The Academic Resources made available by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life include sources and materials created by The Magnes staff, collaborative projects with other institutions, UC Berkeley Library resources, and tools available online to the general public.
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Early Hebrew Newspapers Project
The Jewish National and University Library (JNUL), David and Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project, offers online access to its Historic Hebrew Newspapers project. The aim of the site is to provide open access to images of the major titles of the early Hebrew press (19th and early 20th century).
The Historical Jewish Press site contains a collection of Jewish newspapers published in various countries, languages, and time periods. We display digital versions of each newspaper, making it possible to view the papers in their original layout. Full-text search is also available for all content published over the course of each newspaper’s publication.
The most important archival holdings documenting the history of the Jews in America are:
Overview: Scope of the Collections
The Judaica and Hebraica Collections in the Stanford University Libraries support research and instruction in all aspects of Jewish Studies: history; literature; linguistics; cultural studies; contemporary social, political and cultural developments in the United States, Israel and throughout the world.
For nearly thirty years the Center for Jewish Art, a research institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has carried out a comprehensive documentation program of the visual cultural heritage of the Jewish people. Through detailed descriptions and photography by our researchers the vanishing objects are preserved for future generations.
The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is the only institution in the world devoted exclusively to post-doctoral research on Jewish civilization in all its historical and cultural manifestations. Located in its award-winning building on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, the Katz Center was created in the fall of 1993 by the merger of the Annenberg Research Institute and the University of Pennsylvania.
The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies sponsors nearly seventy courses a year in Jewish studies at UCLA, as well as some 50 lectures, symposia, and conferences on far-reaching topics in the field of Jewish studies (all of which are free and open to the general public).
Indexes over 300 journals and newsletters covering a variety of subjects with an emphasis on Judaica, literature, education, arts, law and current Israel affairs (politics and society). (In Hebrew)
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is one of the participating partners in the ketubbot digitization project of the Jewish National and University Library. Many of the over two hundred ketubbot (Jewish marriage certificates) in the collection are included in the database, complete with high- and low-resolution digital surrogates.
Otzar ha-chokhmah (אוצר החכמה) is an online database containing more than 45,000 full-text titles in a wide range of fields of Judaic Studies from ancient to modern: Bible and its Commentaries; Rabbinic Literature; Halakhah and Customs; Jewish Philosophy; Kabbalah and Hasidism; Modern scholarship in Jewish history, Hebrew linguistics, psychology, sociology and information science. Each title has been scanned page after page in their original format. Many of the titles are available in multiple editions. (In Hebrew.)
Online version of the 22-volume Encyclopedia Judaica. Includes more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists.
The Academic Consortium brings faculty and graduate students in the field of Jewish Studies together with their peers at other Bay Area institutions, providing intellectual exchange and a sense of community beyond what is available on any individual campus.
RAMBI - The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies, is a selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies. Material listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles - in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages- mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library. The main criterion for inclusion in the bibliography is that the article be based on scientific research, or contain important information for such research.
Use these research tools to find information related to Jewish Studies from sources such as scholarly articles, books and encyclopedias.
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