Stanford University – Judaica and Hebraica Collections

September 29, 2015

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.

Hebraica refers to materials in the Hebrew alphabet (in the Hebrew, Yiddish or Ladino languages, for example), while Judaica encompasses materials on Jews and Judaism, written in other languages. The Judaica and Hebraica collections at Stanford include particularly extensive coverage of the following areas:

  • Hebrew and Yiddish literature
  • Hebrew language and linguistics
  • Jewish cultural, economic, political, social, religious history and material culture

Chronological Periods

Ancient and Medieval: Core resources in all relevant fields: Biblical, Rabbinic, and medieval treatises, commentaries, and exegesis.

Eighteenth- to twentieth-century collections focus on religious, social, economic, and cultural aspects of Jewish life; political and social emancipation of Jews in Western and Eastern Europe; and the emergence of Zionism and the founding of the State of Israel.

Read more on the Stanford University Libraries website.


Core Fields


Hebraica and Judaica Collections at Stanford

Taube Center for Jewish Studies – Stanford University