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  1. 1

    Unknown typeT-S 13J13.12

    India Book 4 (Hebrew description below; English to come)

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    Unknown typeT-S Ar.54.39

    Aden, 1131 This document is a draft, or more precisely, partial lists that Ḥalfon wrote to himself, and based on them, he obviously intended to …

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    Unknown typeT-S Ar.48.270

    ʿAydhab; End of the summer or fall of 1131 Halfon wrote from ʿAydhab, the Sudanese port city on the coast of the Red Sea, to …

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    Unknown typeT-S 13J22.33

    Fustat; 1132 This short letter was sent by Abū Zikrī Kohen, the merchant's clerk in Fustat, to Ḥalfon shortly after he left for Qūṣ, on …

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    Unknown typeT-S NS J212

    Probably Fustat; Maybe 1132 Hillel b. Ṣadoq Av Bet Din, one of the dignitaries of Egypt in the middle of the twelfth century, wrote Ḥalfon …

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    Unknown typeT-S 13J25.13

    Broach, India; 1134 This is a draft from the top of a letter that had to be sent from northwest India to Aden, to a …

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    Unknown typeT-S J1.53

    Account. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Ca. 1134 CE. Probably sent together with the letter from Khalaf b. Yiṣḥaq, in Aden, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel, in Baruj …

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    Unknown typeT-S 8.81

    Maybe Lucena; July 1, 1138 A section from the middle of another partnership deed between the two, in which Yosef agrees to hand over the …

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    Unknown typeT-S 8J18.1

    Almeria; Monday, 29 of Av, 4898; August 8, 1138 This is a short letter written by Yiṣḥaq b. Barukh, certainly from Almeria, to Ḥalfon, who …

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    Unknown typeT-S 8J18.5

    Spain; Probably Toledo; August 1138 This short letter from Yehuda ha-Levi to Ḥalfon deals mostly with the cooperation between these individuals in collecting thirty-two mitkal …

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    Unknown typeT-S 10J15.1

    Toledo; Probably August-September 1138 In this short letter of Yehuda ha-Levi to Ḥalfon, there are three issues. The first, and it is the main one, …

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    ‏ מכתב מאת יהודה …

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    Unknown typeT-S 10J11.27

    In the long Hebrew preface to his letter, in which he also included quotations in Aramaic from the Jerusalem Talmud, the writer, Avraham Ṣiqillī (a …

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    Unknown typeT-S 12.66

    Probably Granada; Summer of 1138 - Spring of 1139 It is possible that the writer Shemuʾel b. Yiṣḥaq is from the b. al-Fakhr family.1 Besides …

    ‏ ח42 ‎
    ‏ מכתב מאת שמואל…

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    Unknown typeT-S 8J18.6

    Spain; Probably 1138-1139 A short letter of longing for Ḥalfon and greetings of peace to him. The writer Yiṣḥaq b. Shabbā compares separation from the …

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    Unknown typeT-S Ar.7.11

    Spain This section of a letter to Abū al-Saʿad ha-Levi, that is Ḥalfon, is written in a typical but very eloquent Sephardic script. The letter …

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    Unknown typeT-S 13J36.3

    Alexandria (?); 15 of Iyar; April 17, 1139 Saʿdān b. Thābit Levi al-Baghdādī, a resident of Alexandria who is known to us from two letters …

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    ‏ מכתב מאת סַעְדַאן בן ̇תַאב…

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    Unknown typeT-S 8J18.2

    Maybe Alexandria; End of 1139 - middle of 1140 Ḥalfon writes to Yūsuf Ibn al-Khāzin, one of the dignitaries of Almeria, Spain, and asks for …

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    ‏ מכתב מאת חלפון אל יוסף בן אל̇כַ…

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    Unknown typeT-S 12.228

    Egypt, probably Qalyūb, Monday, 17 of Shevat; January 8, 1140 Ezekiel wrote this letter to his brother Ḥalfon, who is staying in Alexandria, ten days …

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    ‏ מכתב מאת יחזקאל א…

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    Unknown typeT-S 13J23.21

    Probably Fustat; After Wednesday, 5 of Adar I; January 24, 1140 Avraham b. Yiṣḥaq al-Andalūsī ha-Levi writes, probably from Fustat, to his uncle Ḥalfon, who …

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    Unknown typeT-S 10J24.4

    Alexandria; 11 of Kislev; November 12, 1141 This is a short and complete letter written by Abū Naṣr b. Avraham to Ḥalfon, who is probably …

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    Unknown typeT-S 13J19.23

    Alexandria; Sunday, 5 of Nisan, 1453; April 5, 1142 This is the third and last page of a letter ʿAmram b. Yiṣḥaq wrote to Ḥalfon. …

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    ‏ מכ…

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    Unknown typeT-S NS J84

    Alexandria; Probably about 1143-1145 ʿAmram b. Yiṣḥaq sends Ḥalfon a short greeting for Purim. Abu Al-Ma'ali wanted to help Abu Al-Fakhr, the son of Ḥalfon’s …

    ‏ ח87 ‎
    ‏ מכת…

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    Unknown typeT-S 16.40

    Halachic question by Ḥalfon on Yibbum matters It is possible to identify the writer as a copycat by his handwriting. While he was standing on …

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    Unknown typeT-S AS 172.68

    Excerpt from a Gaon's responsa in Ḥalfon's writing A very small section of a genius answer. בע"א, written in Hebrew and Aramaic, remains of a …

    ‏ קטע מתשובת גאון בכתבו של חלפון ‎
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    Unknown typeT-S NS 216.37

    Spain; Probably Tamuz or Av, 1138 This is a large remnant of the epistle written in Ḥalfon’s handwriting and the addressee is Rabbi Yosef ha-Levi …

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    Unknown typeT-S NS 324.18

    Perhaps Aden, the last third of Tishrei 1441, which is October 6-15, 1129 This is an excerpt from the terminal memory of a witness that …

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    Paraliterary textT-S NS 226.166

    Notes in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Netanel regarding a sugya in Bava Metzia. Very possibly written during his stay in Lucena, Spain, 1138/39 CE, …

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    Unknown typeCUL Or.1080 J211 + T-S 10J24.2 + T-S Misc.28.25

    India Book 4 (Hebrew description below; English to come)

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    Unknown typeT-S Misc.28.25 + T-S 10J24.2 + CUL Or.1080 J211

    India Book 4 (Hebrew description below; English to come)

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    Unknown typeBodl. MS heb. c 28/12

    India Book 4 (Hebrew description below; English to come)

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    Legal documentT-S AS 145.2

    Legal document. Agreement between Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi and his partner Abū l-Faraj b. Abū l-Khayr. Location: probably Yemen. Dating: No later than Kislev 1442 …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 320.1

    Legal testimony. Location: Aden. Dating: ca. summer 1131 CE. Fragment (upper right corner). The handwriting is very similar to that of the North African trader …

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    Legal documentT-S 12.830 + T-S 8J5.13

    Partnership or investment (ʿisqa) agreement. Probably from a court notebook. Between Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi and Abū Yaʿaqov Yosef b. Shuʿayb/Shaʾul Ibn al-Najera. Location: Fez. …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J22

    Deed of release. Written and signed by Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Location: Fustat. Dated: Middle third of Shevaṭ 1447 Seleucid, which is 15–25 January 1136 CE. …

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    Legal documentT-S 20.63

    Deed of release. Written and signed by Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi. Location: Probably Bharuch, India. Dating: First third of Ṭevet 1445 Seleucid, which is 29 …

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    ‏ שטר פיצוי (בידי חלפון) מטעם אִסְחַק…

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    Legal documentHalper 344

    Court record attesting that Ḥalfon b. Netanel repaid the debt of his late brother Abū ʿAlī Yeḥezqel. Location: Alexandria. Dated: Iyyar 1457 Seleucid, which is …

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    LetterT-S 10J11.1

    Letter from Mūsā b. al-Lukhtūsh, Granada, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel, 1120s (?). Mentions among other things that he has sent him a copy of a …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. b 11/25

    Letter from Khalaf b. Yiṣḥaq, in Aden, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi, in ʿAydhāb. Dating: after autumn 1131 CE. Mainly in Hebrew, with some Judaeo-Arabic. …

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    LetterT-S 13J33.1

    Letter from Abū Zikrī Kohen, in Fustat, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel. Dated: Monday, 1 Shevaṭ 1444 Seleucid, which is 9 January 1133 CE. (Information from …

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    LetterENA 3793.2 + T-S NS J402

    Letter from Yosef b. Avraham b. Bundār, in Aden, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi, in India. Dating: Ca. 1134 CE. Concerning textiles, musk, and pepper …

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    ‏ מכתב מאת יוסף בן…

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    LetterJRL Series A 635

    Small fragment of a letter from Yosef b. Avraham, a merchant of Aden, to a certain Abū Saʿīd (likely Abū Saʿīd Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi). …

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    LetterT-S 12.274

    Letter from Yosef b. ʿEzra and Avraham b. Muʿṭī, in Tilimsān, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel. Dating: After Purim 4898 AM, which is 27 February 1138 …

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    ‏ מכתב מאת יוסף בן עז…

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    LetterT-S 12.285

    Letter from Ibn Barukh, in Almeria, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: probably end of August 1138 CE. India Book 4 (Hebrew description …

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    LetterT-S 13J14.21

    Letter from Ibn Barukh, in Almeria, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel. Dating: Probably end of summer 1138 CE. (Information from Goitein and Friedman, India Book 4; …

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    ‏ מכתב מאת אבן ברו…

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    LetterT-S 13J17.22

    Letter from the physician Yaʿaqov, in Spain, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: between summer 1138 CE and March 1139 CE. India Book …

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    ‏ מכתב מאת רופ…

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    LetterT-S 13J26.11

    Letter from R. Yaʿaqov to Ḥalfon ha-Levi b. Netanʾel, Cordoba. Yaʿaqov, who is otherwise unknown, writes regarding a dispute with Ḥalfon over the sources of …

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    LetterT-S 8J18.7

    Spain The beginning of the letter is missing, including the beginning of the lines written in the margin, but most of the text is preserved …

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    LetterT-S 13J18.19

    Letter from Yiṣḥaq b. Avraham Ibn ʿEzra, in Spain, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: after 1 Nisan 1139 CE. India Book 4 …

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    LetterT-S 13J13.10

    Egypt, probably Qalyūb; After 22 of Tevet; December 15, 1139 Ezekiel tells Ḥalfon about his actions after his visit to him in Alexandria. The trip …

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    LetterT-S 8.60

    Letter from Ḥalfon b. Netanel, in Alexandria, to his brother Yeḥezqel b. Netanel, probably in Qalyūb. Dating: Prior to 21 February 1140 CE. (Information from …

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