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    LetterT-S Misc.25.65

    Letter from Khalaf b. Ghanīma, probably in Alexandria, to 'my brother' Bū Yaʿqūb b. Nissim, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer reports that he went …

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    LetterT-S 13J22.4

    Letter from Mashā'il (=Misha'el?) b. Natan, location unknown, to Khalaf b. Barakāt b. al-Dayyān, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer has had no news of …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי אליך יאכי וסידי וקרה עיני ‎ 2
    ‏ וענדי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם ‎ 3
    ‏ עזך גמע אללה בינ…

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    LetterT-S NS 320.20

    Recto: Letter from communal leaders, in Alexandria, to the judge Shemuel, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Unclear; likely early 13th century, based on handwriting and …


    ‎TS NS Box 320, f. 20, ed. Friedman, Jewish Polygyny, pp.213-216, N.H. 04-14-88,(P).Letter from the Dayyan (judge) Samuel, Alexandria to the Nagid.
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    LetterT-S 8J23.17

    Letter from a woman in Fustat to her sons. In a mixture of Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic written in an elegant scribal hand. The writer reports …

    ‏ من والدتهم لا عدمتهم ‎ 1
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    LetterMoss. II,193

    Recto: Letter in Arabic script. Missing only the first couple lines. The writer mentions exchanges of goods (ll.2–3); the rent of a house (l. 3); …

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    LetterT-S 13J25.14

    Letter from Nissim b. Ḥalfon, in Tinnīs, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. Dating: August 20, 1046. The writer describes his difficulties. He almost did …

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    LetterT-S 8J28.7

    Recto: Letter in which a teacher complains about an unruly pupil. "Whenever I beat him, I do so excessively; but as soon as I begin, …

    ‏ צפרך טב ובריך אעלם בה ‎ 1
    ‏ אלמולי באן קד גלבת פי תרביה הדא ‎ 2
    ‏ אלצגיר אבו מנצור פלעל אן תקדר ‎ 3
    ‏ עלי מסאעדתי פיה פאנני אנ…

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    LetterT-S Ar.30.64

    Informal note from ʿAbd al-Karīm to R. Yosef . He asks the addressee to urgently send his grandmother ("the mother of Sutayta") for Shabbat, because …

    ‏ אלמולא אלאגל אלשיך רבי יוסף ‎ 1
    ‏ ופקה אללה תעאלי יעלם אן ‎ 2
    ‏ סאעה וקופ…

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    LetterT-S 13J20.22

    Letter 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 the …

    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ לו דהבת אן אשרח לך יא …

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    LetterT-S 13J21.3

    Recto: Letter from the teacher Abū Yaʿqūb to an unknown recipient. Written in a good hand and pleasant style. This letter implores the addressee to …

    ‏ כאדם חצרתה ‎ 1
    ‏ אלמעלם אבו יעקוב ‎ 2
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    LetterBodl. MS heb. b 13/49

    Letter from Labrāṭ b. Moshe b. Sughmār, in al-Mahdiyya, to his brother Yehuda b. Moshe b. Sughmār, in Fustat. Dating: July 30 (26 Av), 1057, …

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    LetterT-S 13J26.10

    Letter from Abū Saʿīd, in Palermo, to his brother Abū l-Barakāt known as Ṭāriq, in Fustat. Abū Saʿīd reports that he had fled the unrest …

    ‏ ואמרתם כה לחי ואתה שלום וביתך שלום וג ‎ 1
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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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    LetterT-S 13J22.14

    Letter from an unknown writer, in al-Maḥalla, to Nahray b. Nissim, presumably in Fustat. The body of the letter is in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: …

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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 …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ ממלוכה אלאצגר ר שמחה ‎ 1
    ‏ בש רח צדקת יי עשה ומשפטיו וג ‎ 2
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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 …


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

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    LetterT-S 8J26.19

    Letter from the wife of Baṣīr the bell-maker (al-jalājilī) to the Nagid David, asking him to help return her husband, who was living in a …

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    LetterENA NS 7.43

    Letter of appeal from a woman whose husband had abandoned her with Muslims. "In this fragmentary letter a woman bitterly describes her marital misfortunes. Her …

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    LetterENA NS I.33

    Letter written to "my brother," apparently from Qus, dealing primarily with family members' medical issues. There are many eccentric spellings. Recto 4-12: The writer has …


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    ‏ בש רח ‎ 1
    ‏ אלי אכי ואעז אלכלק עלי וענדי מן אלשוק ואלוחשה ‎ 2
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    LetterT-S 8J40.8

    Letter from Yaʿaqov the physician (known as 'the effective'), in Shamṭūniyya, near Kūfa, Iraq, to his pupil and perhaps son-in-law Yūsuf, in Jūma Mazīdat (unidentified …


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    ‏ מברכו יעקב בן [ ] ‎ 1
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    LetterT-S 20.149

    Letter from the Egyptian physician ʿAfīf b. Ezra, in Gaza (detained there en route from Cairo to Safed), to Shemuel b. Yequtiel al-Amshāṭī, in Fustat. …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ בש' רח' ‎ 1
    ‏ יחנ' ‎ 2
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