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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J57

    Letter of recommendation for a cantor, preacher, and scholar Shemuel b. Yehosef, who had sojourned many years in Palestine ("arḍ al-Quds") and "Baghdad and Iraq," …

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    LetterENA NS 41.12

    Small fragment of a letter of recommendation for a poor teacher who has lost his living and now needs charity.

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    LetterT-S 20.68

    Calligraphic letter in Judaeo-Arabic, with wide space between the lines, probably a letter of recommendation for a certain [...]n b. Ṣedaqa who comes from an …

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    LetterENA 3616.6

    Letter from [ʿAll?]ūsh b. Yūsuf to Efrayim b. Yefet. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Recommending the bearer for charity.

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J14

    Letter from one of the Sughmār family to Nahray b. Nissim. Around 1080. The main part of the letter is a recommendation for a person …

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    1. קד צדרת כתבי לחצרה רב הרב גדול הישיבה אטאל אללה בקאהא ואדאם עלוהא

    2. ותאיידהא וכבת עדוהא ביד אבי כתיר בן עמראן וגירה ארגו וצולהא אליה ווקופהא …

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    LetterT-S 10J12.27

    Recto: Letter addressed to Avraham Maimonides, asking for a letter of recommendation to the head of the Palestinian Yeshiva (which at that time had its …

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    LetterT-S AS 133.267

    Letter requesting financial support for a poor member of the community. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S AS 133.273

    Letter requesting financial support for a poor member of the community. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S AS 133.274

    Letter requesting financial support for a poor member of the community. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S AS 133.275

    Letter requesting financial support for a poor member of the community. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S AS 133.296

    Letter requesting financial support for a poor member of the community. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterBL OR 5561B.19

    Recto: Form letter of recommendation for charity. In Hebrew. Yemeni hand? Filled in with the name of Yaḥyā b. Sulaymān. Dating: Late, probably 17th–19th century. …

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    LetterT-S Misc.25.137

    Letter to the community of Ṣahrajt. In Judaeo-Arabic. Appears to be a letter of recommendation for charity for a certain ʿAllūn, to enable him to …

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    LetterT-S AS 209.171

    Late Hebrew letter of recommendation for a poor man.

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    LetterT-S AS 204.111

    Letter from Avraham Maimonides, autograph. In Judaeo-Arabic. Begins with the motto הנה אל ישועתי. Addressed to the ḥaver, morenu ve-rabbenu, Yosef. This is a letter …

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    LetterT-S 12.342

    Letter of recommendation (?). "This note was cut out (?) from the book belonging to the Persian (al-ʿAjamī) staying with the Jew who speaks on …

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    LetterJRL SERIES A 482

    Letter from Avraham Karyo, Hayyim Moshe Pianti, Rahamim Shelomo ha-Levi, and a second Pianti, in Hebrew, recommending a certain poor man for charity. There is …

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    LetterT-S 8.220

    Recto: Letter of recommendation written by Shelomo b. Yehuda Gaon on a Friday, late in the afternoon, 4 Sivan, probably 1048. Verso: His son Avraham …

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    1. וצל סתרו ובשיבה טובה [י]עט[רו
    2. ישא החבר רוב שלום מאדון [השלום
    3. משגבינו אנו שלום ומודים אנו [
    4. שצ להודיע כי התהלך אל צוען כ[
    5. מתוך קוצר יד וכובד עול…

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    LetterT-S NS J258

    Letter of recommendation from the office of Yehoshua Maimonides for the bearer who is named Moshe. See Moss. II,177 for another version of the letter, …

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    LetterT-S AS 147.128

    Letter of recommendation for the bearer, mainly missing just the upper right corner. The bearer is a resident of Jerusalem who is traveling to Fustat. …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/27

    Letter from Ṣedaqa b. Aharon (?) the druggist to Abū Saʿīd the druggist, ordering materia medica, including, fine Iraqi saffron; aloe wood (ʿūd); aged camphor …

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    LetterMoss. II,177

    A letter of recommendation from the office of the Nagid Yehoshua Maimonides, for a poor man Shelomo to be read in the synagogue in Fustat. …

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    LetterF 1908.44Y + F 1908.44W

    Fragment torn from what seems to be the same Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic letter (but a different sheet of it) as F 1908.44W, with the verso …

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    LetterYevr. II A 1896

    Letter draft from one Jewish community (A) to another Jewish community (B) in a different land. In Hebrew. Locations unknown. Dating: Late. Catalogued as 18th …

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 2.27

    Fragment of a letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The main part deals with business transactions, including shipments of Marāzībī tutty and nutmeg. Abū l-Faḍl b. Maʿlā is …

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    LetterT-S 10J12.27

    Letter. Request to Avraham Maimonides to write a recommendation to the head of a yeshiva in Damascus for Barakat b. Isma'il the clothier, from Alexandria, …

    1. להדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת כגק מרינו ורבינו אדונינו
    2. הודינו והדרינו עטרת ראשינו אברהם השר האדיר
    3. המבהק החזק [הרב] הגדול בישראל בר כגק מר ורב
    4. אדונינו משה ה…

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    LetterT-S 16.350

    Recto: letter of recommendation from Jerusalem to all cities on behalf of Shabbetay Karira b. Raphael (שבתי כרירא בן רפאל), dated Adar 5596 (= ca. …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. a 3/1

    A long letter of recommendation on behalf of Obadiah the Proselyte, by Barukh b. Yiṣḥaq of Aleppo, written in elegant and vocalized Hebrew. For more …

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    LetterT-S Misc.11.140

    Letters of recommendation for an unnamed man, drawn up by the Sephardic community of Vienna in 1861. This man was from Mosul (Nineveh) and brought …

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    LetterMoss. Ia,6

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic, very deferent. The writer has been slandered by somebody and wishes the addressee to write to Abū Kathīr Efrayim b. Meshullam (dated …

    1. ] התקועה
    2. ] . הגדול ישמריהו צורינו וישימהו
    3. לשם ולתהלה בכל הארץ וצלת אל
    4. מכאתבה ואמתתל אלממלוך אלמרסום
    5. לה מן אלמולא ושכר אללה תעלי אלוצולה
    6. מ . . . בת א…

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    LetterMoss. II,110.2

    Autograph letter by Avraham Maimonides to Moshe b. Peraḥya. It is a recommendation for the bearer, the French rabbi R. Yeḥiel [b. Yiṣḥaq Ẓarfatī], to …

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    LetterT-S NS J308

    Letter from Menaḥem to the judge Yehosef. In Judaeo-Arabic. A letter of recommendation poor man who has debts and must pay the capitation tax. Menaḥem …

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    LetterAIU VII.E.165

    Letter fragment to a certain ḥaver ("... ba-sanhedrin gedolah...") describing the writer's financial distress. He also provides a recommendation for the bearer of the letter, …

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    LetterENA NS 47.13

    Letter of recommendation, likely a draft, from Fustat. Dated: 5735 (מעֿשֿהֿ) AM, which is 1614/15 CE. The bearer, Avraham b. Shemuel Ashkenazi, fell into Ottoman …

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    LetterAIU VII.E.243

    Letter of recommendation in German for Rabbi Barukh Löb Alpern, mid-19th-century. The place name appears to be Agram, which turns out to be the German …

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    LetterAIU VII.E.239

    Two letters of recommendation in Italian for a certain rabbi Barukh Löb Heilpern, apparently the former head of the old Universita Israelitica in Livorno, the …

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    LetterT-S 12.348

    Letter to a Gaon, according to Goitein, perhaps from the time of Nethanel Gaon (1160), congratulating him on his son's recovery from illness, and complaining …

    1. אכבארהא יגארי זואלהא אללה יגריהא
    2. על גמיל עואידה ואיאדיה אלגמילה
    3. תם אני מהני בכלאץ אדונ גאון שצ
    4. אם העבים סתרו אור השמש הצפוי
    5. והקווי להתגלות ולצאת בגב…

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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 12.289

    Letter of recommendation from Yehuda to Avraham ha-Zaqen about a righteous silk weaver named Tahor al-Talmid from the pupils of Avraham Maimonides (min jumlat aṣḥāb …

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    1. עבדו ומודה חסדו
    2. יהודה
    3. וכהניה אלביש ישע וג
    4. תקדמת כתבי אלי חצרה מולאי אלשיך אלאגל אלחבר כגק' מר ור
    5. אברהם הזקן היקר השר הנכבד החכם והנבון תפארת ה…

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    LetterMoss. Ia,22.2

    Interesting, late letter in Judaeo-Arabic from "the land of the Christians" to al-Muʿallim Yūsuf, the shammas of the synagogue, Cairo. The writer narrates in brief …

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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 …

    (recto) (A) T-S 10J5.6, recto:

    1. ויפדם שומר יצחק ויעזרם צור יעקב ויהי למו משגב [. . . . . וימלא]
    2. משאלותיהם ויחון עליהם וברכותיו יפיק להם ויעדיף חסדו א…

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