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Judaism

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About.com: Judaism
Abstraction and the Holocaust - Mark Godfrey's lecture at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, 23 January 2009.
Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory - "Prime gateway to 464 high quality resources for the study of Judaism" assembled by Stefan Rohrbacher, Institute for Jewish Studies (Institut für Jüdische Studien), Düsseldorf University. (Part of the WWW Virtual Library.)
American Jewess (1895-1899) - Described itself as "the only magazine in the world devoted to the interests of Jewish women."
American Jewish Archives - Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati
American Jewish Committee Archives - "Filled with more than a million documents and hundreds of movies and radio shows, the New York-based American Jewish Committee Archives house an extraordinary range of resources on the past century of American Jewish history." Includes Jewish Experience on Film: An American Overview by Joel Rosenberg, American Jewish Yearbook, 1996.
American Jewish Congress
American Jewish Historical Society - Waltham, Massachusetts. Has a good collection American Jewish History Internet Resources.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - "Sponsors programs of relief, rescue, and reconstruction."
Anne Frank Homepage - Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Other resources on Anne Frank include Anne Frank Online and the Anne Frank Trust.
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) - “World's leading organization to fight anti-Semitism, hatred, prejudice and bigotry.” Has a HateFilter which “protects children by blocking access to World Wide Web sites of individuals or groups that, in the judgment of the Anti-Defamation League, advocate hatred, bigotry or even violence towards Jews or other groups on the basis of their religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other immutable characteristics.”
Art Spiegelman: The Road to Maus - National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. (See also Chris Goffard's 1992 interview with Spiegelman in Fish Rap Live.)
Association of Jewish Libraries - Provides links to other resources.
Avotaynu - “Leading publisher of information and products of interest to persons who are researching Jewish genealogy and Jewish family history.”
Babylonischer Talmud - Pergamenthandschrift, Frankreich (?) 1342 - Cod.hebr.95
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beth Hatefutsoth: Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora - With exhibition on Jews of Romania
Beyond the Pale: The History of Jews in Russia - "In-depth, illustrated history of Jews in Russia, with over 400 historical photographs."
Birthright Israel - Project that pays for young Jews to travel to Israel.
Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives - University of Arizona research collection "dedicated to collecting and recording the dramatic history of pioneer Jews in the Desert Southwest, covering Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas." With sections on Jewish Pioneers of the Southwest, Synagogues of the Southwest, Crypto-Jews and The Wernick Family Record of Remembrance: From Shtetl to Tucson.
B'nai B'rith Interactive - Has a Calendar of Jewish Holidays.
British Library - Their Turning the Pages provides access to the Golden Haggadah, a lavishly illustrated 14th century Hebrew manuscript. See also Hebrew Collections.
British Library Archival Sound Recordings - Has 186 interviews with Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. Margaret Augstein's interview, for example, is available online, has a complete transcript and provides detailed descriptions of concentration camp life.
Cantor's World - Founded in 2003 with the goal of "reviving interest in chazzonus and offering quality and creative programs." Hear selected radio shows and music from the Music Library.
Catskills Institute - "Educational organization, incorporated through the New York State Board of Regents, that is dedicated to understanding the past and preserving the record of Jewish life in the Catskill Mountains." Site offers Catskill stories, memoirs, bibliographies, photographs, and information on conferences.
Center for Jewish History - New York. Provides access to Online Catalogs for the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute For the study of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry and the Yivo Institute.
Center for the Study of Jewish Life - Rutgers University.
Centropa - Jewish heritage in Central and Eastern Europe.
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life - “Promotes environmental education, scholarship, advocacy, and action in the American Jewish community.”
Compact Memory - Project to Digitize Jewish periodicals in the German language. “The project is carried out in co-operation with the 'Sondersammelgebiet Wissenschaft des Judentums der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt/Main' and the 'Bibliothek Germania Judaica Köln', which house the largest collections of Jewish periodicals in the Federal Republic of Germany. (There is a description of the project in English.)
Cybrary of the Holocaust - Michael Declan Dunn.
Eldridge Street Project - Project to restore the landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, between Canal and Division Streets in lower Manhattan.
Eli Wiesel: the Perils of Indifference - Speech, in RealAudio format, given in the East Room of the White House on April 12, 1999, as part of the ongoing Millennium Lecture series, hosted by President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. (History Place Great Speeches Collection.)
Evidence of Yiddish Documented in European Societies (EYDES) - Provides access to selected recordings and transcriptions from the Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry.
Feuchtwanger Memorial Library - "Lion Feuchtwanger (1884-1958) was a German Jewish emigre writer who fled Europe during World War II and lived in Los Angeles from 1941 until his death." Includes information about German Exiles in Southern California and provides links to related resources. (University of Southern California)
Florida State Archives Photographic Collection - Their Mosaic Photo Collection (accessible from the search page) consists of 650 images of Jewish life in Florida, from the 1880s to the 1960s. (A search for weddings, for example, retrieves over 300 results).
Folk Literature of the Sephardic Jews - "A multimedia archive of ballads and other oral literature in Judeo-Spanish collected from 1957 to 1993 ."
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies - Yale University collection of over 3,700 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. With audio and video Excerpts from Testimonies.
Franz Rosenzweig: His life and Works - Arnold Betz, Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
Fred R. Crawford Witness to the Holocaust Project - Accounts from the soldiers who liberated the German concentration camps during World War II, from Holocaust survivors, and from other witnesses. Offers a Table of Contents. Oral histories can be found in the Case Files and there are also Photographs. A corporate name search for Buchenwald (Concentration camp) retrieves 439 results (Selected Archives at Georgia Tech and Emory.)
Freedman Collection of Recorded Jewish Music - University of Pennsylvania owns one of the largest collections anywhere of recorded Yiddish music. Yiddish Song Database contains over 1700 recordings and provides samples of Audio clips.
From Haven to Home 350 Years of Jewish Life in American - Library of Congress Exhibition
A Garment Worker's Legacy: The Joe Fishstein Collection of Yiddish Poetry - "considered to be one of the finest private collections of its kind in the world. It consists of some 2300 Yiddish works, mostly poetry, and includes many rare volumes, most of which have been preserved in vintage condition by beautiful hand-made jackets fashioned by Joe Fishstein, the Bronx garment worker who amassed them." Part of McGill University's Digital Collections Program
H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online - Consortium of scholarly lists. Includes H-HOLOCAUST and H-JUDAIC.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Home to the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry which has a Bibliography of Contemporary Jewry, and a computerized bibliography of approxiamtely 7000 books and articles (searchable via telnet - log in as jcjse), an Oral History Divison and a Jewish Deomgraphy Library. The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive has a catalogue and a Poster Collection.
Hillel - Jewish campus organization.
Holocaust-Era Assets: Research Institute Resources - Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Holocaust/Genocide Project - International, nonprofit, telecommunications effort (Grades 7-12) focusing on the study of the Holocaust with participating schools in several countries - including the United States, Israel, Australia, Germany, Poland, Cambodia, Argentina, Romania, and Russia. Site Maintained by David Dickerson.
Holocaust Survivors - Survivor stories, photo gallery, audio gallery, encyclopedia, texts, bibliography and links to related resources.
Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts - Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem.
International Jewish Cemetery Project - Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.
International Tracing Service Bad Arolsen - "The International Tracing Service came into being in its present form through the Bonn Agreements of 6 June 1955. It has the mammoth task of gathering, filing, preserving and processing the personal records of civilians who were persecuted under the Third Reich. Archive now contains over 50 million reference files relating to 17.5 million people." See Revisiting the Horrors of the Holocaust: Millions Of Nazi Documents Are Being Made Available to the Public, 60 Minutes, CBS, December 17, 2006.
Internet Jewish History Sourcebook - Links to full-text resources assembled by Paul Halsall.
Israel Antiquities Authority
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs - “Designed to provide basic information about Israel and its people, while offering comprehensive material on the Israeli government and its policies.”
Israel Museum - Jerusalem.
Israeli Center for Libraries
Jacob Richman's Hot Sites - There is a Jewish section which has a collection of links to Holidays, including Chanukka.
Jeanette Kuvin Oren - Synagogue art, Torah covers, Judaica.
Jerusalem Post Daily Internet Edition - They have a collection of links to Middle East Sites.
Jewish Cooking in America - PBS series hosted and produced by Joan Nathan, a nationally acclaimed author of Jewish Cooking in America (1998).
Jewish Encyclopedia - “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.”
Jewish Family & Life
Jewish Genealogy Home Page - David Chapin. (Hosted by the Dallas Virtual Jewish Community Center)
Jewish Heritage Online Magazine - Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
Jewish Heritage Program - World Monuments Fund.
Jewish Historical Museum / Joods Historisch Museum - Amsterdam
Jewish/Kosher Foods - Annotated collection of links to food and cooking resources from Mimi's Cyber Kitchen. Other sites with Jewish recipes include RFCJ Archives, Recipe Source and Kitchen Link.
Jewish Law - With Legal Briefs
Jewish Museum - New York
Jewish Museum - London
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Jewish Studies - Frank Unlandherm, Middle East and Jewish Studies Librarian, Columbia University.
Jewish Theological Seminary - "Academic and Spiritual Center of Conservative Judaism Worldwide." Highlights include Torah commentaries, Exhibits and a Library page.
Jewish Virtual Library - American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
Jewish War Veterans of the United States - Provides access to their publication, Jewish Veteran, in pdf format.
Jewish Week - Largest independently audited Jewish newspaper in the U.S.
Jewish Women's Archive - With online exhibitions on Bobbie Rosenfeld, Bella Abzug, Barbara Myerhoff, Rebecca Gratz, Emma Lazarus, Molly Picon, Justine Wise Polier, Hannah G. Solomon and Lilian Wald.
JewishGen - "Official home of Jewish Genealogy"
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Full-text from Vol. 1 (1996) and searchable. (ISSN 1203-1542)
The Judaica Bibliography - Mark A. Christian, Divinity Library, Vanderbilt University.
Judaica Collection at Yale University Library
Judaica Studies - Rochelle S. Elstein, Northwestern University Library.
Judaism and Jewish Resources - Andrew Tannenbaum, Brookline, Massachusetts.
Jüdischen Museum (Jewish Museum) - Berlin. Also available in English.
Kosher Restaurant Database - Shamash Jewish Internet Consortium
Labor and the Holocaust: the Jewish Labor Committee and the Anti-Nazi Struggle - Portfolio of a hundred photographs and documents from the Jewish Labor Committee Collection from the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University Libraries.
Language and Culture Archive of Ashkenazic Jewry -
Last Expressions: Art from Auschwitz - Images, biographies, essays and bibliographies. (Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University.)
Last Jews of Libya - Vivienne Roumani-Denn.
Learning About the Holocaust Through Art - "Collaborative project between World ORT and Beit Lohamei Haghetaot (the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum and Study Center), with principle sponsorship from the Claims Conference."
The Leo Baeck Institute for the study of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry
Library of Congress Online Catalog

Library of Congress Webcasts - See also Library of Congress Podcasts
I Will Wake the Dawn: Illuminated Psalms - Debra Band, 17 January 2008 [34 minutes].
Quick to the Party: Southern Jews and the Americanization of Hanukkah - Peggy Pearlstein and Dianne Ashton, 2 November, 2007 [45 minutes].
Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community - Laura Cohen Appelbaum, Wendy Turman, 18 October 2007 [47 minutes].
Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments in Modern America - Jenna Weissman Joselit, 11 Octoer 2007 [58 minutes].
A Bibliographer Encounters the Muses: Reflections on the Yiddish Theater and Its Legacy - Zachary M. Baker, 8 May 2007 [57 minutes].
The Jewish Book in America - Jonathan D. Sarna, 7 June 2004 [43 minutes].

Literature of the Holocaust - Maintained by Al Filreis, Class of 1942 Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania.
Location and Identification of Ancient Shikhin (Asochis) - Colby College archaeological project in Israel
Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica - University of Chicago Library Department of Special Collections.
"Mame-loshn" at Harvard - Janet Tassel's article for the July-August 1997 issue of Harvard Magazine, discusses "Professor Ruth Wisse [who] revives the riches of Yiddish, and finds in the schlemiel some cautionary lessons about the future of Israel."
Mazal Library: A Holocaust Resource - Privately held and funded resource for historians, researchers, students and the general public. "This cyber-library will contain the complete, searchable text of the 42 volumes of the International Military Tribunal, (the so-called 'blue' series); the 15 volumes of the Nuernberg Military Tribunal, (the so-called 'green' series); and the 11 volumes of Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression (the so-called 'red' series). Every text file will be linked through an icon to its original scanned graphic page."
Mendele: Forum for Yiddish Literature and Yiddish Language
Museum of Jewish Heritage - Battery Park City, New York
National Archives and Records Administration - Provides online access to 50 million historical electronic records created by more than 20 federal agencies.
Archival Research Catalog - Online catalog of NARA's nationwide holdings.
Holocaust-Era Assets Records and Research
National Archives Collection of World War II War Crimes Records (RG 238)
Totenbuch Mauthausen [Mauthausen Death Book] - ARC Identifier: 305268. "Seven Death Books from the Mauthausen concentration camp inupper Austria. Of the estimated 199,404 prisoners who passed through theMauthausen concentration camp, it is believed that 119,000 died."
War Crimes Trials Case Files, 1947 - 1958 - Record Group 549: Records of United States Army, Europe, 1942-1980, ARC Identifier: 581096. "Case files for Buchenwald, Dachau, Flossenberg, Mauthausen, and Nordhausen concentration camp cases."
National Center for Jewish Film - With Schedule and Films for jewishfilm.2000, the 3rd Annual Jewish Film Festival held at Brandeis University, March 12 - April 12, 2000.
National Council of Jewish Women
National Foundation for Jewish Culture - With information on the winners of the Jewish Cultural Achievement Awards.
National Museum of American Jewish History - Located in Philadelphia, the site provides Timeline, information about current and previous exhibitions, (including Art Spiegelman: The Road to Maus) and Links to other resources.
Nazi War Criminal Records Interagency Working Group - National Archives and Records Administration. Issued the Implementation of the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act: An Interim Report to Congress.
Nizkor Project - "Dedicated to the nearly twelve million victims ruthlessly destroyed by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime." Has recently made available The Diary of Adolf Eichmann.
Nuremberg Trials Project - Harvard Law School Library
Nuremberg War Crimes Trials - Documents from the trials from the Avalon Project, Yale University
Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Princeton University Library Jewish Studies Resources - Nancy Pressman Levy
RAMBI: The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies - Jewish National and University Library. Also available via Telnet from the Jewish Studies Department at the University of Duisburg.
Shamash: the Jewish Network - "Strives to be the highest quality central point of Jewish information and discussion on the Internet."
Shoah Project
Shtetl, Yiddish Language and Culture - Iosif Vaisman
Simon Wiesenthal Center - Los Angeles. Comprehensive site provides extensive material on the Holocaust. There is a Multimedia Learning Center with an index to topics which are further supplemented with photos, documents and text.
Spoken Yiddish Language Project - Columbia University
Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Searchable by subject, title, source, copyright, keyword, language, location, event date, and genre.
Survivors of the SHOAH Visual History Foundation - Founded by Steven Spielberg
State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau - Oswiecim
Swiss Bank Dormant Accounts - "List of the dormant accounts opened by non-Swiss individuals prior to the end of World War II ( May 9, 1945), and all the information needed to file a claim to one of these accounts."
Switzerland & the Holocaust Assets - The objective of this site, edited by Swiss journalist Bruno Giussani, "is to become a one-stop resource page for the information available on the Internet related to the actions of Switzerland and other countries during and after Second World War - more specifically to the handling and recovering of the Holocaust Assets - and its current coverage by the world media."
Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research - Fragments of Hebrew and Jewish literature rescued from the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo. (Cambridge University Library)
Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust - "An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through text, documents, photographs, art, and literature" provided by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida.
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
To Save a Life: Stories of Jewish Rescue - First chapters of the previously unpublished book by Ellen Land-Weber.
Toronto's First Synagogues
Touro Synagogue - National Historic Site in Newport, Rhode Island
Trial of Adolf Eichmann - PBS online companion to the 2-hour documentary which premiered on April 30th, 1997.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Located in Washington, DC, the museum's website is a rich resource. It includes a searchable Archive of historic photographs and documents. Online Exhibitions include Music of the Holocaust, Jasenovac, Do You Remember When?, Life Reborn: Jewish Displaced Persons, Speech & Silence, Holocaust in Greece, Voyage of the St. Louis, Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto, Joseph Nassy: Images of the Internment, Father Jacques, the Doctors Trial and Jewish Displaced Persons Project. The Research Library provides access to the library catalog and has a useful collection of bibliographies. Teachers will appreciate The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students which has a keydates, a glossary and topical essays. The museum also offers a number of multimedia resources including archived events and sound files for Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto and The Dream of the King's Daughter, a Sephardic Folk Songs sung by Savina Yannatou.
Virtual Religion Index: Jewish Studies - Rutgers University Department of Religion.
Voices from Ravensbrück - "A unique collection of sources from the survivors at their reception in Sweden 1945." (Manuscript Section, University Library, Lund University).
Voices of the Holocaust: A Documentary Project by Illinois Institute of Technology -Houses 70 English-language transcribed interviews conducted in 1946 by Dr. David Pablo Boder, an IIT psychology professor. The consist of "first-hand accounts of incredible tales of horror, survival, and liberation of 70 victims of Nazi atrocities and oppression during World War II. The interviewees included farmers, lawyers, artists, carpenters and others from all economic levels, and covering many religions, nationalities, and languages from across Europe."
Web Genocide Documentation Centre: Internet Resources on Genocide and Mass Killings - Dr. Stuart Stein, University of the West of England.
Witness & Legacy: Contemporary Art about the Holocaust - Exhibition of recent Holocaust art by 23 American artists. Curated by Paul Spencer and Lynette Henderson of the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
Wolf Lewkowicz Collection - Wolf Lewkowicz of Lodz, Poland corresponded between 1922 and 1939 with his 20-year-old nephew Sol J. Zissman who had immigrated to the United States and was living in Chicago.
Works of Flavius Josephus - Translated by William Whiston, the site includes Antiquities of the Jews, War of the Jews, and The Life of Flavius Josephus. (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
Yale Library Selected Internet Resources: Judaica
Yad Vashem - Israeli Holocaust memorial holds an annual Conference with papers available online (in pdf format).
Yeshiva University - Their Library provides access to online catalog and there is an online exhibition on Einstein and Yeshiva University.
Yiddish Book Collection of the Russian Avant-Garde - Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yiddish Voice - Yiddish-language radio show, WUNR 1600 AM, serving Boston's Yiddish-speaking community.
Zemerl: Jewish Song Database - Interactive database of Jewish songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Judeo-Spanish. Offers sound clips and lyrics.
Last updated 25 October 2010
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