JUDAICA ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
Tanach – Machon-mamre
Jewish texts, including four different language editions of the Tanach (Hebrew, Aramaic, English, and an edition that compares the Hebrew and English translation).
The Aleppo Codex is an old manuscript of the Bible, reflecting the Masora very exactly, written by the renowned Masorete, Aharon Ben Asher.
Pentateuch. Eretz Israel. 10th century
Manuscript. Eretz Israel, 10th century. Parchment. 270 folios. 432x385 mm.
Three columns. Written in a fine, large bold, Oriental square script, fully
vocalized and with accents..
Bible. Spain, 1260
Manuscript. Burgos, Spain, 1260. Parchment. 428 folios. 305x270 mm. Sefardi
square script. Three columns per page (Proverbs, Job and Psalms in two
Bible. Spain, 1341
Manuscript on parchment. Saragossa, Spain, 1341. 3 volumes. 204, 206, 53
fols. 215x155 mm. Sefardi square script. 2 columns per page..
Mishna – Halacha Brura
Links to many full-text books in rabbinic literature, in many editions, some searchable
Primary Textual Witnesses to Tannaitic Literature (Hebrew).
The Mekhilta Textual Witnesses Database includes all extant manuscripts. It also includes a chart of comparison
between the Constantinople editio princep and the Venice edition of 1545.
Works of the Rambam (JNUL collection)
Manuscripts and early printed editions of the Rambam's works (Hebrew/English).
More than 37,000 searchable Hebrew books. (Available only in the Reference Department and the Judaica Reading Room)
Rare books – JNUL collection
Digital images of 100 rare books from the collection of the Jewish National and University Library, from the 15th century incunabula to 20th century works. Additional titles are added regularly.
Out of print and rare books in Judaica that are in the public domain.
Responsa Project – Bar Ilan
The database includes the full-text of major Judaica works and over 80,000 items
of Responsa literature, covering from the eighth century to the present.
Includes short biographies of the authors.
Free Access to the database is now available on the JNUL's computers.
More than 37,000 (rare) books written by American rabbis in the beginning of the
20th century, also includes biographies and periodicals. (Free download in PDF
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in Judaica Reading Room)
Mendele: Forum for Yiddish Literature and Yiddish Language
Yiddish literature and links to other Yiddish websites.
National Yiddish Book Center
Over ten thousand Yiddish texts of the National Yiddish Book Center are now online
About 800 Yiddish books, printed from the middle of the 16th century through the early part of the 20th century, from the collection of the
University of Frankfurt.
National Digital Library POLONA - Yiddish literature
A selection of most outstanding representatives of Yiddish
literature written before World War II.
- Electronic journals
Early Hebrew Newspapers Project (from the JNUL collection)
Images of major titles of early the early Hebrew press (19th and early 20th century). Includes: Halevanon, Hamagid, Havazelet,Hatzvi, Hazefirah, Hameliz, Davar.
Indexes to periodicals
Israel Government Portal
Link to ministries and government services. (Hebrew/English/Arabic)
Central Zionist Archives
Official archives of the Zionist movement. (English/Hebrew)
Yad Vashem – Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority
Homepage of Yad Vashem, documents the history of the Jewish people
during the Holocaust period. (English/Hebrew)
Central Bureau of Statistics
Official statistical information of the State of Israel, including population censuses and information on other government institutions.
The primary Internet source for Jewish genealogy
Jewish Genealogy Links Page – databases, name dictionaries, organizations/societies, topics
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center (JNUL)
a scholarly research centre, dedicated to Jewish Genealogy and family history
EIRI – Eretz Israel Records Indexing
Genealogical databases with more than 100,000 records and around 20,000 different surnames of individuals
Israel Genealogical Society
Your gateway to genealogical resources in Israel
Site includes The Central Database of Shoah Victim’s Names
Bet Hatefusoth – The Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
The database of the Center has over 2 million names
Comprehensive website for Sephardic genealogy
United States Holocaust Museum, Washington D.C.
Registry of Jewish Holocaust Survivors – names and places search tools
Jewish History Resource Center – Dinur Center
Geographic links to resources, including census, graveyards and cemeteries, immigration
Publisher of products and information of interest for researching Jewish genealogy
Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
holds the archives of hundreds of Jewish communities, local, national and international Jewish organizations and the private collections of many outstanding Jewish personalities
The Israel Genealogical Society.
is a collaborative venture to create a free encyclopedia of research issues relating to genealogy.
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and other aids
Encyclopedia of Judaism. (Hebrew)
Elektronnaia evreiskaia Entsiklopedia
Electronic version of the 2nd print edition, including yearly additions published in 1982 and 1992.
In addition, contains updates about the State of Israel (until 1996), the peace process, world Jewish communities and personalities.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Over 15,000 articles and illustrations, originally published between 1901-1906.
Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.
Over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations on a wide range of Jewish women through the centuries.
Magyar Zsidó Lexikon
Hungarian Jewish encyclopedia, published in 1929
- source of information for biographies, communities, organizations and periodicals.
YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
Provides the most complete picture of the history and culture of the Jews in Eastern Europe.
Encyclopedia of Jews
in the Islamic World
The Encyclopedia covers an area of Jewish history, religion and culture.
It covers all five volumes of the print edition and includes 2000 illustrations
and fills the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods.
Encyclopedia of the Founders and Builders of Israel. Compiled and published by David Tidhar
A project of Touro College Libraries. (Hebrew with English interface)
Collected and edited by Rachel Steiner and Naomi Avraham
Latest update: June 2010