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    LetterENA NS 40.29

    Letter addressed to Farajallāh the cantor. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably ca. 14th century. Bears a motto at the top usually seen in the documents of …

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    LetterENA 2808.4

    Letter from the office of the Nagid Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides (d. 1355), bearing his motto and in the hand of his clerk. Regarding a certain Avraham, …

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    LetterT-S AS 101.13

    Official letter headed by the ʿalāma (motto) of the Nagid Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides (d. 1355) and written in the typical hand of his clerk (compare Moss. …

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    LetterT-S 6J6.21

    Letter from the chancellery of the Nagid Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides (d. 1355) concerning a needy orphan. The first line is in Arabic characters, characteristic of letters …

    ‏ בסם [אלרחים] ‎ 1
    ‏ הנה אל ישועתי וכול ‎ 2
    ‏ אלחזן אלש פרג אללה שצ יעלם [ אן ‎ 3
    ‏ חאמלהא אליתום מוסי ותסל…

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    LetterT-S 8J23.4

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Nagid (d. 1355) to the community of Fustat asking them to arrange a charitable collection (Information from Goitein, Tarbiz …

    ‏ <<Arabic [בסם אלרחים] Arabic>> ‎ 1
    ‏ הנה אל ישועתי וכול ‎ 2
    ‏ אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימ[ין ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    LetterENA 2958.2

    Letter fragment in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides. An instruction to a cantor to warn a woman that her husband had submitted …

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    LetterT-S 12.608

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides (d. 1355) warning against a traveling preacher, popular in the community, who "speaks of secrets whose meanings he …

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    LetterT-S NS J456

    Letter with greetings for the holidays, likely in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides. There appears to be a genealogy in a different …

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    LetterT-S NS 321.103

    Strong censure from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides that the addressee had left a guest recommended by him without food on Friday and Shabbat and, …

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    LetterENA NS I.16

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides asking the holy congregation of Egypt to pay the tax to the Muslim Amir. Paying this tax is …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.64

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides to a certain Avraham ha-Sar (likely the same addressee as in T-S 8J40.2) regarding an excommunication. Muslim courts …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 321.97

    Legal document likely in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides. Needs further examination.

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    LetterT-S NS 324.11

    Letter in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides, it seems conveying greetings for the holidays.

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    LetterT-S NS J290

    Fragment of a letter in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides including the following bitter statement: "What is the reason of this? Don't …

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    LetterBL OR 5544.2

    Letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Mamonides, to be read in the synagogue, on behalf of an elderly, poor man Yiṣḥaq who wishes …

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    LetterENA 4046.6

    Petition in Judaeo-Arabic to the Nagid. Mentioning real estate and rent. The handwriting is likely that of the clerk of Yehoshua Maimonides.

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    LetterT-S 8K13.7

    Letter of recommendation for a poor man with a family from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides.

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    LetterT-S AS 158.62

    Fragment of a letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides, possibly a recommendation for Yosef al-Ṣabbān (the soap boiler).

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    LetterT-S AS 153.258

    Small fragment from the top of a letter from Yehoshuaʿ ha-Nagid to a community.

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    LetterT-S NS J146

    An urgent summons to appear before the court from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides.

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    LetterT-S NS J336

    The beginning of a letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides, for a man named Eliyyahu "who has no tongue [in Arabic] or …

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    LetterMoss. VII,176

    Letter to Yehoshua Maimonides (1310–55) reminding him of somebody who was excommunicated when his father Avraham II Maimonides (1245–1313) was Nagid. The letter is rather …

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    LetterT-S 13J28.13

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides regarding a collection (jibaya), ordering that the addressee's 'wife' (bayt) and the wife of the beadle Sulayman collect …

    ‏ אל[ג]באיה ויגתהד פיהא ויחלצהא ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. e 98/68

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Nagid (d. 1355) (in Cairo) to the community of Fustat about a conflict between two butchers who had caused …

    ‏ בסם אלרחים ‎ 1
    ‏ הנה אל ישועתי וכולי ‎ 2
    ‏ גמאעה אלזקנים ברוכים יהיו יעלמו ‎…

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    LetterT-S 8J9.15

    Letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides to be read in "the two synagogues," to help an old man named Yeshuʿa to travel …

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    ‏ ישועה ‎ 2
    ‏ אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימין ‎ 3
    ‏ במצר יברכם צורם אנס…

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    Legal documentENA NS 17.16

    Deathbed declaration dated Tevet 1665 / December 1353, in which Yehuda b. Hananya assigns to his wife, Wazira daughter of the elder called al-Udi, the …

    ‏ זכרון עדות ‎ 1
    ‏ בתאריך יום אלאתנין אלכז מ…

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    LetterT-S 8J17.13

    Letter, possibly from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides, in which the nagid asks the community in Fustat to take up a charity collection for a …

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    ‏ אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימין במצר יברכם ‎ …

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    LetterT-S K25.190

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua the Nagid (d. 1355), a grandson of a grandson of the Rambam, to the Jerusalemite synagogues concerning an erection …


    ‎TS Box K 25, f. 190, ed. S. D. Goitein, "The synagouge building and its furnishing according to the records of the Cairo Geniza", Eretz Is…

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    LetterT-S 8J40.2

    Fragmentary letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides to a certain Avraham, concerning the affairs of a man, his wife, and a young boy, and …

    ‏ הדרת החכם הנכבד . . . . . . . . [ . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ ורבנו אברהם עטרת החכמים [ . . . . . . . ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterENA 2559.11

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Nagid (d. 1355) seeking to bring peace to the community and also urging them to be charitable and especially …

    ‏ הנה אל ישועתי וכול ‎ 1
    ‏ אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימין במצר ‎ 2
    ‏ י]ברכם צורם אנס' יעלמו אן קד וצל ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S NS 31.7

    Letter from the office of the Nagid Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides (d. 1355) in which the cantor Faraj Allāh is ordered to arrange a collection for a …

    ‏ <Arabic>בסם אלרחים </Arabic> ‎ 1
    ‏ הנה אל ישועתי וכול ‎ 2
    ‏ אלחזן אלשיך פרג אללה שצ יעלם ‎ 3
    ‏ באנך(!) תתוצא בחאמלה אלשי…

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    LetterENA 3796.12

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides (d. 1355) to Fustat against improper competition in the making of cheese. Information from Goitein's index card.

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    LetterT-S NS J258

    Letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides for the bearer who is named Moshe. See Moss. II,177 for another version of the letter, …

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    LetterT-S 8J17.12

    Stern letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides, requesting the addressee’s quick appearance together with money he owes. An Arabic basmala (or perhaps authentication mark, …

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    LetterMoss. II,177

    A letter of recommendation from the office of the Nagid Yehoshua Maimonides, for a poor man Shelomo to be read in the synagogue in Fustat. …

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    LetterT-S 8J13.23

    Letter, possibly from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides, recommending a man who is “poor but from a good family.” The community of Fustat is asked …

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    ‏ אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימין במצר יברכם צורם ‎ 2
    ‏ ויהיה בעזרם יוצרם אנס יעלמו באן אל…

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    LetterT-S AS 147.37

    Order sent to the community of Fustat from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Nagid (d. 1355) recommending the elder Shemuel for charity, followed by requests and …

    ‏ ה[נ]ה אל [י]שועתי [וכו]ל ‎ 1
    ‏ אלגמאעה אלכרימה אלמקימין במצר ‎ 2
    ‏ יברכם צורם אנס יעלמו אן מצות ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    LetterENA 1822a.30

    Letter fragment in the hand of the clerk of Yehoshuaʿ Hanagid regarding taxation, including the fee for the police (tarsīm). Mentioned in Goitein, "The Twilight …

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    LetterT-S AS 145.15

    Letter from the office of Yehoshuaʿ Maimonides (introduced with his usual motto) to the community in Cairo concerning a lawsuit between Hiba b. Abū l-Faraj …

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    LetterMoss. IV,37.1

    Letter addressed to Sulaymān the beadle. In Judaeo-Arabic. Regarding fundraising for captives, asking the addressee to take charge of it, and also "to collect something …

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    LetterMoss. V,336.1 + Moss. V,338.1

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides to Avraham ha-Sar (for the same addressee, see T-S Misc.28.64 and T-S 8J40.2). He reports that he met …

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    LetterENA NS 22.19 + ENA NS 21.13

    Letter from the office of the Nagid Yehoshua Maimonides (d. 1355), regarding evasion of the capitation tax in the community. The previous year they had …

    ‏ אלתגליק פמא חאגה ללמראסל לאן מא ‎ 1
    ‏ לכם אלצרב חתי לא תכסרו ואדא . . . ‎ 2
    ‏ אלחקאיק מא פי אליד. .לה . . . אלחא…

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    LetterENA NS 21.12

    Letter from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides dealing with the capitation tax and with the kashrut of meat, first half of the 14th c.

    ‏ כק ונוגשיך צדקה וכאצה אלגאליה אנהא ‎ 1
    ‏ ען דם אלאנסאן ובהא יעמל אלישראלי ‎ 2
    ‏ דינה שבת ומועדים וכפור וגמיע מא ‎ 3
    ‏ יכתאר פי דינה ו…

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    LetterT-S 13J24.4

    Letter from the office of the Nagid Yehoshua Maimonides (d. 1355), to the Jewish community in Cairo. He is ordering them to pay back to …

    ‏ שבת.... ‎
    ‏ הנה אל ישועתי וכולי ‎ …

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    LetterT-S K25.92

    Letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides, to be read in the synagogue, on behalf of a pregnant woman who has no money …

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    LetterT-S 16.277

    Letter from Surūr, in Bilbays, to his widowed mother, in Cairo, who lives with her two other sons Faraj Allāh and Rashīd. The letter deals …

    ‏ עמי עשו שקר החן והבל היופי אשה יראת וגו ‎ 1
    ‏ אלי חצרה אלואלדה אלעזיזה אלמופקה אלסעידה ופקהא אללה תע ‎ 2
    ‏ ו…

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