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The DYBBUK Project
DYBBUK is a 5-year research project, based at the University of Haifa and funded by the European Research Council, that sets out to uncover and explore the popular theatre that made up the daily cultu...
Refugee Map - Documents from the Wiener Holocaust Library
The Refugee Map represents part of The Wiener Holocaust Library's archives. This site includes a selection of our rich collections of Family Papers, including handwritten diaries, photo albums, identi...
Interwar Jewish press of Galicia, Volhynia and Bukovina
The collection Interwar Jewish press of Galicia, Volhynia and Bukovina is part of Libraria: Ukrainian Online Periodicals Archive. The collection contains more than 25 Jewish newspapers in Polish, Germ...
Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library is a free online digitized virtual library of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hundreds of manuscripts made up of thousands of fragments – discovered from 1947 and until the ...
The Bais Yaakov Project
The Bais Yaakov Project is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and digitization of historical material related to the Bais Yaakov educational movement from its founding in 1917 through today. ...
HUC-JIR Jewish Language Project
Wherever Jews have lived around the world, they have spoken and written in language distinct from their non-Jewish neighbors – from Yiddish and Ladino to Judeo-Italian and Judeo-Malayalam. The Jewish ...
Experiencing History: Holocaust Sources in Context
Experiencing History was created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and provides curated, contextualized, fully digital, and translated primary sources on the Holocaust. These are organise...
Medieval Ashkenaz - Corpus of Sources on the History of the Jews in the Late Medieval Empire
Medieval Ashkenaz is a project conducted by the Arye Maimon Institute for Jewish History at Trier University. It aims at collecting, describing, annotating and presenting all written sources relating ...
100 Years of Sephardic Los Angeles
100 Years of Sephardic Los Angeles is a project of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the Sephardic Archive Initiative at UCLA, with the cooperation of UCLA Libraries and Special Collectio...
Corpus Masoreticum. The Inculturation of the Masora in Western European Jewish Learning Culture from the 11th to the 13th Centuries.
Corpus Masoreticum: The Inculturation of the Masora in Western European Jewish Learning Culture from the 11th to the 13th Centuries. Digital Development of a Forgotten Culture of Knowledge Funded b...
Talmud Yerushalmi Digital Critical Edition
A digital critical edition of the Talmud Yerushalmi (Jerusalem Talmud), including exact emended text based on Leiden manuscript and corrections from other manuscripts, citations, parallels and researc...
PEACE - Portal of Epigraphy, Archaeology, Conservation and Education on Jewish Funerary Culture
When studying the history of a people one may learn a myriad of details from the ways in which they chose to remember and immortalize their dead.
Yerusha - European Jewish Archives Portal
Yerusha (Hebrew for "inheritance") is an online platform which unites Jewish archival heritage held in hundreds of archives, libraries and museums across Europe. An initiative of the Rothschild Founda...
Jewish Heritage Network
Jewish Heritage Network (JHN) is a non-profit digital agency that develops Jewish digital heritage projects and services. Their mission is to use innovative technologies to provide global access to Je...
Isaac Mayer Wise Digital Archive
The Isaac Mayer Wise Digital Archive is a freely accessible comprehensive electronic edition of the correspondence and extensive published writings of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, a leading intellectual an...
JewishGen is designed as an online resource for research on Jewish genealogy. In addition to a community of researchers, it has a collection of databases that collectively hold more than 30 million re...
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project Database
The JewishGen Yizkor Book Project, a sub-project of parent website JewishGen, is an effort to facilitate access to yizkor, mostly Central and Eastern European memorial books created by groups of forme...
Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections Project
A YIVO Archives Digital Resource, the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project is an international project to preserve, digitize, and virtually reunite YIVO’s prewar library and archival col...
Online Archive of the Arolsen Archives
The Arolsen Archives are an international center on Nazi persecution with around 30 million documents relating to approximately 17.5 million victims and survivors of National Socialism. Many of these ...
Documenting Maine Jewry
Documenting Maine Jewry is a project of the Jewish Studies Program at Colby College and provides access to valuable historical data on Jews in Maine. It includes material that underlies the work found...
The Holocaust Encyclopedia is an online resources about the Holocaust managed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). Its searchable database includes digital access to over 950 articl...
Collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is a searchable database of over 260,000 records of that relate to the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators...
Encyclopedia of the Yiddish Theatre
Encyclopedia of the Yiddish Theatre is a searchable database of previously unpublished galleys of Volume 7 of Zalmen Zylbercweig’s Leksikon fun yidishn teater, a seminal reference work on the history ...
BeGrentze Flucht is a so-called "Online Edition" from the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). This project focuses on persecuted Jewish Austrians taking refugee in Czechoslovakia follow...
Early Holocaust Testimony
Early Holocaust Testimony is a so-called "Online Edition" from the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). The project brings together a limited set of carefully selected and edited documen...
Geschichtomat, loosely translated as "history-o-mat", is an interactive and digital project designed to teach students about Jewish history and culture in Hamburg. Participating students go out into t...
John L. Loeb, Jr. Database of Early American Jewish Portraits
A holding of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), the Loeb Jewish Portrait Database provides online access to over 400 portraits, silhouettes, and daguerreotypes (photographs) of Jews in Ame...
Inside the Yiddish Folksong
Inside the Yiddish Folksong is an online project that takes an analytical approach to the Yiddish folksong tradition. Sponsored by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York City, Ins...
Yizkor Book Collection
A collection of the New York Public Library's Dorot Jewish Division, the Yizkor Book Collection contains more than 1,000 digitized yizkor or memorial books that document the history of Jewish communit...
Jewish Residents of Ansbach in the 1930s
A project that appears to be abandoned due to a lack of funding, the Jewish Residents of Ansbach in the 1930s [Die jüdischen Ansbacher der 1930er Jahre] is an incomplete project by the Working Communi...
Deportations of Jewish Citizens from Franconia
The Deportations of Jewish Citizens from Franconia [Die Deportationen jüdischer Bürger aus Franken] is a project by the Working Community of Franconian-Jewish History [Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fränkisch-Jü...
Jewish Places is a website that visualizes places of both current and historical Jewish life in Germany and several surrounding countires via an interactive map. The four main categories of informatio...
Mapping Ararat: An Imaginary Jewish Homelands Project is an effort to envision what the town of Ararat, a failed project by Major Mordecai Noah in September 1825 to found “a city of refuge for the Jew...
DiJeSt (Digitizing Jewish Studies)
DiJeSt (Digitizing Jewish Studies) was an incubator for digital humanities work in Jewish studies led by Dr. Sinai Rusinek, at Haifa University. With the help of a team of experts, students and volunt...
KTIV - The International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts
The International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts [האוסף הבינלאומי של כתבי יד עבריים דיגיטליים or "Ktiv"] is a collection hosted at the National Library of Israel (NLI) that holds either or...
The American Jewess Digitization Project
The American Jewess was first English-language periodical targeted to American Jewish women that offered the first sustained critique, by Jewish women, of gender inequities in Jewish worship and commu...
Yiddish Melbourne (ייִדיש מעלבורן) is a project at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) at Monash University that aims to document and record a comprehensive history of the way of life...
The Leo and Mina Fink Story
The Leo and Mina Fink story is a project at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) at Monash University in Melbourne that aims to document and record the achievements of Jewish community...
Maine Jewish History Project
The Maine Jewish History Project is a collaboration of the Jewish Studies Program and Special Collection of Colby College that fosters and shares research on Jewish life in Maine. The website presents...
A Sephardic Lighthouse: Albert Levy & the Sephardic Jewish Journey
“A Sephardic Lighthouse” is the first online exhibit of the Sephardic Studies Digital Museum, part of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. The exhibit follows the life...
The Benmayor Collection of Eastern Sephardic Ballads & Other Lore
The Benmayor Collection of Eastern Sephardic Ballads and Other Lore is a special sub-collection within the Sephardic Studies Digital Collection (SSDC), part of the University of Washington Library's D...
American Jewish Population Project
The American Jewish Population Project (AJPP) within the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University estimates and maps the Jewish population in the United States. They synthesize da...
Digital Platform of the Jewish Documentation and Research Center of Mexico (CDIJUM)
The Digital Platform of the Jewish Documentation and Research Center of Mexico [Plataforma Digital CDIJUM (el Centro de Documentación e Investigación Judío de México)] provides digital access to docum...
The Jews of South Africa in 2019
The report entitled The Jews of South Africa in 2019: Identity, community, society, demography was published by the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Cape Town and...
JudaicAlgeria is a website that produces and links to information about the history of Jews and Jewish communities in Algeria over the last 2000 years. Covering a wide variety of different aspects of ...
Haskala.net [Haskala.net : das online-Lexikon über die jüdische Aufklärung] is an online encyclopedia hosted by the University of Potsdam about the Jewish Enlightenment, inspired by the Hebrew term "h...
The Jewish Site of Berlin
The Jewish Site of Berlin [Juden in Berlin] is a website on Jewish life and community in Berlin. Both historical and contemporary in its approach, the Jewish Site of Berlin covers a wide range of topi...
epidat ─ Research Platform for Jewish Gravestone Epigraphy
epidat ─ Research Platform for Jewish Gravestone Epigraphy [epidat ─ Forschungsplattform für jüdische Grabsteinepigraphik] is both a database and a research platform for Jewish gravestone epigraphy. A...
Alemannia Judaica - Working Group for the Study of the History of the Jews in Southern Germany and Adjacent Areas
Alemannia Judaica - Working Group for the Study of the History of the Jews in Southern Germany and Adjacent Areas [Alemannia Judaica - Arbeitsgemeinschaft für die Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden ...
Digital Yiddish Theatre Project
The Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (DYTP) is a research consortium co-founded by Joel Berkowitz and Debra Caplan in 2012 dedicated to the application of digital humanities tools and methods to the st...