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    Legal documentT-S 12.481

    Legal document fragment mentioning "his travel to al-Andalus," various sums of money, a widow named Umm al-ʿAysh, and Yefet ha-Zaqen. ASE.

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.44

    Fragment of a legal testimony regarding the financial rights of a widow, perhaps the widow of [...]n al-Bazzāz (Abu l-Ḥasan?). Probably medieval.

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    Legal documentMoss. VII,113.2

    Legal fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. Involves a woman "[sit]ting in the house of her widowhood"; children; and a son named Abū Manṣūr.

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    Legal documentT-S 10J28.11

    Recto: Legal document in the hand of Ḥalfon b. Menashshe. Concerning the claims of Turfa Sitt al-Kamāl, the widow of Abū Sahl Mukhtār, to an …


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    ‏ וקבצת איצא אלסת אלגלילה תרפה ‎ 1
    ‏ אלמסמאה סת אלכמאל אלמנת אלשיך ‎ 2
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    Legal documentBL OR 5551.1

    Legal testimony. Location: Fustat. Dated: Shevaṭ 1462 Seleucid, which is 1151 CE, under the authority of Shemuel ha-Nagid. A woman named ʿAmāʾim bt. Abū l-Faraj …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J2.16

    The widow of Abu al-Fadl Sela b. 'Amram arranges with his bride Mubaraka bt. Shelomo ha-Kohen that she agrees to live with his son in …

    ‏ ] ודלך אן ואלעיאד באללה דהמה אלאמר [אלמחתום ‎ 1
    ‏ ואלמציר (!) אלי אלמוצע אלחק אליקין לא ילזמה להא בית תרמל [אן…

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    Legal documentT-S 13J4.16

    Agreement concerning Levirate Marriage between the widow of Shelomo Ben Yosef Hanagid and Yeshu'a Ben Hanagid Yosef, Cairo, 1482.

    ‏ בינו עמי עשו ‎ 1
    ‏ למא כאן בתאריך יום אלארבעא ‎ 2
    ‏ תאמן עשר שהר סיון שנת ‎ 3
    ‏ אתשצג לשטרות ל…

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    Legal documentENA 2742.7

    Bill of release written in Tyre 11th century. Malīḥa bt. Shemarya (?) the widow of [...[ yedid ha-yeshiva b. Peraḥya declares that she had sent …

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    Legal documentJRL SERIES A 374

    Legal document. In Hebrew. Location: Fustat/Cairo. Dated: 1 Elul 5579 AM, which is 1819 CE. The widow of Avraham Yerid(?) invests 9000 medins with Yeḥezqel …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 153.88

    Notes for drawing up a marriage document. Groom: Yehuda b. Eliyya ha-Levi. Bride: Bat Ṣabāḥ, a widow. The marriage payments are listed, and then "half …

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.59

    Legal document. In Hebrew. Location: Fustat/Cairo. Dated: End of Iyyar 5555 AM, which is 1795 CE. (The signing of the document was deferred until Kislev …

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    Legal documentENA 4011.53

    Legal document from 1145 in the hand of Mevorakh b. Natan. Sitt al-Tujjar comes to court to collect her ketubba. the cort examines her ketubba …

    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . . .] ברכאת [ ‎ 1
    ‏ . . . . . . . . . . . .] ען ואלדה אבו אלבנין [ ‎ 2
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    LetterT-S 13J13.6

    Letter from the widow of the cantor Ben Nahman to a Head of the Jews (entitled Gaon) concerning the difficulties she is having with her …

    ‏ אלעבדה זוגה ‎ 1
    ‏ אלחזאן בן נחמן ‎ 2
    ‏ אלעבדה תנהי אלי הדר…

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    Legal documentT-S 13J5.5

    Court record concerning a widow who has received back her dowry but is still owed her marriage gift, in Bilbays, Eylul 1515/August 1204.

    ‏ למא כאן יום אלתלאתא אלתאני עשר מן חדש אלול שנת ‎ 1
    ‏ אתקיה לשטרות בעיר בלביס הסמוכה לארץ גשן מותבה ‎ 2
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    Legal documentT-S 8.168 + ENA 4011.54

    Fragment of a settlement with a widow. Dated: Nisan 1456 Seleucid, which is 1145 CE, under the authority of Shemuel b. Ḥananya. In the hand …


    ‎T-S 8.168 + ENA 4011.54
    ‏ שהדותא דהות באנפנא אנן שהדי דחתמות ידנא לתתא סוף שטר]א דנן כן הוה בחדש ניסן דשנת אלפא וארבע מא|ה וחמשין ושיתא שנין ‎ 1
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    LetterT-S AS 158.213

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably 11th or 12th century. Small fragment, with hardly any text left. It states that the husband of a woman related …

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    LetterT-S 8J18.19

    Letter from a widow, with one orphaned daughter and whose house had collapsed, petitioning a high-ranking official in the community for assistance. The woman employs …

    ‏ עבדתה אלדאעיה לה ‎ 1
    ‏ יתימה בן אלעאבד נע ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    Legal documentT-S 13J2.17

    Testimony in which a wife, a widow with three sons, releases her husband from from all obligations other than paying the delayed marriage gift and …

    ‏ חצרת בין ידינא אנן שהדי דחתמות ידנא לתחתא הלאלה בת נתן נע בעד צח ‎ 1
    ‏ ענדנא מערפתהא ב…

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    Legal documentT-S 10J21.15 + T-S NS J496

    Legal query (in a different hand than recto) concerning the case of a widow holding a statement of trustworthiness, who had declared that she possessed …

    ‏ ] . . . ירום הודו ויגדל כבודו פי אמראה [ ‎ 1
    ‏ ] .דכל אלדיאן ושיוך אליהוד ליתבתו מא [ ‎ 2
    ‏ …

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    LetterT-S 18J3.4

    Letter in Judeo-Arabic to Sitt al-Nas bint Moses b. Josiah from a female cousin (both are also in-laws), the daughter of Joseph b. Josiah, asking …

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    LetterENA 1178.9

    Letter from an unknown man to his niece (bint al-akh). In Judaeo-Arabic. Dating: Probably 13th century. He opens, "How long will you remain a widow?" …

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    Legal documentBodl. MS heb. d 66/126

    Legal query addressed to Avraham Maimonides. Reuven b. Yaʿaqov married a widow. He sickened and died, when she was 6 months pregnant. He left behind …

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.56

    Recto: Legal document from Fustat/Cairo, dated March 1819 (last third of Adar 5579), in which Yiṣḥaq Zamiro acknowledges receipt of an investment of 9000 muayyadis …

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    LetterSim. Jud.-Arab. 6

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. Recto is extremely damaged/faded, while verso is mostly legible. The hand may be known. Recto mentions ʿImrān; a woman; legal proceedings; corrupt …

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    Legal documentT-S 6J2.1

    Levirate case in which a widow appoints an attorney to sue her brother-in-law with the demand either to marry or to free her. Dated: 20 …

    ‏ למא כאן יום אלגמעה והו יום עשרין מחדש ‎ 1
    ‏ סיון משנת קסד אקנינא מן זין אלדאר ברת ‎ 2
    ‏ זכריה הזקן הנכבד נע אלמנת יפת בר שלה מקדס…

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    LetterT-S 10J24.1

    Two paper leaves, very damaged, which form a part of a collection of letters from Evyatar ha-Kohen Gaon b. Eliyyahu, sent from Tyre. The first …


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    ‏ ויעצימהו [ ] אין להא[ר]יך מיל[ים] לחכם כמו…

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    List or tableJRL SERIES C 151

    Accounts related to the Must'arabi community of Cairo in the year 5556 which is 1795/1796CE. The bifolium is very damaged along the edges but the …

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    Legal documentT-S NS J357

    Upper part of a will in a hand that resembles that of ʿImmanuʾel b. Yeḥiʾel (active ca. 1231–65), in which the husband of Sutayt bt. …

    ‏ שכיב מרע ואוצא במחצרנא וקאל אשהדו ע[לי ‎ 1
    ‏ אנני געלת זוגתי סתית ברת נדיב סט נאמנת פי ‎ 2
    ‏ אסתיפא חקוקהא אלדי עלי מן שטר…

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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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    Legal documentT-S 12.531

    Court document dated 15 Kislev 1469/26 November 1157 acknowledging that the court had heard the testimony of the wife of the addressee, the Shaykh Abu …

    ‏ למא כאן פי יום אלתלאתא אלכאמס עשר ‎ 1
    ‏ מן כסליו אתסט לשטרות ארסלנא בית דין אלי ‎ 2
    ‏ בית אלשיך אבו מנצור בר שמואל נע לנסמע ‎ …

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    Legal documentAIU VII.D.55

    Betrothal document and dowry list: "The clothes and the nedunya and the contante [Italian for cash] of the widow Ms. Dona (name or honorific?) bt. …

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    Legal documentT-S 8K13.8 + T-S 10K8.3

    Legal query addressed to Maimonides, whose autograph responsum is written underneath the query. The question regards an elderly widow who accused a teacher of asking …

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    Legal documentT-S AS 147.17

    Legal query in the hand of Moshe b. Levi ha-Levi regarding a man who married a widow, then found in her a "hidden defect" from …

    ‏ אל ‎ 1
    ‏ מא יקול הדרת פי ראובן אגוז אמראה // ארמלה // ולקי פיהא עיב ‎ 2
    ‏ באטן […

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