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Ben Yehuda Press

This site is by the Ben Yehuda Press who publish books of interest for the American Jewish community and who claim to of published Jewish books of merit since 5766. Publications include anything from Torah commentaries to Jewish renewal, from fiction to journalism. Ben Yehuda Press focus on the following topics; Jewish Studies, Jewish Education, Jewish Reportage and Contemporary Israeli Music. The site also includes details of how to get these publications, details of submitting a script, press releases and a speakers bureau. Primary Sources: Texts include 'The essential writings of Abraham Isaac Kook', The Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Companion to the Book of Samuel', 'The Lilac Tree: A Novel of Berlin, 1946', 'Torah and Company' by Judith Z. Abrams.
Institutional Affiliation None
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Frequently Multimedia None
Address

http://www.BenYehudaPress.com

Comments The site offers the chance to read some books four months before publication.

 

A Dedication to Spinoza's Insights

Site focusing upon the work and thoughts of Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) a Jewish-Portuguese-Dutch Philosopher. This includes full HTML and text versions of his important works and short articles by Joseph B. Yesselman on the philosopher's work. Primary Sources: Spinoza's Short Treatise on God, Man, and his Well-Being, Ethics, A Theologico-Political Treatise, and Selected Letters (translated by R. H. M. Elwes and Dr. A. Wolf) Secondary Sources: Introductions to Spinoza's works by R.H.M. Elwes and Dr. A Wolf, additional commentary by Joseph B. Yesselman. 
Institutional Affiliation None
Language(s) English
Level A-level, BA, MA Updated Annually Multimedia None
Address

http://www.yesselman.com/index.htm

Comments Of use to school teachers of A level Philosophy and the Philosophy of religion. Complex, but could be useful.

 

 

The Judica Archival Project

The Judica Archival Project works as a virtual library. The project has preserved over half a million pages from thousands of rare, out of print and classic works in Rabbinics which are found at the Jewish National and University Library. The site contains Responsa, Commentaries, Rare first editions, Kabbala, Encyclopedias, Homiletics, Incunanula, Periodicals, Midrash and basic texts in Rabbinics from the worlds largest Hebrew library. There is a vast amount of articles and texts to look at on this site particularly in the following areas- Mishnah and Talmud, Commentaries on Shulkhan Arukh, Sifrei Minhagin, Gaonic Literature, Midrashei Aggadah, Commentaries on the Midrash, Teffilah and Mussar and Ethical Works.
Institutional Affiliation Machon Mekarot Institute
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Frequently Multimedia None
Address

http://www.jerusalembooks.com/jap/

Comments May need to register to access the texts

 

 

Hebrewmss-Discussion List

Informal online discussion group devoted to the study of all aspects of Hebrew manuscripts and classical printed works. This is part of Yahoo Groups system. Membership is required to view or post messages. (Membership is free.) Features an archive of past messages from the last three years indexed by sender or trend. 
Institutional Affiliation None
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Infrequently Multimedia None
Address

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hebrewmss/

Comments English

 

H-Judaic

One of H-Net's many academic discussion lists. Topics focus 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 The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, Michigan State University
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Daily Multimedia None
Address

http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~judaic/

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The Jewish Virtual Library

The Jewish Virtual Library aims 'to provide the basic information that is needed to be informed, whether it is to satisfy your own interest or to prepare for a research paper, speech, article or debate.'  The site has information on Jewish History, Women, The Holocaust, Travel, Israel and the States, Maps, Politics, Biographies, Israel and Religion. The site makes no links to other sites in order to make it 'a one stop shop for information'. The site also has a glossary, a book store and news is available. The site is not just a historical archive, it is also the place to find talking points on breaking news! Secondary Sources: Articles include The 'Blood for Goods' deal, The controversy over Richard Wagner, The Einsatzgruppen, Women of the Third Reich, Living in Israel: Mitzvah or custom?, Public opinion in Israel.
Institutional Affiliation American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
Language(s) English
Level GCSE, A-Level, BA, MA, PhD Updated Frequently Multimedia Video
Address

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/

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Karaite Korner
Site dedicated to exploration of "the original form of Judaism as prescribed by God in the Torah." Includes a Karaite FAQ page, a short history of the Karaism, a comparison of Karaism vs. Rabbanism in the writings of Salmon ben Yeruham, a Bible FAQ page, articles on aspects of Karaism, a calendar and explanation of Karaite holidays. Primary Sources: Hebrew Bible, downloadable Karaite Siddur, Karaite Passover Haggadah. 
Institutional Affiliation World Karaite Movement
Language(s) English, Hebrew, German, Nederlands, Spanish, Russian, Italian
Level BA, Scholarly Updated Monthly Multimedia Audio
Address http://www.karaite-korner.org/#outline
Comments Only for Jewish Yeshivah/Seminary students and their teachers.

 

Rambi

Rambi is an Index of Articles of Jewish Studies. The website is a selective bibliography of articles in the various field of Jewish studies and the study of Eretz Israel. Articles included are from periodicals and collections of articles which are all based on or contain important information about scientific research.  The site includes many different sources including early Hebrew newspapers and ancient maps. Secondary Sources: There are vast amounts of articles but some included are  'About the Jewish Identity of the Beta Israel'  by Amaleletch Teferi, 'The 70 CE Temple Mount Conflagratio: First Scientific Evidence' by Aryeh E. Shimron and '1890's Zionism Reconsidered: Joseph Marco Baruch' by Paula Daccarett.
Institutional Affiliation The Jewish National and University Library
Language(s) Hebrew, Yiddish, Many European Languages
Level  BA, MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Frequently Multimedia None
Address

http://jnul.huji.ac.il/rambi/

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Shamash-Hebrew text of the Tanach

'Shamash strives to be the highest quality central point of Jewish information and discussion on the internet. Shamash serves the full spectrum of Jewish religious, educational, cultural, communal and social service organisations interested in utilizing new electronic technologies to share information and deliver service to the Jewish Community world wide'. This site contains four main versions of the Tanach- L' Chaim text, BHS Tanach, Chumach and Steve Gross's transliterated Tanach in English. Primary Sources: The 1917 Jewish Publication Society English Translation of the Tanach, Talmud Bavli, Talmud Yerushalmi, The Tanach by Aleppo Codex and a version by Steve Gross, Masoretic text of the Chumash.
Institutional Affiliation Hebrew College
Language(s) English, Hebrew
Level GCSE, A-Level, BA, MA, PhD, Updated Frequently Multimedia None
Address

http://www.shamash.org/tanach/text.shtml

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Talmudic Rhetoric
Full text of the 1956 PhD thesis "The Theory and Practice of Rhetoric at the Babylonian Talmudic Academies from 70 CE to 500 CE as Evidenced in the Babylonian Talmud" by Gerald Marvin Phillips. The project looks at the place of rhetoric in Jewish teachings. 
Institutional Affiliation Western Reserve University
Language(s) English
Level MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Never Multimedia None
Address http://www.uark.edu/depts/comminfo/sage/talmud.html#./toc
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Texts of Judaism
Sacred text in HTML and plain text formats. These include the Tanach, extracts from Medieval, nineteenth and early twentieth century text as originally published by the Jewish Publication Society. Primary Sources: Tanach (Hebrew Old Testament) transliteration (with or without vowels) in Hebrew and English, extracts from the Talmud, Midrash and Kabbalah; Haggada for Pesach According to Chabad-Lubavitch Custom, Declaration of Priciples from the 1885 Reform Judaism Conference,  Secondary Sources: Articles of Faith from the Jewish Encyclopaedia, extracts of works by Solomon Schechter and Mordecai Kaplan, article of the Centenary of Reform Judaism, an examination of the Shloshah-Asar Ikkarim (Thirteen Articles of Jewish Faith) by Maimonides. 
Institutional Affiliation The Internet Sacred Text Archive
Language(s) English, Hebrew
Level   Updated Infrequently Multimedia None
Address http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/
Comments For Jewish students with knowledge. Starts simply but becomes more complex.

 

Virtual Geula

The virtual Geula is the personal book finder for Jewish Books. The site also lists most of the new seforim appearing in Israel. The site is highly linked with the Judica Archival Project. The site also links to software, directories, magazines and tape libraries. The sites main function is as a search engine for Jewish books and is able to locate rare and out of date books. Primary Sources: include: Ayelet Ha Shahar, The Complete List of Seforim from Ha Gaon HaRav Aaron Leb Steinman Shlit''a and Yashivltzchak, The Books of Rabbi Itzchak Schechter Shlit''a. Secondary Sources: Audio Library includes: Mishnat Haim (Complete Mishna) and Rabbi Yehuda Gamliel (Yemenite Baal Korei)
Institutional Affiliation Shulchan Aruch Learning Project
Language(s) English, Hebrew
Level  A-Level, BA, MA, PhD, Scholarly Updated Frequently Multimedia Audio
Address

www.virtualgeula.com

Comments May need to register to access the texts

 

Wabash Center Guide to Internet Sources: Judaism
A metasite with links to electronic journals, electronic texts, libraries, booksellers, teaching resources and websites related to Judaism. 
Institutional Affiliation Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA Updated Unknown  Multimedia None
Address http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/resources/result_browse.aspx?topic=576&pid=361
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Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
An academic journal published exclusively on the Internet, devoted to scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism aimed at promoting the re-conceptualisation of Judaism, by acknowledging and incorporating the roles played by women, and by encouraging the development of alternative research paradigms. Includes full articles, book reviews, bibliography, guidelines for contributors, editors' contact information, and an archive of past issues. 
Institutional Affiliation University of Toronto
Language(s) English
Level BA, MA, PhD Updated Trimesterly Multimedia None
Address http://www.utoronto.ca/wjudaism/journal/journal_index.html
Comments Much needed and also in Gender Studies and departments.


 

 

 

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