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    LetterT-S 20.140

    Letter from Shemarya b. Elhanan (966–1011 CE) about a woman abandoned by her husband ('Agunah) for seven years. The letter is apparently written to the …


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    ‏ (שא שלום מאת יושב שמים וכיו"ב ...ומ)מנו ו(מחמודנו אלחנן) ‎ 1
    ‏ ומתלמידינו ה(יושבים) לפנינו יהי רצון לה..( ‎ 2
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    LetterENA 3787.10

    Letter of appeal/recommendation from the community of Damascus to the community of Fustat. The senders are writing on behalf of an ʿaguna who has been …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J8.2

    Legal document recording Surūra bt. Shelomo’s suit for maintenance from her husband Surur b. Yaʿaqov Ibn al-Jāsūs. For the expenses, Surūra was ceded one-half of …

    ‏ סרורה בת שלמה הרופא תובעת מזונות שבעלה סרור בן יעקב בן אלגאסוס חייב לה ‎
    ‏ מתוך חוב, שנאגי בר אהרן כהן בן טובי היה חייב לאביו של סרור. (בשטר מוב…

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    Legal documentT-S NS J580

    Formulary for a legal document, for an abandoned wife (ʿaguna) to appoint a representative (called אפטרופא/"guardian") to receive her bill of divorce and ketubba payment …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J22

    Letter from Yosef b. Shemuel al-Dani in Palermo to Isma’il b. Avraham in Damsis. The first part of the letter deals with the tragedy that …

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    LetterJRL SERIES B 5150

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Apparently describing the situation of an ʿaguna (a woman abandoned by her husband without a divorce). "Their summoning to the court. . …

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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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    Legal documentYevr.-Arab. II 1275

    Legal document, Qaraite. Conditional divorce. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dated Sivan 5503 AM, which is 1743 CE. It is a detailed record of how David b. Reuven …

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    LetterPER H 161

    Letter from Saʿīd b. Marḥab on behalf of the court, in Aden, to the druggist Hillel b. Naḥman (aka Sayyid al-Kull), in Fustat. In Hebrew …

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    LetterT-S 13J8.19

    Hayfa, daughter of Sulayman Ibn al-Ariq, writes to the Ḥaver Eli b. Amram, the spiritual head of Jerusalem congregation of Fustat, during the third quarter …

    ‏ אלמרוף (צ"ל: אלמערוף) באבן אלעריק עבדתה היפא בנת סלימאן ולדתמא מ.... ‎ 1
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    LetterAIU VII.E.53

    Page 2 is a calligraphic letter in Hebrew to the elders of Alexandria, dated 1697/8 CE (5458), signed by three men, on behalf of a …

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    LetterT-S NS 320.20

    Recto: Letter from communal leaders, in Alexandria, to the judge Shemuel, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Unclear; likely early 13th century, based on handwriting and …


    ‎TS NS Box 320, f. 20, ed. Friedman, Jewish Polygyny, pp.213-216, N.H. 04-14-88,(P).Letter from the Dayyan (judge) Samuel, Alexandria to the Nagid.
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    Legal documentT-S Ar.40.96

    Legal query probably addressed to a Muslim jurisconsult. In Arabic script. Concerning a Jewish woman whose husband converted to Islam and later traveled to India, …

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    LetterMoss. Ia,4

    Letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda, Ramla, to Efrayim b. Shemarya (=Abū Kathīr Efrāyim b. Maḥfūẓ), Fustat. Dating: 1040 (after Kislev). It is about a father …

    ‏ ליקר פאר אהובנו וחברנו השומר משמרת ונוצר מחברת הוא כב גד קד מר ורב ‎ 1
    ‏ אפרים החבר אשר לכת הצדק מתחבר וחילים יגבר ומתלעות עוולים ישבר ‎ …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J14.2

    Letter in the hand of Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to Ḥisday ha-Nasi (a Qaraite communal leader) concerning a husband who wishes to divorce the wife he …

    ‏ יקבל אלארץ אללה תע אמאם מ הדרת מעלת יקרת צפירת ‎ 1
    ‏ תפארת מרנו ורבנו אדוננו נשיאנו מלכא חסדאי הנשיא הגדול ראש ‎ 2
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