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  1. 1

    Legal documentT-S 12.221

    Large letter in Judaeo-Arabic about communal strife and denunciations. Abū l-[...] Ibn al-Dayyān told 'sayyidnā al-faqīh al-ḥāfiẓ' that the sender had said something derogatory about …

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    LetterT-S 12.263

    Long letter addressed to Mevorakh b. Seʿadya. Mentions al-Andalus, Bijāya, and Alexandria. Complains about a group of impious people. (Information from Goitein's index card.) Should …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/14

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic concerning the India trade. Apparently the second or the third folio of a very long letter. Mentions numerous people and family members …

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    Literary textT-S Misc.8.59

    A first-person narrative or historical account mentioning places in Lebanon (Baalbek) and Syria (Jūsiya, Aleppo and its ruler Ibn Ṣalaḥ, possibly القرعة), the sultan, and …

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    LetterT-S Ar.42.132

    Letter in Arabic script. From a (Muslim) spiritual authority who is firing a would-be disciple. The sender originally thought that this man was genuinely seeking …

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    LetterT-S NS 225.91

    Fragment of a private letter, sending regards to a certain man and his son Yosef.

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    LetterT-S NS 226.162 + T-S NS 226.185

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. This is a long and well-preserved letter from somebody close to the communal leadership (mentions the Gaon, Av Bet Din, etc) in …

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    State documentT-S NS 327.3

    Copy of fiscal accounts for the kharāj tax collected in Khorasan and the annexed territories. A Fatimid copy of an Abbasid tax register? Apparently only …

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    LetterT-S H2.133

    Letter in Arabic script, beautifully written. The upper part and the lower part are missing. On verso there is part of the Passover Haggada. "We …

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    LetterENA 2727.30

    Calligraphic letter by Mubarak b. Hillel to Abu Sa`id ibn al-`Afsi al-`Attar, dealing with business matters.

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    LetterENA 3513.5

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic with the address in Arabic script. Dating: 11th century. From Salāma(?) and Shūʿa(?) and Maḥfūẓ b. Būlus(??) to Abū Sahl [...]. Rudimentary …

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    LetterENA NS 20.5

    Letter from an unknown writer, possibly in Abū Qīr, addressed to Fustat, al-ʿAṭṭārīn, the shop of Muslim/Musallam al-Kaʿkī. Written in Judaeo-Arabic with the address in …

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    LetterT-S 16.38

    Letter to a certain Shemuʾel, in a Spanish hand. Mentions Cyprus and interesting names (e.g. יהודה דולסית). (Information in part from CUDL)

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    LetterT-S Ar.18(1).124

    Letter sent to Cairo to the house of a ḥaver from the Ibn Qaṭāʾif family, dated Friday, middle of Shevat, describing the writer’s anger over …

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    State documentT-S NS 134.34

    Either or a petition or a letter of gratitude for the caliph's favorable response to a prior petition. In Arabic script. The ends of approximately …

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    LetterT-S Ar.40.65

    Letter in Arabic script. Fragment. There is one name in Hebrew script (אלמהראני); the addressee is called "my son" (yā waladī); and the writer mentions …

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    Literary textX893 J785

    Literary text in Hebrew. Late. It is a first-person account of a journey to Gehennom, which the writer composed and sent to Rabban Gamaliel after …

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    LetterT-S AS 155.283

    Recto: beginning of a letter (or report), followed by a poem in Arabic script, mentioning Baghdad, which may be part of the letter. Verso: rhymed …

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    State documentT-S K16.43

    Possibly official correspondence. In Arabic script. Long and well preserved. Reused on recto for piyyut.

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 5.8

    Letter from a woman to her son Abū ʿAlī Ḥusayn b. Salāma al-Ghurābī(?). In Arabic script. Well preserved and beautifully written. She writes that she …

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    State documentT-S 8J5.21

    Verso: Draft of a petition in Arabic script. Needs examination.

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    Paraliterary textT-S Misc.25.45

    Medical prescription in Arabic script. For a topical remedy. Written in an unusually beautiful hand and formatting, with the ingredients arranged in a list rather …

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    LetterENA NS 83.303

    Narrative report in Arabic script. Letter, legal query, or literary? Mentions a Jewish man, perhaps named Yūsuf, who came before a governor (wālī). Then refers …

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    LetterT-S 16.54

    Letter describing a sea voyage from Tripoli to Sicily (CUDL). “Of another Jew we read in a Hebrew letter that in a large ship, in …

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    LetterENA 2575.7–8

    Letter reporting the sinking of a ship in the Red Sea, dating probably from the 14th century or later based on the mention of the …

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    LetterT-S Ar.41.83

    Long letter from one government official to another. In Arabic script. The name Abū l-Ṭāhir appears in the address (likely the addressee). It seems that …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1464

    Letter from a woman named Harja, somewhere in Syria, to her brother' Hārūn Fayrūz in Cairo. This letter contains an update on her stomach illness …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1478

    Letter from a woman named Harja, somewhere in Syria, to her brother ʿAbd al-Dā'im Ibn Fayrūz, in Cairo. See tag for other letters by her.

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1589

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Writer and addressee unknown, but both are Qaraites. The letter describes the great solidarity of the Qaraites and how they protect each …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1591

    Letter from a woman named Harja, in Jerusalem, to her brother ʿAbd al-Dā'im Ibn Firrouz, in Cairo. Written in Judaeo-Arabic. See tag for other letters …

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    List or tableT-S NS 226.167

    Book list in the hand of Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi. See T-S K3.41 for a similar booklist in his hand (possibly but not clearly a …

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    LetterT-S NS J223

    Note from Abū Thābit al-Ṣayrafī to a certain Rabbenu Shemuel asking him to declare a ban of excommunication against whoever cast a spell on someone …

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    LetterT-S Misc.28.149

    Letter to Peraḥya. In Judaeo-Arabic. Fragment. Dating: 1088–1188 CE (14[..] Seleucid). The letter discusses business in flax in the Levant, especially in Damascus. Mentions "the …

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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.34.217

    Medical prescriptions for "the little one" (al-ṣaghīra) Sitt al-Bayt(?) and for her son. In Arabic script. There is a section at the top for what …

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    LetterENA 2727.29

    Letter from Aharon b. Naḥum ha-Tinnisi the scribe. The writer is in need. He lost his job and prices are high, so he left Tinnis …

    1. ] אעלם מולאי אלשיך אלגליל אטאל אללה בקאה ואדאם עזה
    2. ] סלאמתה ונעמתה אני רגל מן אהל תניס
    3. ע]אקת מעישתי ודאם עליי גלא אלסער פלם אגד לי ל

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    LetterT-S Ar.41.43

    Request for a fatwā (or possibly a petition or official report, or simply a letter). In Arabic script. Dating: Likely Mamluk-era. Begins with a taqbīl …

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    List or tableYevr.-Arab. II 2204

    Notebook of a merchant and/or druggist. Bifolium from what was probably a larger notebook. Dating: Unknown. Catalogued as 16th century. A date is given at …

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    LetterBL OR 5566C.13

    Letter in Arabic script from a father to his son Abū l-Majd. "The fire was in our hearts because of you, how you spent shabbat …

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    Literary textT-S 12.47 + T-S K25.162 + T-S AS 159.195 + T-S NS 224.176

    Story of illicit love involving a woman named Hind and her husband, a man named Bishr and an old woman. Cf. H. T. Norris, "The …

    T-S 12.47, recto:

    1. פמתא מא ראך ואנתי שאבה לא יצבר קלבהו ען אלשהוא
    2. . . רי מנה מא תחבין ולאכן סלי זוגיך מתא יכרג אלא ציעתה
    3. פאכברני פטאבת נפס הנד בכלאם …

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    LetterBL OR 5542.24

    Letter from a cantor or teacher to his boss in Cairo. The cantor had been “accused of having assembled a group of young men and …

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    Legal documentYevr.-Arab. I 1701

    Legal report in a Qaraite court register. Written in Judaeo-Arabic. Location: Cairo. Dating: Unknown. Catalogued as 1101 CE, but this date does not appear on …

    1. חבשם יודע תעלומות
    2. סלמא כתרת אלשנאעאת ען אבו נצר בן קיומא
    3. מנד עדה סנין באבנה אבו אלמעאלי בן תאמאר אלתי הי
    4. זוגה אבו סעד בן צדקה אללבאן ואעתמד אלמגון מ…

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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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    Literary textT-S Misc.8.32

    Arabic poem, transcribed into Hebrew script. At least some of the originally Islamic elements were kept ("fa-wa-lladhī anzala furqānahu ʿalā l-nabiyyi l-muṣṭafā l-muntajab"). There are …

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    LetterT-S NS J411

    Letter from an old cantor to the Nagid Shemuel b. Ḥananya. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. He is complaining that his post was taken by someone …

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    LetterENA 3962.5

    Letter from a physician in Arabic script giving detailed instructions for the care of a sick man, especially about diet, baths, and regimen. It concludes …

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    LetterT-S 13J18.27

    Abū ʿAlī b. ʿImrān, Alexandria, writes to the son of his dead sister, to Abū Mūsā Hārūn b. al-Muʿallim Yaʿaqov, Fusṭāṭ, the shop of Abū …

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    LetterT-S 12.293

    Letter from Sitt Dhahab, in an unknown location, to Abū Naṣr b. Karīm, in Qāʿat al-Fāḍil, Fustat. She refers to herself as his daughter. Goitein …

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