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The Dorot Jewish Division contains a comprehensive and balanced chronicle of the religious and secular history of the Jewish people in over a quarter of a million books, microforms, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and ephemera from all over the world.
Established in 1931 as the Jewish Braille Institute, JBI is part of the Library of Congress's National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and is located downtown on East 30th Street, New York City.
Documenting German Jewish history, the library includes a comprehensive collection of belles lettres by Jewish writers, extensive material on the so-called 'Jewish Problem' and antisemitism, and more than 800 periodicals put out by Jewish publishers from the 18th to 20th centuries.
The Association of Jewish Libraries promotes Jewish literacy through enhancement of libraries and library resources, access to information, learning, teaching and research relating to Jews, Judaism, the Jewish experience and Israel.
The ATLA Historical Monographs Collection consists of two series that provide access to more than 29,000 titles ocused on religion and theology. Dating mostly from 1850 through 1922, a time of great doctrinal, social and organizational turmoil and upheaval in American culture, this resource is vital for scholars seeking to understand religious thought and practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Topics covered include church life, demographics, doctrinal disputes, higher criticism, Judeo-Christian religions, Non-Western religions, and social movements.
The Directory of Open Access Books is a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an Open Access license. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository. This Open Access resource is provided as a courtesy from the library, we cannot guarantee full text access.
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to 'Americana' and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students. Occasionally this direct link to the encyclopedia does not work. You can then access the encyclopedia by clicking the link to the Gale Virtual Reference Library (below) then scroll down to Religion where you you see the Encyclopedia Judaica.
A comprehensive online literature resource, offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works, including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis for literary studies.
A rich resource of several hundred online versions of print reference books divided into 18 subject categories: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information & Publishing, Law, Library Science, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, the Nation & the World, Religion, Science, Social Science and Technology. The Advanced Search option offers the choice to further limit search results by three target audiences, such as Academic.
From babylon translation @ a click comes this bi-directional online Hebrew Dictionary. Look up words, phrases, abbreviations & acronyms. Included are terms from a variety of subjects, such as Medicine, Electronics, Zoology, Business, Computers, and Religion. Features both the American and British forms of spelling.
11,000 books and 200 journals published in Hebrew from 1860 to the present. If one wants to know about Jewish laws concerning Coca Cola or prohibition, or what the rabbis had to say about the Titanic, it's here.
This site contains the full text of the book of the same name as well as a selection of the images, providing a detailed history of the atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II. A timeline of Jewish history begins in the Prologue with the Hebrews moving to Egypt c. 1500 BCE, and ends in the Epilogue in mid-1999 with the Swiss banks' settlement for Holocaust survivors. Brief histories of anti-Semitism and fascism, a background of Germany leading up to the war, and more.
The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet, dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship.Click on "Judaism" on the left to find Tanakh, Talmud, Pirke Avot, Haggada, Midrash, Kabbalah and more, some available in Hebrew as well as English translation.
This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations. This online version contains the unedited contents of the original encyclopedia. Since the original work was completed almost 100 years ago, it does not cover a significant portion of modern Jewish History.
From the Jewish Women's Archive, this Encyclopedia incorporates the contents of a 1997 work, 'Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia' and a 2006 updated CD ROM version. Starting with a core of approximately 2,000 carefully researched, written, and edited articles, new content will be gathered from libraries, archives, and individual contributors and represent 'the most extensive collection of material on American Jewish women on the web.'
Kabbala Denudata: The Kabbalah Unveiled, 1912 edition, translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers. Online full text of the following books of the Zohar: The Book of Concealed Mystery, The Greater Holy Assembly and The Lesser Holy Assembly.
The site is creating a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation. The scope is Torah in the broadest sense, from Tanakh to Talmud to Zohar to modern texts and all the volumes of commentary in between. Sefaria is created, edited, and annotated by an open community.
Part of the Center for Jewish History's Digital Collections, these 40+ richly illustrated titles from the collections of The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and the Yeshiva University Museum are freely accessible online.
The encyclopedia is the most complete picture of the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present. Broad topics include: arts, daily life, places, language & literature, history & politics, and religion.
WorldCat provides complete bibliographic information on nearly all materials published in all subject areas in all languages. It draws its information from the library holdings of thousands of libraries around the world. Included in the database are books, periodicals (but not individual articles), sound and video recordings, electronic resources, dissertations and theses.