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    LetterENA 4011.12

    Verso: Letter from Shabbetay b. Avraham, in Minyat Zifta, to the judge Zakkay b. Moshe, perhaps in al-Maḥalla. In Judaeo-Arabic. (Zakkay was in al-Maḥalla in …

    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ סבב אצדאר הדה אלאחרף אלי אלחצרה כגק מרנו ורבנו זכאי ‎ 2
    ‏ הדיין המשכיל החכ…

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    LetterT-S 10J17.20

    Letter from a family member to Abū l-Ḥasan b. Makhlūf, in Fustat (c/o the shop of the dayyān). In Judaeo-Arabic. Discussing money problems and an …

    ‏ כתאבי אלי מולאי אלעזיז עלי אט[אל אללה בקאה ‎ 1
    ‏ ואדאם עזה ונעמאה ומן חסן אלתופי…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J170

    Letter from Nahray b. Nissim to Abu l-Khayr Musa b. Barhun, asking him, among other things, to retrieve his capitation tax receipt for the year …


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    ‏ כתאבי אטאל אללה בקא מולאי ‎ 1
    ‏ אלאסוא ענך ברחמתה מ…

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    LetterT-S 13J26.13

    Recto: Communal letter in Hebrew, from a city in Palestine (per Goitein and Mann) or Damascus (per Gil) to the yeshiva in Jerusalem (per Gil) …

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    LetterENA NS 22.2

    Letter from a father who had undertaken to pay the capitation tax for his son but was robbed. Asks the recipient to pay the tax …

    ‏ אכד קדמי חתי נאולוני אלוטא מן אלבאב ‎ 1
    ‏ ורחת אלי אלדיואן לקית אלממלוך קאעד ‎ 2
    ‏ קאל לה אלשיך שעיא אלגאליה ענד ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S Ar.30.163

    Instructions in Avraham Maimonides' hand to R. Eliyyahu to give them bread for Sabbath. Also: List of contributors (in the judge's hand) and names of …

    ‏ אלדיין ר אליה שצ ‎ 1
    ‏ יוצל להם מן כבז ‎ …

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    LetterT-S 12.266

    Letter from Yosef b. Yishaq Yerushalmi to Ya'aqov ha-Talmid b. Binyamin. He asks him to receive a bashful needy man well and take care of …

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    State documentT-S NS 297.171

    Receipt for the capitation tax for Khalaf b. Yaʿqūb in Fustat. Dated: Looks like 551 AH, which would be 1156/57 CE if correct.

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    State documentT-S NS 301.2

    Report. In Arabic script. Headed: al-ʿizza lillāh waḥdahū. Might be a draft, since there are some extra jottings in the same hand around the first …

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    Legal documentBL OR 10589.8

    List of court cases in Judaeo-Arabic. One involves the payment of a capitation tax (jāliya), another involves a Jew who sued someone in Muslim courts. …

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    LetterNLI 577.3/10

    Letter from Shelomo b. Aharon to Natan ha-Kohen b. Yosef. Opens with a cryptic mention of the writer's departure for the sake of paying the …

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    State documentT-S NS 297.7

    Receipt for the capitation tax. For the silk worker Bū Naṣr b. ʿUmar al-Yahūdī. Dated: 507 AH, which is 1113/14 CE.

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    LetterT-S 13J6.30

    Letter from Yosef to Abū l-Fakhr asking him to help contest his obligation to pay the capitation tax of his brother, who was missing in …

    ‏ בשם אל עולם יתברך נצח סלה ‎ 1
    ‏ שארע מן כאדמהא יוסף לכ גד קד מר ורב השר הגדול ‎ 2
    ‏ בעם ייי צבאות הנ…

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    LetterT-S NS J351

    Verso: Letter to a family member who had inquired about distant relatives. The writer states that his wife, son, and sister-in-law had died, while his …

    ‏ דיאר מצר מן אלתגמל ואלכלף ואשיאפאת ואכחאל ומראהם(?)[... ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S 8J41.13

    Census for the capitation tax. List of male persons with consecutive numbers over the names. First complete no. visible is 19, but some names are …

    ‏ בו סעד בן [ ‎ 1
    ‏ אולאד נביקה אבו ע.…

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    State documentT-S Ar.38.95

    Fiscal or para-fiscal document (i.e., prepared by state officials or by the Jewish community for the government). List of indigent people equally divided between natives …

    ‏ אלעדימין מן אהל מצר ואלקאהרה אלדי לא ‎ 1
    ‏ יקדרו עלי שי ויגב תאכרהם לאול אלסנה ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J10.17

    Husband who intends to travel abroad allocates 20 dirhams per month, namely, five per week, for his wife, plus some wheat, the 20 dirhams to …

    ‏ חצר אבו אלפרג בן גזאל אל ‎ 1
    ‏ קיסראני אקני מן רוחה טאיע ‎ 2
    ‏ גיר מגבר אנה יקום ל[זוגתה ‎ 3
    ‏ א…

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    List or tableBL OR 5549.8

    List of prisoners imprisoned for nonpayment of the capitation tax. Fragmentary. twenty-four names preserved, with sums representing the amounts still due, to be provided by …

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    LetterBL OR 5566C.5

    Letter from Ṣadaqa to the Abū l-Najm the Parnas, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender announces his intention to travel to Sicily (in "Bilād al-Rūm") …

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    LetterT-S Ar.39.277

    Recto: Letter from Barakāt Ibn al-Dayyān Abū l-Faraj (=Shelomo b. Eliyyahu the Judge). In Arabic script. A narrow vertical strip is missing from the right …

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    LetterT-S Misc.25.22

    Letter from Simḥa ha-Kohen, probably in Alexandria, to Abū l-Majd, probably in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Early 13th century. After many nice phrases, the body …

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    LetterT-S 12.309

    Letter from Abū Manṣur to his 'brother' Abū Saʿd. Mainly in Judaeo-Arabic. The addressee has promised to come for Rosh Hashana. The sender has sent …

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    LetterENA NS 39.5

    Fragment of an official letter from Fustat addressed to a certain town in the Rīf (or perhaps a circular), exhorting them to be generous and …

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    LetterT-S 6J6.3

    Letter from a certain Abū l-Faraj to someone titled Sayyidnā. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Likely Mamluk-era (i.e., after ca. 1250) based on paleographic features, position of …

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    LetterStras. 4038/9

    Complete calligraphic letter of appeal to Yefet ha-Sar, a Levi, begging for money to help pay the capitation tax for the writer and his two …

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    LetterMoss. II,183.2

    Short note from Abū l-ʿAlā' al-Muʿallim to Abū Saʿīd urging him to send the money quickly because the writer urgently needs to pay the capitation …

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    LetterT-S NS J539

    Letter of appeal for charity for assistance in paying the capitation tax. In Hebrew (for the introduction) and Judaeo-Arabic (for the body). At the upper …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J4.7

    Legal document in which Aharon b. Abū al-Riḍāʾ and his wife, Labwa (“Lioness”) bt. Abū Ghālib, release each other from all claims. Labwa releases Aharon …

    ‏ שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן שהדי דחתימין לתתא למא כאן פי אלעשר ‎ 1
    ‏ אלאוסט מן חודש תמוז שנת אלפא וחמש מאה וחמשין וחמש…

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    LetterT-S 12.581

    Letter to Abu Imran in which the writer, a perfumer and judge in Minyat Zifta, describes repairs to the local synagogue along with news of …

    ‏ ממלוך חצרה מולאי ותאג ראסי וסיידי אלעזיז עליי וענדי ‎ 1
    ‏ אלתלמי…

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    LetterT-S 13J16.10

    Letter from a young man named Sibāʿ, in Alexandria, to his mother, in Fustat, but addressed to his brother Abū l-Najm. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Possibly …

    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 13J17.9

    Letter sent by a young man named Siba to his mother in Fustat but addressed to his brother, Abu al-Najm, describing the troubles he had …

    ‏ [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . וש]מחותיו ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterMoss. II,127.1

    Informal note addressed to Mukarram and Abū Manṣūr. In Judaeo-Arabic. They are requested to convey the dinar they had pledged for the first installment of …

    ‏ אלשיך מכרם ואלשיך אבו מנצור ‎ 1
    ‏ ישצ ינעמוא יוצלוא ללשיך ‎ 2
    ‏ אלאגל אלמכין אבו אלעז אללוי ‎ 3
    ‏ שצ דינאר עין אלדי אסמוה ‎ 4
    ‏ פי ג…

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    LetterT-S 10J12.4

    Recto: Letter from Futūḥ the cantor to Shemuel and Hayyim and Nasir and their cousins Sadaqa and Yiṣḥaq, congratulating them on their safe return and …

    ‏ רננו צדיקים בייי שמחו בגודלו צדיקים ות . . . . . . . . שמעו ‎ 1
    ‏ יברך אל שמואל ראש הנדיבים בחיר ה…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J87

    Letter sent by the community of Fustat to a place in the Egyptian Rif, asking to help a Palestinian, as the local people had just …

    ‏ וחית וצל דניאל דנן אלי מחרוסה מצר והו //ועיאלה// כאנו ‎ 1
    ‏ כאנו אלגמאעה ברוכים יהיו משגולין ענה בגואלי אלעניים ‎ 2
    ‏ נייף עלי תס…

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    List or tableHalper 468

    List of persons for whom the capitation tax was to be paid. Late eleventh century. (Information from Halper, Catalogue and Goitein, Med. Soc. II:467)

    ‏ הרון אכי אלאכרס ולה רבאעי ‎
    ‏ סלאמה בן הרון בצמאן כלף בן קבה ‎
    ‏ הבה בן מוסי צבי חנין ‎ …

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    List or tableT-S K15.94

    List, long, irregularly written, mostly effaced, of males. In many cases sums like 1/3, 1/4 (dinars) 5 qirats added; in other instances, a well-to-do person …

    ‏ ............................]ה רבע דינר ‎ 1
    ‏ .....].ים..ל.. חסן בן אברהים ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S NS 226.8

    Three much damaged columns, containing about 60 names of male persons, all of low professions. The list contains no numbers and was obviously drawn up …

    ‏ . . . . . . .]ה[ ‎ 1
    ‏ [. . . . . . . . ‎ 2
    ‏ . . .]שר. .[ ‎ 3
    ‏ . .]ק[.]. . . .…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/135

    Shelomo urges Abu'l-Makarim in Qalyub (?) to collect money to pay the capitation tax of needy people

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    Unknown typeT-S 8.29

    Letter regarding the payment of the capitation tax.

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J80

    Verso: Letter from a father, unknown location, to his son Baqāʾ, in Fustat. The letter was sent to the shop of Meshullam/Musallam to be held …

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    LetterT-S 8Ja1.2

    Letter of appeal for charity from Abū l-Majd to the physician (ḥakīm) Yeshuʿa ha-Levi. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer needs help paying 20 silver dirhams (nuqra) …

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    LetterENA 3927.1

    Letter from Barakāt b. Abū l-Faraj al-Dayyān (=Shelomo b. Eliyyahu) to Abū l-Ḥasan. In Arabic script. Pleading for a loan of 20 dirhams against a …

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    LetterENA 2176.14

    Letter fragment from an unknown writer in Syria to 'Rabbenu' in Bilbays. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentioning the capitation tax (... al-jawālī) in al-Shām and specifically mentions …

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    LetterENA NS 68.9

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. The addressee is called 'my brother.' The content is not clear; mentions someone fearing death and mentions the capitation tax (jizya).

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    LetterT-S 6J9.7

    Letter to Mishaʾel ha-Sar from Hiba Ibn Zaʿafrān, a poor inhabitant of Fusṭāṭ. Hiba asks for assistance paying the capitation tax, and has already been …

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    LetterT-S AS 132.237

    Letter fragment (lower right of recto, lower left of verso) in lovely handwriting. Mentions the capitation tax, hunger, and charity. On verso a woman seems …

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    LetterT-S AS 177.599

    Informal note from Abū l-Faraj. In Arabic script. He complains about his illness and inability to go out (on account of the jāliya?). He asks …

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    State documentT-S NS 321.47

    Fatimid-era petition. From Muʿammar [...] al-Tūnisī. In Arabic script. He is in trouble on account of the capitation tax and says he does not have …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. f 107/53

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer needs help paying the capitation tax (jāliya). The addressee had previously said something about talking to …

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    LetterT-S NS 264.11

    Letter of appeal for charity. From Abū l-Majd to al-Shaykh al-Rashīd. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Perhaps 13th or 14th century. The sender is in difficult straits …

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