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    LetterT-S AS 146.21

    Fragment of a letter to a Sitt Rayhan (who is addressed as 'Mother'), referring to an extraordinary event in the community which has the writer …

    1. אלי חצרה אלואלדה אלמנעמה
    2. סת ריחאן ופקהא אללה תע
    3. ונערפהא אנני קד חרת
    4. איש נעמל מע אהל מצר
    5. אל[
    6. ואלגמאעה חתי אלנסא
    7. מצת ענד אלרייס
    8. אלא נרוח . . . . . . […

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    LetterENA NS 10.23

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic addressed to a certain Moshe. Dating: Late, based on handwriting. The writer may be a woman: Sitt [...]. The handwriting is dreadful. …

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    LetterENA 2747.9

    Letter from a woman (possibly the wife of al-Ramlī named on verso) to Rabbenu [...] b. Shelomo ha-Kohen ha-Hasid. In Judaeo-Arabic. She thanks him for …

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    LetterENA NS 7.41

    Letter from a woman (ʿammat al-dayyān) to her brother-in-law. In Judaeo-Arabic. She asks him to deliver some goods or money and prevent(?) someone from traveling. …

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    LetterT-S NS 147.89

    Letter addressed to "my son," in Fustat. In Arabic script. Probably from his mother, since "your father" is mentioned in the third person several times. …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1462

    Letter from an unknown woman to her 'brother' Shemuel. She also addresses her female cousin (yā bint ʿammatī). Consists largely but not entirely of greetings. …

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    LetterT-S NS 226.150

    Letter from the daughter of Manṣūr al-Zayyāt [...] al-Sofer. Only the introduction and a few partial lines in the left margin are preserved. Mentions a …

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    LetterT-S 12.533

    Fragment of a letter from a mother in the Maghreb to her merchant son in Fustat. The beginning of the 11th century. Including information about …

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    LetterENA 2808.52

    Letter from a woman to an unknown addressee. Around 1060. Mentions details about Nahray b. Nissim’s family. (Information from Gil, Kingdom, Vol. 2, #293) VMR

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    LetterENA 4101.16a

    Letter from a woman to a communal official. In Hebrew. The purpose of the letter is to advocate for herself in her marital dispute that …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/34

    Letter from Dalāl bt. Masʿūd/Seʿadya (a.k.a. Umm Ibrāhīm), in Bilbays, to the dignitary Abū l-Barakāt Yehuda b. Elʿazar ha-Kohen (titled "ha-Sar" and "Sofer ha-Malkhut"). The …

    ממלוכתהא

    דלאל בנת מסעוד

    אם אברהים תלחך

    עפר רגליה

    1. בש רח
    2. עקב ענוה יראת יי וג'
    3. וענוים ירשו ארץ ויתענגו על רוב שלום
    4. שלום השמים וחיי יומים לאלפי פעמים
    5. לה…

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    LetterT-S Ar.7.29

    Segment of a letter from a woman in the process of divorcing her husband to her 'lawyer'.

    1. ואן אוגב אלחכם עלי בא[ן ]
    2. ואלאברא וארד עליה שיה פתלזמוה אי[צא]
    3. אן יעוד יכתב לי אלשרוט אלאולה אלתי
    4. כרקהא בעד אן שהדתם עלינא והי אנה מתי
    5. טלקני דפע לי …

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    LetterT-S 10J11.8

    Letter from a mother to her children, sent to the shop of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Masʿūd. She is writing from Rashid (Rosetta) on her way …

    1. בשמ וחמ
    2. כתאבי אליכם יא אולאדי ואלעזיזין עלי וענדי אטאל אללה [ בקאכמ ואדאם עזכם
    3. ותאיידכם וסעאדתכם וסלאמתכם ונעמתכם וכב[ת אעדאכם . . . . . .
    4. אליכם שדי…

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    LetterENA 2808.65

    Letter from Aryana (? אריינה) to her sister Shurbilliya (? שורבלייא), the wife of Avraham al-Ḥadīb. In Hebrew. Dating: Late, plausibly 16th century, which is …

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    LetterBL OR 10124.21

    The closing of a family letter in Arabic script from ʿAzīza to her daughter Zubayda, dated the 23rd of Sha'ban [ ]57. ʿAzīza sends regards …

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    1. . . .
    2. وايضا تبلغوا سلامنا على اخواتك العزاز ومن خصوص لبنت
    3. اختك كحلة انك تتوصي بها واننا عينا على شانها وشان فرقتكم
    4. وايضا تبلغوا سلامنا على اب…

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    LetterT-S AS 152.17

    Letter from a Byzantine woman named Irini and her sister Kali. In Hebrew. Written in a crude hand. "Come before... and if there is no …

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    LetterT-S 6J7.14

    Letter from a woman, referring to a previous conversation during which the addressee had pointed out that the writer was owed money by a third …

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    LetterT-S Ar.18(1).107

    Letter written by a woman, introduced by Psalms 41:2, asking for assistance in a legal battle concerning the rights to a house. Both fragments at …

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    LetterT-S AS 149.129

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. Only a small corner remains. The writer seems to be a woman: "When I remained a widow (tarammaltu). . ." Also …

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    1. ] ענדהם קמחה חלפת נשתרי
    2. ] אלתלתה קבל מא יגי ציחת(?) אלביד(?)
    3. ]ו צאבת אמראת עמהא עדה(?)

    Verso:

    1. . . .
    2. ]אניה אני כמא תרמלת כאן
    3. ]ליה מא חסית בכ…

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    LetterT-S AS 151.153

    Letter from a woman to Eliyyahu the Judge. Small fragment (upper right corner). In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender is likely his wife Sitt Rayḥān; she is …

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    LetterT-S Misc.27.4.8

    Letter from Umm Bū l-Makā[rim](?) to an important person. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. She asks/reminds him to send a letter on her behalf with the …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 3.46

    One of a pair of letters written by Umm Sitt al-Nās to family members when she had been thrown out of her husband's and mother-in-law's …

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    LetterT-S Ar.34.186

    Recto: Letter of appeal. In Judaeo-Arabic. In the name of a woman who is 'cut off and my husband is absent.' Also mentions her son, …

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    LetterNLI 577.10/40

    Letter from a mother to her daughter. In Judaeo-Arabic. The mother expresses her longing and the fire in her heart, sends regards to Umm Khalaf …

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    LetterDK 232.3 (alt: XXII)

    Letter in Arabic script from Umm Zayn to Umm Isḥāq. The writer seems to want to travel to the addressee's location but has no money. …

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    LetterT-S NS 297.4

    Family letter. In Arabic script. Likely from a woman. The sender and "the girl" (al-ṣaghīra) have arrived safely in the Fayyūm (l. 5). They are …

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    LetterMoss. II,192

    In which a mother informs her son "al-Shaykh Sadīd" that everyone is well, but they have no flour, so please send us flour immediately. She …

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    LetterT-S NS 324.117

    Recto: Letter in Arabic script. Three and a half lines remain. Needs examination. Verso: Informal note from Sitt Abū l-Ḥasan to Ṣadaqa, asking him to …

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    LetterT-S NS 338.51

    Letter from a certain Esther to her son. In Hebrew. Dating: Likely 16th century. Regards to and from various people, including Doña Miryam. Mentions wine …

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    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 2111/43

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. In the voice of a woman. "I am crying and our tears [do not dry]."

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    LetterNLI 577.1/6

    Letter from Fāṭima to her 'sister' al-Ḥājja Umm al-Barakāt. In Arabic script. Opens with greetings to Abū l-Faḍl and Nāṣir al-Dīn and his children, then …

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    LetterMIAC 142

    Personal letter from a wife to her husband – undated – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 142) – in Hebrew. (information from Ḥassanein Muḥammad …

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    LetterT-S 13J18.15

    Letter from a young wife, whose father-in-law was also her uncle and who had a brother living in the same town, asking her mother to …

    1. בשמ רחמ
    2. שלום רב לאהבי תורתך ואין למו מכשול
    3. לו שרחת לחצרה מולאי אלשיך אלאגל כגק מר ור חלפון הלוי השר והנכבד
    4. הראוי למעלתו בן כגק מר ור יוסף הלוי המעול…

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    LetterDK 239.1 + T-S AS 151.31

    Letter/petition in Judaeo-Arabic. The sender wishes to redeem two ruins which belonged to two women, Umm Banīn and Umm ʿIzziyya (?), and were taken away …

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    LetterBL OR 5544.9

    Letter from the wife of Wahb, Tiberias, to her brother Khalfa b. Ibrāhīm al-Ṭabīb b. al-Ṭabarī, Fustat, eleventh century. She dictated the letter to her …

    1. בשמך
    2. כתאבי אליך יאכי וסיידי ואלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקאה ואדם עזה ען חאל סלאמה
    3. ועאפיה ושוק אליך שדיד גמע אללה ביננא עלי אסר חאל במנה וכרמה ואני קד
    4. אנפ…

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    LetterENA 4100.21a

    Letter from the daughter of the head of the Yeshiva to Nahray b. Nissim. Ca. 1060.

    ENA 4100, f. 21 A ed. Gil, Palestine, Pt. 3, pp. 183-186 (Doc. #486) Letter from the daughter of the head of the Yeshiva to Nahray b. Nissim. Ca. 106…

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    LetterT-S 10J12.18

    Letter from a woman to her mother ʿAzza al-ʿIblāniyya (from Iʿbillīn, a village in western Galilee), in Fustat. She is asked by her daughter to …

    Recto:

    1. בשמ רחמ
    2. אלדי אריד בה אעלמך יא ואלדתי אני וצלת אלי אלמחלה
    3. וקלבי ענדך אללה תעאלי יגעלך פי חייז אלסלאמה
    4. וענדי מן אלשוק ואלוחשה לפרקכם מא לא אחסן…

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    LetterENA NS 55.9

    Letter from a widow in Safed regarding her property in Egypt

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    LetterENA 2806.13

    Letter from a woman to Maṣliaḥ Gaʾon containing an update on a lawsuit between her and a male family member (possibly her son). She seems …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. e 94/29

    Letter from a woman named Qamr, in Jerusalem, to her brother Moshe Farikh (פריך), in Fustat/Cairo. Dating: Likely early 17th century, based on A. David's …

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    LetterT-S AS 146.68

    Fragment of a letter from Sitt Rayḥān to (her husband) [Eliyyahu] b. Zekharya, probably in Alexandria. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions a woman's mother-in-law and a woman's …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/21

    Mid-11th-century letter from Umm Faḍā'il, a widow in Fustat, to a family friend, Abū Zikrī b. Yosef (Yehuda b. Yosef Rosh ha-Seder), in the West. …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1464

    Letter from a woman named Harja, somewhere in Syria, to her brother' Hārūn Fayrūz in Cairo. This letter contains an update on her stomach illness …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1478

    Letter from a woman named Harja, somewhere in Syria, to her brother ʿAbd al-Dā'im Ibn Fayrūz, in Cairo. See tag for other letters by her.

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1591

    Letter from a woman named Harja, in Jerusalem, to her brother ʿAbd al-Dā'im Ibn Firrouz, in Cairo. Written in Judaeo-Arabic. See tag for other letters …

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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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    LetterENA NS 29.28

    Letter from a woman, in Rashīd, to Yom Ṭov al-Buḥayrī (it seems her son-in-law) and his wife Esther (it seems her daughter), in Fustat/Cairo. In …

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    LetterENA NS 42.14

    Letter from a woman complaining of abuse by her co-wife

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    LetterT-S AS 215.344

    Petition from a woman to a group of men, presumably communal leaders: [...] wa-sādatī wa-l-ʿazīzīn ʿalayya wa-ʿindī. She says "I am perplexed (wa-anā ḥāʾira) and …

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 1.72

    Letter in Ladino, nearly complete but with numerous lacunae, from a mother to her daughter, addressed to her son-in-law Yaʿaqov Reshit (?) in Saida. The …

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