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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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    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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    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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    ‏ וצל סתרו ובשיבה טובה [י]עט[רו ‎ …

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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 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 AS 209.171

    Late Hebrew letter of recommendation for a poor man.

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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 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 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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    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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    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 walnuts. Abū l-Faḍl b. Maʿlā is …

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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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    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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    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, …

    ‏ להדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת כגק מרינו ורבינו אדונינו ‎ 1
    ‏ הודינו …

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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 …

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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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    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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    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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    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 …

    ‏ אכבארהא יגארי זואלהא אללה יגריהא ‎ 1
    ‏ על גמיל עואידה ואיאדיה אלגמילה ‎ 2
    ‏ תם אני מהני בכלאץ אדונ גאון שצ ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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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 …

    ‏ עבדו ומודה חסדו ‎ 1
    ‏ יהודה …

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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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    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 …


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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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