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    LetterT-S 12.789

    Letter from the judge Natan b. Shelomo ha-Kohen (dated documents 1125-50), in Fustat, to his cousin Ṭoviyya b. ʿEli, in a provincial town. In Judaeo-Arabic. …

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    LetterT-S 13J20.16

    Letter from Yaʿaqov b. Isḥāq to his son Isḥāq describing in detail his severe illness, but emphasizing that he had recovered. He sends holiday greetings …

    ‏ בשמך רח ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי אליך יא ולדי ואעז אלכלק עלי ענד…

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    LetterT-S AS 152.4

    Letter in which a patient reports to his physician, describing his illness and asking for a prescription. Full translation by Goitein, Mediterranean Society, V, 105. …

    ‏ בר ‎ 1
    ‏ יא מולאי אלרייס אבו אלרצא ‎ 2
    ‏ תעלם חצרתך ואני נפצתני ‎ 3
    ‏ אלברד ואלחמא מן…

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    LetterBL OR 5542.25

    Note from Shelomo b. Eliyyahu to his brother, the physician Abū Zikrī, written in an extremely cursive script. He informs Abū Zikrī that the turban …


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    ‏ אבו אלברכאת געל פדאה ‎ 1
    ‏ אלי אלאך אלחכים אלעזיז אדאם ‎ 2
    ‏ אללה סלאמתה יע…

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    LetterF 1908.44C

    Letter from Avraham b. Abī l-Ḥayy, Alexandria, to his brother Mūsā, Fusṭāṭ, around 1075 CE. The writer, whose livelihood depends on payments from the addressee, …

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    LetterT-S 10J13.12

    Letter from Yefet b. Menashshe ha-Levi b. al-Qaṭā'if to his brother Peraḥya discussing business matters, the illness and recovery of Abu al-Muna, a forwarded letter, …


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    ‏ בש ‎ 1
    ‏ אלדי אעל{מ}ך בה יאכי וסידי ואלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם ‎ 2
    ‏ עז…

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    LetterT-S NS 321.93

    Letter from Jalāl al-Dawla (or at least a person from the family of Shelomo b. Yishai the Nasi), written during an epidemic, and mentioning the …


    ‎TS NS Box 321, f. 93, ed. S. D. Goitein, "Chief judge R Hananel B.Samuel, in-law of R. Moses Maimonides" (Hebrew), Tarbiz, 50(1981), p.375…

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    LetterT-S 13J25.15

    Letter sent by Ṭoviya b. ʿEli ha-Kohen, writing from the countryside to his cousin, the judge Natan b. Shelomo ha-Kohen. Dating: 1122–50, based on the …

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    ‏ קד כאנת וצלת כתב הדרת רבנו ישמרו צור[ו. . . . . . . .] ימ[. . . .]מ. ‎ …

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    LetterT-S 13J27.11

    Letter from Yehuda b. Aharon Ibn al-ʿAmmānī, in Alexandria, to Abū l-Majd Meir b. Yakhin ("the Glory of the Cantors and their strength"), in Fustat. …


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    ‏ בשמ' רחמ' מן שאכר תפצלה יה[ודה] ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterSassoon 713

    Letter from Shelomo Kohen b. Abū Zikrī Yehuda b. Yosef ha-Sijilmasi, in Fustat, to his father, most likely in Aden while on his return journey …


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    ‏ ואומר מי יתן לי אבר כיונה אעופה ואשכונה וגו׳ ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 16.307

    Letter from a man, in al-Maḥalla, to his son or younger relative. In Judaeo-Arabic, elegantly written. Lines 1-4: A Judaeo-Arabic poem, damaged. Lines 5-12: Opening …


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    ‏ ו[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]רב לא ע[ ‎ 1
    ‏ ופארקת שיכא כנת א[. . . .]בה ארא בעדה אלאיאם והי ליאלי ‎ 2
    ‏ לאן קרב אלל…

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    LetterT-S NS 99.58

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment. One side deals with routine business matters. The other side reads, ". . . out of your favor (inʿāmak), prescribe for …

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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 8J22.31

    Letter, likely sent to Abū l-Majd Meir b. Yakhin, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dated: 1216/17 CE (1528 Seleucid). The writer urges the addressee to come …


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    ‏ אדאם אללה [עז]ך וקרב אלאגתמאע בך אן לי מדה שהרין לם יגיני מנך כתאב ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 12.234

    Letter from Ṭoviya b. ʿEli, probably in a provincial town, to his cousin Natan b. Shelomo ha-Kohen, probably in Fustat. Dating: 1122–50, based on the …

    ‏ . . . . . קד על]ם סובחאנה כתרה שוקי אלי הדרת כגק ‎ 1
    ‏ מרנו ורבנו] נתן הכהן החכם והנבון ישמר…

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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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    LetterENA 2727.15d + T-S Ar.7.16

    Letter in the hand of Yehuda b. Ṭoviyyahu (muqaddam of Bilbays, active 1170s–1219). In Judaeo-Arabic. Containing a complaint about illness. The purpose of writing seems …


    ‎ENA 2727.15d, recto:
    ‏ כי אתה תברך צ[דיק ייי ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J24

    Letter from ʿAmram b. Yiṣḥaq, in Alexandria, to Ḥalfon b. Netanel ha-Levi, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Middle of Adar (1451 Seleucid) = February 1141 …

    ‏ ח79 ‎
    ‏ …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/141

    Letter from Ṭoviya b. ʿEli, in a provincial town, to his cousin Natan b. Shelomo ha-Kohen, probably in Fustat. Dating: 1122–50, based on the dated …

    ‏ בשמ רח ‎ 1
    ‏ וצלת אלרקעה אלדי אנפדתהא הדרת רבנו ישמרה ‎ 2
    ‏ צור…

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    LetterT-S NS 329.999

    Letter from an unknown writer, probably in Qūṣ, to an unknown addressee, probably in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably 12th century, but this is a …

    ‏ ]ך פיה[ ‎ 1
    ‏ ] פארקה כדמה אלמולי ואללה ‎ 2
    ‏ אלעטים מא יחסן אלממלוך או יצף בעד ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 12.431

    Letter from an unidentified writer to Eliyyahu the Judge. In Judaeo-Arabic. The writer conveys condolences for a death in the family of Eliyyahu (r6–9). He …

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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 Ar.3.4

    Interesting letter from a sick man to Mevorakh, probably his brother. The language is Judaeo-Arabic with Hebrew vowels (!). The writer revised the letter, probably …

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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 …


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    ‏ בשמ רחמ כאדמה יהודה המלמד ‎
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 13J21.20

    Letter from a male family member, probably in Damīra, to a physician, probably in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating unknown. The letter is convoluted and repetitive, …


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    ‏ בש רח ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 13J36.6

    Letter from ʿEli b. Yehezqel ha-Kohen, Jerusalem, to Eli b. Hayyim ha-Kohen, Fustat, concerning Eli b. Yehezqel's travels to Acre and Tyre, return to Ramla, …


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    ‏ כתאבי אטאל אללה בקא מולאי אלכהן אלפרנאס ואדאם עזה ותאידה מן אלרמלה ‎ 1
    ‏ ליג בקין מן אב וכאן קד סאפרת אלא צור מן נצ…

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    LetterT-S 10J10.27

    Letter from ʿIwāḍ b. Ḥananel, in Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. Around 1060. The letter is in the hand of Benāya b. Mūsā …

    ‏ וצל [כתאב] מולאי אל חביר אל אגל גדול הישיב[ה] [אטאל] אללה בקאה ‎ 1
    ‏ ואדאם עזה ותאידה וסעאדתה ונעמתה ואנת תדכר פיה חאל אל ‎ 2
    ‏ ני…

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    LetterT-S 13J23.17

    Letter from Abū l-Surūr b. Ṭarīf to the brothers Abū l-Makārim and Abū Yaʿqub ha-Kohen. The writer describes in detail the severe fever and dysentery …

    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ סבב הדה אלאחרף אלי אלשיך אבו אלמכארם ויעקוב חפצהם אללה ותולאה…

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    LetterT-S 10J11.22

    Letter from Shemuel b. Ibrahīm, in Fustat, to his father Abū Isḥāq Ibrahīm b. Shabbetay (aka Shubbāṭ), in Palermo. Fragment: upper part of the letter …

    ‏ כתאב[י אלי]ך יא ואלדי ואעז אלכלק עלי וענדי אטאל אללה בקאך ואדאם סלאמתך ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 8J20.26

    Letter from Alexandria to Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment: Bottom half only. Dating: There are reports of men seized for forced labor to dig a ditch …

    ‏ גיר ואתק בדלך ואלבלד עלי קציה צעבה מן חפר אלכ[נד] ‎ 1
    ‏ בלד מגלק ואלצכרה ווגדת ימן הי אלדי וקע עליהא אלבאב וגרא…

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    LetterT-S 10J7.3 + T-S AS 144.258

    Letter from a son to his father with detailed description of his illness and recovery. Same writer and recipient as T-S 13J21.13 (addressed to Minyat …

    ‏ בשמך רחמנה ‎ 1
    ‏ קד כאן כתבי נפד אלי חצרה מולי אלוא[לד אלאגל אטאל אללה] ‎ 2
    ‏ בקאהא ואדאם…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 75/20

    Letter from Mūsā b. Abī l-Ḥayy, in Alexandria, to Nahray b. Nissim, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: November 28, 1062 (Udovitch). The writer recently returned …

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    LetterT-S 13J9.4

    Letter from Shimʿon b. Shaʾul b. Yisraʾel ha-Ṭulayṭulī, in Jerusalem, to his sister Ballūṭa in Toledo. The writer (a Rabbanite) relays two years of news …

    ‏ בשם רם ונשא ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי אליך יאכתי וחביבה קלבי אטאל אללה…

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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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