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Academic Information - Jewish Studies
This site is a directory of online resources on Judaism which includes over 25,00 hand picked educational resources for high school and college students. Sections on the site include Digital Publications, Holocaust Studies, American Jews, Woman and Judaism and Organisations. The site has information on degree programs, has a student centre and had preparation resources for Admission tests as well as online Book Stores. The site is very well organised and easy to use and find material.  Primary Sources: Arutz-7 Israel National Radio- Live 24- hour broadcast from Israel and other audio and text items of interest, Tanakh, Talmud, Haggada, Kabbalah, Midrash. Secondary Sources: Links to the Academic Jewish studies internet directory, The Jewish history resource centre.
Institutional Affiliation University of Washington
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA Updated Frequently Multimedia Audio
Address http://www.academicinfo.net/Judaism.html
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Association for Jewish Studies
"A learned society and professional organization that seeks to promote, maintain, and improve teaching, and research in Jewish Studies in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning." The site contains conference information including exhibitor, speaker and advertiser registers; listings of position openings at educational institutions (for members only), and contents for the AJS Review. 
Institutional Affiliation Brandeis University
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA, PhD Updated Monthly  Multimedia None
Address http://www.ajsnet.org/
Comments Information site.

 

Centre for Advanced Judaic Studies in Pennsylvania
This site is of the library exhibitions of the Centre for Advanced Judaic Studies in Pennsylvania. This is a very good site with many varied, detailed and interesting exhibitions available to view online. Each exhibition includes a lot of primary and secondary material and provides a lot of information. Different exhibitions available to view on this site include 'Modern Jewish Literatures: Language, Identity, Writing.' 'Challenging Boundaries: History and Anthropology in Jewish Studies' and 'The Meaning of Words: Marcus Jastrow and the Making of Rabbinic Dictionaries' as well as many others.  Primary Sources:  Exhibitions
Institutional Affiliation University of Pennsylvania
Language(s) English
Level   A-Level, BA, MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Frequently Multimedia None
Address http://www.library.upenn.edu/cajs/
Comments Some catalogues, although reviewed online are only available in the library itself.

 

EAJS
This website is by the European Association for Jewish Studies. The aim of the EAJS is the encouragement and support of the teaching of Jewish Studies at University level in Europe and to further an understanding of the importance of Jewish culture and civilisation and of the impact it has had on European cultures over many centuries. The site also has information on activities, news and announcements and conferences. The site provides information on membership application and fee payments. Primary Sources: News, Conferences Secondary Sources: Directory of Jewish Studies in Europe (1998), Journal of Israeli History
Institutional Affiliation Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Language(s) English, French, German, Spanish
Level  BA, MA Updated Frequently Multimedia None
Address

http://www.eurojewishstudies.org/

Comments There is specific information on University courses in Jewish Studies available within Europe

 

The Goldstein-Goren International Centre for Jewish Thought
 This centre was established in 2000. The goal of the centre is to promote the knowledge and research of Jewish thought both in Israel and around the world. There are many things to view within this site to help achieve this. Items for viewing include e-lectures, a glossary, conferences, seminars and symposia, a link to the library of Jewish thought and also a link to the department of Jewish thought. There is information on a wide range of topics in relation to Jewish studies available within these categories.   Primary Sources: Conferences include 'Judaism and the world- Interaction, influence and impact', 'Religious cultures in the early modern period: Texts and contexts', 'Shabbat- Idea, history, reality'. Secondary Sources: E lectures include 'The New Age of Kabbalah and Post modern Spirituality' by Boaz Huss, 'Interpretation and Power: The emergence of Zohar Hermeneutics' by Boaz Huss, 'When Rabbis meet the Doctors: How medical Halakhah is made' by Daniel J. Lasker.
Institutional Affiliation Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Language(s) English, Hebrew
Level  BA, MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Frequently Multimedia None
Address http://hsf.bgu.ac.il/cjt/
Comments All of the seminars and lectures are available to view in both English and Hebrew.

 

The Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women (Brandeis University)
An institute devoted to studies related to the history and experience of Jewish Women. Features conference information with downloadable brochures, full text of working papers and bibliographies in PDF format, content listings of Nashim (a Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues), research grant applicant information and contact information. Secondary Sources: Working papers by Chanel E. Dubofsky, Harriet Feinberg, Tobin Belzer, M.A., Susan M. Kahn, Ph.D., and Shulamit Reinharz, Ph.D. Medieval Jewish Women in History, Literature, Law, and Art: A Bibliography compiled and annotated by Cheryl Tallan; full text of Jewish Women 2000: Conference Papers from the HRIJW International Scholarly Exchanges 1997-1998, edited by Helen Epstein, "I of the Beholder: Jews and Gender in Film and Popular Culure," by Sylvia Barack Fishman, Ph.D., and bibliographies in PDF format. 
Institutional Affiliation Brandeis University
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA, PhD Updated Monthly Multimedia None
Address http://www.brandeis.edu/hirjw/
Comments Provides a stunning list of Jewish women-orientated writing.

 
Jewish Studies Network Directory of Professionals
A listing of researchers and directors of Jewish studies programs organized according to their fields of interest. Includes email addresses and institutional affiliation.
Institutional Affiliation The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, Michigan State University
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA Updated Weekly Multimedia None
Address http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~judaic/persondirectory.html
Comments Of use to find experts in the field, but U.S. based only.

Judaic Studies, University of Central Florida
This site gives information about the Judaic studies program at the University of Central Florida. The program aims to enhance Judaic knowledge, scholarship and awareness in the Central Florida area. 'The program aims to offer instruction, conduct research and disseminate knowledge in the civilisation of the Jewish people, from biblical times to the present day, in the major dimensions of its creative and intellectual pursuits: literature, language, religion, philosophy, law, social, political and economic organisation.' The site includes detailed information about the program and the faculty.
Institutional Affiliation University of Central Florida
Language(s) English
Level  BA, MA, PhD Updated Frequently Multimedia None
Address http://judaicstudies.cah.ucf.edu/
Comments There are links to other similar courses on the site.

 

H-Judaic
One of H-Net's many academic discussion lists. Topics on Judaica and the academic study and discussion of Judaism ancient, mediaeval, and modern. Includes a discussion archive, academic announcements, book reviews, syllabi and H-Holocaust links. Secondary Sources: Professional papers by scholars and archives of the Jewish Studies Newsletter.
Institutional Affiliation Project Genesis, Inc.
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Daily Multimedia Audio
Address http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~judaic/
Comments General interest.

 
Project Muse
This website links to journals on Israeli studies. The journals present multidisciplinary scholarship on Israeli history, politics, society and culture. Each issue includes essays and documents on a broad range of issues. Although emphasis in these journals is on the state of Israel, information does extend to the pre-state period. Recognition is also given to events in the Diaspora communities as they affect the Israeli state. Secondary Sources: Articles include 'Bubermania: The Jewish Youth Movement in Vienna, 1917-1919' by David Rechter, 'The Jewish Policy of the Late Imperial War Ministry: The Impact of the Russian Right' by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, 'Children of the Revolution: Communism, Zionism and the Berman Brothers' by Marci Shore, 'Anniversaries in Conflict: On the Centenary of the Jewish Socialist Labour Bund' by Abraham Brumberg.
Institutional Affiliation University of Indiana
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Frequently Multimedia None
Address http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/is/
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World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS)
A site for Jewish students and others interested in Jewish issues. Site contains a summary of the news from Israel, a fortnightly electronic newsletter, guides for Jewish leadership, a Jewish calendar, conference and event links, learning resources and suggested activities, university news, a history of the organization, and current WUJS campaign information. Secondary Sources: Articles and teaching resources
Institutional Affiliation World Union of Jewish Students
Language(s) English, Hebrew
Level A level, BA, MA Updated Fortnightly Multimedia None
Address http://www.wujs.org.il/
Comments Not only for academic study but also excellent for Jewish Youth leaders or any young Jewish person with an enquiring mind.Snippets available on Jewish History in accessible style; in brief explanations of religious observances: Shabbat, for example. A site for the young Jewish person embarking on independent path to Jewish life.

Perpetual Jewish/Civil Calendar
Basic, but useful, site allows visitors to input from one to five years which are converted to the Jewish Civil Calendar. A simple set of directions instructs the visitor on how to use the page.
Institutional Affiliation University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Language(s) English
Level General Updated Unknown  Multimedia None
Address http://www.uwm.edu/cgi-bin/corre/calendar
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Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory
"A gateway to 363 high quality resources for the study of Judaism, including access to library catalogues and to databases including RAMBI (an index of articles on Jewish Studies)."  Features a worldwide index of academic institutions, libraries and archives, a listing of Jewish Studies at universities, research institutes, and links to other internet resources.
Institutional Affiliation None
Language(s) English, Hebrew
Level A level, BA, MA Updated Monthly Multimedia None
Address http://www.jewish-studies.com/
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Judaism and Jewish Resources
An independent metasite produced by Andrew Tannenbaum arranged by general subject headings and short comments about each site. Topics include: Central Services, State of Israel, Yiddish, Sephardi, Jewish Studies, Holocaust, Travel, Arts, News and many others. Also includes a short history of the website and an explanation of selection criteria.
Institutional Affiliation None
Language(s) English
Level GCSE, A level, BA, MA Updated Monthly Multimedia None
Address http://shamash.org/trb/judaism.html#studs
Comments Interesting resource site useful at any level, e.g. Kosher Food.

 

 

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