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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 …

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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)

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ]ו[ . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
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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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    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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    Unknown typeT-S 8.20

    Awaiting description - see Goitein's index card.

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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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    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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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J221

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

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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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    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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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1490

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

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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 12.249

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

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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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    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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    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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    LetterAIU VII.E.10

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

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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: 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 `Aqn…

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    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.

    ‏ [הצור תמים] פעלו כי כל דרכיו משפט וג ‎ 1
    ‏ [באשר דבר] מלך שלטון ומי יאמר לו מת ‎ 2
    ‏ [צדיק אתה] יי וישר משפטיך ‎ 3
    ‏ [מצותיך…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    LetterT-S 10J17.26

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

    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ אלשיך אבו אלמנא אדאם אללה תאיידה ‎ 2
    ‏ ונעמתה [ ]ל מואצלה ‎ 3
    ‏ אל [ ]ח…

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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 …

    ‏ בשמך ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי אליך יאכי וסיידי ואלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקאה ואדם עזה ען חאל סל…

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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. …

    ‏ הצור תמים פעלו כי כל דרכיו משפט וגו ‎ 1
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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).

    ‏ עזא לאליה עלי טוביה השלישי ‎ 1
    ‏ מהללו צור להשפיעי ברכותיו בקבעי נפלאותיו בידעי ‎ 2
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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)
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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 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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    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 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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    LetterT-S K25.244

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


    ‎TS Box K 25, f. 244, ed. S. D. Goitein, "New sorces on Daniel b.Azarya, Nasi and Gaon" (Hebrew), Shalem, 2(1976), pp. 57-60,04-18-89, N.T.…

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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. …

    ‏ ותשועת צדיקים מייי מעוזם בעת צרה ‎ 1
    ‏ נחמו נחמו עמי יאמר אלהיכם ‎ 2
    ‏ כאיש אשר אמו תנחמנו אנכי אנחמכם ‎ 3
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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, …

    ‏ כאיש אשר אמו תנחמנו כן אנוכי אנחמכם ובירושלים תנוחמו ‎ 1
    ‏ אכוהא ברכאת כפ פיהא אלאסוא ‎ …

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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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    LetterT-S 10J13.19

    Letter from Mevorakh b. Natan to Elazar ha-Kohen expressing sympathy at the death of his father. The writer notes that he had already sent a …

    ‏ נחמו נחמו עמי יאמר אלהיכם וג ‎ 1
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    LetterMoss. Ia,23

    Letter of condolence from a certain Yaʿaqov to Eliyyahu the Judge ("wherever he is"). Dating: Early 13th century. In Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew. The orthography, including …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 76/60

    A pregnant woman, seemingly well-to-do, complains to her sister in the city about neglect and expresses apprehension that part of her house will be taken …

    ‏ ב[שמך] עבדהא אבראהים געל פדאהא ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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