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  1. 1

    LetterENA 2741.6

    Letter of condolence. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Addressed to Seʿadya b. Ṣadaqa ha-Ḥazzan, probably in Manṣūra.

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J20

    Letter by Dā'ūd b. Yehuda to the Judge Eliyyahu expressing astonishment that the Nagid (i.e., Avraham Maimonides) had not sent a letter of condolence at …

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    LetterT-S J3.35

    Formularies for letters of condolence. (Information from Goitein's index card.) Hand of Shelomo b. Eliyyahu?

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J74

    Letter of condolence from the cantor Natan b. Mevorakh ha-Kohen, in Ashqelon, to the father of an Efrayim. The letter contains many biblical quotations. (Information …

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    Unknown typeT-S 8.20

    Awaiting description - see Goitein's index card.

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    LetterT-S 10J11.5

    Letter to Nethanel b. Sedaqa asking for assistance and extending condolences for the death of the recipient's father. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

    1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ]ו[ . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] ספרים נרשמים י…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J179

    Letter of condolence addressed to David Maimonides Nagid on the death of his brother.

    ULC Or 1080 J 179 ed. Goitein, Tarbiz, 34 (1964-65), pg. 252, as corrected by Goitein in his own offprint. Letter of condolence to David Maimonides N…

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    LetterENA 2558.30b

    Letter probably addressed to Avraham Maimonides—[the son] of our Lord and Rabbi Moshe the Great Rabbi (ZL). In Judaeo-Arabic. It is written on a reused …

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    LetterENA 3130.5

    Letter of condolence

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/87

    Letter from Abū l-Riḍā, it seems in Fustat, to his wife's brother Me'ir, perhaps in Damīra or at least nearby in the Rīf. In Judaeo-Arabic. …

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    LetterT-S Misc.27.3.10

    Letter of condolence from Shelomo ha-[...] b. Tammām(?) to [...] b. Yiṣḥaq(?), in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer calls the both the addressee and the …

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    LetterT-S Misc.25.123

    Letter of condolence in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic, probably upon the death of the father of the addressee. Elegant prose and calligraphic script.

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J221

    Letter of condolence(?). In Hebrew. Needs examination.

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    LetterT-S 12.249

    Letter of condolence addressed to a certain Ḥemdat ha-Yeshivah. ASE.

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1490

    Letter of condolence from Yūsuf b. Shemuel to his 'partner' (sharīk) Naṣrallāh. In Judaeo-Arabic.

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    LetterMoss. VII,208.2

    Letter of condolence in Hebrew on a narrow strip of vellum. The writer mentions persecution by evildoers, which seems to be the reason that his …

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    LetterYevr. II A 1627

    Letter of condolence to Avraham b. Berakaha. In Hebrew. Dating: Catalogued as 18th century. Several other people are named in the letter.

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    LetterT-S NS J372

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic with a few lines of Hebrew headers. A letter of condolence upon hearing about the death of Abū l-Bishr.

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    LetterT-S NS J613

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. Addressed to Abū l-Surūr and [M]anṣūr. Conveys condolences on the death of their mother. On verso are a few words in …

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    LetterAIU VII.E.10

    Recto: a few lines of a Judaeo-Arabic letter, partly having to do with commercial matters (mentioning coal and glass) and the somewhat opaque phrase "if …

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    LetterBL OR 10112.B.21

    Letter of condolence. In Judaeo-Arabic. The hand may be known. It is not out of the question that this could be a formulary.

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    LetterT-S K25.191

    Letter of condolence from Mawhūb b. Aharon ha-Ḥazzan, in Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat (?). Dating: ca. 1070. This is a draft. The …

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    LetterT-S J2.74

    Recto (probably later use): Letter of condolence to a Nagid upon the death of R.ʿUzziel.

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. b 11/4

    Letter of condolences to Hillel b. ʿEli on the death of his wife (?), wishing him to find consolation in the marriage of his son. …

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  25. 25

    LetterDK 42 (alt: 123)

    Letter of condolence from Eli ha-Mumhe b. Avraham, Jerusalem, to Hesed ha-Tustari, Fustat, end of 1045 or beginning of 1046.

    1. [הצור תמים] פעלו כי כל דרכיו משפט וג
    2. [באשר דבר] מלך שלטון ומי יאמר לו מת
    3. [צדיק אתה] יי וישר משפטיך
    4. [מצותיך] תמיד מקויימות: וחיים ארוכים
    5. [תמור מ]ות ת…

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    LetterT-S 24.61

    Letter of condolence on the death of the Nasi and Rayyis Sar Shalom (ll. 7, 38). Addressed to another Nasi (al-Rayyis al-Dā'ūdī), with blessings for …

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    LetterT-S J2.74

    Recto: Letter addressed to Yehosef Hehakam from Damascus, mentioning R. Yosef, perhaps Ibn `Aqnin. Verso: Condolences to a Nagid upon the death of R.`Uzzi'el.

    TS Box J 2, f. 74, ed. Mann, Jews, vol. 2, p. 323, 05-08-90, Y.S. (p) Letter to Yehosef Hehakam from Damscus, mentioning R. Joseph, perhaps Ibn `Aqni…

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    LetterT-S AS 146.190

    Recto: Formulary for an elegant letter of condolence in Hebrew upon the death of a woman (described as a model wife, citing verses from Proverbs …

    1. נחמות כפולות חבילות חבילות כפי התלאות והתקל[ות
    2. שסבבו ועכבו ועלבו ושבו מרגלית דלית לה
    3. טמי מחמד עין העטרת והזין בבת עין
    4. תומכת חן שמפנינים מכרה רחוק אש…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 15.73

    Letter of condolence in Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew to a certain Abū l-Ḥasan al-Mubārak b. [ʿIyad?] on the death of a woman in his family. Verso …

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    LetterMoss. II,129

    Recto: Faded business letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions "the rest of the dirhams" and "I say they are recorded in his ledger." Verso: In a different …

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    LetterStras. 4038/10

    A very eloquent letter of condolence from Avraham b. Natan Av ha-Yeshivah to someone addressed as "al-Kohen al-Parnas Ne'eman Beit Din," apparently on the occasion …

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    LetterENA 2808.28b

    Letter from an unidentified man, in Damascus, to a female family member, in Egypt. In Judaeo-Arabic. On recto, there are elaborate instructions for where to …

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    LetterBL OR 5544.9

    Letter from the wife of Wahb, Tiberias, to her brother Khalfa b. Ibrāhīm al-Ṭabīb b. al-Ṭabarī, Fustat, eleventh century. She dictated the letter to her …

    1. בשמך
    2. כתאבי אליך יאכי וסיידי ואלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקאה ואדם עזה ען חאל סלאמה
    3. ועאפיה ושוק אליך שדיד גמע אללה ביננא עלי אסר חאל במנה וכרמה ואני קד
    4. אנפ…

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    LetterT-S 10J17.26

    Letter of condolence from David b. Daniel to Abu'l Muna.

    1. בשמ רחמ
    2. אלשיך אבו אלמנא אדאם אללה תאיידה
    3. ונעמתה [ ]ל מואצלה
    4. אל [ ]חה ואללה בכרמה יסתגיבה
    5. פיה ויגע[ל ]
    6. אתצל בנא ופאה אלשיך אלעם רחמה אללה
    7. ורצי ענה וש…

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    LetterT-S 10J15.34

    Letter of condolence to Abu al-Faraj Yeshua b. Shabbatay on the death of his father. The letter starts with four Bible quotations (line 1, Dt. …

    1. הצור תמים פעלו כי כל דרכיו משפט וגו
    2. ראו עתה כי אני אני הוא ואין אלהים עמי וג
    3. זקנים משער שבתו בחורים וג
    4. צדיק ייי בכל דרכיו וחסיד וג
    5. אטאל אללה בקא חצר…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 3.42

    Long Hebrew letter of condolence to Seʿadya ha-Ḥaver upon the death of somebody (his father?). The writer describes the physicial and emotional agony that came …

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    LetterT-S Ar.36.141

    Recto: Letter of condolence. In Arabic script, written in an elegant hand (and with diacritics). Upon the death of the addressee's brother Abū l-Ḥasan. Bewails …

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    LetterYevr. II A 2893

    Letter of condolence from Yiṣḥaq b. Shelomo ha-Maskil to the brothers Binyamin and Yeshuʿa b. Shelomo. In Hebrew. Dated: Monday, 14 Heshvan 5571 AM, which …

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    LetterBL OR 5557N.12

    Draft of letter of condolences from Efrayim b. Shemarya on the death of Toviyya b. Daniel, February 1043 (Gil's dating).

    1. עזא לאליה עלי טוביה השלישי
    2. מהללו צור להשפיעי ברכותיו בקבעי נפלאותיו בידעי
    3. המ/נ/פישי ומריעי ובחר ביום רביעי בו ברא מאורות
    4. לשעשעי והבדיל בו עתי שעי וז…

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    LetterBL OR 5566B.10

    Letter of condolence on the death of a woman. From an unidentified sender, probably in Qūṣ, to Abū l-Karam and his son Abū Isḥāq b. …

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    LetterT-S NS 320.131

    Fragment of a letter from Daniel b. ʿAzarya to ʿEli b. Amram, in Fustat. Daniel is expressing his support of ʿEli b. ʿAmram against people …

    TS NS 320.131, ed. Gil, Palestine, Pt. 2, pp. 683-684 (Doc. #369), C.T.,6-23-86 (P)

    1. שיגרתי אליו י]שמר[ו צורו
    2. ת[ ] מאצל [ ] וידע
    3. [ ] שית[ ] אנו נוטים…

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    LetterT-S NS J62

    Commercial letter in Judaeo-Arabic, mentioning persons connected with the India trade, including Maḍmūn [b. Ḥasan]. Opens with a report and condolences about the death of …

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    1. וקד וצלת כתב מן ענד אלשיך [. . .
    2. צחבת אברהם אבן אלחדאדה ל[. . .
    3. וכדאלך אעלמה חרס אללה עזה [. . .
    4. תופת תאסע יום פי שהר אדר [. . .
    5. ולא תסאל מא …

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    LetterT-S 6J9.5 + T-S 8J16.2

    Letter from Hilāl to his brother Abū l-Majd (aka Meʾir b. Yakhin). In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably early 13th century, as these figures are known from …

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    LetterT-S Ar.42.146

    Letter of condolence from Abū Naṣr to his brother's son ʿImrān. In Arabic script. Aodeh notes that the introduction contains formulae similar to those in …

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    LetterBL OR 10587.3 + T-S Ar.36.137

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic, with interspersed Arabic script (header, footer, and sliding blessings). Eloquent and formal style, possibly copied from or for a literary source. Seems …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1467

    Recto: Letter from Shemuel(?) to Hārūn. The writer may be the husband of the addressee's paternal aunt. In Judaeo-Arabic. Locations unknown; the writer mentions someone …

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    LetterT-S K25.244

    Letter from an ardent supporter to Daniel b. ʿAzarya. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Ca. 1055 CE (per Goitein). This is the first leaf of a longer …

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    1. ב(שמך) ר(חמנא)
    2. וצל כתאב סידנא אלראיס אלגליל אטאל אללה בקאה וכבת באלדול חסדתה
    3. ועדאה וגעלהם מן כל סו פידאה וגמל אלאומה בבקאה ותבת פי
    4. איאמה מואעי…

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    LetterT-S AS 151.2

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Possibly in the hand of the court clerk Yosef b. Shemuel b. Seʿadya. The letter opens with condolences for the addressee's loss. …

    1. ותשועת צדיקים מייי מעוזם בעת צרה
    2. נחמו נחמו עמי יאמר אלהיכם
    3. כאיש אשר אמו תנחמנו אנכי אנחמכם
    4. ובירושלים תנוחמו
    5. ומא אקדר אעזיך כלא קול אללה ילהמך
    6. אלצבר …

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    LetterT-S 10J9.1

    Letter of condolence written by a man to his sister, Rayyisa, on the occasion of their mother's death. "If you cried for a thousand years, …

    1. כאיש אשר אמו תנחמנו כן אנוכי אנחמכם ובירושלים תנוחמו
    2. אכוהא ברכאת כפ פיהא אלאסוא
    3. אערפיך יא אכתי כת אלצראסא ואלפצלא ואלפהמע ואלעלמע יס"דת אלעקלא אנני

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    LetterMoss. IV,91.1 + T-S 8J29.15

    Letter of condolence from Ḥalfon b. Menashshe to his brother-in-law Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Hilāl (=ʿEli b. Hillel) al-Ḥazzan al-Baghdādī. Headed by 'בשמ' רחמ and …

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