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    LetterDK 278.2

    Letter from Yeshaʿyahu ha-Kohen b. Khalaf and his son Yaʿaqov (Qifṭ) to Nahray b. Nissim (Fustat), ca. 1070. Describes the hardships of ship travel from …

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    LetterT-S 20.114

    Letter from Yiṣḥaq b. Benveniste (possibly from Narbonne, France), Dimyāṭ (Damietta), to Yehoshuaʿ b. Dosa asking for letters of recommendation to the government in order …


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    ‏ . . . . . . . . עם גבורו[ת] . . . . אך . . ‎ 2
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    LetterT-S 8J20.5

    Letter in which relatives of the writer invited him to stay with them in a Christian land but he appears to have declined. Written from …

    ‏ קד תסלמני וקאל לה תסיר בהדא אלסאעה תעייד ב . [בבנהא ‎ 1
    ‏ וסט אלעיד תסיר בה אלי אסכנדריה ולא תאכד מנה רבע דרהם ‎ …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J7.20

    Legal document concerning a husband who wanted to travel to see his mother and relatives and his wife took him to court for it. He …

    ‏ ]כתאב ‎ 1
    ‏ ]חוצ..י עדותינו בסוף שטר זה ‎ 2
    ‏ ]קש ללכת אל אמו וקרוביו כי נכסף ‎ 3
    ‏ ]אשתו והביאתהו אל מושב בית די…

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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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    Paraliterary textT-S Ar.53.2

    Fragment from guide for pilgrims.


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    ‏ תד[ור] בה [ ]בי פהדא אלחד בקי מנד בנאה ‎ …

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    LetterBL OR 5542.34

    Letter from Barhūn b. Yisḥaq al-Tāhirti to Nahray b. Nissim. Dating: 1045–96 CE. The sons of the late Nagid, who are owed favors, have asked …


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    ‏ עלקת אליך יאכי אלעזיז עלי הדה אלרקעה עלי סרעה ודלך אן .... ‎ 1
    ‏ אולאד סידנא אלנאגיד נע פי רכוב אסחק בן כאלהם אלי אלאסכנדריה ואנת ‎ …

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    LetterT-S 1*

    Letter from Naḥum b. Yosef al-Baradānī (Qayrawan) to his master Shemuel b. Ḥofni gaon; 7 August 999. The sender, whose family is in Iraq, has …

    ‏ אלי אראס אלמתיבה שמואל בן חפני ‎ 1
    ‏ מן נחום בן יוסף תלמידה אבי שי ‎ 2
    ‏ מן א…

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    LetterT-S 8Ja1.5

    Letter from Yosef b. Yaʿaqov b. Yahaboy, probably in Amalfi, to a partner, in al-Mahdiyya. Dating: ca. 1040. Describes a long sea voyage that lasted …

    ‏ עלינא משקה ומא סמענא באלכלאץ לאן גינא עלי חא [צרה] ‎ 1
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    LetterDK 278.1

    Letter from Yosef ha-Kohen b. Ḥalfon, al-Maḥalla, to Binyamin b. Yaʿaqov (who has a son named Yaʿaqov as well), Cairo. The writer reports that he …

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    LetterT-S NS 228.6

    Letter from Mūsā b. Abī al-Ḥay (Tinnīs) to Nahray b. Nissim (Fustat), ca. 1062. Mūsā reached Tinnīs by land because he was scared to travel …

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