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  1. 1

    LetterT-S NS 321.70

    Fragmentary letter. The writer informs that his cousin has arrived. He is complaining for having an eye infection (רמד). On verso fragment from a letter …

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    List or tableT-S K15.102

    Large, calligraphic alms list. Dating: first half of the twelfth century. According to Goitein, written for the purpose of allocating communal assistance. Cohen: "What kind …

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    LetterT-S NS 224.97

    Fragment from a business letter written by Yefet b. Menashshe to his brother Halfon. Abu sl-Fadl is mentioned and ruba'i of 'anzrut (= Sarcocolla, mentioned …

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    LetterT-S NS 225.12

    Letter from Yosef to his brother Elʿazar aka Abū Manṣūr b. Abū l-Surūr. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Likely 12th or 13th century. Fragment (upper part of …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/29

    Letter by Shelomo b. Yeshuʿa ha-ḥaver, in Damīra, to Abū Isḥāq Avraham b. Natan ha-Sheviʿi. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: ca. 1100 CE. The writer raises charges …


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    LetterENA NS 22.12

    Letter from Abū Is[ḥāq?] to his father Abū l-Ḥasan ʿEli b. Hillel. Written in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe, the addressee's brother-in-law. Discusses various …

    ‏ ] ואלדי ואלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקאך ואד[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ ] ענה ולם תדכר שי מן אלשוק אלא וענדי אצעאפה [. …

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    LetterT-S 13J21.13

    Letter sent by a son to his father in a silk shop in Minyat al-Qa'id. He inquires about the eye disease of the addressee and …


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    ‏ בשמך רחמנה ‎ 1
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    LetterT-S 12.31

    Letter sent from a village to the capital asking for news and discussing shipments as well as what appear to be seasonal laborers. The writer …

    ‏ בשמך רח ‎ 1
    ‏ תקדמת כתבי אלי חצרה …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/39

    Letter from a son to his father; same writer and addressee as T-S 10J7.3 and T-S 13J21.13 and T-S 13J21.14. He reports that Abū Isḥāq …

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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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    State documentT-S NS 158.95

    Formal letter in Arabic script. Dating: Perhaps 12th or 13th century based on handwriting. From ʿAbdallāh b. [...]. He reports that he has obeyed the …

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    LetterMoss. II,163.1

    Letter from a woman to a female family member. In Judaeo-Arabic. Mentions: Ibn al-Rayyis Abū l-B[arakāt] (=Shelomo b. Eliyyahu); the addressee's sister; "he does not …

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    LetterAIU VII.E.17

    Letter, possibly from the physician Abu Zikri (identification based on handwriting and style), to unidentified addressees "who are to me like my parents." Fragment. The …

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    LetterT-S 13J17.2

    Letter from Yosef b. ʿEli ha- Kohen al-Fāsī, Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat. Around 1057. In the handwriting of Salmān b. Hārūn. Yūsuf b. …

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    LetterT-S 8J16.7

    Letter addressed to Abu Sahl b. Moshe, the cantor, in which the writer requests aid in a mixture of Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic. In a post-scripted …

    ‏ תו שלום וג' ‎ 1
    ‏ שלום רב לאהבי תורותך ‎ 2
    ‏ שלום …

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    LetterENA 2727.35 + ENA 2560.9

    Letter from Natan ha-kohen b. Mevorakh, Ashkelon, to Avraham b. Elazar, Fustat. Dated 1130. This is a letter of recommendation for a man who recently …


    ‎ENA 2727.35
    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ עבדא אלחצרה אלסאמיה אלאגליה אלתקתיה אל[…

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    LetterT-S 13J23.14

    Letter from Abū Zikrī Yehuda b. Yosef (active 990s–1030s CE), in Qayrawān, to his brother-in-law ʿAyyāsh b. Nissim. The sender reports that the addressee's son …

    ‏ אטאל אללה אכי וסידי אלעזיז עלי בקאך וחפצך ווקאך ואדאם נעמאך ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי אליך ערב צום כיפור תקבלה אללה מנא ומנך ו…

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    LetterDK 230.4 (alt: 11, I)

    Letter from Yaʿaqov b. Yosef b. Ismāʿīl al-Iṭrābulusi, Ascalon, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat. Circa 1060. Discusses the import and export of goods through Ascalon. …

    ‏ כתבת אטאל אללה בקא מולאי אלשיך ואדאם סלאמתה וסעאדתה וחראסתה ‎ 1
    ‏ וכבת אעדאה מן עסקלאן לד כלון מן תשרי אללה תעאלא יתקב…

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    Legal documentT-S G1.52

    Legal declaration, probably the concluding page of a deposition, signed by Shem Ṭov al-Ḥāmī. In Hebrew and Ladino. Dating: Late. Shem Ṭov declares that he …

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    Legal documentENA NS I.70

    Upper part of a letter by Berakhot b. Shemuel mentioning his being cut off from the recipent on account of his illnesses, including ophthalmia at …

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    LetterENA 2560.9 + ENA 2727.35

    Letter from Natan ha-Kohen b. Mevorakh and one other person, in Ashqelon, to Avraham b. Elʿazar, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: 1130 CE. Bottom missing. …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J41

    Recto, with address on verso: Letter from Saʿdān b. Ḥ[...] to his 'brother' Abū Zikrī Yaḥyā b. Yiṣḥaq(?). The addressee had sent a letter reporting …

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    LetterT-S NS 324.73

    Letter. In Judaeo-Arabic. "Your friend, my brother Abū Bishr Al-Ṭabīb (the physician) sends his regards and asks you to honor him with whatever you need. …

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    LetterT-S Ar.50.85 + T-S NS J584

    Letter from an unknown sender to Eliyyahu the Judge (called Abū l-Faraj al-Dayyān), in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic, with the address in both Judaeo-Arabic and Arabic …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J78

    Fragment of a letter from Yisrael b. Natan, Jerusalem, probably to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat. The letter deals with trades, especially of fabrics. Yisrael b. …


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    ‏ כתאבי יאסידי ומולאי אלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בק[אך ואדאם] ‎ 1
    ‏ נעמאך מן אלקדס עמרה אללה יד כלון מן כסליו ואלח[אל סלאמה] ‎ 2
    ‏ ונע…

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    LetterENA NS 21.5

    Letter from Yaʿqūb b. Isḥāq to Abū ʿImrān [...] and perhaps ultimately to the writer's son (li-waladī). In Judaeo-Arabic (for the letter) and Arabic script …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ]אלויה אטאל אללה ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . .]הא ועלאהא ותמכינהא ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/5

    Letter from Yehuda b. Moshe ibn Sighmār, in Alexandria, to ʿEli ha-Kohen b. Yaḥyā (aka Ḥayyim) the parnas, in Fustat. Yehuda explains the problems he …

    ‏ ענדי מן אלשוק אלי מולאי אלפרנס אלנאמן אטאל אללה בקאה ‎ 1
    ‏ ואדאם עזה ונעמאה וכבת אעדאה מא יעלמה אלכאלק עז וגל ‎ 2
    ‏…

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    LetterT-S 13J20.2

    Letter from a tax farmer in the Fayyum, who was cheated of his share by his partners, was unable to pay his debts, and was …

    ‏ עבדהא ‎ 1
    ‏ צדקה בן תאמאר ‎ 2
    ‏ בשמך רחמנה(!) ‎ 3
    ‏ אלמסתגאר באללה …

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    LetterT-S 12.3

    Letter from a Maghribi silversmith named Efrayim b. Ishaq of Ceuta, Morocco, who had fled Almohad persecution in his native country about 35 years earlier. …

    ‏ לו בכם זכרים [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …

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    LetterT-S 12.13

    Letter. The sender, a newcomer in Fustat from Yemen, describes himself as 'a pigeon whose wings have been clipped' (line 1), writes to his brother …

    ‏ אלי בנתה וקד בקית מתל חמאם מקצץ אלאגנחא ולמא קד ‎ 1
    ‏ ת . . . ת עלי נפסי פי אלספר אלי אסכנדריא קולת עסא אני . . . ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J235

    Abū l-Majd, in Alexandria writes to his cousin Judge Elijah, in Damascus (?) on a business trip. See Goitein Nachlass material. Judge Elijah may in …

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    Legal documentHalper 357

    Legal document in Arabic script. A woman named Jamīla has an eye disease and contracts Hibat Allāh b. Ibrāhīm b. Yaʿqūb al-Yahūdī to treat her. …

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    LetterENA 2747.6

    Lower fragment: Letter from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to Rabbenu David ha-Ḥakham. Dealing mainly with business matters and also raising money for the capitation tax. Mentions …

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    LetterT-S 10J8.2

    Letter in which Shelomo b. Eliyyahu asks his teacher, the judge R. Hananel, to inform his father Eliyyahu that he is very ill, suffering from …


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    ‏ אבי אבי רכב ישראל ופרשיו ‎ 1
    ‏ עבדו בן מודה חסדו שלמה ביר אליה הדיין סט ‎ 2
    ‏ אלממלוך אלאצגר יקבל אלארץ טאיע…

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 J5

    Letter sent by a physician from Qalyub, who had opened an office in Fustat, inviting his wife (who is his paternal cousin) to join him …

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    LetterENA 2805.10

    Letter from Isḥāq b. ʿAlī al-Majjānī, probably in al-Mahdiyya, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. Dating: Aound 1040. In Judaeo-Arabic. The letter deals with disagreements …

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    LetterT-S 12.257 + T-S AS 145.278 + T-S K25.209

    Letter from a cantor of Mosul. T-S 12.257r is continued in T-S K25.209 and ends in T-S 12.257v. The letter is written in childish script, …

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    LetterT-S AS 151.231 + T-S NS J61 + T-S AS 152.77 + T-S AS 145.44

    Letter from Yefet b. Menashshe probably to his brother Abū l-Surūr Peraḥya b. Menashshe. In Judaeo-Arabic. (We know the addressee has to be Peraḥya, because …

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    LetterT-S 8J14.4 + T-S 6J6.1

    Letter from a woman, unknown location, to her brother Yūsuf b. Makārim the cantor and dyer, in Bilbays. In Judaeo-Arabic with the address in both …


    ‎T-S 6J6.1
    ‏ כתאבי אלא אלאך אלעזיז אטאל אלאה בקאה ואדאם ‎ 1
    ‏ עזה ונעמאה ומן אלתופיק לא אכלאה ג…

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    LetterT-S 8J16.27

    Letter from Natan b. Shelomo ha-Kohen, Fustat, to his cousin Toviyya b. Eli ha-Kohen, in a smaller town, in which the writer refers to the …

    ‏ כתבת הדה אלאחרף אלי מולאי אלחבר נט רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ ענד כתרה שוקנא לכתאבה אד קד אנקטע ענא ‎ 2
    ‏ מדה ארגו יכ…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/60

    Letter from Yosef b. Yeshuʿa, in Tripoli (Syria), to Nahray b. Nissim. The letter mentions Nahray's pilgrimage to Jerusalem and shipments of emblic myrobalan and …

    ‏ כתאבי יאשיכי וסידי ומולאי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם עזך ותאידך ונ[עמאך] ‎ 1
    ‏ וסעאדתך…

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    LetterL-G Glass 15

    Calligraphic letter sent to a notable, possibly the Nagid Mevorakh b. Saadya, asking him to help Natan ha-Kohen, the legal representative of the writer's family, …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]עיה ורעא[ה . . . [אללה ‎ 1
    ‏ תעאלי יגעל פיך אלברכה וימלא בך מקום ‎ 2
    ‏ אבותיך יא.[. . . …

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    LetterT-S 13J15.16 + T-S 13J15.20

    Letter from ʿAmram b. Yiṣḥaq, in Alexandria, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel, in Fustat. Dating: 24 Elul [1451] Seleucid = 8 September 1140 CE. The writer …

    ‏ ח74 ‎
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 13J19.17

    Page from a letter sent by Abū Naṣr b. Avraham from Alexandria to Ḥalfon b. Netanel in Cairo on the 23 of October 1140. The …


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    ‏ עונך יא רב ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterENA 4007.6

    Letter from Avraham ha-Reviʿi b. Shemuel ha-Shelishi, probably in Ramla, to Shelomo b. Yehuda, in Jerusalem. In Hebrew. Dating: Ca. 1040 CE. The letter is …

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    ‏ הפסח יודיעני רבינו הגע[תם ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S H10.95

    Business letter dealing with spices. In Judaeo-Arabic. The hand is likely that of Yedutun ha-Levi. (Goitein, too, flagged the script as familiar.) The letter is …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .אל. . . . . . . בהדה אל. . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . .הא ו…

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    LetterDK 230.3 (alt: XIX)

    Letter from ʿAmram b. Yosef to Netanel b. Yefet regarding goods sent by Ḥasan b. Bundār. Location: Alexandria. Dating: 1094–97 CE. ʿAmram mentions his ophthalmia …

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    LetterT-S 8J27.17 + T-S 10J12.11

    Letter from a woman to her brother in Fustat expressing her loneliness. She gives advice regarding the recipient's relationship with their other brother. "You know …


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    ‎T-S 8J27.17
    ‏ בשמך רחמנ ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי אליך יאכי ואלעזיז עלי …

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    LetterENA 1822a.50

    Letter of request in which the widow of Abu Sa'id b. Shalom, writing to a Nagid, expresses a cry for help on behalf of her …

    ‏ אלעבדה אלממלוכה ‎ 1
    ‏ אמראה אבו סעיד בן שלום נע ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 13J26.4

    Letter from Yisrael b. Natan, Jerusalem, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat. Dating: March 1062 CE. Among other matters, Yisrael reports that he is in bad …


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    ‏ כתאבי יאסידי ומולאי אלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה ב[קאך ואדאם] ‎ 1
    ‏ נעמאך מן אלקדס עמרה אללה מסתהל ניסן ע[רפנא אללה ברכתה…

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