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  1. 1

    LetterT-S NS J419

    Letter from Yefet b. Menashshe Ibn al-Qaṭāʾif, in Alexandria, to one of his brothers (Ḥalfon or Peraḥya), in Fustat. Fragment (left side of recto). Dating: …


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    ‏ [ ] ואדאם עזך[ ] ‎ 1
    ‏ [ ] פיה מן אלבכא ואללטם ‎ 2
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    LetterT-S 13J19.4

    Letter from Moshe b. Abū Zikrī to his relative, Araḥ b. Natan, on matters of commerce. Moshe expresses his concern about the fact that Araḥ …


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    ‏ בשמ' רחמ'ִ ‎ 1
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    LetterT-S 18J3.15

    Barakat b. Abu al-Ḥasan from Alexandria writes to his relative, Eliyyahu b. Zechariah, the Judge, in Fustat. In the letter, Barakat reports the death of …


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    ‏ [ ] מולאה ומן אגל אנקטאע ‎ 1
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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J166

    Letter from Nissim b. Ḥalfon, from Tinnis, to Nahray b. Nissim, Fustat. Around 1056. The writer just arrived in Tinnis and he is astonished to …

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    LetterT-S 10J19.26

    Letter from Bū l-Maḥāsin, in Alexandria, to his mother Sitt Ghazāl bt. Abū ʿAmr, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: undated, but there is an Abū …

    ‏ בר ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterENA NS 39.11

    Letter fragment by a certain Yaʿaqov recounting the episode that led him to break off his partnership with others in a wine press. While he …


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    ‏ ] סלאמה ואלעאפיה וגעלני מן כל [ ‎ 2
    ‏ ] תבארך ותעאלי יגמע אלשמל בה קריב במנה ו[פצלה] ‎ 3
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    LetterT-S 13J25.7

    Letter from Yoshiyyahu Gaon, probably 1024


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    ‏ ירחמם …

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    LetterT-S 13J7.19

    Letter from Elazar b. Ahuv to Yefet b. Shemuʾel. Congratulation to a sister who had given birth to a daughter. (Information from Goitein's index card). …

    ‏ בשר ‎ 1
    ‏ כתאבי אלי אלאכת אלעזיזה אלואלדה אלגלילה ‎ 2
    ‏ שת סעוד אטאל אללה בקאהא ואדאם עזה…

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    LetterT-S 13J19.14

    Letter addressed to She'erit ha-Ḥazzan, the cantor in the Palestinian synagogue. The writer thanks She'erit and his wife, Umm Shemuel, for their hospitality, and asks …

    ‏ ב[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ אור זרו[ע . . . . . . . . . . …

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    LetterT-S 13J21.12

    Fragmentary business letter sent from Fez in Morocco to Almeria in Spain. It mentions gold, silk, and mercury. Dated to the end of December, 1141. …

    ‏ ורבע ש . . . אלגמיע [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ שב סיר . רבעין [ . . . . . . . . .…

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    LetterT-S NS J262

    Letter segment, apparently to the Nagid.


    ‎TS NS J 262, ed. Friedman, Jewish Polygyny, p.269, N.H. 04-26-88, (P).Segment of a letter, apparently to the Nagid.
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    LetterCUL Or.1081 J22

    Nearly complete letter in Judaeo-Arabic to Abū l-Ḥusayn Ṣedaqah b. Nissim al-Mukallifī (?) in Alexandria. The letter is written on a fragment torn from a …

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    LetterNLI 577.10/40

    Letter from a mother to her daughter. In Judaeo-Arabic. The mother expresses her longing and the fire in her heart, sends regards to Umm Khalaf …

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    Unknown typeT-S NS J7

    Probably Qalyūb; Iyar; May 1140 Yeḥezqel wrote this letter to his brother Ḥalfon who is staying in Alexandria. The letter is complete, but it has …

    ‏ ח70 ‎
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    LetterT-S 10J14.27

    Letter from a father in Cairo to his son, Abū Manṣūr, in the Fayyum. The recipient is told not to get involved in any banking …

    ‏ עזרי מעם [ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ אלדי אעלם אלולד אלעז…

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    LetterT-S 16.64

    Letter from Yosef and Nissim, the sons of Berekhya, in Qayrawan, to the merchant, Yosef b. 'Awkal, in Fustat (was written after Avraham b. 'Ata' …


    ‎page b has the address only:
    ‏ אבו] אלפרג צאנה אללה ווקאה מן יוסף ונסים בני ברכיה ננ בלג תוגר ‎
    ‏ אל…

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    LetterENA NS 18.24

    Letter from Barhūn b. Mūsā al-Tahirtī, in Trapani, Sicily (Gil prefers to read אטראבנש in line 2 over Goitein's and Ben-Sasson's אטראבלש), to Nahray b. …


    ‎ENA NS 18, f. 24, ed. Udovitch Letter from Barhun b. Musa from Tripoli (Lybia), to Nahray b. Nissim in Fustat. 4-12-87 JH The top line of the recto …

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    LetterT-S 20.80

    Letter of Abu Ali Yehezqel b. Netanel, Alexandria, to his brother Ḥalfon, 1140, written on a fragment of a Fatimid decree (see separate record). Egypt, …

    ‏ ח68 ‎
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    LetterT-S 16.256

    Recto: A woman complaining to the Nagid Mevorakh about her inefficient brother-in-law who was unable to secure her children's estate from his partner, expresses the …

    ‏ נחן מסתגיתין באללה תע[אלי . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ קדשת מרינו ורבינו מבורך [. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 2
    ‏ שר השר…

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    LetterT-S 8J40.5

    Letter from Yefet b. Shemuel to Moshe ha-Sar b. Peraḥya. In Judaeo-Arabic. Regarding the affairs of scholars and inquiring about the needs of a little …

    ‏ ממלוכה ואכוה ‎ 1
    ‏ יפת ביר שמוא…

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    LetterT-S Ar.18(1).135

    Letter fragment from Daniel b. ʿAzarya (active 1052–62), in Palestine, to a dignitary in Fusṭāṭ. An urgent request to ask the authorities to stop an …

    ‏ דאכר למ[ ‎ 1
    ‏ אלאמור ומ[ ‎ 2
    ‏ ו…

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    LetterMoss. II,103.2

    Fragment of a family letter, same writer and addressee as T-S NS 338.71, mainly rebuking the addressee for the lack of letters. "Your mother and …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J21

    Letter from Ṭoviya b. Moshe, in Jerusalem, to his daughter, in Fustat, April 1040 or 1041. "The following description of the writer's well-being is altogether …


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    ‏ כתאבי אליך יא בנתי מן אלקדס אלמחרוס לתלת בקי מן שהר רגאב (!) ממא אעלמיך יא ‎ 1
    ‏ בנתי מא פי קלבי מן אמריך אן פי קלבי אלנאר …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J173

    Letter from the mother of Dā'ūd, in a provincial town, to her son Sulaymān al-Jamal, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. She complains about a lack of …

    ‏ מן ואלדת דאוד לסולימאן יצל דוכאן ‎ 1
    ‏ אלגמל קצר אלשמע אן ‎ 2
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    LetterENA NS I.99

    Letter from a woman to a certain Yosef written in the hand of Shelomo ha-Melammed b. Eliya. The woman calles herself "his mother" but it …

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    LetterT-S 13J18.29

    Recto: Letter from a woman to her son Abū l-Faḍā'il al-Yahūdī al-Bawāridī ('the maker of cooling or cold vegetables') in al-Qamra, Alexandria. She describes a …

    ‏ كتابي אלי אלואלד (!) אלעזיז אטאל אללה בקאה ‎ 1
    ‏ ומן חסן אלתופיק לא אכלאה וגמעני ואיאה ‎ 2
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    LetterT-S 6J4.20

    Letter from a woman, in an unknown location, to her brother ʿAṭiyya b. Yehuda b. Sulaymān and to her widowed sister’s son Manṣūr b. Avraham, …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. b 11/27

    Most of a long, very distressed letter from Menaḥem, writing in Fusṭāṭ/Cairo, to a business associate, whose family lives in Fustāṭ/Cairo and who has traveled. …

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    LetterT-S 16.284

    Letter from a son to his mother describing the events of his journey from Alexandria to Fustat and mentioning the illness of his uncle. Much …

    ‏ .] שיויתי ייי לנגדי תמיד כי מימיני בל אמוט ‎ 1
    ‏ ו]לדהא אבו אלברכאת געל פדאהא כתאבי אלי ‎ 2
    ‏ ח]צרה אלואלדה אלעזיזה …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J113

    Calligraphic family letter, sent from Giza, containing many names and detailed instructions. Dated to the 13th century. (Information from Mediterranean Society, I, 423, and from …

    ‏ יגמע אלשמל בה קריב גיר בעיד פי כיר ועאפיה ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterCUL Or.1081 J42

    Recto: Note from Rashīd inviting a physician to come urgently to Rashīd's home, and to bring a friend. Verso: The physician responds that if he …

    ‏ אלאך אלעזיז אלמופק יחצר סרעה ‎ 1
    ‏ פי בית אלרשיד פאן אלצרורה דאעיה ‎ 2
    ‏ לחצורך ואן כאן לך אחד מן אלאצחא…

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    LetterMoss. VII,182

    Letter from the cantor Yedutun ha-Levi, Fustat, to his brother Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi, Qalyub. Narrow strips were torn from both the left and right …


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    ‏ בש רח ‎ 1
    ‏ ותגזר אומר ויקם לך ‎ 2…

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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 24.72

    Letter in the hand of Abū Zikrī, physician to the sultan al-Malik al-ʿAzīz (Saladin's son and successor), sent to his father Eliyyahu the Judge. In …

    ‏ גמיע אלמלבוס אלדי כאן עלי לם יבק עלי שי יסתר סוא ‎ 1
    ‏ אלחזה ואלעמאמה נצפהא עלי ונצפהא פי אלטין מרמיה ‎ 2
    ‏ וכל מן יבצרני פי דלך אלחאל ימ…

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    LetterT-S 20.176

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic, probably 13th-century or later, from a physician or druggist to a respected person named Avraham who also has a son named Shelomo. …

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    LetterT-S 10J12.16

    Letter from a woman, in Fustat, to her son Abū l-Maḥāsin, in Funduq al-Qamra, Alexandria. Dictated to Abū Manṣūr. Likely belongs with T-S 10J19.26, in …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ שלום רב לאוהבי תורתך ואין למו מכשול ‎ 1
    ‏ שלום שלום לרחו…

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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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