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    LetterT-S 10J15.34

    Letter of condolence to Abu al-Faraj Yeshua b. Shabbatay on the death of his father. The letter starts with four Bible quotations (line 1, Dt. …

    ‏ הצור תמים פעלו כי כל דרכיו משפט וגו ‎ 1
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    LetterT-S 20.174

    Shelomo b. Eliyyahu writes to a relative (his father-in-law Abū l-Faraj?) complaining about the behavior of Abū l-Barakāt (Sitt Ghazāl’s paternal uncle and Shelomo’s first …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]ן אעיאן מצר נכשא ‎ 1
    ‏ אנני אדא…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/40

    Letter from Avraham b. Abī l-Ḥayy, in Alexandria, to his brother Mūsā, presumably in Fustat. Dating: ca. 1075 CE, several months after the death of …

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    LetterBL OR 5542.24

    Letter from a cantor or teacher to his boss in Cairo. The cantor had been “accused of having assembled a group of young men and …

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    LetterT-S NS J411

    Letter from an old cantor to the Nagid Shemuel b. Ḥananya. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. He is complaining that his post was taken by someone …

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    LetterENA NS 2.5

    Letter from Abū Zikrī to his father Eliyyahu the Judge. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Late 12th or early 13th century. The letter conveys eloquent greetings for …

    ‏ עבדה ולדה ‎ 1
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    LetterT-S 13J16.6

    Letter from Yiṣḥaq b. Moshe, the muqaddam of Sunbāṭ (see T-S 24.25v, dated 1149 CE), to the Nagid. Yiṣḥaq reports that the chief cantor died …

    ‏ אלממלוך יקבל אלארץ וינהי פי אמר אלחזן אלגדול נע אנהא ‎ 1
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    LetterT-S 10J7.16

    Letter from Yefet to Abū l-Barakāt the physician, in Fustat (bāb qaṣr al-shamʿ). which the writer alludes to some bad news ("ever since I heard …

    ‏ בש רח ‎ 1
    ‏ אעלם חצרה מולאי אלשיך ‎ 2
    ‏ אדאם אללה סלאמתה אנני ‎ 3
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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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    LetterT-S 12.495

    Letter from a woman, probably in Alexandria, to her paternal uncle. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: ca. 1030 CE. The writer's family, a family of merchants that …

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    LetterENA NS 18.30

    Letter drafts from Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi, in Alexandria. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 1139 CE. This fragment contains three different drafts of letters. The first draft …

    ‏ ח58 ‎
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    LetterF 1908.44Z

    Informal note from the cantor Abū Sahl Levi to his son Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi (identification based on handwriting and typical content). In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: …


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    ‏ בש[ ] ‎ 1
    ‏ [ ] אללה תעאלא ‎ 2
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    LetterENA 2739.15

    Letter from Al-Mubārak b. Yiṣḥaq Ibn Sabra to his "father" (paternal uncle?) Abū l-Ḥasan Surūr b. Ḥayyim Ibn Sabra. He reports that Ibn Siman Ṭov …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J210

    Recto: Letter fragment in Arabic script. Only the last three lines are preserved, then two lines in Hebrew, 'may I be the ransom of the …

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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 …

    ‏ . . . . . . . ן . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
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    LetterENA NS 6.24

    Letter by the son of the judge (dayyan) of Minyat Zifta to a certain Peraḥya, requesting his intercession with a certain sayyidnā David. Dating: If …

    ‏ ו.נת[. . . . . . . . . . . מא לא ‎ 1
    ‏ יליק דכרהא מן…

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    LetterT-S 8J18.33

    Letter from Nissim b. Ḥalfon b. Benaya, in Tinnīs, to Barhūn b. Mūsā al-Tāhirtī al-Maghribi, in Fustat, both prominent in the Geniza correspondence of the …

    ‏ כתאבי אליך יאסידי ומולאי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם עזך ותאידך וסעא[דת]ך ‎ 1
    ‏ מן תניס ען סלאמה ונעמה אעלמך אן לי מדה מא קרית לך כתאב…

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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 12.435

    Business letter by a young Spanish merchant writing from Fez to his father in Almeria, Spain, revealing that he preferred not to use his father's …

    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ אערף חצרה סידי ומולאי ועדתי ומעתמ[די . . . . . . ‎ …

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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 NS J24a

    Letter from Araḥ b. Natan, also known as Musāfir b. Wahb, in Alexandria, to his brother, Avraham b. Natan the seventh, in Cairo. Dating: 1094–1111 …


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    ‏ תרום ידך על צריך וכל אויביך יכרתו ‎ 1
    ‏ שלום ממרומים כנחלי ימים וחס…

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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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    LetterT-S 12.575

    Letter on behalf of a Byzantine woman named Rachel, in Alexandria, to Eliyyahu the Judge, in Fustat. The main part of the letter (in Judaeo-Arabic) …

    ‏ בשם רחמ ממלוכתה רחל אלגיורת אלרומיה ‎ 1
    ‏ תקבל אלארץ בין ידי [סיי]דנא אלדיאן כגק מרנו ורבנו אליהו הדיין תפארת ‎ …

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    LetterT-S 16.179

    Letter from Labrāṭ b. Moshe b. Sughmār, in al-Mahdiyya, to his brother Yehuda, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: January 9 (12 Shevat), 1058 CE (Gil) …

    ‏ על שמך ‎ 1
    ‏ כתבת…

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