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    LetterT-S 8J19.33

    Letter from a brother in Byzantium to his sister in Fustat.

    ‏ ] לא אהיה בטוב כי ‎ 1
    ‏ ]מ[ ]חק מצא אותנו עת רעה ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S NS 228.49

    Letter from Iṣḥaq b. Eli al-Majānī (al-Mahdiya?) to his son Wāfī (Fustat?), probably spring 1059. Badly preserved. (Information from Gil, Kingdom, Vol. 4, p. 114.)

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    LetterENA 4100.2

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Long. Dating: Probably 13th century or later, based on the script, but this is a guess. Mentioning some problems in the family. …

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    LetterT-S 16.150

    Verso: Drafts of at least half a dozen letters and other texts in Arabic script. One letter (written between the lines of another one) is …

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    LetterT-S Ar.42.70

    Letter, possibly a draft. In Arabic script. Fragment (bottom part only). The sender may be writing from Qūṣ (l. 3). The letter contains many greetings, …

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    Legal documentT-S 18J1.23

    Verso: A man who possessed five-eighths of a house gives one-eighth to his wife and her son as lodgings 'belonging to them forever.' Dated Shevat …

    ‏ חצר אלינא אנן חתומי מטה אלשיך ‎ 1
    ‏ אבו אלחסן בן כגק מ ור נתנאל ראש ‎ 2
    ‏ הקהילות וקאל לנא והו פי צחה ‎ 3
    ‏ עק…

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    LetterT-S 10J12.28

    Letter from Abū l-Manṣūr b. Abū l-Faraj al-Qubaybiyya(!) to his mother in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. He apologizes for not visiting the house while he has …

    ‏ כתאבי אליך יאולדתי אלאעז אלכלק עליי וענדי אטאל ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 10J11.11

    Letter from a brother admonishing Sitt Ikhtiṣār and Sitt al-Wasṭāniyya to take good care of their mother and younger sister (by pawning something to send …

    ‏ ואן אלערצי ואל . . . . . . . [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ אללה יע…

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    LetterMoss. II,131.2

    Letter from Yeshuʿa b. Ismaʿīl al-Makmūrī (Fustat) to ʿAyyāsh b. Ṣedaqa (Alexandria), ca. 1050. Yeshuʿa b. Ismaʿīl al-Makmūrī asks ʿAyyāsh b. Ṣedaqa to secretly find …

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    LetterL-G Misc. 109

    Letter from Sulaymān to his father. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in both Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic script. There is also a basmala in Arabic script …


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    ‏ بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم المملوك سليمان ‎ 1
    ‏ מודדה סלימאן כתאבי אלי אלשיך ואלדי אלעזיז ‎ 2
    ‏ גמע אללה ביננא אן שא אללה ואן וצלו כ…

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    LetterT-S 10J11.3

    Letter. Family letter dealing with grain and payments, and extending greetings. Largely effaced. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . יאסיי]די אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם ע[זך . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . .…

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    LetterT-S 8J18.16

    Letter from Barhun b. Yiṣḥaq ha-Tahirtī, in al-Mahdiyya, to a younger relative. Around 1050. Barhūn informs that a shipment of goods is on its way, …

    ‏ עלי אל אלאכבאר ואלדי אעדפך בה אני אסתכרת ‎ 1
    ‏ אללה וחמלת פי הדה אלקאפלה מחמד בן סלומה בן אלולדה (?) אלגמא…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J22

    Letter from Yosef b. Shemuel al-Dani in Palermo to Isma’il b. Avraham in Damsis. The first part of the letter deals with the tragedy that …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. b 13/46

    Deathbed will of a notable, dividing his landed property, his flocks of sheep and all the orchards possessed or leased by him between his brother …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/21

    Letter from a mother in Aden to her son in Egypt.

    ‏ בעד ‎ 1
    ‏ מן אלואלדה אלעזיזה תכץ חצרה אל…

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    LetterT-S 10J19.8

    Letter from Nahray b. Nissim from Fustat to a person in Qayrawan. Around 1045. Mentions galls, Camphor, and shipment of money. Nahray Also expresses his …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. a 3/29

    Detailed but incomplete letter to an army doctor, possibly from his son-in-law, end of the 11th century. Contains many details about accounts, selling of books, …

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    LetterT-S 18J3.4

    Letter in Judeo-Arabic to Sitt al-Nas bint Moses b. Josiah from a female cousin (both are also in-laws), the daughter of Joseph b. Josiah, asking …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J278

    Letter from a man, in Fustat, to his mother, unknown location. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably 12th or maybe 13th century. He speaks about his children …

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    Legal documentT-S 24.44

    Legal deed. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Location: Fustat. Dated: Av 1413 Seleucid, which is July/August 1102 CE. The blind teacher Abū Saʿīd …

    ‏ שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן שהדי דחתמות ידנא לתחתא] כן הוה חצר אלינא אבו סעיד מר חלפון המלמד סגיא נהור בר מבורך נע ‎ 1
    ‏ וקאל לנא אשהדו עלי ואקנו מני מ…

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. b 3/7 + Bodl. MS heb. b 3/8

    Draft(?) of a court record. Dated: 29 Nisan 1543 Seleucid, which is April 1232 CE. The widow (Sitt al-)Tujjār bt. Manṣūr claims that 10 shares …

    ‏ למא כאן יום אלתלתא אלתאסע ואלעשרין מן שהר ניסן אתקמג ‎ 1
    ‏ חצר אלי [[בית דין]]//נא// אנו בית דין החתומים למטה תגאר בנת ‎ 2
    ‏ מ…

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    LetterT-S 10J17.3

    Letter from Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi (active 1190s–1212 CE), in Qalyūb, to a family member in Fustat. Moshe requests a silver mirwad (stick for applying …

    ‏ בעד אלסלאם עליכם ותקביל איאדיכם אשכו ‎ 1
    ‏ אליכם בעץ שוקי אליכם פאללה תע לא יכליני ‎ 2
    ‏ מנכם למען …

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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 10J14.12

    Letter from Mansur b. Salim in Alexandria to a friend in Cairo inquiring about his son, who had run away to the army and had …

    ‏ שאכר תפצלהא ‎ 1
    ‏ מנצור אבן סאלם ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J2

    A mother buys her little son the privilege of reading the book of Esther in public, Damira in the Nile Delta, February/March 1244.


    ‎TS NS J 2, ed. S. D. Goitein, "Side lights on Jewish education from the Cairo Geniza", Gratz College Anniversary volume, 1971, pp. 105-106…

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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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    LetterDK 238.3 (alt: X)

    Letter (likely a draft) dictated by the wife and written by the son (Zayn al-Dār) of the India trader ʿAllān b. Ḥassūn, beseeching him to …


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    ‏ בשמך רחמנה ‎ 1
    ‏ וצלת כתב חצרה מולי אלאגל אלואלד געלני אללה פדאה ‎ 2
    ‏ מן כל סו וופקה וג…

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    LetterT-S 12.386

    Letter from Mevasser b. David, in Tinnīs, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 22 Elul (25 August [1068 — Gil's inference]), with …

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    LetterT-S Ar.18(1).137

    Letter from Manṣūr b. Sālim, in Alexandria, to his son Abū Najm, who has gone on an adventurous journey or had run away to the …

    ‏ אלדי [א]עלם בה ולדי ולעזיז עלי גמע אללה אלשמל ‎ 1
    ‏ בה קריב אן שא אללה וגיר דאלך מא ראית ולא ‎ 2
    ‏ סמעת לא מתל כ…

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