peraḥya. In Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment. Dating: after 1088 CE. The letter discusses business in flax in the Levant, especially in Damascus. Needs examination

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    LetterMoss. V,335.3 + Moss. V,335.1

    Two un-conserved letters, with no folio shelf mark allocated yet. One is a tiny note written on vellum, on which is a short note of …

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    Legal documentMoss. IIIa,1

    Bill of divorce. Probably a draft: although it is signed, there are interlinear corrections for the date and for the husband's name, and there is …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1410

    Letter from Yefet Fayrūz, in Damascus, to Eliyyahu Fayrūz, in Fustat/Cairo. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Catalogued as 18th century. Needs further examination.

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1419

    Letter from Sulaymān al-Skandarī, in Damascus, to his brother-in-law Faraj Allāh Ibn Fāḍil and his wife (the writer's sister), in Cairo. Written in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1739 + Yevr.-Arab. II 1408

    Letter draft in Judaeo-Arabic. Perhaps intended to be sent from Fustat/Cairo to Jerusalem. Dating: Unknown, catalogued as 18th century. The writer reports on the money …

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    LetterJRL SERIES B 2288

    Small fragment from the beginning of a Judaeo-Arabic letter (Image 2). The writer reports that [She]muel intended to travel to Damascus; that they were afflicted …

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    LetterJRL SERIES B 3688

    Fragment of a deferent Judaeo-Arabic letter mentioning something that arrived form Damascus; something the writer sent with Yaʿqūb; Rabbenu Ḥananel; "the matter of the dyer"; …

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    Legal documentYevr. III B 164

    Ketubba fragment (marriage contract). Location: Damascus. Dated: [.]101 Seleucid = [10]89/90 or [11]89/9 CE.

    ‏ [...].חתן וכלה יבנו ויצליחו............[...] ‎ 1
    ‏ [...מ]אה וחדא שנין לשטרו…

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. d 65/30

    Marriage contract from Damascus, 956, which records a marriage gift of 225 dinars (of which only 25 were advanced) and a dowry evaluated at 395 …

    ‏ ביום ב ב י יומין בירח ניסן שתא ה דשבועא דהיא שנת ד אלפין וז מאוון ‎ 1
    ‏ ושת י שנין לבריתה דעלמא בדמשק מדינתא מודי אנא ישראל חתנה ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S Ar.30.250

    Letter from a man to his father or teacher. On a bifolium. The first half is in Hebrew and the second half in Judaeo-Arabic. The …

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    LetterENA 3910.8

    Letter from al-Mufarriḥ(?) b. al-Ḥusayn to 'the father' Ismāʿīl(?). Concerning a deposit (wadāʿa, line 8). Mentions travel to Damascus (ll. 10–11) and the danger of …

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    Literary textMoss. II,107.2

    Small fragment of a Judaeo-Arabic historical chronicle mentioning al-Ḥākim bi-Amr Allāh, the governorship of Damascus, the appointment of a certain Muṭahhar (?) after him, and …

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    LetterT-S NS J195

    Letter from an unknown writer, in Damascus, to an unknown addressee, in Fustat. The letter is in Judaeo-Arabic and the address is in Arabic (the …

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    LetterYevr. II A 1854

    Long letter to Ishaq Noah b. Avraham in Kokizov. The writer is mentioning the communities in Jerusalem and Damascus, and referring to the observation of …

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    LetterYevr. II A 546

    There are ~10 documents sharing this shelfmark. 546/9: Letter from the Qaraite community of Damascus (specifically Yosef ha-Kohen Khāṭir) to the Qaraite community of Fustat/Cairo …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1511

    Letter from an unknown writer, in Damascus, to his parents. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dated: Thursday, 25 Tammuz 5341 AM = 1581 CE (unless we are only …

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    LetterENA NS I.32

    Verso: Letter addressed to ha-Kohen ha-Parnas. In Judaeo-Arabic. This is a recommendation letter or a request to help the bearer, a young man from Damascus. …

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    Unknown typeYevr. II K 9

    Karaite ketuba from Damascus. The groom is Tosef Halevi b. Yehuda. The deflowered bride is Esther known as Zubaida d. 'Ovadyahu b. David.

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    Legal documentT-S NS 224.45

    Strip from the left part of a court record. The reconstruction is not clear but it seems that Mufadal son of Mevorakh Halevi Appeared before …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 320.108

    One of four fragments from the court ledger of the Babylonian congregation of Damascus (T-S 16.181, T-S AS 146.66, T-S NS 320.108, and T-S 12.592). …


    ‎TS NS Box 320, f. 108, ed. Friedman, Jewish Marriage, vol. 2, pp. 435-437 (Doc. #55) N.T. 04-03-89 (p) The Babylonian congregation of Damascus, 933 …

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    Legal documentT-S 16.181

    Betrothal register (53c according to Friedman) between Hillel b. Aharon haLevi and Tāma bt. Yiṣḥaq. One of four fragments from the court ledger of the …

    ‏ בה בשבת ביד יום בחדש אדר השני שנה ג שלשבוע שנת עיבור ושנת ד אלפים ם ‎ 1
    ‏ צג שנים [לביריות] ‎ …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J283

    Marriage contract (ketubba) from Damascus, late tenth century. The dowry list includes a short garment of linen decorated with silver and golden threads, two shirts, …


    ‎TS NS J 283, ed. Friedman, Jewish Marriage, vol. 2, pp. 274-275 (Doc.(#28), N.T. 03-14-89 (p)Damascus, late tenth century
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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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    LetterENA 3140.2

    Letter from a woman, probably in Damascus, to her distant husband. Written in Judaeo-Arabic and some Hebrew. She chastises him for abandoning her for the …

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    LetterT-S NS 99.48

    Bottom of a letter in Ladino from Damascus to Fustat, addressed to Yosef Pisho (?) the student of Yiṣḥaq Ashkenazi (very possibly Isaac Luria). The …

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 J51

    Most of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic, probably from the Levant, to a dignitary in Fusṭāṭ. It begins by extolling the favor (iḥsān) that the Amīr …

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    Legal documentBL OR 5534.1

    Calligraphic get (bill of divorce) dated the 19th of Kislev 1661 CE (5422) from Damascus. Moshe b. Avraham known as Ibrahim repudiates Malkah known as …

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    LetterJRL SERIES A 852

    Fragment of a letter in Hebrew from the second half of the 16th century, mentioning attempts to prevent a certain edict, in which R. Yosef …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1452

    Letter draft from the Qaraite community of Cairo to the Qaraite community of Damascus. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Unknown. Regarding a marriage-related legal case that reached …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 146.66

    One of four fragments from the court ledger of the Babylonian congregation of Damascus (T-S 16.181, T-S AS 146.66, T-S NS 320.108, and T-S 12.592). …


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    ‏ [בש]שה יומין בירח ניסן שתה ג דשבועה ושנת ד אלפים ושש מאות ותשעים ושלוש [שנים] ‎ 1
    ‏ [לבריות עולם] בד…

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    Legal documentT-S 16.181

    Betrothal register (53a according to Friedman) between Biqa (?) b. Moshe known as Abu Kāmīl and Mimuna bt. Ḥasan. One of four fragments from the …

    ‏ [ב]חמישי בשבת בט ימים בחדש אדר הראשון שנה ג שלשבוע שנת עיבור ושנת ‎ 1
    ‏ ד אלפים ם צג ‎ …

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    Legal documentT-S 16.181

    Betrothal register (53b according to Friedman) between Manṣur b. [...] b. Yiṣḥaq b. Saʿīd b. Pinḥas to Zahara bt. Yaʿaqov haKohen the scribe. One of …

    ‏ בה בשבת ביו יום בחדש אדר הראשון שנה ג שלשבוע שנת עיבור ושנת ‎ 1
    ‏ ארבעת אלפים ם צג שנים לבריות עולם בדמשק נתן חותם ערבון מנצור …

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