[b-hebrew] ALEF-LAMED combo

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Wed Jul 9 23:44:34 EDT 2003

This is from _The Book of Hebrew Script: History, Palaegography, Script 
Styles, Calligraphy & Design_ by Ada Yardeni [(c) 2002, Carta, Jerusalem]:
p. 220
" A few manuscripts from Egypt, and especially from Fustat (old Cairo), where 
a large Jewish community existed, show definite characteristics of a 
semi-cursive 'Eastern' hand.  This script is represented here by a document from 
Fustat dating from the year 1100, ...  Each letter appears in several vaiant forms. 
 There are no ornaments and almost no ligatures, except for that of 'Alef and 

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