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    Legal documentT-S 16.229

    Responsum quoting Ishaq al-Fasi (1013-1103), among other Spanish and Andalusian religious authorities. (Information from Goitein's index cards)

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .] רטל[. . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]. . . . . אלראבעה ‎ 2
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    Legal documentT-S 16.241

    Letter addressed to a jurisconsult, containing six questions with the answers on the reverse side. One of the questions deals with a father who died …

    ‏ .ל. . פא[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . .ק. . . .[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 2
    ‏ המבהק אנ. …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 146.17

    End of a responsum of Avraham Maimonides (1205-1237) dated 1236.

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    ‏ בעד דלך אלא אשתאק ואלא סהו מ . . . ה ‎ 2
    ‏ מעכשו וכ…

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    Legal documentT-S 16.292

    Responsa of R Hananel concerning the using of the Assyrian script for secular purposes.

    ‏ כל מעייני נתתי בך ובמודע לבב[י אמצתיך] חקרתיך בעין ל[בי ? ‎ 1
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    LetterT-S 8.265

    Responsa of the Geonim from the legacy of Elhanan: a letter from Qayrawan (from Yosef b. Berachia or Moshe b. Barhun Tahirti) to (Efrayim b.) …

    ‏ ]נעמתך וסעאדתך ואתם ‎ 1
    ‏ תאיידך [ וען שוק לגהתך אלכרימה …

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    Legal documentT-S F11.22

    Copy of a responsum of R. Semah Dayyana de-Baba (Judge of the Gate, active ca. 870 CE). The transcription below begins on line 14 of …

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    ‏ [רב] צמח דיאנא דבבא אדם שיש לו אשה מנערות…

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    Legal documentENA 2592.15

    Responsum of Daniel b. Azarya about a dispute between men named Avraham and Yaʿaqov.

    ‏ ] ישיבת גאון יעקוב וכב[ ‎ 1
    ‏ ]ה בין אדיר[נו ו]אצילנו מר ורב אברהם ש[ ‎ 2
    ‏ ] כב גדו קד מר יעקוב יעזרהו מלכנו ב[ ‎ 3
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.34

    Fragment from a responsum dealing with matters of betrothal. The fragment was written by the same scribe who wrote AIU D 75 which is a …

    ‏ [...] בנותישראל ‎ 1
    ‏ [...]בִדִלִךִ וכאנת מנה ‎ 2
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    Legal documentENA 2922.30

    Responsum that deals with someone who, due to financial troubles, must move to another city to find work despite an explicit prohibition against it in …

    ‏ וחן וחסד ימציאהו כִרִבִ [...] ‎ 1
    ‏ פי ראובן אזוג פי בלדה ואשרטו עליה פי אלכתובה ‎ 2
    ‏ באן יכון סכנהא…

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    Legal documentENA NS 48.16

    Query and response in the hand of Efrayim b. Shemarya, who was the leader of the Jerusalem congregation in Fustat between 1007 and 1050. Bareket …

    ‏ [...] ‎ 1
    ‏ ואהִל [...] ‎ 2
    ‏ ולם תוכל הדה אלאמראה לזו…

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    Legal documentT-S AS 153.1

    Large fragment of a responsum in which an older brother is described as 'simple, not a firstborn' which qualifications made his apparent claims invalid. (Information …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] מקום א[ . . . . . . . . . . . . ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . .…

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    Legal documentT-S AS 91.190 + T-S G2.137

    Fragments of responsum by a Gaon, dealing with children of female slaves.

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    Legal documentT-S 12.77

    Fragment of an answer by the Sura Gaon, likely a general question from the Babylonian Talmud rather than an answer to a specific question from …

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    Literary textT-S Ar.50.197 + T-S Ar.50.154 + T-S G1.80 + T-S G2.23 + ENA 3591.1 + Bodl. MS heb. d.47/44 + Bodl. MS heb. d.47/45 + Yevr. III B 305

    Book of responsa. Joins by Amir Ashur. See FGP and Goitein's note card for bibliographical references.

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    Legal documentENA NS 7.101

    Responsum? Small fragment from the bottom of the page, written by the hand of Menashshe b. Ya'aqov (1116-1132. Compare with DK 187, p. 6r, where …

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    Legal documentENA NS 7.49

    Responsum. Long and narrow strip of paper, containing a responsum regarding the property of orphans. It seems that the ruling is not to deliver the …

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    Legal documentENA 4050.2

    Responsum of a gaon, copied into a literary compilation.

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.47.20

    Responsum. In Judaeo-Arabic (mainly). Written on a bifolium. Regarding the leasing of a synagogue to a certain Abū l-Munā. The legal authority who wrote this …

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    Literary textT-S Ar.30.56

    One side: four ethical (?) principles in Judaeo-Arabic written over the remains of a few lines in Arabic. The other side: a legal query and …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 264.100

    Damaged and faded fragment, probably from a responsum. The text is too fragmentary, but it seems it is dealing with payment of damage. AA

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    Legal documentT-S NS 226.22

    Responsa, Miscellaneous; recto: unidentified Judaeo-Arabic text; verso: geonic responsum concerning a bailee who attempts to cheat the depositors heirs (Hebrew + Aramaic). (Info from FGP)

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.30.153

    Responsum draft. In Judaeo-Arabic. Concerning the division of property. Several phrases have been crossed through. Information from Baker/Polliack catalog.

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    Legal documentCUL Or.1080 J207

    Recto: Responsum regarding a man who made many vows and repented of them. Verso: Appears to be the writer's notes more general notes to himself …

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    Legal documentT-S NS 312.53

    Responsum by HARID (R. Yish'aya di-Tirani 1165-1240), end of no. 93 in the printed edition (info by Simcha Emanuel, FGP)

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    Legal documentStras. 4038/13

    Recto: Two legal queries addressed to a certain Efrayim. In the first, Reuven claims that Shimon owes him money but that he has lost the …

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES B 2349

    Responsa. One query on the Meaning of the words תשבץ and שש. The answer did not survived. On recto a discussion on the difference between …

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES B 2362

    Recto: Probably a legal query. Verso: The responsum? A discussion based on rabbinic literature. Damaged

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    Legal documentBL OR 12344.14

    Legal query with responsum. Concerning tefillin. Late. Striking signatures.

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    LetterT-S Misc.36.L.2

    Responsum by [Shemuel] b. Ḥofni. In Hebrew. Regarding a partnership.

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    Legal documentT-S 12.381

    Responsum regarding the scoring of parchment (שירטוט) for Torah scrolls and mezuzot.

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    Legal documentT-S Misc.8.93

    Responsum draft. On the question whether a dead man continues to acquire merit and reject evil. (This is less whimsical than it sounds, e.g., if …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J26.21

    Query about a debtor who had taken an oath before the Jewish court and then had recourse to a Muslim court. (Information from Mediterranean Society, …

    ‏ פי ראובן לה דינא ענד שמעון . . . . . מקסט פי כל שה[ר ‎ 1
    ‏ בקסטה פאסתחק בעץ אל(!) אלמבלג פחצרא אלי מושב ‎ 2
    ‏ בית די…

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    Legal documentT-S 12.204

    Avraham Maimonides (in office as head of the Jews 1205-1237) is asked about the procedure in which a party appears in court together with an …

    ‏ מא תקול הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרי ורבי אברהם השר הגדול ‎ 1
    ‏ בישראל ישמריהו האל פי רגל קטיע קציר אלחגה אוהב לשכץ ‎ 2
    ‏ מן מלכ…

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    Legal documentT-S 8J22.29

    Beginning of a query submitted to Maimonides, beginning by telling about a local man who is now living in another city (the rest is too …

    ‏ עולה ‎ 1
    ‏ מא יקול הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת הוד ועטרת [ראשינו ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J27.14

    Fragment of a question mentioning a woman and a daughter, the father having been absent 16 years.

    ‏ . . . . . ] תעוקני [[רא]] וקד אעגבהם אלדין מן אן יקס/א/הא ‎ 1
    ‏ . . ] אבוהא מא יקדר יחצר וואלדת אלצבייה תעיש ‎ 2
    ‏ מ]ע…

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    Legal documentT-S 8J10.1

    Responsum concerning orphans, describing a loan from orphans that is taken orally without an oath, and a statement that orphans who are in debt because …

    ‏ תאמלת הדה אלמסאלה פוגדת הדא אלאק . . . [ ‎ 1
    ‏ מ/ח/כמה(?) חכם מלוה על פה ומן אחואלנא אן לא נסת[כרג ‎ 2
    ‏ מ…

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    Legal documentT-S 10K8.13

    Responsum of Avraham b. Maimonides.

    ‏ פי בר ישראל לה זוגה ואולאד לה מנהא פי אלתגר ‎ 1
    ‏ ורמאהא וכרג וגא אשתרי גאריה וליס הי גאריה ‎ 2
    ‏ כדמה בל אמא סריה א…

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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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    Legal documentT-S NS J295

    Rough draft of a question probably sent to a Gaon in Palestine.


    ‎TS NS J 295, ed. Ashtor, Mamluks, vol. 3, p. 2 (Doc. 2)with corrections by Goitein D.B. 2-27-89 (p.)Private letter, first half of the 13th century
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    Legal documentT-S NS 169.33

    Fragment of two responsa of a Babylonian Gaon.

    ‏ (הוספה בשוליים: [כ]ה]) וסאלת אמראה מחלת לז[וגהא] ‎ 15
    ‏ בגזו כביר מן כתובתהא וכתבת לה כתאב וקאלת אני אנמא עמלת ‎ 16
    ‏ דלך…

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. e 98/58

    Legal query addressed to Avraham Maimonides. Concerning a certain Kohen who is seeking a restraining order against his divorcee and to prohibit her from entering …

    ‏ מא יקול הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרנו ורבנו אדונינו ‎ 1
    ‏ נגידנו אברהם הרב המובהק הפטיש…

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    Legal documentENA 4020.40

    Query addressed to R. Yosef 'the Rav' concerning a case of inheritance. Headed by the unusual בשמ רחמ וחנינא. Involves several brothers, one minor. Quite …

    ‏ בשמ רחמ וחנונא ‎ 1
    ‏ מא תקול חצרה הדרת יקרת צפירת תפארת מרינו ורבי…

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    LetterT-S 8J14.14

    Letter from Yeshuʿa b. Elʿazar Shammāʿ (candle maker or seller) to Abū l-Fakhr b. Abū l-Maʿālī. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. Only the opening and the …


    ‎Recto:
    ‏ עבדו ומודה חסדו השוגה בא[הבתו ‎ 1
    ‏ ישועה בר אלעזר שמאע ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J7.18

    Request for a responsum concerning a carpenter who let his Muslim employees work making doors on a Saturday. He was ordered flogged by some scholars, …

    ‏ מא יקול סיידנא אלריס שצ פי רגל סאכן פי דכאן פי סוק אן ‎ 1
    ‏ שארע פלמא כאן יום אלסבת אלדי הוה וצט אלעיד ראו גמאעה מן ‎ …

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    Legal documentT-S 8J7.22

    Fragment of a responsum (or legal query?). In Judaeo-Arabic. EMS. On verso there is an ofan for Roš ha-Šana. The refrain is ה’ אלהים צבאות …

    ‏ ]ן מן[ ‎ 1
    ‏ אלי גד אלאכ . . [אלו]אצל אליהא לעל אן . . ק . . . תהא ותקל ‎ 2
    ‏ ]דלך אלמנה אלכב…

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    Legal documentT-S Ar.48.88

    Leaf from a file of responsum, written in the hand of Shemuel Ha-Levi b. Saadya.

    ‏ פקאלת לה אלגמאעה נחן נעלם אן לם תכן ענדך אבדא ‎ 1
    ‏ אלא עלי סביל אלעבודיה ואנת איצא לם תאכדהא ‎ 2
    ‏ אלא לשום שפחה ואסתפאץ ענדנא ו…

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    Legal documentT-S G1.2

    Query to the Gaon Shelomo b. Yehuda (lines 1–7), with his responsum below (lines 8–15). See also PGPID 31556.

    ‏ [ יורו] משפטיך ליעקב ותורתך לישראל ‎ 1
    ‏ [מא יקול חצרת אדוננו אלגליל אלרי]יס אדאם אללה תאידה פי רגל ‎ 2
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    Legal documentT-S G1.64

    Rough draft of a question probably sent to a Gaon in Palestine.

    ‏ יורינו אדונינו גאון נטרה רחמנא וברכיה ויהב ליה אגריה לה ‎ 1
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    Legal documentT-S G1.80

    Responsum of a Babylonian Gaon.

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    ‏ [הוספה בשוליים: אישות] תקעא ושש פנוי הנושא אשה ואינו יכול לב…

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    Legal documentT-S G2.10

    Responsum from Shelomo b. Yehuda Gaon, in the hand of his son Avraham, regarding levirate marriage, Palestine.

    ‏ [אל מרור שלמה בר יהודה ראש יש]יבת גאון יעקב נטר רחמ ואחייה ‎ 1
    ‏ [ ]אדאם אללה עזה פי יבמה וקע[ת] בין ידי ‎ …

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