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    LetterT-S 16.336

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. This is a very long vertical strip from the middle of the letter. It was partially cut up, and the beginning of …

    ‏ ]ראגיא אלפרג באגתמ[אע ‎ 1
    ‏ א]לצרר ואלאדא ולא [ ‎ 2
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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J146

    Letter from a Qaraite probably of Persian origin. His location is unknown (perhaps Ramla or Fustat), as are the identity of the addressee and his …


    ‎ULC Or 1080 J 146, ed. Gil, Palestine, pp.511-512 (Doc. #288), C.B. 12-24-87 (p)Fragment of a letter from a Karaite, beginning of the eleventhcentur…

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    LetterENA NS 63.5

    Letter from Eliyyahu b. Seʿadya, in Fustat/Cairo, to the Ḥakham Avraham ha-Levi b. Moshe ha-Levi the Qaraite, in Jerusalem. Scribed by Yaʿaqov Ḥayna (? חיינה) …

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    LetterENA NS 22.10

    Letter mentioning sums of money, the qadi, the qayyim, and Sulayman the khadim (FGP)

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    Legal documentENA 4101.8a

    Ketubba, Qaraite. The bride's name is Ḥusnā.

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    Literary textENA 1269.55

    Qaraite exegesis

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    Legal documentT-S NS 320.93a + T-S NS 320.93b + T-S AS 146.64

    Three fragments from a deed of betrothal (erusin). Probably (but not necessarily) Qaraite. The groom is Yefet, and the bride Sirwa (or perhaps Surūr[a]). There …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1446

    Letter from an unknown writer, in Jerusalem, to "the community of Qaraites." In Judaeo-Arabic, with some Hebrew verses at the top. Dating: Unknown. The letter …

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    LetterT-S Misc.25.85

    Note in Judaeo-Arabic. Calligraphic. The sender excuses himself for cutting himself off from the addressee by offering a cryptic excuse (כאן אלשיך חנבאץ? ענדה פי …

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    LetterDK 279

    The first document is a fragment of a letter from the Qaraite community of Fustat to the Qaraite community of Alexandria. On recto, only the …

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    LetterT-S 12.215

    Second leaf of a letter from an unidentified merchant, probably in Alexandria. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dated 1052 by Gil and 1066/67 by Goitein (in Mediterranean Society, …

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    Legal documentT-S 12.70

    Bill of divorce, Qaraite. In Hebrew. T-S 12.54 and T-S 12.70 are two very rare examples of Qaraite bills of divorce. Husband: ʿAmmār al-Khāṭirī. Witnesses: …

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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 63.2

    Letters. Copies. The first letter is in Judaeo-Arabic, from the Shāmiyyīn to the Miṣriyyīn. The second letter is in Hebrew, from the Miṣriyyīn to the …

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    List or tableYevr.-Arab. I 1465

    Memorial lists from the Qaraite community of Cairo. Dating: Late 17th century or 18th century. There are 9 pages. Includes entries for the תוריזי family …

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    List or tableYevr.-Arab. II 1118

    The story of Esther in Judaeo-Arabic.

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    Unknown typeYevr.-Arab. II 1497

    Legal testimony, or perhaps a letter. Written in Judaeo-Arabic on a bifolium. The document contains a blow-by-blow account of what various messengers said about the …

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    LetterT-S Misc.8.27

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. There is mention of the Qaraites and Ben Me'ir, suggesting that it might have to do with the calendar controversy. There is …

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    LetterT-S Misc.8.67

    Letter, probably, in Arabic script. Mentions ṭā'ifat al-qara'iyyīn (line 4, three words from the end). Needs examination.

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    LetterT-S 12.133

    Letter from Mūsā b. Barhūn al-Tāhirtī and his brother Yiṣḥaq b. Barhūn, in Qayrawān, to the senior Tustari brothers (Abū l-Faḍl Sahl (Yashar), Abū Yaʿaqov …

    ‏ כתאבי יא שיכי וריסי וכבירי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם סלאמתך וסעאדתך וזאד פי א[נעאמה ‎ 1
    ‏ אליך וענדך לט מרחשון ען סלאמה ועאפאה ללה אלחמד ידלת…

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    Unknown typeT-S 12.283

    Question submitted to "sayyidnā," it seems the Head of the Karaite community, about a case that had come before the governor/chief of police (wālī) of …

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    LetterENA NS 47.14

    Letter from Avraham b. Shemuel ha-Levi, Jerusalem, to Nissim ha-Kohen Ṣefanya b. ʿOvadya ha-Kohen, Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dated: 6 Kislev 5439 AM (בקשו ענוה), which …

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    LetterENA 3843.11

    Qaraite-Rabbanite polemic

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    LetterT-S NS 320.113

    Letter addressed to a dignitary named Yefet. Opens with Hebrew praises and wishes for a speedy recovery, then switches into Arabic (in Arabic script) for …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1510

    Recto: Letter from an unknown man to a communal authority. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer is seeking help in a convoluted case involving marital trouble and …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1589

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Writer and addressee unknown, but both are Qaraites. The letter describes the great solidarity of the Qaraites and how they protect each …

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    Legal documentYevr.-Arab. I 328

    Court notebook from the Qaraite court of Cairo that was based in the Dar Simḥa synagogue. Spanning the dates 1560–75 CE. 69 pages. Contains 190 …

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    Literary textBodl. MS heb. d 36/13–16bis

    This is the famous epistle/sermon generally attributed to Daniel al-Qūmisī, in Jerusalem, to his "brethren" the Qaraites, urging them to come to Jerusalem (along with …

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    Legal documentENA 2562.3

    Recto: Deed of sale. Rabbanite. In Hebrew. Dated: Tuesday, 14 Elul 5321 AM, which is 1561 CE. A woman named Qamr, the wife of Yosef …

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    Legal documentT-S 10J6.14

    Testimony signed by Aharon ha-Kohen b. Amram and two others regarding the kashruth (ritual lawfulness) of some cheese made by the Karaites (of Samaritiqa), ca …

    ‏ בשמך רחמנ ‎ 1
    ‏ אודיע לרבותינו אשר בארץ מצ[רים] ‎ 2
    ‏ כי בא יפת בר משולם שהוא מכת הקראים ‎ 3
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    LetterENA NS 2.21

    Letter of request for money addressed to the Qaraite community on occasion of a circumcision. (Information from Goitein's index cards). Goitein may have identified it …

    ‏ בר ‎ 1
    ‏ אשרי משכיל אל דל ביום רעה ימלטהו ייי ‎ 2
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    LetterENA 4100.17

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Not complete. Dated: 8 Tammuz יֿהֿ אֿבֿ כֿֿשֿ, which may be 5338 AM, which is 1578 CE. The writer is surely a …

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    Legal documentENA 972.11

    Qaraite bill of divorce formulary

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    LetterT-S 8J26.2

    Letter from the Karaite congregation of Alexandria to the leader of their community, complaining about the helplessness and dissolution of the community. (Information from Mediterranean …

    ‏ ישמרם וינצרם ויעזרם א. . . . . . מן גצר. . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ אלממלוך מתקבל אלארץ בין ידין סיידנא זאדה אללה שרף ‎ 2
    ‏ אן יא ס…

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1143

    Letter draft from an unknown man in Egypt to Marzūq Chelebi (? גלבי) in Damascus. Both writer and addressee are Qaraites. The latter is greeted …

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    State documentYevr.-Arab. I 1986

    Letter from an unnamed Fatimid official in Alexandria to Najīb al-Dawla. Dating: second half of the eleventh century. 36 lines preserved, written in an elegant …

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    Legal documentYevr.-Arab. I 1701

    Legal report in a Qaraite court register. Written in Judaeo-Arabic. Location: Cairo. Dating: Unknown. Catalogued as 1101 CE, but this date does not appear on …

    ‏ חבשם יודע תעלומות ‎ 1
    ‏ סלמא כתרת אלשנאעאת ען אבו נצר בן קיומא ‎ 2
    ‏ מנד עדה סנין באבנה …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. a 3/28

    Large letter from "the two congregations" of Alexandria to the Palestinian community of Fustat, and particularly to Efrayim b. Shemarya, regarding fundraising for the ransom …

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    LetterENA 4100.10

    Letter addressed to ʿAbd al-Karīm. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Late, probably 14th century at the earliest. The writer and addressee are Qaraites. Very long. Conveys information …

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    LetterT-S AS 180.128

    Family letter in Arabic, in Arabic script. There are a handful of Hebrew words, also in Arabic script. Dating: Likely 11th century, based on the …

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    LetterENA NS 47.21

    Business letter from Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Ṭulayṭulī to Abū al-Najm Hilāl b. Yosef ha-Qara. In Arabic script. For other Qaraites from Toledo, see T-S 13J9.4 (PGPID …

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    Legal documentENA 1691.20

    An interesting Qaraite legal testimony (zikhron ʿedut) dated 20 Adar 5442 (1682 CE), scribed and signed by Avraham ha-Rofe ben Ṣaʿīr, one of the messengers …

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    LetterT-S 13J9.4

    Letter from Shimʿon b. Shaʾul b. Yisraʾel ha-Ṭulayṭulī, in Jerusalem, to his sister Ballūṭa in Toledo. The writer (a Rabbanite) relays two years of news …

    ‏ בשם רם ונשא ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי אליך יאכתי וחביבה קלבי אטאל אללה…

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