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    LetterT-S AS 146.21

    Fragment of a letter to a Sitt Rayhan (who is addressed as 'Mother'), referring to an extraordinary event in the community which has the writer …

    ‏ אלי חצרה אלואלדה אלמנעמה ‎ 1
    ‏ סת ריחאן ופקהא אללה תע ‎ 2
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    LetterENA 2747.9

    Letter from a woman (possibly the wife of al-Ramlī named on verso) to Rabbenu [...] b. Shelomo ha-Kohen ha-Hasid. In Judaeo-Arabic. She thanks him for …

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    LetterENA NS 7.41

    Letter from a woman (ʿammat al-dayyān) to her brother-in-law. In Judaeo-Arabic. She asks him to deliver some goods or money and prevent(?) someone from traveling. …

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    LetterENA NS 10.23

    Letter in Judaeo-Arabic addressed to a certain Moshe. Dating: Late, based on handwriting. The writer may be a woman: Sitt [...]. The handwriting is dreadful. …

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    LetterT-S NS 226.150

    Letter from the daughter of Manṣūr al-Zayyāt [...] al-Sofer. Only the introduction and a few partial lines in the left margin are preserved. Mentions a …

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    LetterT-S NS 147.89

    Letter addressed to "my son," in Fustat. In Arabic script. Probably from his mother, since "your father" is mentioned in the third person several times. …

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    LetterYevr.-Arab. II 1462

    Letter from an unknown woman to her 'brother' Shemuel. She also addresses her female cousin (yā bint ʿammatī). Consists largely but not entirely of greetings. …

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    LetterT-S 13J18.15

    Letter from a young wife, whose father-in-law was also her uncle and who had a brother living in the same town, asking her mother to …

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    LetterENA 2808.52

    Letter from a woman to an unknown addressee. Around 1060. Mentions details about Nahray b. Nissim’s family. (Information from Gil, Kingdom, Vol. 2, #293) VMR

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    LetterT-S 12.533

    Fragment of a letter from a mother in the Maghreb to her merchant son in Fustat. The beginning of the 11th century. Including information about …

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    LetterT-S Ar.7.29

    Segment of a letter from a woman in the process of divorcing her husband to her 'lawyer'.

    ‏ ואן אוגב אלחכם עלי בא[ן ] ‎ 1
    ‏ ואלאברא וארד עליה שיה פתלזמוה אי[צא] ‎ 2
    ‏ אן יעוד יכתב לי אלשרוט אלאולה אלתי ‎ 3
    ‏ כרק…

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. d 66/34

    Letter from Dalāl bt. Masʿūd/Seʿadya (a.k.a. Umm Ibrāhīm), in Bilbays, to the dignitary Abū l-Barakāt Yehuda b. Elʿazar ha-Kohen (titled "ha-Sar" and "Sofer ha-Malkhut"). The …

    ‏ ממלוכתהא ‎
    ‏ דלאל בנת מסעוד ‎
    ‏ אם אברהים תלחך ‎
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    LetterT-S 10J11.8

    Letter from a mother to her children, sent to the shop of Abū l-Ḥasan b. Masʿūd. She is writing from Rashid (Rosetta) on her way …

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    ‏ כתאבי אליכם יא אולאדי ו…

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    LetterENA 4101.16a

    Letter from a woman to a communal official. In Hebrew. The purpose of the letter is to advocate for herself in her marital dispute that …

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    LetterT-S 6J7.14

    Letter from a woman, referring to a previous conversation during which the addressee had pointed out that the writer was owed money by a third …

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    LetterT-S Ar.18(1).107

    Letter written by a woman, introduced by Psalms 41:2, asking for assistance in a legal battle concerning the rights to a house. Both fragments at …

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    LetterT-S AS 149.129

    Letter fragment. In Judaeo-Arabic. Only a small corner remains. The writer seems to be a woman: "When I remained a widow (tarammaltu). . ." Also …

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    LetterT-S AS 151.153

    Letter from a woman to Eliyyahu the Judge. Small fragment (upper right corner). In Judaeo-Arabic. The sender is likely his wife Sitt Rayḥān; she is …

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    LetterBL OR 10124.21

    The closing of a family letter in Arabic script from ʿAzīza to her daughter Zubayda, dated the 23rd of Sha'ban [ ]57. ʿAzīza sends regards …


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    ‏ وايضا تبلغوا سلامنا على اخواتك ال…

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    LetterENA 2808.65

    Letter from Aryana (? אריינה) to her sister Shurbilliya (? שורבלייא), the wife of Avraham al-Ḥadīb. In Hebrew. Dating: Late, plausibly 16th century, which is …

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    LetterCUL Or.1080 3.46

    One of a pair of letters written by Umm Sitt al-Nās to family members when she had been thrown out of her husband's and mother-in-law's …

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    LetterT-S Ar.34.186

    Recto: Letter of appeal. In Judaeo-Arabic. In the name of a woman who is 'cut off and my husband is absent.' Also mentions her son, …

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    LetterT-S AS 152.17

    Letter from a Byzantine woman named Irini and her sister Kali. In Hebrew. Written in a crude hand. "Come before... and if there is no …

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    LetterT-S Misc.27.4.8

    Letter from Umm Bū l-Makā[rim](?) to an important person. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic. She asks/reminds him to send a letter on her behalf with the …

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    LetterT-S NS 297.4

    Family letter. In Arabic script. Likely from a woman. The sender and "the girl" (al-ṣaghīra) have arrived safely in the Fayyūm (l. 5). They are …

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    LetterMIAC 142

    Personal letter from a wife to her husband – undated – Museum of Islamic Art – (number 142) – in Hebrew. (information from Ḥassanein Muḥammad …

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    LetterNLI 577.1/6

    Letter from Fāṭima to her 'sister' al-Ḥājja Umm al-Barakāt. In Arabic script. Opens with greetings to Abū l-Faḍl and Nāṣir al-Dīn and his children, then …

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    LetterDK 232.3 (alt: XXII)

    Letter in Arabic script from Umm Zayn to Umm Isḥāq. The writer seems to want to travel to the addressee's location but has no money. …

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    LetterJRL Gaster heb. ms 2111/43

    Letter fragment in Judaeo-Arabic. In the voice of a woman. "I am crying and our tears [do not dry]."

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    LetterMoss. II,192

    In which a mother informs her son "al-Shaykh Sadīd" that everyone is well, but they have no flour, so please send us flour immediately. She …

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    LetterT-S NS 324.117

    Recto: Letter in Arabic script. Three and a half lines remain. Needs examination. Verso: Informal note from Sitt Abū l-Ḥasan to Ṣadaqa, asking him to …

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    LetterT-S NS 338.51

    Letter from a certain Esther to her son. In Hebrew. Dating: Likely 16th century. Regards to and from various people, including Doña Miryam. Mentions wine …

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    LetterNLI 577.10/40

    Letter from a mother to her daughter. In Judaeo-Arabic. The mother expresses her longing and the fire in her heart, sends regards to Umm Khalaf …

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    LetterDK 239.1 + T-S AS 151.31

    Letter/petition in Judaeo-Arabic. The sender wishes to redeem two ruins which belonged to two women, Umm Banīn and Umm ʿIzziyya (?), and were taken away …

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    LetterENA 4100.21a

    Letter from the daughter of the head of the Yeshiva to Nahray b. Nissim. Ca. 1060.


    ‎ENA 4100, f. 21 A ed. Gil, Palestine, Pt. 3, pp. 183-186 (Doc. #486) Letter from the daughter of the head of the Yeshiva to Nahray b. Nissim. Ca. 10…

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    LetterBL OR 5544.9

    Letter from the wife of Wahb, Tiberias, to her brother Khalfa b. Ibrāhīm al-Ṭabīb b. al-Ṭabarī, Fustat, eleventh century. She dictated the letter to her …

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    ‏ כתאבי אליך יאכי וסיידי ואלעזיז עלי אטאל אללה בקאה ואדם עזה ען חאל סל…

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    LetterT-S 10J12.18

    Letter from a woman to her mother ʿAzza al-ʿIblāniyya (from Iʿbillīn, a village in western Galilee), in Fustat. She is asked by her daughter to …


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    ‏ בשמ רחמ ‎ 1
    ‏ אלדי אריד בה אעלמך יא ואלדתי אני…

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    LetterENA NS 55.9

    Letter from a widow in Safed regarding her property in Egypt

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    LetterENA 2806.13

    Letter from a woman to Maṣliaḥ Gaʾon containing an update on a lawsuit between her and a male family member (possibly her son). She seems …

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    LetterT-S AS 146.68

    Letter or note from Sitt Rayḥān; on verso mentions Zachariah, possibly the addressee, and Alexandria. (Information from CUDL)

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. c 28/21

    Mid-11th-century letter from Umm Faḍā'il, a widow in Fustat, to a family friend, Abū Zikrī b. Yosef (Yehuda b. Yosef Rosh ha-Seder), in the West. …

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    LetterBodl. MS heb. e 94/29

    Letter from a woman named Qamr, in Jerusalem, to her brother Moshe Farikh (פריך), in Fustat/Cairo. Dating: Likely early 17th century, based on A. David's …

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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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    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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    LetterENA NS 42.14

    Letter from a woman complaining of abuse by her co-wife

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    LetterENA 3140.2

    Letter from a woman, probably in Damascus, to her distant husband. Written in Judaeo-Arabic and some Hebrew. She chastises him for abandoning her for the …

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    LetterENA NS 29.28

    Letter from a woman, in Rashīd, to Yom Ṭov al-Buḥayrī (it seems her son-in-law) and his wife Esther (it seems her daughter), in Fustat/Cairo. In …

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    LetterT-S AS 215.344

    Petition from a woman to a group of men, presumably communal leaders: [...] wa-sādatī wa-l-ʿazīzīn ʿalayya wa-ʿindī. She says "I am perplexed (wa-anā ḥāʾira) and …

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    LetterT-S NS J36

    Petition from Ḍiyāʾ bt. Yūsuf al-Qamrī (or possibly "bayt Yūsuf al-Qamrī" = his wife) to her relative Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAllūn al-Firnās (=ʿEli b. Yaḥyā ha-Kohen). …


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