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    Paraliterary textENA 2808.54

    Lament in Hebrew. This document consists entirely of expressions of grief in eloquent Hebrew. Possibly it was intended as part of a letter of condolence.

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    LetterT-S Ar.34.286

    Letter addressed to Abū l-Faraj Yosef b. Yaʿaqov (Ibn ʿAwkal) and his two sons Hilāl/Hillel and Binyamin. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dated: Rabīʿ I 407 AH, which …

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    LetterMoss. II,150

    Fragment of a letter in Hebrew. The writer is mourning a death in the family (perhaps of one of his sons?) and asks "the whole …

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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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    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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    LetterENA NS 31.5

    Letter, possibly a draft, from a man to his family members Moshe and דאני(?). The relationship is unclear: at one point he addresses "my father" …

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    LetterT-S 13J19.5

    Letter from ʿEli b. Hillel to his brother-in-law Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer opens with expressions of mourning for the death of a …

    ‏ בשמך רח ‎ 1
    ‏ וצל כתאב חצרה מולאי אלשיך אלא[ג…

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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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    LetterENA NS 19.29

    Letter from Shemuel b. Sahl al-Hawwārī, in Aleppo, to [...], in Fustat. (The names are written in Arabic, so the writer's is tentative and the …

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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 13J17.21

    Letter from Shemuel b. Daniel b. Azarya describing his illness, which was caused by his father's death. (Information from Goitein's index cards, and Goitein, Mediterranean …

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    LetterT-S 10J5.10 + T-S 10J11.13

    Letter from Abun b. Sedaqa in Jerusalem to Nahray b. Nissim in Fustat. Dating: November 1064 CE. The main subject is the tension between the …

    ‏ וצל כתאב מולאי אלשיך אטאל אללה בקאה ואדאם סלאמתה וסעאדתה סאעה כתאבי הדא ‎ 1
    ‏ אליה והו יום אלאתנין יומין בקין מן תשרי אעאד …

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    LetterT-S 10J12.1

    Letter from a physician to his uncle. Tells the writer's sad story, which involved the death of his beloved wife, an unfortunate second marriage, and …


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    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 8J15.18

    Letter from Avraham b. Ya'akov in Jerusalem to his son in Fustat. Around 1040, in the handwriting of Moshe b. Yitzhak from the Karaite community. …

    ‏ ]לולד מ חרסה אללה ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי אליך יא ולדי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם ‎ 2
    ‏ סלאמתך ועאפיתך מן אלקדס…

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    LetterT-S 13J24.10

    Letter from Simḥa ha-Kohen (in Alexandria) to his parents-in-law Eliyyahu the Judge and Sitt Rayḥān (in Fustat). In Judaeo-Arabic. Simḥa describes in moving terms the …


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    ‏ ממלוכה אלאצגר ר שמחה ‎ 1
    ‏ בש רח צדקת יי עשה ומשפטיו וג ‎ 2
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    LetterT-S 24.72

    Letter in the hand of Abū Zikrī, physician to the sultan al-Malik al-ʿAzīz (Saladin's son and successor), sent to his father Eliyyahu the Judge. In …

    ‏ גמיע אלמלבוס אלדי כאן עלי לם יבק עלי שי יסתר סוא ‎ 1
    ‏ אלחזה ואלעמאמה נצפהא עלי ונצפהא פי אלטין מרמיה ‎ 2
    ‏ וכל מן יבצרני פי דלך אלחאל ימ…

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    LetterT-S 13J18.27

    Abū ʿAlī b. ʿImrān, Alexandria, writes to the son of his dead sister, to Abū Mūsā Hārūn b. al-Muʿallim Yaʿaqov, Fusṭāṭ, the shop of Abū …

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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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