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    LetterT-S 8J41.1

    Brief letter from a person in dire straits suffering from illness and lack of clothing, and unable to buy anything to eat for the upcoming …

    ‏ יקבל אלארץ וינהי בין ידי אל [ . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ אלאגל [ . . . . . . . . . . ] הבחור ביקר סט ‎ 2
    ‏ אלמנעם אלמתפצל עלי עבדה וגלט. ‎…

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    LetterENA 1822a.3

    Recto: Letter from a teacher to a parnas. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Likely late 11th or early 12th century, based on the mention of Abū l-Bishr …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ צבח אללה מולאי אלפרנס אלנאמן באנעם צבאח…

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    LetterENA 2727.16

    Letter begging for help from a communal authority ('sayyidnā'), written by Abu Sahl b. al-Ahuv during a famine. Likely early 13th century. He opens with …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ ממלוכה אבו סהל ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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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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    LetterT-S 10J14.25

    Letter from a man who has been seized with unbearable chills to Mevorakh b. Yiṣḥaq, appealing for his help. The letter ends with extensive prayers …

    ‏ בשם אל אלהי ישראל ‎ 1
    ‏ שלום שלום ועוצם ברכות מיקט ושאנן מרגוע ומנוחה ‎ 2
    ‏ ואורה ושמחה וצהלה והצלחה …

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    LetterBL OR 5544.7

    Letter of a son, Yiṣḥaq b. Yaʿaqov, to his father, Yaʿaqov b. Yiṣḥaq, containing 20 lines of polite phrases in Hebrew, another 6 in Arabic, …

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 J10

    Letter from Ibrāhīm, in Sunbāṭ, addressed to a Nagid. In Judaeo-Arabic. Requesting assistance for his family in time of need. His family members are all …

    ‏ עבדהא אברהים אלמקים ‎ 1
    ‏ בסנבאט ‎ 2
    ‏ עבד הדרת הנגידות תכון משרתה לנצח ינ…

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    LetterENA 2806.10

    Petition to the Gaʾon Maṣliaḥ ha-Kohen (in office 1127–39). Begins with six lines of Hebrew blessings, and ends with one line of Hebrew blessings. The …

    ‏ קד קצדת אללה תעאלי וחצרה ‎ 1
    ‏ מורינו ורבינו אדונינו גאונינו מצליח הכהן ראש ישיבת ‎ 2
    ‏ גאון יעקב יהי שמ…

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    LetterT-S AS 150.13

    Communal petition. Petition from a man claiming to be without shelter and saying he was living in a donkey's stable without anything to eat. He …

    ‏ . . . . . . . ] .ך מעאני .[ . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . ]כדה ען כד . [ . . . . . . . ‎ 2
    ‏ . . . . . . . ]אנא . ה . [ . . . . . . . ‎ …

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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 13J20.12

    Letter from Tamīm to his two brothers. In Judaeo-Arabic (for the body) and Hebrew (for the learned blessings). Dating: Unknown. Goitein identifies the handwriting with …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . עבדהם תמים שאכר ‎ 1
    ‏ שלום רב ל…

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    LetterT-S 6J2.10

    Letter from a certain Ḥ[alfon] (?) to Shemarya b. David requesting an appointment as a religious functionary. Egypt, 1213 (?). He cannot work because of …


    ‎II, 68
    ‏ אלעבד חל[פון...] ‎ 1
    ‏ יק צפ תפ הוד ועטרת וצניף כותרת מ[רנא ורבנא] ‎ 2
    ‏ שמריהו הנגיד הגדול נגיד הנגידים…

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    LetterENA 2738.37

    Petition in Judaeo-Arabic from Yaʿqūb b. Abū l-Yaman to the Nagid. The writer was sick for 8 months and is hiding at home because of …


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    ‏ עבדהא יעקוב ‎ 1
    ‏ בן אבו אלימן ‎ 2
    ‏ אשרי משכיל אל דל ביום רעה ימל׳ ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S K25.92

    Letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides, to be read in the synagogue, on behalf of a pregnant woman who has no money …

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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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    LetterT-S 13J13.16

    Petition to David b. Daniel from a destitute woman with no family and afflicted with a serious illness (leprosy, it seems). Dating: ca. 1090 CE. …

    ‏ יענך ייי ביום צרה ישגבך שם אלהי יעקב ‎ 1
    ‏ ישלח עזרך מקודש ומציון יסעדך ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J31

    Letter from a man from the land of the Persians, who, after the loss of his fortune, had come to Egypt to seek a post …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. a 3/12

    Recto: Letter from a woman to her distant husband, al-Shaykh al-Muhadhdhab, who has been away for many years, urging him in various ways to return. …

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    LetterT-S 10J19.17

    Letter of appeal addressed to Shelomo ha-Nasi. The writer asks for assistance after having been arrested. He suffers severe poverty and illness and bedbugs (al-baqq). …

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    LetterT-S 13J35.15

    Letter from Abū l-Faraj and his son Abū l-Majd in Bilbays to Eliyyahu the Judge (who is the cousin, ibn khāl, of Abū l-Faraj). They …


    ‎Recto
    ‏ מן ענד ממלוכה אבו אלמגד וואלדה אבו אלפרג ‎ 0
    ‏ …

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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 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 12.271

    Letter fragment addressed to Ḥusayn al-Ṣabbagh al-Ḍāmin in formal style and in curious script of large characters, asking the recipient to pay 1/6 dinars for …

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    LetterT-S 12.327

    Letter written by a sick man who asks the recipient to buy him a female slave, for "I have no one to give me medicine," …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ ] . . מן ספרהא (?) מא אקעדני ענך ‎ 1
    ‏ ] וגע . אללה…

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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 8J15.3

    Petition of a cantor, son of a judge, who is sick and poor, asking God and a Nasi for help (the Nagid Mevorakh per Goitein's …

    ‏ בשם רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ על כן מלאו מתני חלחלה צירים אחזוני כצירי יולדה ‎ 2
    ‏ עד ישקיף ו[ירא …

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    LetterT-S 10J17.9

    Letter from Yeshūʿa ha-Kohen b. Avraham ha-Galili, in Shubra Damsīs, to Efrayim b. Meshullam (judge, active 1142–54). Dated: 1142 CE (month of Av). The writer …

    ‏ בשמ ר]חמ ‎ 1
    ‏ ערף] אלקדים סבחאנה מא ענדי מן שגל ‎ 2
    ‏ אלקלב ו]אלשוק ואלאר…

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 J8

    Letter of appeal in the name of an old woman, whose mantle was stolen while she was about to wash it in the Nile, asking …

    ‏ בש רח ‎ 1
    ‏ אשריכם זורעי על כל מים משלחי רגל ה והח ‎ 2
    ‏ אשרי שומרי משפט עושה צדקה בכל עת ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    LetterENA 2738.23

    Two letters. (a) Letter from Yaʿaqov b. Yosef [..]ān al-Barqī to Shemarya b. Shemuel. He decribes the difficult winter they have had, not to mention …

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    LetterT-S 16.287

    Letter dated 15 Sivan 1208 from Yehuda b. Aharon b. al-'Ammani (Alexandria) to Abu l-Majd Meir b. Yakhin (Fustat). The first part (r.6-17) deals with …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ בשמ רחמ כאדמה יהודה המלמד ‎
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 10J18.15

    Petition from Yefet ha-Melammed the schoolmaster to Avraham Maimonides; the latter's answer is on verso, lines 18–26. Yefet writes that he is ill and losing …

    ‏ (the "mysterious sign") ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 10J11.25

    Letter from a penniless woman, the widow of Abū Surrī, to Mevorakh b. Saadya (1094–1111). She begs him to come to her rescue in a …

    ‏ בש [רח ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 147.17

    Legal query in the hand of Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi regarding a man who married a widow, then found in her a "hidden defect" from …

    ‏ אל ‎ 1
    ‏ מא יקול הדרת פי ראובן אגוז אמראה // ארמלה // ולקי פיהא עיב ‎ 2
    ‏ באטן […

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    LetterT-S 10J5.6 + T-S 20.113

    Letter from the Qaraite Jews of Ashqelon to the Qaraites and Rabbanites of Fustat. Dating: Summer 1100 CE. The letter deals with the ransoming of …


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    ‎(A) T-S 10J5.6, recto:
    ‏ ויפדם שומר יצחק ויעזרם צור יעקב ויהי למו משגב [. . . . . וימלא] ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 13J21.17

    Letter from a physician in Silifke (Seleucia) to his sister's husband, presumably in Fustat. Dated 21 July 1137. "The Emperor John II Comnenus was on …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ אישה כי תזריע ושאן . . . ן ‎ 1
    ‏ דכר כמא כתבת אליך פיוט עמלתה …

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