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Jewish Genealogy

Resources

1654 Society: New York, New York

American Jewish Archives

American Jewish Historical Society

Americans of Jewish Descent

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives

Ancestry.com

Avotaynu

Beit Hatfutsot

Center for Jewish History

EllisIsland.org

Emigrant Ships

FamilySeach.org

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

JewishData.com

JewishGen.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

Jewish Genealogical Society: New York, New York

Jewish Link

Jewish Orphanages in the United States

Jewish Portraits Database

Jewish Records Indexing: Poland

Loebtouro.org: Newport, Rhode Island

MikvehIsrael.org; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Routes to Roots Foundation: Eastern Europe

SephardicGen.com

Trinity Wall Street

Yad Vashem

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Jewish History

Articles

*ATLA/ATLAS Religion Database: Biblical studies and world religions; citations and partial/full text in journals (1949–present)

Compact Memory: Prewar Jewish periodicals published in Germany

Exilpresse Digital. Deutsche Exilzeitschriften 1933–1945 (German Press in Exile): Scholarly articles in Jewish studies, plus index to other subjects

HebrewBooks.org/journals

*Index to Hebrew Periodicals: Citations to articles from more than 1,000 Hebrew magazines, journals, and newspapers published in Israel, primarily after 1977

*Index to Jewish Periodicals: Magazines and journals in English

Index to Yiddish Periodicals: Bibliographical database of materials published in the Yiddish press; under the auspices of the Yiddish Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with the Jewish National and University Library

*Journal Locator (EBSCO A–Z): Access to full-text periodicals by journal title

*JSTOR: Scholarly journals in the arts and humanities in European languages; full text

The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies

*Project Muse: Scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, 1990s–current; full text

RAMBI (Reshimat Ma'amarim be-Mada'ei ha-Yahadut): Index of scholarly articles on Jewish subjects in several languages; primarily citations

Books

*eBook Collection (ebrary): More than 7,000 eBooks in religion, philosophy, classics

*eBook Collection (EBSCOhost): eBooks in Jewish studies, 1996–2001

ETANA—Core Texts: Texts in Ancient Near Eastern Archives

HebrewBooks.org: Classic Hebrew books for free download; searchable by subject

Yizkor Books: Holocaust memorial books from the New York Public Library

Dissertations

DART-Europe E-theses Portal: Access to full-text research theses from universities sourced from European countries

*ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Dissertations in the humanities and social sciences: full text since late 1990s; citations only for earlier dissertations

Newspapers

Compact Memory: Prewar Jewish periodicals published in Germany

*Custom Newspapers: Full text articles from a selection of newspapers

Early Hebrew Newspapers: Hebrew newspapers from 1850 to the early twentieth century, from the Jewish National Library

Exilpresse digital. Deutsche Exilzeitschriften 1933–1945 (German Press in Exile): Scholarly articles in Jewish studies, plus index to other subjects

Historical Jewish Press: Full text of selected Jewish newspapers published in the Yeshuv, Europe, Arab lands, and Israel from mid-1800s to late 1900s; in Hebrew, English, French, and Judeo-Arabic

Index to Hebrew Israeli Newspapers: Computerized key of the daily press (edited directory Euro Zion—Beit Ariela), beginning May 1933

*National Newspaper Index: Citations of articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Christian Science Monitor (1980–present)

*New York State Newspapers: Fifteen papers, including the New York Times and New York Post

Reference

Academic Guide to Jewish History: Print and online resources in all areas of Jewish History

Bibliography of Antisemitism—SICSA: Comprehensive bibliography on the subject of anti-Semitism

*Encyclopaedia Judaica: Second edition (2007 update of original 1971 edition)

*Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World: academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands, particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods

Encyclopedia of the Pioneers and Builders of Israel: Hebrew-language biographical source for approximately 6,000 people

Jewish Encyclopedia: Unedited contents of the encyclopedia originally published in New York, 1901–1906

*Maagarim: The Hebrew Language Historical Dictionary

Other Resources

Academic Guide to Jewish History: Print and online resources in all areas of Jewish History

Center for Jewish History: Combined collections of five major institutions of Jewish scholarship, history, and art: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Central Zionist Archives: Official archives of the Zionist movement (English/Hebrew)

Digital Scriptorium: Union catalog of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts

Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History: Links to various Jewish history categories; includes primary sources, index by time period, type of resource, relation to the academic world

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook: Jewish historical texts from biblical times to the modern State of Israel; directory of additional Jewish history links

Nizkor: Site intended for educational purposes to teach about the Holocaust and to combat hatred

Yad Vashem: World center for documentation, research, education, and commemoration of the Holocaust

Yivoencyclopedia.org: complete picture of the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present

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Jewish Languages and Literature

Articles

*ATLA/ATLAS Religion Database: Biblical studies and world religions; citations and partial/full text in journals (1949–present)

*Index to Hebrew Periodicals: Citations to articles from more than 1,000 Hebrew magazines, journals, and newspapers published in Israel, primarily after 1977

*Index to Jewish Periodicals: Magazines and journals in English; primarily citations

Index to Yiddish Periodicals: Bibliographical database of materials published in the Yiddish press; under the auspices of the Yiddish Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with the Jewish National and University Library

*Journal Locator (EBSCO A–Z): Access to full-text periodicals by journal title

*JSTOR: Scholarly journals in the arts and humanities in European languages; full text

*Project Muse: Scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and, social sciences, 1990s–current; full text

RAMBI (Reshimat Ma'amarim be-Mada'ei ha-Yahadut): Index of scholarly articles on Jewish subjects in several languages; primarily citations

Books

*eBook Collection (ebrary): More than 7,000 eBooks in religion, philosophy, classics

*eBook Collection (EBSCOhost): eBooks in Jewish studies, 1996–2001

Digitized Ladino Library: Ladino books and select manuscripts

Yiddish Book Center: Free access to the full texts of out-of-print Yiddish titles

Yiddish Prints: Eight hundred Yiddish books from Frankfurt University Library

Dissertations

DART-Europe E-theses Portal: Access to full-text research theses from universities sourced from European countries

*ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Dissertations in the humanities and social sciences: full text since late 1990s; citations only for earlier dissertations

Reference

*Bibliography of the Hebrew Book (Mifal Ha-Bibliografiyah): Hebrew books printed 1473–1960, with biographies of authors

*Encyclopaedia Judaica: Second edition (2007 update of original 1971 edition)

Jewish Encyclopedia: Unedited contents of the encyclopedia originally published in New York, 1901–1906

Qiryat Sefer: National bibliography of the State of Israel, beginning 1993 (See JNUL Library for earlier data)

*Maagarim: The Hebrew Language Historical Dictionary

Morfix: Free access Hebrew–English/English–Hebrew dictionary

Nivonkhon Ivri: List of Hebrew idioms with explanations

*Rav Milim: Comprehensive Hebrew–English/English–Hebrew dictionary

Other Resources

All About Jewish Theatre: Platform for Jewish and Israeli theater and performing-arts practitioners

Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature

The Internet Archive: Free access digital library searchable by subject, media type, etc.

Jewish Language Research Website: a resource for the field of Jewish languages and linguistics

Legends of the Jews: Louis Ginzberg's Legends of the Jews Volumes I–IV

Medieval Hebrew Poetry: Hebrew poetry composed primarily from the 4th to the 18th centuries

Mendele: Forum for Yiddish language and literature and links to other Yiddish websites

National Center for Jewish Film: Motion picture archive, distributor and resource center housing the largest, most comprehensive collection of Jewish-themed film and video in the world

Piyut Archive: Archive of piyyutim and melodies

Project Ben Yehuda: Classics of Hebrew literature: poetry and prose, essays, and more; in Hebrew

Yiddish Sources: Comprehensive source of information for those interested in using Yiddish materials in their research; arranged by reference, research, and events

Yivoencyclopedia.org: complete picture of the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present

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Jewish Lifecycle

Resources

Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University: Full text publications in the area of the Jewish lifecycle

*eBook Collection (ebrary): More than 7,000 eBooks in religion, philosophy, classics

Hebrew/Jewish Names: By gender, historical period, and other categories

Hebrew, Yiddish, and Aramaic Biblical Names: Search for names and meanings

Jewish Calendar Tools

Jewish Lifecycle: From the Jewish Agency for Israel

Jewish Living and Learning: From the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Lifecycle materials: Rituals, practices, issues, and concerns that stem from a particular time or event in a person or a family's life; from the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance

Lifecycles: Jewish customs and laws for major lifecycle events, from education to parenting to sex, as reconceived in modern times; from My Jewish Learning

Mikvah Directory and Calendar

Minyan Locator

Secular Jewish Ceremonies: For cultural Jews, their partners, and their families; from the Society for Humanistic Judaism

Social Services Directory: The New York Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Zmanim: Instant worldwide times

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Jewish Music

Articles

*ATLA/ATLAS Religion Database: Scholarly index of articles on religious studies (all religions) includes selected full-text articles and many citations to articles on Jewish music; relevant subject headings: music, Jewish; synagogue music; Judaism–liturgy

Cantors.org: The Cantors Assempbly, the Conservative Movement's professional association of hazzanim; includes selected volumes of the Journal of Synagogue Music and Proceedings of the Cantors Assembly

Hazzanut Online: Cantorial scores, MIDI sound, biographies, background articles; emphasis on Dutch hazzanut

*Index to Jewish Periodicals: Magazines and journals in English

*Journal Locator (EBSCO A–Z): Access to full-text periodicals by journal title

Piyut Archive: Archive of piyyutim and melodies

RAMBI (Reshimat Ma'amarim be-Mada'ei ha-Yahadut): The best source for citations of scholarly articles on Jewish music; relevant subject headings: hazzan, hazzanut; liturgy and prayer; music

Books

Chazzanut Online: Cantorial scores, MIDI sound, biographies, background articles; emphasis on Dutch hazzanut

Shulmusic.org: Scores of liturgical music and MIDI sound

Dissertations

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology: From Indiana University's Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature

*ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Dissertations in the humanities and social sciences: full text since late 1990s; citations only for earlier dissertations

Reference

Hebrew and Yiddish Song Indexes (The National Library of Israel's Catalog): Premiere resource for locating scores of songs in collections. At "Select Library," choose "Music Center" for Hebrew or Yiddish songs index.

Jewish Music Research Centre: Thesaurus of Jewish Music: Major database documenting oral and written musical traditions of global Jewish communities

Other Resources

Hazzanut Online: Cantorial scores, MIDI sound, biographies, background articles; emphasis on Dutch hazzanut

Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive: Includes all types of music, in eight languages

Freedman Jewish Sound Archive Catalog: Outstanding catalog of Yiddish music; searchable by composer, author, title, first line, subject, genre, and style

Hava Nashira: Website for song leaders, including lists of recordings and songbooks

Jewish Music Web Center: Includes guide, "Starting Research in Jewish Music Research," and more

JTS Music Archives: Collections of cantors, composers, musicologists, teachers, and collectors of Jewish music from The Jewish Theological Seminary

Judaica Sound Archives: Massive catalog and selected audio of Jewish music; emphasis on pre-1950 Yiddish and U.S. recordings

JMI Keynote Jewish Music Library Database: Produced by the Jewish Music Institute at the University of London; database of recorded and notated music

Milken Archive of American Jewish Music: Aims to record, preserve, and distribute a vast cross-section of outstanding pieces of American Jewish music from the past 350 years

National Sound Archives: Hebrew University Library's digitized audio of music from Israel and Jewish communities worldwide

Shulmusic.org: A repository of mostly Ashkenazi Jewish liturgical music

Tara: Jewish music publisher

Transcontinental Music: Jewish music publisher

VirtualCantor: Digital recordings of daily, Shabbat, and holiday nusah

Zam'ru: The Jewish choral music database; includes list of recorded songs with ten types of indices

Zemereshet: project

Zemerl: Interactive database of Jewish songs

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Jewish Studies (General)

Articles

*ATLA/ATLAS Religion Database: Biblical studies and world religions; citations and partial/full text in journals (1949–present)

*Index to Hebrew Periodicals: Citations to articles from more than 1,000 Hebrew magazines, journals, and newspapers published in Israel, primarily after 1977

*Index to Jewish Periodicals: Magazines and journals in English

*Journal Locator (EBSCO A–Z): Access to full-text periodicals by journal title

*JSTOR: Scholarly journals in the arts and humanities in European languages; full text

LEKKET: Online database of selected articles in Jewish Studies (World Union of Jewish Studies)

Malmad: Journals from Malmad Center for Digital Services; Hebrew

RAMBI (Reshimat Ma'amarim be-Mada'ei ha-Yahadut): Index of scholarly articles on Jewish subjects in several languages; primarily citations

RaMBISH—Index of articles in Yeshivah journals

Books

*eBook Collection (ebrary): More than 7,000 eBooks in religion, philosophy, classics

*eBook Collection (EBSCOhost): eBooks in Jewish studies, 1996–2001

Google Hebrew Books: Access to Hebrew books published in Israel

HathiTrust Digital Library: Full-text access to books published before 1923

HebrewBooks.org: Classic Hebrew books for free download; searchable by subject

Dissertations

DART-Europe E-theses Portal: Access to full-text research theses from universities sourced from European countries

*ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Dissertations in the humanities and social sciences: full text since late 1990s; citations only for earlier dissertations

University of Haifa Dissertations and Theses (Hebrew)

Reference

*Bibliography of the Hebrew Book (Mifal Ha-Bibliografiyah): Hebrew books printed 1473–1960, with biographies of authors

*Encyclopaedia Judaica: Second edition (2007 update of original 1971 edition)

*Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World: Academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands, particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods

Jewish Encyclopedia: Unedited contents of the encyclopedia originally published in New York, 1901–1906

Jewish Virtual Library: Most comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia in the world, covering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism

Kiryat Sefer: National bibliography of the State of Israel, beginning 1993 (See JNUL Library for earlier data)

Morfix: Free access Hebrew–English/English–Hebrew dictionary

Nivonkhon Ivri: List of Hebrew idioms with explanations

*Rav Milim: Comprehensive Hebrew–English/English–Hebrew dictionary

Other Resources

Berman Jewish Policy Archive: Open access to a growing library of 4,000+ policy-relevant documents from leading authors, journals, and organizations

Calendar Converter: Monthly Jewish calendar and ability to convert dates between Jewish and Gregorian calendars (English/Russian)

The Center for Jewish History: Combined collections of five major institutions of Jewish scholarship, history, and art: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Daat: Daat Center for Jewish studies and humanities

European Jewish Studies: Directory of Jewish Studies in Europe from the European Association for Jewish Studies

The Internet Archive: Free access digital library searchable by subject, media type, etc.

Jewish Link: Jewish genealogy links

The Jewish National and University Library (JNUL)

Jewish Women: A comprehensive historical encyclopedia; biographies, thematic essays, photographs and illustrations on a wide range of Jewish women through the centuries

JTA Archive: Original reporting of events spanning Jewish experience, much of it not covered by the mainstream media; includes articles reported from Europe between 1937 and 1945 that document the Holocaust on a daily basis, articles documenting the experience of Russian Jews throughout the Communist era, coverage of life in then-Palestine before the new state was inaugurated etc.

LGBT Jewish Heroes: Poster series of Jewish LGBT changemakers

National Center for Jewish Film: Motion picture archive, distributor, and resource center housing the largest, most comprehensive collection of Jewish-themed film and video in the world

Religion Compass: Peer-reviewed surveys of the most important research and current thinking from across the entire discipline

Repositories of Primary Sources - Israel and the Near East: Updated listing of websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive: Full-length films on Jewish topics divided into categories including Jewish communities, the Holocaust, and the State of Israel

United States Holocaust Museum: Registry of Jewish Holocaust survivors with search capabilities

Weizmann Center for Study of Zionism at Tel Aviv University: Devoted to advancing scholarly research of the Zionist idea, the Zionist movement, the Yishuv (Jewish community in Palestine), and the State of Israel from a multidisciplinary approach and critical perspective, the center publishes two semiannual academic journals: Israel: Studies in Zionism and the State of Israel—History, Society, Culture (Hebrew) and The Journal of Israeli History: Politics, Society, Culture

Yad Ben-Zvi: Founded for the purpose of studying documents, manuscripts, and printed material relating to the history, communal life, and culture of Jewish communities under Islam and in other countries of the Middle East and Asia; for initiating and supporting research on these subjects; and for publishing monographs and texts reflecting the history and cultural activity of these communities

Yad Tabenkin: The Research and Documentation Center of the kibbutz movement offers a scholarship fund for research; it also publishes a yearbook and other selected works, including some by kibbutz members, the labor movement, and from the academic world

 

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Jewish Women

Resources

Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Archival Resources on the History of Jewish Women in America: Compiled by Phyllis Holman Weisbard

Bibliography of Sources on Sexual and Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community: Resources from the Minnesota Center on Violence and Abuse

Directory of Domestic Violence Resources: Compiled by Jewish Women International

*eBook Collection (ebrary): More than 7,000 eBooks in religion, philosophy, classics

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at Penn: An interdisciplinary program at the University of Pennsylvania that provides intellectual opportunities to explore the role of gender in human affairs

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute: The "Publications" section includes full-text scholarly articles and research bibliographies

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA): Aims to expand the spiritual, ritual, intellectual, and political opportunities for women within the framework of halakha; includes "Publications" and "Online Library" sections

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia: Comprehensive scholarly work; includes biographical and thematic articles

Jewish Women's Archive: Aims to chronicle and transmit the rich legacy of Jewish women and their contributions to their families and communities; includes research tools, digitized issues of The American Jewess, curriculum resources, oral history tools, etc.

Jewish Women's Studies, The Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History: Hebrew University's searchable database annotated with key words; primary sources arranged by historical time periods

Kolot Women's and Gender Study Center at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College: Offers insights and innovative practices from the study of gender and Judaism to Jews across denominations

Lilith Magazine: "Independent, Jewish & frankly feminist"

Ma'yan: Site advocates for a Jewish community fully inclusive of women; research section includes reports, articles, white papers, and more

Nashim: Scholarly journal of Jewish women's studies and gender issues

Women and Gender Studies and Issues: A gateway to resources on Jewish women, including domestic violence and LGBT resources in the Jewish community

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal: An academic, refereed journal published exclusively on the Internet and devoted to scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism

Women's League for Conservative Judaism: Synagogue-based women's organization and an active arm of the Conservative/Masorti Movement; provides services toward education, religious observance, and resources for sisterhoods

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