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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 ...
In Geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies
In Geveb aims to be a central address for the study of all things Yiddish—a focal point for discussions of Yiddish literature, language, and culture, and a home for the next generation of Yiddish scho...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Working Community of Franconian-Jewish History
The Working Community of Franconian-Jewish History [Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fränkisch-Jüdische Geschichte] (AGfjG) was established on January 8, 2006 in Fürth in the Jewish Museum Franken Fürth & Schn...
German Jewish Cultural Heritage
German Jewish Cultural Heritage (GJCH) is a discontinued interdisciplinary scientific project that lasted from approximately 2015 to 2018 and was dedicated to the recognition, examination and preserva...
Bar Ilan Responsa Project
The Bar Ilan Responsa Project [פרויקט השו"ת של בר אילן], which began in its earliest form in 1963, is the world's largest electronic collection of Torah literature. The online version of the project, ...
Archives of the Jewish Traditions and Customs Benvenuto and Alessandro Terracini
The Archives of the Jewish traditions and customs Benvenuto and Alessandro Terracini [Archivio delle Tradizioni e del Costume Ebraici Benvenuto e Alessandro Terracini] is a center and association...
Digital Library of the Foundation Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation
The Digital Library of the Foundation Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation [Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea] (CDEC) provides images, audiovisual files, and archival r...
Digital Library of the IWO Foundation - Institute for Jewish Research
The IWO Foundation - Institute for Jewish Research [Biblioteca Digital, Fundación IWO - Instituto Judio de Investigationes] is a non-profit focusing on preserving, researching, and disseminating docum...
Miscelánea de Estudios Árabes y Hebraicos. Sección Hebreo
Miscelánea de estudios Árabes y Hebraicos. Sección Hebreo, aims to publish content on any topic related to Jewish studies, in its broadest sense: Hebrew language and literature, Judaistic, Jewish hist...
Yiddish Literature or Yiddish Prints [Jiddische Drucke] is a database of nearly 800 Yiddish books printed in Hebrew letters in West, Central, and East Europe from the middle of the 16th century t...
The Bibliotheca Iiddica is part of Bibliotheca Augustana, a project by emeritus professor of communication design and electronic publishing at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Ulrich Harsch. I...
Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place
The collaborative project, Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place, is a database to track the circulation of printed "Jewish books" that is currently hosted by Columbia University's Center fo...
Open Siddur Project
The Open Siddur Project [פְּרוֹיֶּקט הַסִּדּוּר הַפָּתוּחַ] is an open-source community project working to build a completely free and publically accessible archive of digitized Jewish prayer, liturgy...
Sephardic Studies Digital Collection
The Sephardic Studies Digital Collection (SSDC), located within the University of Washington Library, is the first major digital repository of sources pertaining to the Sephardic Jews of the Mediterra...
Sefaria is a non-profit organization that offers free access to nearly 3,000 years of Jewish texts, commentaries, and translations of these into English. Self-described as "A Living Library of Torah T...
The Judaica Europeana (2010-2012) and Judaica Europeana 2.0 (2018-2021) projects aimed to increase the amount of high-quality data and metadata from Jewish cultural heritage institutions and make it a...
The Ben-Yehuda Project [פרויקט בן יהודה] is a volunteer-led project creating electronic editions of Hebrew literature (either out of copyright or with permission) from the medieval period to the prese...
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) is a database of names and other identifying information from cemeteries and burial records worldwide, hosted by the parent website JewishGen. As...
Friedberg Genizah Project
The Friedberg Genizah Project (FGP) is a joint venture with the Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society (FJMS) in Toronto, Canada that was established to facilitate and rejuvenate research on the Cairo Ge...
The Braginsky Collection of the Swiss collector René Braginsky is generally considered to be the largest private collection of Hebrew manuscripts in the world. The website of this project is divided i...
Polonsky Foundation Digitizion Project
The Polonsky Foundation Digitizion Project is a collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (the Vatican Library) with the aim of ma...
The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
A YIVO Archives Digital Resource, the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe is an online reference work on the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settleme...
DigiBaeck, initially a digital gateway to the archives of the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI), is now the project name for all of LBI's digital collections. An online platform for a growing treasury of arti...
The Aramaic Language of the Zohar
The Aramaic Language of the Zohar is a website dedicated to learning about how to read and understand the version of Aramaic used in the Zohar, a fundamental text in Kabbalah. It is part of a larger p...
The Pinkasim Collection
The Pinkasim Project and Collection aims to locate, catalogue, and digitize surviving pinkasim, that is, records of European Jewish communities and regional councils from the sixteenth to the nineteen...
Key Documents of German-Jewish History
The online source edition Key Documents of German-Jewish History [Schlüsseldokumente zur deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte] is published by the Institute for the History of German Jews (IGdJ). It offers a ...
The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art, Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art is the main project of the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Index is the world’s largest repository of documentation of Jewish m...
The Polonsky Foundation Catalogue of Digitised Hebrew Manuscripts
The Polonsky Foundation Catalogue of Digitised Hebrew Manuscripts provides free online access to the British Library’s collection of Hebrew manuscripts. Originating as the Hebrew Manuscripts Digitisat...
The Ilanot Project is a two-fold project: it aims to be both a database that contains a searchable descriptive catalogue of kabbalistic diagrams in manuscripts and books from the Middle Ages to the tw...
Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group
The Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group (CRARG) finds, translates, and indexes a wide variety of Jewish records from the late 1790s to the 1940s for Jews who lived in a number of towns in modern-...
CemeteryScribes is a database of headstone inscriptions from Jewish cemeteries throughout the UK compiled by volunteers. The aim of this project is to preserve for future generations for free the info...
Jewish Heritage Collection
The Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston documents the Jewish experience in South Carolina from colonial times to present day. The collection includes oral histories, manuscripts, a...
Jewish Heritage Europe
Jewish Heritage Europe (JHE) is a an expanding web portal to a wide range of news, information, and resources concerning Jewish monuments and heritage sites all over Europe. JHE aggregates information...
Litvak World is a private non-profit organization established as "Jerusalem of the North" that works to preserve and cherish the cultural heritage of Litvaks, that is, Jews of the former Grand Duchy o...