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  1. 1

    Legal documentENA NS 34.19

    Responsum (FGP). Dating: 17th century. There is a detailed description and edition on FGP.

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    Unknown typeT-S 8J16.30

    Goitein's note card describes a letter from Moshe b. al-Ashqar, who wished to travel to Safed but heard that there was an epidemic (dever) in …

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    LetterENA NS 52.21

    Letter from an unknown writer, in Rashīd, to the sage R. Badosa, in Fustat/Cairo. In Hebrew. Dating: Second half of the 16th century. The writer …

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    LetterT-S AS 146.199

    Letter, probably a draft, mentioning that Abū Zikrī died in the year of the epidemic (wabā'). (Information from CUDL.) ASE.

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    LetterT-S Ar.35.300

    Family letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The addressee is in Sammanūd. On recto, there are greetings and expressions of longing, "We have not enjoyed a day of …

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    Literary textAIU VI.C.10

    Two different fragments. First fragment: An abridgement of some of the dietary and lifestyle advice from Chapter 4 of the Hebrew plague treatise "Moshiaʿ Ḥosim" …

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    LetterT-S AS 149.40

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions numerous items of clothing and textiles. Written during an epidemic (wa-l-zamān zamān maraḍ, 3 lines from the bottom of recto). The …

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    LetterHUC 1034

    Business letter from Avraham Kolon (קולון) to Yosef Ardiʿa (ארדיעה). In Hebrew. Dating: Monday, 5 Adar [5318 AM], which is 1558 CE (see A. David's …

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    LetterDK 237.2 (alt: XV)

    Letter from Yiṣḥaq b. David b. Sughmār, Fustat, to his partner Makhlūf b. ʿAzarya, Jerusalem. (DK XV, ed. Gil, Palestine, Pt. 3, pp. 178-183.) The …


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    ‏ כתאבי יאסידי ומולאי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם סלאמתך וסעאדתך וציאנתך ‎ 1
    ‏ מן אלפסטאט י בקין מן טבת ען סלאמה ואלחמד ללה רב אלעאלמין ושו…

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    LetterT-S 8J22.6

    Letter from Mevorakh b. Yiṣḥaq from Alexandria to his father in law, Seror (Surur) b. Ḥayyim b. Sabra in Fustat. Written a month after another …


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    ‏ [ ] ועלי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם עזך ותאיידך ונעמאך מן אלאסכנדריה לג' בקין ‎ 1
    ‏ [סל]אמה ונעמה ושוק אליכם שד…

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    LetterT-S NS J432

    Letter from Menashshe, in Damsīs, to Abū Hārūn Akhlābū ha-Kohen b. Hārūn, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: January 1, 1063. Regarding a purchase of shoes …

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    LetterDK 311 (alt: 3, 6)

    Business letter from Shelomo b. Avraham [. . .] Ruqqī to Abū l-Faraj Nissim b. Shelomo Ruqqī. "Abū l-Faraj Nissim, the recipient of this letter, …

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    LetterMoss. Ia,10.2

    Letter sent to ha-Talmid ha-Baḥur Nissim Agostaro (אגושתארו) in Alexandria from his father Shelomo Agostaro, including a warning that he should not come to Cairo …

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    LetterMoss. I,80.3

    Letter from Moshe b. Binyamin Ashkenazi, probably in Fustat/Cairo, to Avraham Castro, probably in Alexandria or Jerusalem. Dating: 16th century. The sender describes how "from …

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    LetterT-S Ar.7.28

    Letter probably from a man, in Jerusalem, probably to a woman named Marḥaba, perhaps in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic, with many colloquial forms (incl. the suffix …

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    LetterT-S 13J17.6

    Letter from Moshe b. Yaʿaqov, in Damascus, to Abū l-ʿAlā Yūsuf b. Dā'ūd b. Shaʿya, in Fustat. Dating: 29 December 1057 CE (Gil) or ca. …


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    ‏ כתאבי אטאל אללה בקא מולי אלשיך ‎ 1
    ‏ ואדאם עזה מן דמשק סלך ש…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J161

    Letter sent from Jerusalem in later medieval times by a woman named Jamila, the widow of Yehuda, addressing two brothers-in-law in Cairo, explaining that she …

    ‏ האחים המשובחים אשר בצל ה ית ובצלם אני ‎ 1
    ‏ יושבת כמהר ישועה //נרו// וכמהר [[זלמא .]] יעקב ‎ 2
    ‏ זלמאטי //נרו// אלו השורותים מאת אח…

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 J24

    Letter from Mūsā b. Yiṣḥaq b. Nissim, in al-Mahdiyya, to Ismāʿīl b. Barhūn al-Tāhirti. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: ca. 1030. The writer is looking forward to …

    ‏ כתאבי יאכי ואלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקאך ואעזך ואכרמך וכאן לך וליא. . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ פי. . . . . . . .פה וצל כתאבך ווקפת מנה עלי סלאמתכם אגמעין…

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    LetterT-S 12.80

    Letter from Shelomo b. Yehuda very early in his public career, when he was Av Bet Din, to a notable in Fustat, ca. 1025. He …

    ‏ .... ‎
    ‏ ע[ ]ק[ ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S NS 320.7

    List of deaths in Fustat from the last day of Tevet to the 29th of Nisan 1437 (27 December 1125 - 23 April 1126). By …

    ‏ ומאת אפרים אבן אבו נצר אלדי כאן יקול אלשיך פי אלכניסה ומאתת ‎ 1
    ‏ איצ אם …

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    List or tableCUL Or.1080 14.47

    Calendar (astronomical/agricultural) for Eygpt for four of the Coptic months (Hātūr, Kiyāk, Ṭūba, and Amshīr), also giving the names of the corresponding Gregorian months (in …

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.11–12

    Recto: The main text is a Judaeo-Arabic sermon/exhortation that in order to avert the evil decrees and the plague and the economic depression, all members …

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    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 1770/19

    Letter of recommendation sent from Ramla, presumably to Fustat. In Hebrew. On behalf of Moshe b. Shemuel. His father Shemuel died this winter, as there …

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    LetterT-S 12.58

    Letter from Eli Ha-Kohen b. Ezekiel, Jerusalem, to Eli Ha-Kohen b. Hayyim, Fustat. Discusses the matter of the 18 dinars owed to the poor of …

    ‏ [כתא]בי אטאל אללה בקא [מולאי] אלח[בר ואדאם עזה] ותאידה מן אלקודס ‎ 1
    ‏ [ ] מן אלול וחאלי סלאמה ועאפיה ושוק [אליך שדיד קרב אללה עז וגל ‎ …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J263 + T-S NS J285

    Letter from Madmun b. Ḥasan to Avraham Ibn Yiju: safe conduct and assistance for brother. Aden, ca. 1145. (8) [I shall take care of] sending …


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    ‏ עבדה ‎
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    LetterT-S 6J6.20

    Letter from a sick man, complaining about illness in general and death among the population. Information from CUDL. Dated: Kislev 1528 Seleucid, which is 1216 …


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    ‏ אלמהדב אלמתסוק מן מצר ‎ 1
    ‏ חואיג עטר ארגוה וצולהא אלינא ‎ 2
    ‏ פ…

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    LetterT-S Ar.30.150

    Letter of appeal addressed to a Jewish dignitary (ha-dayyan ha-maskil). The introduction is in Hebrew and the body is in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer prays that …

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    LetterT-S Misc.20.234

    Letter probably sent from Palestine to Egypt. In Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew. There are four pages. On the first page, the writer reports that "not only …

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    LetterT-S 10J13.24

    Recto: Letter from (or written on behalf of) a woman to her son Avraham ('Rabbenu'). In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably no earlier than 14th century, and …


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    ‏ סלאם אללה תעאלי ורחמתה וברכאתה עלי אל ‎ 1
    ‏ ולד אלעזיז כהר אברהם רבינו יצו [[אעלם]] ‎ 2
    ‏ מן אמך תסלם עליך ואעלם באן אלדי בתעמלו ‎ 3
    ‏…

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    LetterT-S Ar.54.91

    Family letter written by Abū l-Faraj to Abu ʿImran in Fustat at the time of R. Ḥananel (early 13th century). The writer reports that he …

    ‏ בינו עמי עשו ממלוכה אבו אלפרג ‎ 1
    ‏ אלממלוך יקבל אלארץ בין ידי אלמולא אלאגל אלמופק ‎ 2
    ‏ אלסעיד אלסיד אלפ…

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    LetterT-S 18J2.11

    Letter from Minyat Zifta to Fustat. The writer had been sent to Minyat Zifta to deliver an instruction to the judge Shabbetay b. Avraham (active …

    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ עבד אלחצרה אלסאמייה אלאגלייה אלרייסייה אלשיכיה תבת …

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    LetterT-S 10J24.4

    Letter from Abū Naṣr b. Avraham, in Alexandria, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. The letter contains information about trade in silk …


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    ‏ בשמ' רחמ' ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 10J15.15

    Letter from Isma’il b. Farah, Alexandria, to his son Farah, Fustat. Dating: November 1056. The writer describes the terrible famine in Egypt, which even leads …

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    LetterENA NS 32.18

    Letter from חצרייה(?) and her mother to פוצילא. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably no earlier than 14th century. The writers report on the condition of the …

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    LetterT-S 13J7.30

    Letter in Ladino from the merchant Avraham Mayo to his father, probably from Alexandria to Fustat/Cairo, dealing with numerous business transactions and the arrival of …

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    LetterT-S 13J13.27

    Letter sent by a man from Sicily who had immigrated to Tyre, describing a civil war in Sicily and the bad economic conditions under which …

    ‏ כתאבי יאכי וסידי וריסי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם עזך ותאידך ‎ 1
    ‏ וסע/א/דתך מן צור ז מצא מן כסלאב ען סלאמה ועאפיה ושוק א…

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    LetterT-S NS 321.93

    Letter from Jalāl al-Dawla (or at least a person from the family of Shelomo b. Yishai the Nasi), written during an epidemic, and mentioning the …


    ‎TS NS Box 321, f. 93, ed. S. D. Goitein, "Chief judge R Hananel B.Samuel, in-law of R. Moses Maimonides" (Hebrew), Tarbiz, 50(1981), p.375…

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    LetterT-S 10J13.10

    Letter from Manṣūr b. Sālim, in Alexandria, to Eliyyahu the Judge (Abū l-Faraj b. al-Rayyis), in Fustat. Manṣūr asks Eliyyahu to help find his son, …

    ‏ שאכר תפצלהא ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterENA NS 17.19

    Letter from Moshe b. Elʿazar the teacher (ha-Melammed) to Elʿazar the scholar (ha-Talmid). In Hebrew (for the introduction and address) and Judaeo-Arabic (for the body). …

    ‏ אשרי אדם מצא חכמה וג ‎ 1
    ‏ הבוטח בייי חסד יסובבנו וג ‎ …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. b 13/52

    Family letter from Natan b. Yehuda (Alexandria, ca. 1160) to Moshe b. Ṣemaḥ and his brother (Fustat), the writer’s cousins-in-law. Natan b. Yehuda reports that …

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    LetterT-S 13J20.10

    Letter from an unknown writer to Abu Zikri Yehuda ha-Kohen b. Yosef. The main purpose of the letter is to ask Abū Zikrī to send …

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    LetterT-S 13J27.15 + T-S 8J13.2

    Letter from Eliyahu b. Nissim, in Alexandria, to Shela b. Isḥāq, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably early 13th century. The sender, a foreigner, asks …

    ‏ בש רח . . . . . תוחלת ממשכה מתלה לב . . . . אצגר אלממאליך אליה בר נסים נע ‎ 1
    ‏ יקבל אלארץ בין ידי…

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    LetterT-S 13J18.11

    Letter from Avraham b. Seʿadya the Hebronite, in Bilbays, to Moshe ha-Kohen b. Ghulayb, in Fustat. Dating: beginning of the twelfth century. Recto 1-15: Flowery …

    ‏ בשמך רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ שלום וחמלה וישועה מעולה ופדות וגאולה ורוח והצלה ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterMoss. VII,138.2

    Letter fragment from Ḥalfon b. Menashshe's wife, in Fustat, to her brother Abū l-Ḥasan ʿEli b. Hillel, probably in Bahnasa (based on T-S 13J21.18). In …

    ‏ וצל כתאבך יא מולאי אטאל אללה] בקאך ואדאם תאיידך ונעמאך ומן חסן ‎ 1
    ‏ אלתופיק לא אכלאך וכאן לך וליא] פי גמיע אמורך פכאן אגל ואצל וצל ווארד ‎ …

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    LetterENA 3793.6

    Letter from Yosef b. Yehuda b. Simḥa (Alexandria) to Abū Zikrī Yaḥyā b. Nissim (Fustat), ca. 1050. The writer mentions a number of deals in …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 75/13

    Letter from Ṭoviya b. ʿEli ha-Kohen, in Fustat, to his father ʿEli b. Avraham ha-Kohen, in Banyas/Dan. Dating: May 28, 1112. The son and father …


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    ‏ בשמך רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי א[ליך] יאואלדי ואלעזי…

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    LetterT-S 8J41.12

    Business letter from Natan b. Nahray, in Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. Dated: ca. 1063 CE. Natan's son, and his son's eldest daughter, …

    ‏ פאעלמה . . . . . . . . . . [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ יעדמנא בקאה ווקף אל. . . [ . . . . . . . . . . . . …

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    LetterMoss. IIIa,11

    Letter from Yaʿaqov b. Salmān al-Ḥarīrī, in Alexandria, to his mother and father, in Qayrawān. Dating: ca. 1050 CE. The address bears the name of …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.171

    Letter from Yeḥezqel b. Eli ha-Kohen (identification based on comparison with DK 233.2), evidently in Jerusalem, to Abū ʿAlī Ḥasan b. Isḥāq al-Ṣārifī (!), in …

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    LetterT-S 16.305

    Letter from Yehuda ha-Melammed b. al-Ammani, in Alexandria, to Avraham Maimonides in Fustat. Dated: Adar 1528 Seleucid, which is 1217 CE. Yehuda devotes the bulk …


    ‎Recto
    ‏ עבדו ומשרתו ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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