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  1. 1

    LetterT-S 8J17.27

    Letter from a man in debt and unable to meet his commitments, petitioning for help collecting charity promised by the nagid but not received, specifically …

    ‏ ואתם כהני י/י/י תקראו ‎ 1
    ‏ יקבל אלארץ בין ידין מ ור יוסף הכהן השר היקר ‎ 2
    ‏ כתר הכהנים נזר השרים // וינהי /…

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    LetterT-S 8J23.14

    Letter from Umm Isma'll asking Eliyyahu ha-dayyan to send her any money left in the collection for the poor. On verso are notes in the …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/95

    Letter of appeal for charity from Abū Dāniyāl to Maṣliaḥ Gaon. The house where the writer lives with all his family is collapsing around them. …

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    LetterT-S 8J15.14

    Letter asking for charity in which the writer describes how “exacting” the upcoming holiday of Passover is in terms of expenses, noting that his "prayer …

    ‏ ויהי דויד בכל דרכיו משכיל ‎ 1
    ‏ אלממלוך ישרח בעץ מא הו פיה אלצאיקה ‎ 2
    ‏ מן קלה אלמכסב וכתרת אלעילה וגל…

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    LetterMoss. VII,159.1

    Letter from a retired old Alexandrian merchant named Abū Saʿīd to a friend in Fustat. One side is a letter in Arabic script and the …

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    LetterT-S NS J294

    Informal note from Hillel b. ʿEli to Eli b. Yaḥya ("al-Parnas al-Neʾeman"). In Judaeo-Arabic. Asking him to look after Ṣedaqa b. Nufayʿ and his father …

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    List or tableT-S K15.64

    List of around sixty "houses" (bayt) and of eight male individuals, each followed by Coptic numerals. Includes an entry for "the house of the rayyis, …

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    List or tableT-S K15.102

    Large, calligraphic alms list. Dating: first half of the twelfth century. According to Goitein, written for the purpose of allocating communal assistance. Cohen: "What kind …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 149.25

    Legal document mentioning the Nagid Yehuda b. Saʿadya and the witness’s son Abū l-Alā ‘at his mother’s’ (who is apparently penniless). (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterMoss. II,167

    A distressed letter to Abū ʿImrān, in the house of Umm Ḥasana, on the alley of the synagogue, Fustat. The handwriting and spelling are very …

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    State documentT-S Ar.38.95

    Fiscal or para-fiscal document (i.e., prepared by state officials or by the Jewish community for the government). List of indigent people equally divided between natives …

    ‏ אלעדימין מן אהל מצר ואלקאהרה אלדי לא ‎ 1
    ‏ יקדרו עלי שי ויגב תאכרהם לאול אלסנה ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 10J10.14

    Letter from Abū l-Ḥayy b. Ṣāliḥ al-Ṣabbāgh, in Palermo, to Barhūn b. Mūsā al-Taherti. In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Ca. 1050 CE. The sender came to Palermo …

    ‏ על שמך ‎ 1
    ‏ אטאל אללה יאסיידי ומולאי ורייסי וגלילי ואתירי ומן אנא מעתרף ב…

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    List or tableT-S 8J5.14

    A, b, and c of this folded piece of paper contain List. 'Distribution of money and clothing,' superscribed 'The rest through Abu'l-Bayan' (the parnas). Since …


    ‎TS 8 J 5, f. 14a 1183
    ‏ אבו אלמגד אללבאן מקדר ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 12.299

    Letter dated 25 Tishrei 1212 (4973) from Yehuda b. al-Ammani, a cantor, schoolmaster, and clerk in Alexandria, to Abu l-Majd Meir b. Yakhin, a senior …


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    ‏ החזן השר הנכבד פ[אר החזנ]ים ועוזם ירום הודו ויגדל כבודו מעלה ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    List or tableCUL Add.3338.3

    List of contributors. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

    ‏ ] ם תקצא ‎ 1
    ‏ ]. .דנ יצחק חק עין ‎ 2
    ‏ ] קב אלכמס אלכמס ‎ 3
    ‏ ]ט יחיא א…

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    List or tableHalper 464

    A hastily written list of 37 contributors whose names are provided in abbreviated form. Perhaps a collection for a singer at a minor family event; …

    ‏ מסלם ⅓ אלכהן יעקב ⅓ אברהם אלעטאר 1/3 ‎ 1
    ‏ אלשיך אבו אלפצל בן קטאיף א` זריק אלצבאג ‎ 2
    ‏ חסון בן חיבש? ⅓ …

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    List or tableT-S AS 146.10

    List of contributors and payments in which some entries comprise both a name and a sum, whereas others have names only. (Information from Goitein index …

    ‏ אלרייס אחיאה אללה וופקה דינארין ‎ 1
    ‏ אלשיך תקה אלמלך ‎ 2
    ‏ אלשיך אבו אלמנא אלטביב נצף ‎ …

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    List or tableT-S AS 151.5

    List of names of contributors, including many physicians. Ca. 1210 (Information from Goitein's index cards)

    ‏ אבינצר בן עמראן בן אלמרגאני אלמתסווק ‎ 1
    ‏ אבי אלעז אלצבא[ג . . ]מ . מיע רבע ‎ 2
    ‏ אלשיך אבי אלמנצור בן אבי אלפתוח …

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    List or tableT-S NS 320.30

    List of names of poor persons, without numbers. (Information from Mediterranean Society, II, p. 456)


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    ‏ תבת גרידה אלעניים אללה יעינהם ‎ 1
    ‏ בת טובים ‎ 2
    ‏ מערפה ר י…

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    List or tableT-S NS 320.35

    Right upper corner of lucidly written list of contributors, the first thirteen each donating 2 dirhams. All names appear in abbreviated form. (Information from Mediterranean …

    ‏ אלמכין בן אלבדי(!) אלנדיב בן עמאר בן אלנהא ‎ 1
    ‏ ב ב ב ב ב ‎
    ‏ אלרצוי גית אלמהדב אלחמדת אלרצי אולאד. …

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    List or tableT-S NS 320.62

    Fragment of a list of contributors, in which at least 12 of the 23 names preserved recur. (Information from Mediterranean Society, II, p. 471)

    ‏ ס[. . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . בר יצחק ‎ 2
    ‏ . . .אל בר יוסף ‎ 3
    ‏ עטא בר מומל ג ל. רבע ‎ 4
    ‏ יחיה בר סויד…

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    List or tableENA 2591.9

    List in monumental cursive, contemporary with ENA 2591.1, several names being identical. Six contributing two (dinars it seems); five contributing one; twelve contributing one-half; Total, …

    ‏ נסים ב' אבו זכרי ב' ‎ 1
    ‏ אבן אלתלמיד ב' אלעסאל ב' ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    List or tableBodl. MS heb. d 79/35

    List, extensive and valuable but damaged, of donors of wheat to the poor. Most give only 1 wayba (about 4 gallons, weighing about 25 pounds), …

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    List or tableHalper 467

    List of about 95 prospective contributors, consisting of 4 columns on recto and one on verso. Col. I is superscribed Massasiyyin, the is, people living …


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    ‏ אלאטבא ‎
    ‏ אלמולי אלמהדב שצ ‎
    ‏…

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    List or tableENA 1822a.76

    Three columns of contributors, giving fidda, 'silver' (a late equivalent for 'dirham'). Characteristic names: Somekh (assistant cantor, Heb.) Furaykh ('Little Chick,' twice), Frjlh (also twice, …

    ‏ ברברי[ ‎ 1
    ‏ מביע [ ‎ 2
    ‏ יום טוב פ[צה ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    List or tableENA 2348.1

    An almost entirely 'egalitarian' list of contributors from the first half of the eleventh century' (Goitein) Forty-four persons pledge 1/2 (dirham), nine parties, of whom …

    ‏ הלל הפנס ½ ‎ 1
    ‏ סולימן הפנס ½ ‎ 2
    ‏ מוסה ½ כלף ומנצור א ‎ 3
    ‏ הרון אבן פוהיד ½ ‎ 4
    ‏ אבן נחום ½ אב…

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    List or tableENA 2727.11b

    List of contributors, pledging 1, 2, or 3 dinars, mostly from the well known families Ibn Shay'a, Ibn Saghir, and Bahudi, or prominent notables such …

    ‏ בשמך רחמ' ‎ 1
    ‏ אלשיך אבו סעד בן אלסוכרי [.] ‎ 2
    ‏ אלשיך אבו אלעלא בן אלבהר[..[ ].] ‎ 3
    ‏ אלשיך אבו נצר…

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    List or tableENA 2727.22

    Contributions to a collection of loaves of bread for the poor, ranging from 100 pounds (a qintar) down to 1/2 pound. Instead of bread, one …

    ‏ ‎ column 2
    ‏ מולאי אלשיך אבו זכנרי ‎ 1
    ‏ נצף קינטר כבז ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    List or tableENA 3846.6–7 + ENA 3846.6 + ENA 3846.7

    List of the Pesiqa, upper part of three pages containing the names of contributors, headed by Abu al-Mufaddal, who pledges 1/8 dinar. The others give …


    ‎fol. 6
    ‏ תבת אלפסיקה ‎ 1
    ‏ אלשׁיך אבו אלמפצל תמן ‎ 2
    ‏ אלשׁיך אבו אלפצאיל ג ‎ 3
    ‏ אלשׁיך [אבו י]עקוב א…

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    List or tableENA NS 2.3

    List of contributors, including several moneychanger/bankers, a Ben Netira, a ghulam (slave-boy or factor), 'two foreigners', a broker (dallal), a parnas, a Marwan.


    ‎Verso
    ‏ בשמ׳ ‎ 1
    ‏ אלשיך אבו אלמפצל א ‎ 2
    ‏ מולאי אלתפארת ‎ 3
    ‏ אלשיך אבו אלבשר רבע די׳ ‎ 4
    ‏ …

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    List or tableENA NS 77.208

    List. Fragment containing names of recipients of charity, including a blind woman, the widow of Shemuel the hazzan, Mukhtar the doorkeeper.

    ‏ .......]..[ ‎ 1
    ‏ אלמנת שמואל אלחזן אל[ ‎ 2
    ‏ אם הבאית אלצרירה ‎ 3
    ‏ איתאם אלערקי אבו אלכיר ‎ 4
    ‏…

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    List or tableENA NS 77.291

    List of recipients of charity, mentioning "in the synagogue of the Palestinians," which probably refers to a person who lived there. Also two women with …

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    List or tableENA NS 77.404

    List of contributors to charity, no sums given.

    ‏ ...] אבו אלחסן [ ‎ 1
    ‏ ]נחום צדקה יח...[ ‎ 2
    ‏ ] ... חסין אבו אלפרג א..[ ‎ 3
    ‏ מ]נצור תמים אבו אלחס[ ‎ 4
    ‏ ]הלאל אבו אלפצ…

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    List or tableENA NS 77.93

    List of recipients of charity, including the wife ('bayt') of a warraq (bookseller), and a khayyat (tailor).

    ‏ ] ‎ 1
    ‏ ] ....... ‎ 2
    ‏ ] ...... ‎ 3
    ‏ ‎ 4
    ‏ ‎ 5
    ‏ ].. ‎ 6
    ‏ ....].…

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    List or tableENA NS 77.94

    List of donors of wheat to charity. See also ENA NS 77.107.

    ‏ ....אל]בצרי ויבתין ‎ 1
    ‏ ....] ארדב ‎ 2
    ‏ אל]תלמיד ויבה ונצף ‎ 3
    ‏ ....רב]ע ויבה ‎ 4
    ‏ …

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    List or tableENA NS 77.95

    List of distributions for charity, some of the entries similar to the T-S K15 lists, dated ca. 1107 (see Goitein, Mediterranean Society, II, Appendix B …

    ‏ ........] א' [ ‎ 1
    ‏ .......]..סעיד אלצריר [ ‎ 2
    ‏ .......] אלדלילין ו' ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    List or tableENA NS 77.?

    List, probably of donors to charity and other communal expenses, only two lines preserved; mentions a ratl of oil (probably a contribution to the synagogue). …

    ‏ אבו מנצור ג ‎ 1
    ‏ ..]. רטל זי[ת] ‎ 2

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    List or tableT-S 10J26.13

    Upper part of list, in the hand of judge Shemuel b. Saadya (see Bodl. f56.43c), on the reverse side of a document issued on the …


    ‎right-hand page
    ‏ אבו אל... ב` ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S 13J6.20

    Fragment of a list of beneficiaries of charity similar to T-S K15.93, App. B 6, and in the same hand. Much effaced. (Information from Mediterranean …

    ‏ ...................י]עקוב בן צדקה רבע ותמן ‎ 1
    ‏ ..................אבר]הים בן אלחלאל נצף ‎ 2
    ‏ אסמעיל [.....…

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    List or tableT-S 16.209

    List of donors to charity on the back of piece of vellum (fragment of an ancient marriage contract), headed by Avraham 'The Cherished,' al-sagul. This …

    ‏ אברהם אלסגול א ‎ 1
    ‏ אברהם בן אלתאהרת[י] א ‎ 2
    ‏ בן .... ‎ 3
    ‏ סעאדה [ ‎ 4
    ‏ דאוד בן עמראן א ‎ 5
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S 20.23

    Verso: List of beneficiaries of donations, similar to ENA 2713.26; T-S 20.112; T-S 24.76, on vellum, the majority of the names legible belonging to community …

    ‏ .. מן רחמ[נ]א [...............]מרת ...[.....].מן אם.. ‎ 1
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S 8J5.14

    A, b, and c of this folded piece of paper contain List. 'Distribution of money and clothing,' superscribed 'The rest through Abu'l-Bayan' (the parnas). Since …

    ‏ אלבאקי ביד אבו אלביאן 1 אבנה [[מכתאר]] //פרח// ב ‎ 1
    ‏ --------------------- 2 אבנה אבו נצר ג ‎
    ‏…

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  43. 43

    List or tableT-S Ar.51.140

    List of contributors to charity during the time of Abu Ya'qub al-hakim, headed by Mahfuz al-Suri, ca. 1095 (Information from Mediterranean Society, II, App. C …

    ‏ recto, right hand page ‎
    ‏ בשם' ‎ 1
    ‏ מחפוץ אלצורי ד? ‎ 2
    ‏ אלשיך אבו.[.].[ ‎…

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    List or tableT-S Ar.54.21

    List, eleven names preserved, each donating the same amount, including a perfumer/druggist, a banker, a katib, and a murid. (Information from Mediterranean Society, II, App. …

    ‏ הבה אלמורד [. ‎ 1
    ‏ בו נצר אלמורד א` ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S Ar.6.8

    List, similar to T-S NS J422, but smaller, of persons donating one or two (dinars?), or not yet decided. dated 1140s. (Information from Mediterranean Society, …

    ‏ אלנגיב א` ‎ 1
    ‏ אולאד בן בקא ב` ‎ 2
    ‏ אלכהן אלבזאז ‎ 3
    ‏ בו אלפצל בן קמחה א` ‎ 4
    ‏ יוסף אלקאעה א` ‎ 5
    ‏ בו אל…

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    List or tableT-S AS 145.21

    List of contributors of wheat for the poor, ca. 1100. (Information from Goitein index cards)


    ‎right hand page
    ‏ בשמ` ‎ 1
    ‏ תבת קמח אל[עניים] ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S AS 148.8

    List of contributors (end), almost all names known early 11th century. Included: The elders the Tasatira (Tustaris); the rest, mostly bankers. (Information from Goitein index …

    ‏ ........]ן?[.....]ף?[......... ‎ 1
    ‏ אבו נצר בן דוד בן אלפייג נצף'' (seems to be line filler ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S J1.4

    Two lists similar to T-S K15, fols. 5, 15, 39, 50, written by the same scribe and having mostly same names; one of the lists …


    ‎recto right side II
    ‏ וא[נ]פק איצא פיהם ‎ 1
    ‏ יום אלתלתא אלתאמן עשׁר ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S K15.10

    Hastily written list of about 40 contributors, 18 of whom are called Rabbi. An indication of very late origin is that the father's name follows …

    ‏ הר' יוסף רחום ר' אברהם פתתה ‎ 1
    ‏ א 3? 21 ‎ 2
    ‏ אברהם דיין ר' דוד ופינה ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    List or tableT-S K15.106

    List of 54 contributors, by the scribe of T-S K15.70, ed. Mann, and T-S NS J41 and T-S Misc.8.9, headed by the representative of the …

    ‏ בשם' ‎ 1
    ‏ --------------------- ‎
    ‏ מולאי א…

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