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  1. 1

    LetterDK 238.1 (alt: IV)

    Letter of appeal, begging for charity.

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    LetterMoss. VII,180

    Letter of appeal for charity. Addressed to someone titled al-Amīniyya. Probably from a cantor, although theoretically al-Ḥazzān could be part of the addressee's name. In …

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    LetterT-S Ar.30.23

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. From Yehuda b. Shelomo, the cantor of Damsīs, to an unidentified addressee, who is asked to …

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    LetterENA 2808.23

    Letter of for charity addressed to an official. In Hebrew. Mentions the heqdesh.

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    LetterENA 2558.28

    Letter of appeal for charity. Addressed to Yehoshuaʿ Nagid (d. 1355). Begins in Hebrew, then switches to Judaeo-Arabic. The sender had to mortgage part of …

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    LetterENA NS 59.33

    Letter of appeal from Bū Saʿd al-Baghd[ādī]. The Hebrew introduction and a few words of the Judaeo-Arabic body are preserved.

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    LetterENA 4101.3a

    Letter in Hebrew. Perhaps a letter of appeal for charity: the writer seems to be describing his poverty and pawning possessions.

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    LetterENA 2808.31

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew. Mostly blessings

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  9. 9

    LetterENA NS 37.1

    Small fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic, probably medieval, possibly an appeal for charity. The addressee seems to be Abū l-Surūr.

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    LetterENA 3721.2

    Letter of appeal, probably. In Hebrew. Mentions the addressee's brother who married a wife. Goes on to complain about the hardships of fate.

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    LetterENA 3776.1

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew. Possbly addressed to the Nagid Shemuel b. Ḥananya. The sender is from a distant land. He set out …

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    LetterENA NS 17.5

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Long, well-written, well-preserved.

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    LetterENA NS 19.18

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. The writer praises the addressee, expounds on his difficult circumstances, and asks for a loan of …

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    LetterENA NS 53.5

    Letter of appeal for charity addressed to a Nagid. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions the person known as "the ḥedvat" (אלחדואת).

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    LetterENA 2747.14

    Letter drafts addressed to a certain Shemuel. In Hebrew. Asking him for more money ("the peraḥ that you sent has already run out"). Dating: Probably …

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    LetterENA 3205.1

    Perhaps a letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew. Late. Mentions a woman whom the narrator married in order to save her from poverty.

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    LetterENA NS 9.3

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Small fragment. May be a letter of appeal for charity.

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    LetterENA 4100.11

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Last leaf only. The writer is begging for an urgent loan or gift of 5 dinars, on Sunday. A sum of 20 …

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    LetterENA 3793.3

    Letter from Yosef ha-Talmud b. Yishay ha-Sar. In Hebrew. Complaining that the addressee has not fulfilled his vow to give Yosef sum of money in …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 13/11

    Very faded document in Hebrew, probably a letter of appeal, as it mentions the writer's misfortunes and how he falls upon the mercy of the …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 56/19

    Letter from a wretched Abū l-Ḥasan b. Yūsuf begging for charity from a dignitary, probably the Nagid.

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/75

    Letter of appeal for charity addressed to ʿEli ha-Zaqen the Parnas. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. There are interesting opening blessings, including the phrase "zohar ḥashmalim." …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 75/26

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Probably a begging letter. The conventional praises of the addressee are exceptionally eloquent and deferent. The addressee has evidently helped the writer …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. e 98/75

    Letter of appeal addressed to the Nagid David I (b. Avraham Maimonides, r.1237–1300). In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic.

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J269

    Letter of appeal from Moshe to R. Yiṣḥaq ha-Sar. In Judaeo-Arabic.

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    LetterT-S Ar.46.261

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Written in a calligraphic but shaky hand.

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    LetterT-S Ar.30.204

    Letter of appeal for charity from Sālim of Tyre to an unidentified addressee. The letter (in Judaeo-Arabic) is on verso, while recto is a poem …

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    LetterT-S AS 159.124

    Petition/letter of appeal for charity. Addressed to someone titled Ḥemdat ha-Nesiʾut, possibly the same person as Sayyidnā in l. 8. In Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew. The …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.18

    Letter of appeal for public charity. In calligraphic Hebrew. The writer is a foreigner who wishes to return to his land, but has no money …

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    LetterT-S Misc.8.26

    Letter(s) of appeal for charity. In Judaeo-Arabic. There are specific stories conveyed here, but the text is written in codex format—so maybe this is a …

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    LetterT-S NS 320.85

    Letter of appeal for charity, probably. In Hebrew. Mentions the names Moshe b. Yiṣḥaq and Abū [...]. There are also a couple of words in …

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    LetterT-S NS 320.103

    Fragment of a letter of appeal for charity. In Hebrew, in a calligraphic, square book hand. The petitioner is unable to pay his (or her) …

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    LetterT-S NS 320.119

    Letter/petition from Moshe [...] to the "Nagid" [Shelo]mo. Begins in Hebrew, and transitions to Judaeo-Arabic. Probably this is a letter of appeal for charity or …

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    LetterT-S NS 304.43

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions Makārim b. Abū [...] and a ḥaver.

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    LetterT-S 10J15.18 + T-S 8J18.25

    Letter in Hebrew from Yusuf, a scholar with minimal assets and now in a perilous situation because of debts, dependents, and sureties on his behalf. …

    ‏ ] נתנו יד למצוא קורת ‎ 1
    ‏ רוח מן התלאה אשר מצאתנו ועתה רבותי תקרו נא נפשי ספחני [[ ]] ויודה ‎ …

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    LetterT-S 12.27

    Letter fragment asking for a favor and stating that the writer relies on God and on the recipient for the solution of the matter. (Information …

    ‏ בן כב גדלת קדשת [ . . . ] . . . . [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ תנצבה וא . . . . . [ . . ] . רח [ . . . . . . . . . …

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    LetterT-S J1.32

    Letter of appeal, draft. In Judaeo-Arabic. Rhyming (-dī). On a reused list of various expenditures of the community. (See Goitein, Med Soc, II, App. A …

    ‏ כתאבי סידי זאדני אן כאד יואוגב לי ‎ 1
    ‏ אתזחל פי אלבלאד וכנת ארום אנה ליסנדא ‎ 2
    ‏ ונתתרו /ת/אסלך? סנאדי אנת תסמד פיהי בעד ‎ 3
    ‏ גרבתי…

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    LetterMoss. II,145.2

    Recto: Very brief letter of appeal. "May [God] except you, my lord, last year you gave us a dinar, the price of two robes (maqṭaʿayn). …

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    LetterMoss. II,157

    Begging letter, probably, in elegant script informing the addressee that his brother Abū l-Baqā al-Tājir used to give charity to the writer and help his …

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    LetterMoss. II,183.1

    Recto: A Hebrew letter begging for charity on Purim, invoking the tropes of hunger and nakedness. The writer suggests that the addressee himself 'or one …

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    LetterT-S NS J353

    Letter of appeal for charity for assistance in moving to the land of Israel.

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    LetterT-S NS 97.52

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment (bottom half only). The sender is planning to travel to al-Shām the next day and he asks for money to cover …

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    LetterMoss. II,187.2

    Recto: Fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic to Rabbenu Meshullam, congratulating him on the holidays, and it seems begging for help with travel expenses. The …

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    LetterMoss. III,230

    Letter of appeal for charity. Dating: Possibly 16th century.

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    LetterMoss. IV,157

    Letter of appeal from Yeshuʿa b. Yosef to an unknown addressee. The first 2/3 consists of rhymed Hebrew praises for the addressee. In the body …

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    LetterAIU VII.A.36

    Letter of appeal for charity, probably. In Hebrew. Dating: Late, possibly 18th or 19th century. Very long-winded, and full of kabbalistic drashes about Satan and …

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    LetterJRL SERIES B 5479

    Letter of appeal in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer asks for something to cover himself with (ilā l-ghulām yataghaṭṭā bi-hi).

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    LetterJRL SERIES B 6122

    Letter of appeal from Yefet, a foreigner, to R. Shela. In calligraphic Hebrew.

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    LetterStras. 5138/23

    Most of an eloquent letter of appeal in rhymed Hebrew addressed to Abu l-Faraj Amram b. Levi. The body of the letter begins about 2/3 …

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    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 1760/11b

    Letter of appeal, perhaps. In Judaeo-Arabic. Opens with יענך ייי ביום צרה and continues with greetings for the dear 'walad' ha-ḥazzan ha-talmid ha-sar ha-nikhbad..... The …

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