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last updated: 10/4/2007

Jewish Literature (Jewish Studies)

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General Sources

  • Nathan Laski Internet Resource Center
  • Sources for Jewish folktales and stories

    Main notable American Jewish Authors:
    A-E, F-L, M-Z

    Jewish authors sources

  • Nextbook
    A gateway to Jewish literature, culture and ideas.

    Reference Sources:
  • Abramson, Glenda. The Blackwell Companion to Jewish Culture. New York: Blackwell, 1989. (Wells Library - Research Coll. - Folklore Collection DS102.8 .B46 1989)
  • Fried, Lewis. Handbook of American-Jewish Literature: An Analytical Guide to Topics, Themes, and Sources. New York: Greenwood, 1988. (Wells Library - Research Coll. - Reference Dept. PS153 .J4 H365 1988)
  • Gurock, Jeffrey. American Jewish History: A Bibliographic Guide. New York: Anti-Defamation League, 1983. (Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks Z6373 .U5 G87 1983)
  • Walden, Daniel. Twentieth Century American Jewish Fiction Writers. [Vol. 28 of Dictionary of Literary Biography]. Detroit: Gale, 1984. (Wells Library - Research Coll. - Reference Dept. PS153.J4 T84 1984)
  • Wigoder, Geoffrey. Dictionary of Jewish Biography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991. (Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks DS115.W49 1991)
  • Zubatsky, David S. Jewish Autobiographies and Biographies; An International Bibliography of Books and Dissertations in English. New York: Garland, 1989. (Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks Z6374.B5Z78 1989)

    Rabbinical literature: main highlights

  • Early Jewish Literature: Links to Primary Sources
  • Medieval Sourcebook: The Medieval Jewish Kingdom of the Khasars, 740-1259
  • Cherub Press: Academic Publisher of Studies and Editions of Jewish Mystical Literature
  • JSTOR: Seth in Jewish, Christian, and Gnostic Literature
  • Institute for Biblical and Scientific Studies

    Israeli Authors








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    Notable works at IUB: Images

    Picture of T. Herzl's Der Judenstaat
    Theodor Herzl (1860-1904), Der Judenstaat: First Hebrew translation by M. Berkovits, Medinat ha-Yehudim. First published Warsaw, Tushiyah, 1896. IUB, Lilly Library

    S. Aleichem's Motl ben Peysi dem Hazns
    Scholem Aleichem (1859-1916), Motl ben Peysi dem Hazns (Motl, the Cantor’s Son) 1953, Herman B Wells Library

    Bialik's Kive H.N.Bialik
    Hayyim Nachman Bialik (1873-1934), Kitve H.N. Bialik (Complete Works of H.N. Bilaik), Berlin, 1923. Herman B Wells Library

    A page of the Mishna
    A page of Mishna, or, Codification of Traditional Law, with commentary by Moses ben Maimon (1135-1204), known as Maimonides, translated from the Arabic by several hands, Naples, 1492. Lilly library, IUB.

    Spinoza's Tractatus theologico-politicus
    Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza (1632-1677), Tractatus theologico-politicus : continens dissertationes aliquot, quibus ostenditur libertatem philosophandi non tantum salva pietate, & reipublicae pace posse concedi, sed eandem nisi cum pace reipublicae, ipsaque pietate tolli non posse, 1677. IUB, Lilly Library

    Image of  Mendelossohn's book
    Moses Mendelossohn (1729-1786), Kurze Abhandlung über die Unsterblichkeit der Seele [microform], 1787. Herman B Wells Library

    Sevi's The Counterfeit Messiah
    Sabbatai Sevi (1626-1676), The counterfeit Messiah; or false Christ, of the Jews at Smyrna; in the year 1666. [microform], 1795. Herman B Wells Library

    Image of Sefer Shiv he Ba'al Shem-Tov
    Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, father of Hasidism (1700-1760), Sefer Shiv·he Ba‘al-Shem-·Tov : ibergezets·t af Yidish ; orginale ma‘y’ses, 1987. Herman B Wells Library

    Freud's Totem and Taboo
    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Totem and Taboo, 1918. Herman B Wells Library

    Korczak's Mattehw, the young King
    Janusz Korczak (1878-1942), Jewish teacher, educator and orphanage principal in pre-WWII Warsaw, Matthew, the young king, 1945. Herman B Wells Library

    Einstein, Ideas and opinions Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Ideas and opinions. Based on Mein Weltbild, edited by Carl Seelig, and other sources. New translations and revisions by Sonja Bargmann, 1954. Herman B Wells Library

    Picture of Morante's History
    Elsa Morante, History, 1977. Herman B Wells Library

    Ginzburg's The Cheese and the Worms
    Carlo Ginzburg, The Cheese and the Worms, 1992. Herman B Wells Library

    Image of Singer's Enemies
    Nobel Prize Winner Isaac Bashevis-Singer (1904-1991) Enemies - a love story”, 1972. Herman B Wells Library

    Agnon's Only Yesterday
    Israeli Nobel Prize winner Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888-1970) Only Yesterday, 2000. Herman B Wells Library

    Three Bellow Novels
    Nobel Prize Winner Saul Bellow, Dangling Man, 1944. Herman B Wells Library

    Picture of Meir Golda Meir (1898-1978) My Life, 1973. Herman B Wells Library

  • last updated: 10/4/2007