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    Legal documentENA NS 17.10

    Court record in the hand of R. Daniel b. Azarya ha-Nasi. Hayyim b. Harun announces his intention to marry a woman in Sahrajt, but people …

    ‏ [ב]ארבעה בשבה [דהוא ע]שרין [ו]חמשה יום לירח [ת]מוז דשנת אלפא ותלת [מאה וששים ושבע שנין למנינא] ‎ 1
    ‏ דרגיליננא ביה בפסטאט [מצ…

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    Legal documentENA NS 18.27

    Reuse: Several legal documents, either drafts or court records. In Judaeo-Arabic. The entries on recto are very faded. The one that begins at the bottom …


    ‎ENA NS 18, f. 27 ed. Friedman, Jewish Polygyny, pp. 56, N.H. 2-24-88, (P). Draft of a document containing a punishment for taking a second wife. Pro…

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    Legal documentT-S Misc.25.6

    Responsum regarding polygyny. Only the relevant passages in this responsum are brought in this work.


    ‎TS Misc. Box 25, f. 6d+TS A 26.136c, ed. Friedman, Jewish Polygyny, pp.155-161,N.H. 4-05-88, (P).Responsum regarding Polygyny. Only the relevant pas…

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    LetterT-S 12.242

    Letter of a local Jewish leader to his superior in the Egyptian capital. The first part of the letter is irrelevant to polygyny, thus it …

    ‏ ואיצא ‎ 13
    ‏ אערף חצרתה אן ענדנא אנסאן יסתגית ויקול לי מע זוגתי ‎ 14
    ‏ סנתין ול…

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 J281

    Letter from a local Dayyan to Avraham Maimonides. Dating: ca. 1229/30 CE.


    ‎CUL (ULC) Or 1080 J 281, ed. Friedman, Jewish Polygyny, pp. 326-330, N.H.06-15-88, (P).Letter to Abraham Maimonides by a local Dayyan, approximately…

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    Legal documentBL OR 12299.8

    Legal fragment. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Settlement of a conflict between a husband, Moshe ha-Sar ha-Adir, and his first wife, Sitt al-Kamāl, …

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    Legal documentMoss. VIII,403

    Legal query in the hand of Berakhot b. Shemuel addressed to the judge Shelomo ha-Talmid, aka Shelomo b. Natan ha-Levi. With his autograph response. Also …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. c 28/14

    Engagement (shiddukhin) contract for a second wife. Location: Fustat. Dating: ca. 1165–66 CE, as the reshut clause invokes the Gaʾon Netanʾel ha-Levi (1160–66) and the …

    ‏ למא כאן יום אלאחד א[ל]תאלת מחדש [ ]מצרים דעל נילוס ‎ 1
    ‏ נהרא מותבה רשותיה דהדרת יקרת[ ]…

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    Legal documentT-S NS J620 + T-S NS J624

    Legal agreement between spouses. In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Location: Fustat. The husband of Sitt al-Bahāʾ takes her to court to revisit the …

    ‏ [ ] בית דין [ מ]צליח הכהן נע עלי נפסה לזוגתה סת אלבהא ‎ 1
    ‏ [ ] בל אלואגב אן יכון [ מ]עישתה פי…

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.42

    Legal document from 1725 CE (1 Tevet 5486) from Fustat/Cairo formalizing a reconciliation between husband, Yosef Mizraḥi known as Khumays, and wife, Nujūm the daughter …

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    Legal documentYevr. III B 634 + T-S 8J32.1 + Bodl. MS heb. f 108/61 + Bodl. MS heb. b 13/48

    Marriage contract (ketubba). In the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Dated: Tuesday, 5 Adar II 1437 Seleucid, which is 1126 CE. Groom: Elʿazar b. Shemarya. …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 164.218 + T-S NS J490

    Legal document. In the hand of Hillel b. ʿEli (1066–1108). Rough draft of an agreement between spouses, detailing the conditions that the husband must obey …

    ‏ ב[ ]ת ‎ 1
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    LetterENA NS 42.14

    Letter from a woman complaining of abuse by her co-wife

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    LetterT-S NS 320.20

    Recto: Letter from communal leaders, in Alexandria, to the judge Shemuel, in Fustat. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Unclear; likely early 13th century, based on handwriting and …


    ‎TS NS Box 320, f. 20, ed. Friedman, Jewish Polygyny, pp.213-216, N.H. 04-14-88,(P).Letter from the Dayyan (judge) Samuel, Alexandria to the Nagid.
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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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    LetterMoss. IV,17

    Letter from a woman requesting help in receiving her share from her late husband’s inheritance, with various signatures of support. Mentions government interference as well …

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    LetterT-S NS J380

    Abū l-Faraj b. Khalaf (?), probably in Minyat Ghamr, writes to his cousin (ibn ʿamma), Eliyyahu the Judge, in Fustat. These cousins had prior correspondence …


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    ‏ מן אבו אלפרג בן כלף ‎ 1
    ‏ אלדי אעלם אלשיך א…

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    Paraliterary textT-S Misc.35.22

    Maqāma-like work in rhymed Hebrew prose by a certain Shelomo b. Yehuda (not the 11th-century gaʾon, as this fragment is probably 12th–13th century), describing how …

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    LetterT-S 13J26.6

    Letter from Abū l-Majd, in Qūṣ, to Abū l-Mufaḍḍal the judge, in Fustat. Mentions Egypt, Abū l-Riḍā, Ibn Ibrahim al-ʿArīf, Abū l-ʿAlā b. Ḥassūn, Abū …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ אצגר אלממאליך אלדאעי לה ‎ 1
    ‏ אלשאכר לתפצלה אבו אלמגד ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterENA 2744.2

    Letter from Ṣadoq (b. Shemuel or b. Yehuda) Ibn al-ʿAmmānī, in Alexandria, to Moshe b. Ḥalfon ha-Kohen Ibn Ghulayb ʿAyn ha-ʿEda Paqid ha-Soḥarim etc., in …

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    LetterT-S 10J9.16

    Letter by the Jewish community of the village of Qalha, Egypt, apparently to Eli ha-Kohen b. Yahya in Fustat, 2nd half of the 11th century. …


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    ‏ יצל הדא אלכתאב אלי סידי אלפרנס אחיה אללה ‎ 1
    ‏ מן גמעה אליהוד אלמקימין בקלהא ‎ 2
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