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Jewish Studies Useful Links

  • B'Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories - In Hebrew, Arabic and English. B'TSELEM - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educ
  • Bar-Ilan University Library - Bar-Ilan University's Library system consists of the Wurzweiler Central Library, faculty and departmental libraries and specialized research center collections. The entire collection contains over 1,000,000 volumes. Over 20,000 periodical titles in print
  • Ben Gurion Universiity in the Negev Aranne Library, Beer Sheva, Israel - As of October 2000, the library has a collection of almost 800,000 volumes, including 540,000 monographic volumes, 5000 journal titles (260,000 journal volumes) and subscriptions to over 100 electronic databases. the library has 5 special collections:
  • Bet Berl College=Mikhlelet Beit Berl - Beit Berl College is the largest academic college in Israel, and its size is expressed not only in the number of students (currently some 7,000) but also in the tremendous range of programs it offers. The college holds academic courses for teacher trainin
  • Beth ha-Tefutsot=Diaspora Museum, Tel-Aviv University - Dedicated to the numeorus world Jewish communities: includes communities, exhibitions, photographs, genealogy, music, family names.
  • Brandeis University - Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of the American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment
  • deutschsprachiges internetportal zum thema shoah und holocaust - "Comprehensive collection of links to German websites related to the Holocaust that is annotated and organized by category." [In German]
  • Ellis Island Immigration MUseum - Ellis Island is a symbol of America?s immigrant heritage. From 1892 to 1954, this immigrant depot processed the greatest tide of incoming humanity in the nation?s history.
  • Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv - The Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, is a multidisciplinary museum that depicts the history and culture of the Land of Israel through an extensive permanent exhibit and temporary exhibits on diverse subjects: Archaeology, Ethnography, Folklore, Judaica, Cul
  • Forward, Forverst English edition - The Forward (Forverts English edition) is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life. Launched as a Yiddish-language daily newspaper on April 22, 1897, the Forward entered the din of New York's immigrant pres
  • Ha-Aretz daily newspaper - Israeli daily newspaper, bringing news updates, current events, literature, theater and film criticism, world events' coverage.
  • Ha-safran: The Electronic Discussion Forum of the Association of Jewish Libraries - The Hasafran electronic discussion list was created in 1991 to provide a forum for the discussion of Judaica librarianship.
  • Haifa University Library - Access to Haifa University library: catalogs, indexes, databases, reference materials, electronic materials, web search engines.
  • Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace - The Institute supports major studies on the history, politics, and social development of the non-Western world, with particular emphasis on the Middle East. There are six regional research units ? Africa, Asia, the Balkans, Central Asia and the Caucasus,
  • Harvard University Judaica Collection - The Judaica Division collects in great depth materials covering all aspects of Jewish life and culture in every place and period, with particular comprehensive coverage of Jewish life and culture in the State of Israel. These materials, from all parts of
  • Hebrew Union College - makhon le-mada'e ha-Yahadut - HUC-JIR is a religious and scholarly learning community dedicated to: Developing Jewish professional and lay leaders to transmit and apply to contemporary life the sustaining values, responsibilities and texts of our tradition; Applying the open and p
  • Holocaust History Project - The Holocaust History Project is a free archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust, including direct refutation of Holocaust-denial.
  • Holocaust: in the Academic Guide to Jewish History - University of Toronto - U of Toronto guide dedicated to Holocaust sources and materials, including: Encyclopedias, Information Gateways, Link-Only Sites, FAQs, Indexes & Bibliographies Primary Documents - Full Text Archives of Documents, Letters, Films, Interviews etc.
  • Index to Yiddish Periodical Database, JNUL - The ?Index to Yiddish Periodicals? is a bibliographical database using Yiddish, aiming to record the materials published in the Yiddish press in Eastern Europe, from its beginnings (1862) until 1939 (in the Soviet Union: until 1948).
  • Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Resource Center: The Morris and Dorothy Hirsch Collection - The Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College promotes tolerance, understanding, and compassion to ensure goodness will prevail over evil; serves as a repository of Holocaust and genocide literature and audio/visual ma
  • Institute of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem - The Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) is a national institution for academic research, located at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Institute began its work in 1975. Its main objective is to serve as a catalyst for outstanding scholarly work in a
  • Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts - The Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts (IMHM) has undertaken the task of collecting microfilm copies of all Hebrew manuscripts extant in public and private collections. Over 74,000 reels, representing more than 90% of known Hebrew manuscripts are
  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem - Founded in 1965, the Israel Museum today has, in a relatively short time, achieved world class status with collections ranging from prehistoric archaeology through contemporary art and with a dynamic roster of temporary exhibitions, publications, and educ
  • Jerusalem Cinematheque - The Israel Film Archive, which is the largest film research resource in the Middle East, holds around 50,000 prints in film and video. The archive preserves a copy and negative of every Israeli feature film, from the first motion picture footage of the Ho
  • Jerusalem Post - The Jerusalem Post, the world's top English-language daily newspaper covering Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
  • Jerusalem report - The Jerusalem Report is an editorially independent biweekly newsmagazine that offers original journalism from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Founded in 1990, The Report consistently aims to bridge the gaps between Israel and the Diaspora, a
  • Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, Israel - The Jewish National and University Library serves a threefold purpose: it is the National Library of the State of Israel, the National Library of the Jewish People, and the Central Library of the Hebrew University. As the National Library of the State o
  • Jewish Theological Seminary Library - Recognizing that European Jewry was declining, the library made its goal in the early 1930s to be the National Museum of the Jewish Book. Its policy is one of collecting and preserving the Jewish cultural experience and making it accessible by means of an
  • Judaic Responsa Project=Mif'al ha-Sh.u.t. - The Global Jewish Database (The Responsa Project) at Bar-Ilan University includes the full text of the Bible and its principal commentaries, the Babylonian Talmud with Rashi's commentary and Tosafot, the Jerusalem Talmud, the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides,
  • Ketubbot Collection, JNUL - The ketubbot digitization project aims to create a worldwide registry of ketubbot in public and private collections throughout the world. Based on the collection of the Jewish National and University Library with over 1200 items, the project contains ketu
  • Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations - Dedicated to the study of international affairs, The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations was established in 1972. The Institute plans its programs in accordance with three broad aims: To promote research in the theory of international r
  • Machon Shalom Hartman, Jerusalem - The Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) is a research and leadership training institiute. Their mission is to revitalize Judaism, strengthen Jewish identity and foster religious pluralism by providing scholars, rabbis, educators, and lay leaders of all denomin
  • MELA: Middle East Librarians Association - Middle East Librarians' Association aims to facilitate communication among members through meetings and publications; to improve the quality of area librarianship through the development of standards for the profession and education of Middle East library
  • Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies - The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of the modern history and contemporary affairs of the Middle East. The Center seeks to impart an understanding of Middle Eastern pas
  • Museum of Tolerance Online (Simon Wiesenthal Center) - provides extensive information about the Holocaust including "3,000 text files and tens of thousands of photos" on individuals, places, photographs and topics with its own index (located in the section called Multimedia Learning Center).
  • National Center for Jewish Film - The National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF) is a unique nonprofit motion picture archive, distributor and resource center housing the largest, most comprehensive collection of Jewish-themed film and video in the world.
  • NELC: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures - The department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC), with the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program (MEISP) provides an opportunity for those who wish to explore and learn further about the complexities of the region of the Near East and th
  • New York Jewish Museum - Existing since 1904, the museum has, over the past 100 years, assumed its role as a major cultural institution for New York City and the world. The Jewish Museum is an art museum exploring Jewish culture. It is both a source of inspiration and knowledge f
  • Nizkor Project - Nizkor is a Hebrew word which means "We will remember." Dedicated to 12 million Holocaust victims who suffered and died at the hands of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime
  • Princeton University Near Eastern Studies Resources - myriad of princeton University's near eastern links: Princeton's Near East Resources: Libraries, Universities & Institutes, Reference,(archives,directories,facts, maps, ...) Databases, Subject Sites (countries, economics,politics, ...), News & Journals
  • RAMBI=Reshimat Ma'amarim be-Mada'e ha-Yahadut/Index of Articles in Jewish Studies - RAMBI - The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies - is a selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of
  • remember.org: a cybrary of the Holocaust - Founded in 1995, Remember.org (A Cybrary of the Holocaust) is an educational community of contributors, sharing the stories of survival through art, photography, painting, and remembrance.
  • Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington - Founded in 1973, IUB's Jewish Studies Program offers courses in ancient Judaism, Yiddish and East European Jewish culture, Jewish culture in Muslim countries, Hebrew language and literature, and Holocaust Studies, among many other areas of inquiry. In 198
  • SIBMAS International Directory of Performing Arts Collections and Institutions - Since 1954 SIBMAS has been the forum for colleagues from all over the world promoting research, practical and theoretical, in the documentation of the performing arts. Besides the organisation of biennial international conferences, SIBMAS members are invo
  • Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem - The Archive engages in many types of activities. Among these are lectures, film research, preservation of films in danger of decay, distribution, and digitization and accessibility. The Archive serves a wide audience: film producers and directors, res
  • Teachers' Guide to the Holocaust - An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature
  • Tel-Aviv University Library System - Access to the 5 main libraries in the TAU system: - The Brender-Moss Library for Social Sciences and Management - The David J. Light Law Library - The Elias Sourasky Central Library (Humanities and Arts mainly) - The Gitter-Smolarz Library of Life
  • Testaments to the Holocaust - Documents and Rare Printed Materials from the Wiener Library, London. The collection offers fully searchable personal accounts of life in Nazi Germany, along with photographs, and propaganda materials.
  • The Guide to Historical Resources: the Holocaust - The UK?s national Institute of Historical Research guide [NB do not confuse with the Institute of Historical Review.
  • The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, Jerusalem Israel - Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, was established in 1953 by an act of the Israeli Knesset. Since its inception, Yad Vashem has been entrusted with documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust perio
  • The Jewish Chronicle - The world's oldest and most influential Jewish newspaper, the London-based Jewish Chronicle has a 164-year history of editorial independence. Its news and opinion pages reflect the entire spectrum of Jewish religious, social and political thought from lef
  • The Yiddish Forverts - The Forverts (Forward) is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life. Launched as a Yiddish-language daily newspaper on April 22, 1897, the Forward entered the din of New York's immigrant press as a defender
  • The Yiddish Forverts - The Forverts (Forward) is a legendary name in American jou...
  • Tikkun - An American Bimonthly Jewish Critique of Politics, Culture & Society
  • U of M Jewish Studies Center - The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Jewish civilizations and thought. Its programs and classes explore the rich culture and historical experience of the Jewish people, and their unique tradit
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, USA - National Holocaust Museum. Dedicated to the hsitoty of the Holocaust, Genocide in general, exhibitions, library collections and archives, tours planner.
  • University of Toronto Academic Guide to Jewish History - The Guide was established to provide a consolidated list of Jewish history resources, which are all of an academic nature and have been carefully selected. The material listed falls into several categories; information gateways, encyclopaedias and biograp
  • USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education - Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation is filming the testimony of Holocaust survivors, rescuers and liberators. To date over 50,000 testimonies are recorded.
  • Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem - Founded in 1959 by the Van Leer family from the Netherlands, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute is a leading intellectual center for the interdisciplinary study and discussion of issues related to philosophy, society, culture and education. The Institute gi
  • Women and the Holocaust - This website is published by an amateur historian, and provides a range of excellent resources on women and the Holocaust. The site aims to investigate the Final Solution and the Nazi's views on gender.
  • Yad Yitshak Ben Tsevi=Yitshak Ben Tsevi Institute, Jerusalem - Israel's leading institution engaged in research on the political, geographic, social and economic history of the Land of Israel and the City of Jerusalem. Main documentation center for the diverse cultures of the Oriental and Sephardic Jews. Serves as a
  • Yarnton Manor, the Oxford University Center for Jewish Studies - a branch of Exford University, the Center is an independednt institute for Jewish studies, academic scholarship and research and visiting fellows. it is also a home of The British Association of Jewish Studies and The European Association for Jewish Studi
  • Yeshiva University, NYC - Now in its second century, Yeshiva University ranks among the nation?s leading academic research institutions. It embraces the heritage of the best of western civilization, along with the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life. YU's undergraduate scho
  • YIVO, Institute for Jewish Research - "People of a Thousand Towns": The Online Catalog of Photographs of Jewish Life in Prewar Eastern Europe


last updated: 8/17/2006