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  1. 1

    LetterMIAC 181

    Request from the women's committee on the donation of used clothing for the poor of the Jewish community – Bassatine Cemetery – Museum of Islamic …

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    List or tableENA NS I.69

    List of charity recipients, with names and sums, probably distribution rather than collection. The list starts with names of the communal functionaries titled me'ulle, Rav …

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    Legal documentMIAC 90

    Certificate for a Jew indicating that he is elderly and unemployed and that he desires to receive lunch supplies for free – undated – Museum …

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    Literary textT-S 12.342

    Treatise on charity in two columns, fragmentary. (Information from Goitein's note card)

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    List or tableStras. 5138/24

    Bifolio containing mainly an alms distribution list. "What was distributed on Monday, with seven days remaining in Nisan." Many women mentioned. There are a few …

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    Legal documentMIAC 156

    Receipt from the Yeshiva Ahava VeAhva – dated – July 10 1948CE – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 156) – in Arabic, French, and …

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    LetterMIAC 18

    Appeal from a charitable organization for the marriage of poor women to the people of the community – 21 January 1943CE – Museum of Islamic …

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    LetterMIAC 191

    Announcement from the Jewish association of charity and brotherhood to participating members in the funds of al-Kūrātšīyūt[?] paid in their contributions from the previous year …

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    LetterMIAC 93

    Invitation for attending a public and routine meeting of the Yeshiva Ahava VeAhva Sunday 28 March 1948CE – 1 March 1948CE – Museum of Islamic …

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    LetterMIAC 293

    Invitation from a charitable institution and the Jewish union in Egypt for attending a course of the educational committee and the institute at al-Ẓāhir Square …

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    LetterMIAC 110

    Invitation from the union of Jewish religious institutions of Egypt to the president of the Yeshiva Ahava VeAhva for participating in the collective and it …

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    Legal documentMIAC 224

    Donation pledge form from Yaʿacov Kohen to the holy yeshiva (the right and the peace) for the sake of raising generosity and assistance to all …

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    LetterMIAC 34

    Invitation to the Jews of Egypt to donate and assist 1200 Torah students in the cities of Palestine in their poverty or because they are …

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    LetterAIU VII.A.10

    Verso: Informal note addressed to a certain Moshe asking him to help procure half a wayba of wheat as charity for the bearer Fakhr al-[...], …

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    LetterMIAC 44

    Donation request for the Yeshiva Ahava VeAhva in Meydān al-Ẓāhir in Cairo – undated – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 44) – in Arabic. …

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    LetterMIAC 146

    Letter from the association of charity and brotherhood to Kẖawaja Murād Shem Tov on his weakening participation in the association – undated – Museum of …

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    Legal documentMIAC 288

    Contract of agreement between Yeshiva Ahava VeAhva and Maʿallam Ḥasan Ṣadīq – 2 January 1946CE – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 288) – in …

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    LetterT-S K25.152

    Letter of appeal for charity, probably. Dating: Perhaps 14th–16th century. Few details are preserved. NB: Verso does not seem to be digitized; the image listed …

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    LetterMIAC 49

    Letter from the Yeshiva Ahava VeAhva reporting on the increased participation in services – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 49) – in Arabic. (information …

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    LetterENA 2739.5

    Letter from Moshe Barukh. In Hebrew. Dating: Late, probably 15th–17th century. Asking for monetary assistance.

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    LetterT-S 8J23.3

    Left side of a letter of appeal for charity, from Shaul ha-Levi. What is preserved seems to contain learned discussion of charity. (Information from Goitein's …

    1. ] ונעמתה אלקאיל בפצלה אעזה אללה ואטאל בקאה
    2. שאול הלוי
    3. ]. . . ומן אטאל אללה בקאה ודאם עזה
    4. ].ק. . . . . . . ואלעלא וגעלך סבבא אלי
    5. ]. לקצר לסאני וצל אלי…

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    LetterT-S AS 146.337

    Letter addressed to Avraham ha-Dayyan (called ha-Sar ha-Nikhbad). In Judaeo-Arabic. This is a letter of recommendation for charity for the bearer. He was one of …

    1. אעלם חצרה ר אברהם הכהן היקר השר הנכבד //שצ// אן חאמל הדה
    2. אלאחרף אלי בין ידיהא רגל בישן והו משהור אנה כאן מן אולאד
    3. נובלא אלמחלה ומן מקאבילהא וירד מנכ…

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    LetterT-S NS J399

    Official letter from the office of one of the later Maimonidean Nagids. Headed with an elaborate Emet. Perhaps instructing Avraham ha-Zaqen to help the bearer …

    [Calligraphic Arabic heading] 

    To Abraham the Elder of the Community, (may) G(od) b(e your succor) and provide as [your] successor a good son, living…

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    List or tableT-S K15.34

    Calligraphic list of 29 persons (to be solicited), professions ranging from butcher to physician. A list of potentially related names in Arabic script appears on …

    1. מוסי בן דאווד נאצר בן תמים נאצר בן אלביאן
    2. נאצר בן אלמגרבי דאווד אלצבאג מוסי אלחגאזי
    3. יוסף בן ודינה מופק בן אלמנקי ישועה אלצאיג
    4. פאצל בן שעיא הל[א]ל? ב…

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    LetterT-S NS 257.21

    Letter of recommendation for charity. In Hebrew. Late.

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    LetterT-S NS 320.14

    Recto: Letter of appeal for charity from a Torah scholar. In Hebrew.

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    LetterT-S 8J41.5

    Fragmentary letter of request probably from Jerusalem. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

    1. . . . . . ] .ד. [
    2. . . . ] ואריכות [
    3. חסד גם יוודע לזקינינ[ו
    4. גמולו שמענו כי הוא מת[
    5. וליקח מכל עני ובן תורה [
    6. ואין להם מיחיה ואם חס ושלום יהיה זה הדבר …

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    LetterBL OR 5566D.5

    Letter of appeal for charity. In Judaeo-Arabic. Well-written. Refers to "three breads (akhbāz) a week." (Information from Goitein's index card.)

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    List or tableT-S K15.66 + T-S K15.14

    T-S K15.66 forms the upper part and T-S K15.14 the lower part, of one list of about a hundred persons, contributing or being asked to …

    T-S K15.66r, righthand page:

    1. מ]סלם אבן גלאב ואבן מימון
    2. רבאעיין
    3. הבה אכו מסלם רבאעיין
    4. הבה אכו יעקוב רבאעי ונצף
    5. אבן אלחבראוי רבאעי
    6. הבה אלארגואני רבאעי

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    LetterT-S Misc.25.76

    Letter in Ladino with interspersed Hebrew phrases. Dating: ca. 18th century? This is a letter of appeal for charity. There may not be any information …

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    List or tableT-S NS 321.94

    Recto: Likely a charity distribution list. In Judaeo-Arabic. Many women and children. The numbers after each entry range from 1 to 7. There is a …

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    LetterMIAC 129

    Announcement by the anonymous charity society for approaching the "five millieme" project in supporting poor women in marital costs – undated – Museum of Islamic …

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    List or tableT-S NS J256

    Upper part of a twin list in the hand of Shelomo b. Eliyyahu, seemingly a draft, one list with amounts, and one mostly without amounts. …

    1. אלשׁיך אבו אלמנגא אלעטאר
    2. אבו נצר רביב אלמשׁמיע
    3. אלשׁיך אבו אלבקא בן אלעואל?
    4. נפיס אבי אלגית
    5. אלרשׁיד צירפי בו אלחסן
    6. [ה]ב[ה] בן נעמאן אלכמר?
    7. א ה
    8. בן אליש…

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    Legal documentMIAC 137

    Receipt for the cost of monthly participation in the association for the assistance of poor women in the costs of marriage – July 1940CE – …

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    List or tableENA NS 77.209

    Account of collections and distribution ('alladhi tahsul... alladhi yufarri[q]'), with the name of '[our] lord],' probably the head of the Jews, on verso. From a …

    1. אלשיך אבו אלחסן אל.[
    2. סיד כל בן זביבא
    3. מסלם קריב אלש[יך
    4. אבו אלסרג בן גא..[
    5. הבה ב[ן אבו? ...
    6. דר]הם ונצף ורבע
    7. .דרה]ם ונצף
    8. ...]גזי נצף
    9. ...]. דרא'
    10. ...ד]רא…

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    List or tableJRL SERIES B 4731

    List. Perhaps for the distribution of bread for the week of Noaḥ. In Judaeo-Arabic. Recipients include: Ibrāhīm al-Ṭawwāf; Abū l-Ṭāhir al-Khādim; Abū Naṣr al-Khādim; al-Dayyan …

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    LetterMoss. Ia,12.1

    Letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda Gaʾon (in the hand of his son Avraham) to Egypt. Mentions oppressive laws and heavy taxes and punishments and requests …

    ....

    1. ומו[
    2. זוכרי[ם
    3. עם ב[
    4. שכינת עו[לם
    5. ישמרו צורנ[ו
    6. אשר עלינו וטוב [
    7. אוכלים אותנו ח[יים
    8. עליהם חוקים חקו[קים
    9. תחלה המס הכבד אש[ר
    10. והעונש אשר לשום ל[
    11. העיר …

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    LetterMIAC 100

    Letter from Monsieur Yosef Raḥmīn and Atūrī in the Nile textile company to the Jewish charitable society of Ḥeberāt Māzūn containing a check with the …

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    Legal documentMIAC 138

    Coupon from the association "H̱ayrāt Māzūn" specializing in the distribution of bread, for receiving two loaves – March 1956 – Museum of Islamic Art – …

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    LetterT-S 10J20.14

    Badly effaced letter to a business friend describing his dire situation and lack of wheat and asking the addressee for assistance. (Information from Goitein's index …

    1. אלי אכי אטאל אללה בקאה ואדאם עזה ונעמאה גמע אללה ביננא
    2. על[י] אסר חאל במנה וכרמה אן שא אללה ואלדי אעלמך בה לא תס[אל
    3. מא עלי קלבי מן גהת אלשדה אלדי ענד…

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    List or tableT-S AS 145.9

    List of prospective contributors. The persons whose names are crossed out probably already had been approached. Notice that most of the numbers are added above …

    right hand page

    1. [[אבן אדאבת? ..............]] ביד ובדיו אחרים
    2. [[ בן אלדבאג א` בן ...בו גל..]] א`
    3. [[ואלשראבי א` בן תמאם]]
    4. [[אבו אלברכאת]] דלך? זע` דר…

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    List or tableT-S Misc.28.42

    List of persons, headed by R. Nahray (Nahray), on the payroll of the community. Goitein says: scholars on the payroll of the Cairene commuity. Similar …

    1. ר ניהראי אלדיין אברהם
    2. יוסף שׁלמה ר יוסף אלפרנס
    3. אהרן ר יוסף אבן שׁכניא
    4. אלזמן אבן עלי אבן מרהט
    5. אבן אלעמאני אבן אל
    6. קצאעי אבן אלמנגם
    7. שׁמואל אלברקי
    8. אלחגא…

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    List or tableT-S Misc.8.100

    Payroll [similar to T-S K15.9] in the hand of Shelomo b. Eliyyahu, for the seventh and eighth weeks of the liturgical calendar. Mostly same names …

    1. שׁבת ויצא עט
    2. בו אלחסן אלחזן ר יפתח שׁומר שׁמשׁים
    3. ז ו ½ ד ד
    4. אלנגיב בית אלמבין בית ר ישׁו[עה
    5. ג ½ ג ג
    6. [[בית]] בו אלפצל ר מנשׁה
    7. ג ב ½
    8. עביד חסנה אלנזיר ז…

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    List or tableT-S 6J1.12

    Verso: Account of communal expenditures. Date seems to be al-Muharram. The final name is X the blind man, illustrating the integration of needy and communal …

    1. אלדי אנפק מן מסתכרג אלמחרם?
    2. אלאהוב ג
    3. בן אלמטרי א ½
    4. בן אלמעלם אלמליגי א ½
    5. עבדאללה אלדי פי אלעראקיין ב
    6. אבו אלחסן אבן אבו אלרכב א ½
    7. אבו סעד אלחזן בן אל…

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    LetterT-S 8J9.12

    Letter from Damietta to the Fustat community (קהלת מצר) to collect money for alimony and travel expenses, it seems, to Palestine, for two individuals. David …

    1. מן וזנו ענה אלק . . . . [
    2. ופעלו מעהם מא וצלת אליה אלקדרה וקד תוגהו
    3. אלי מואליי קהלות מצר ברוכים יהיו ליעודו
    4. מן ענדהם אלי דמיאט . . . . . אלי דיארהם
    5. ו…

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    LetterMoss. VII,149

    Letter of recommendation for charity. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer asks the addressee to arrange a collection (jibāya) to raise funds for the letter-bearer, the cantor …

    1. בשמ רחמ
    2. מוצל הדה אלאחרף אטאל אללה
    3. בקא מולאי רבנו ואדאם עלא[ה
    4. וכבת עדאה(!) אלחזן אלעזר בן יאש[יה
    5. אנפדתה אליה ליתפצל במא לם
    6. יזל ויפעל פי באבה מא הו לא…

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    LetterT-S 24.63

    Letter from Yaʿaqov ha-Meshorer b. Yiṣḥaq b. David Maʿaravi, in Hebron, to Yehoshuaʿ, descendant of the Negidim. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Possibly Mamluk era. …

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    LetterT-S AS 147.49

    Letter from a community of Jews (ʿabīduhā jamāʿat yahūd [...]) to the dignitary Yakhin b. Netanʾel (a.k.a. Abū l-Faḍl Thābit b. Hibatallāh) Rosh ha-Qehillot (روش …

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    List or tableL-G Misc. 20

    List of collections, all crossed out. Recto contains a letter requesting payment or distribution of bread to various young women?

    1. אלשיך אבו //אל...//
    2. רבע אלמהדב
    3. קבץ מן עוץ אלצבאג
    4. יד
    5. מן פתוח אלצבאג
    6. ד
    7. מן אברהים מן אגרה
    8. אלמכין א ½
    9. וען שהרין איצא
    10. ג

    שוליים: ומן אלרנע אלכביר תכון אל…

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    List or tableENA 2727.54

    Verso: Communal accounts with revenue available and expenditures: 'A [public] Fast--29' 'Food for the poor (mezonot)--39.' Among the expenses, besides bread and salaries, are payments …

    1. 1 תענית כט
    2. אלמצרוף כבז וחמולה
    3. יב גיר ר'
    4. בו אלמגד כאלה יוסף מ..[..
    5. ד א
    6. יוסף בן עואץ ורפיקה תספיר
    7. ב 2/1 גיר תלת
    8. אלפאצל י אלא רבע
    1. ומזונות לט
    2. אלגמלה
    3. מ…

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