The following online resources were selected and annotated by Ignat Ayzenberg (2019) and Vicki Harrison (2022). Please contact me with suggested additions/corrections to these resources.
- Digital Archives
- Religious Texts
- Contemporary Life and Culture
- Regional, National, International Organizations
SJSU Library | The SJSU library provides each student special research guidance in Judaica.
Jewish Studies Library Guides | Links to Jewish Studies in United States, Israel, Europe, and Australia.
Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art | Jews attract many a stereotype: the “Wandering Jew,” the “International Jew”, the “Moneyed Jew”, even the “Artless Jew.”
Jewish Virtual Library | A repository of secondary and primary sources, documents, and pictures, with emphasis on modern history.
The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe | East European Jewish life and culture before, during, and after its total destruction in the Holocaust.
The Jewish Encyclopedia | The first major modern undertaking to encapsulate the Jewish experience categorically.
American Jewish Committee Archive | At the forefront of political issues concerning world Jewry of the past century.
American Jewish Historical Society | On Jews of North America.
Center for Jewish History Digital Collection | The virtual epicenter of Jewish history and memory.
Digital Judaica | The major collection of publications, books and periodicals, housed in Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany—going back to the original printing press of Johannes Gutenberg.
Historical Jewish Press | Access to hundreds of Jewish periodicals, newspapers, journals, and magazines, in dozens of languages from all over the world in the last three centuries.
Iraqi Jewish Archive | On Jews of Iraq.
Jewish Digital Archive Project | On Jews of South Africa.
J. Archives; The Jewish News of Northern California, 1895-2021
Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society | Judeo-Arabic Corpus.
Ladino Digital Archive | Judeo-Spanish at your finger tips.
Magnes Collection of Life and Art | The largest collection of Jewish material culture on the west coast.
The Leo Baeck Institute | The German-Jewish symbiosis.
Rabat Genizah Project | The Rabat Genizah Project brings together an international team of community representatives, scholars, archivists, and information technologists to develop a digital archive of Moroccan Jewish documents.
Recalling Jewish Calcutta | On Jews of India.
Yeshiva University Digital Library | Documents related to Modern Orthodox Judaism, primarily in United States.
Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive | The virtual cinema that provides access to films in a variety of categories.
Yiddish Book Center | Spearheading the revival of Yiddish culture in the 21st century.
YIVO Institute Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland | The preservation of the Yiddish culture destroyed in the Holocaust.
Dead Sea Scrolls | The oldest physical attestation for the Hebrew Bible.
Sefaria: A Living Library of Jewish Texts | An open-source collection of the major Biblical, esoteric, legalistic, philosophical texts in Hebrew or Aramaic with English translation and commentary.
Hebrewbooks.org | The massive private library of the Chabad/Lubavitcher Hasidic court in Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York.
Open Siddur Project | The most widely influential literary phenomenon in Jewish history was not the Hebrew Bible, but the Siddur - the prayer book, which tied the many scattered communities together, as well as, set them apart.
Contemporary Life and Culture
Chabad | The daily Mitzvah of Torah study.
Haaretz | The neo-liberal & old-left Israeli point of view.
J. | The Jewish News of Northern California
Jewish Currents | “Thoughts, Activism, Journalism from the Jewish Left”
Jewish Free Culture | The flagship for open-source Judaism.
Jewish Review of Books | The academic approach to American Jewish issues.
Jerusalem Post | The neo-liberal point of view on Israel.
Jimena | Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews
Tablet Magazine | “A New Read on Jewish Life”
Mosaic | “Advancing Jewish Thought”
Regional, National, International Organizations
AMCHA Initiative--an organization that investigages anti-Semitism on college campuses
Ameinu - Liberal Values, Progressive Israel
American Jewish Joint Distribution
Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project
Jewish Federation of North America
The Jewish People Policy Institute
World ORT - Worldwide Educational NGO