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Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project
The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project is a searchable repository of Jewish newspapers published in Pittsburgh from 1895 to the present. Available through the Digital Collections of the Carnegie...
Routes of Sefarad
The Routes of Sefarad [Caminos de Sefarad]is an interactive website/exhibition detailing spaces, places, and objects that document Jewish life in Spain from approximately 914 through the expulsion of ...
Mapping Jewish Los Angeles
Mapping Jewish Los Angeles (MJLA) is a project that uses digital tools and multimedia technologies to enable a broad audience to discover the complex histories of the Los Angeles Jewish community. Dev...
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...
Leo Baeck Institute Collections through Google Arts and Culture
Works of art from the Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History Collections have been digitized and made available on the web for free as part of Google Arts & Culture, a non-profit ini...
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...
Yad Vashem Digital Collections
The Digital Collections of Yad Vashem, Israel's official national memorial and research center on the Shoah, provides free online access to its large collection of material that follows Yad Vashem's m...
USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive Online
The University of Southern California's (USC) Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Online (VHA Online) is an online searchable database of more than 4,000 video testimonies of survivors and witne...
The Albert Einstein Archives Online
The online version of the Albert Einstein Archives contains highlights of the manuscripts housed at the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It allows users to tour some of ...
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...
Centropa: The Library of Rescued Memories
Between 2000 and 2009, Centropa, a non-profit, Jewish historical institute dedicated to preserving twentieth century Jewish family stories and photos from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, i...
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...
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives contain the organizational records of the JDC, a Jewish humanitarian organization involved in the overseas rescue, relief and rehabilita...
Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature Online
This project is a digitized version of Marcus Jastrow's classic reference work A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature (London/New York, 1903). Jast...
Plotting Yiddish Drama
Plotting Yiddish Drama is a searchable, continually expanding database of detailed plot synopses of Yiddish plays. It is a sub-project of the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (DYTP). (Descripti...
Manuscripta Bibliae Hebraicae
The ongoing research project Manuscripta Bibliae Hebraicae (MBH) is a systematic survey of medieval Hebrew Bible manuscripts in Western Europe with the goal of establishing a typology of Hebrew Bibles...
HaMapah, a project of e-Lijah Lab, a digital humanities laboratory at the Department of Jewish History and Bible Studies in the University of Haifa, aims to bring modern tools of quantitative and geog...
Jewish Diaspora Collection
The Jewish Diaspora Collection (JDoC) is a collaborative and cooperative digital library designed to preserve and provide wide access to Jewish heritage materials from Florida, Latin America and the C...
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...
Holocaust Victims and Document Database
The Holocaust Victims and Document Database [Databáze Obětí a Databáze Dokumentů] is a part of the holocaust.cz portal that provides an extensive database of digitised archival documents of the names ...
Yiddish Theater Collection
A collection of the New York Public Library's Dorot Jewish Division, the Yiddish Theater Collection includes hundreds of manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, posters, playbills, books, periodical...
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-...
Museum of Family History
The Museum of Family History is a virtual, multimedia, and interactive website for users to learn more about modern Jewish history and the Jewish family unit in particular. Through exhibitions that of...
SynagogueScribes is a project to offer information about Anglo-Jewish community records It includes fully searchable databases of London Ashkenazi Synagogue and secular records, with the emphasis on p...
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...
All Israel Databases
The All Israel Databases (AID) is a collection of databases created and maintained by the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). The databases drawsprimarily from archives located in Israel dea...
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...
The Digital Mishna project, supported by the Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland (UMD), aims to create a digital critical edition of the Mishnah, a ...
A Study of Transnational Jewish Relief Networks and the Emergence of Jewish Internationalism in Central and Eastern Europe, 1860s – 1870s
An ongoing doctoral project by Milena Zeidler at the University of Oxford examines pan-European Jewish relief networks and their role in the shaping of modern Jewish international consciousness in Cen...
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...
Lo Tishkach European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative
The Lo Tishkach [לא תשכח] European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative aims to guarantee the effective and lasting preservation and protection of Jewish cemeteries and mass graves throughout Europe. To this ...
Barbados Synagogue Restoration Project Collection
The Barbados Synagogue Restoration Project (BSRP) Collection contains records related to the activities and functions of BSRP, a charity established in 1984 in Bridgetown, Barbados. These records have...
Poetrans [פואטרנס] provides an index of poetry translations into Hebrew. The project aspires to be a digital database of all tables of content of all poetry books ever translated into Hebrew (though n...
Visualizing the English Translations of the Pesach Haggadah from 1770 to Now
Visualizing the English Translations of the Pesach Haggadah from 1770 to Now is located within the Jewish Digital Humanities blog run by Avraham Roos, a part of his PhD research project that aims to e...
American Jewish Committee Oral History Collection
A collection of the New York Public Library's Dorot Jewish Division, the American Jewish Committee Oral History Collection holds the only complete compilation of transcripts and recordings from a 25-y...
Digitized Archives Program of the International Catacomb Society
The Digitized Archives Program of the International Catacomb Society (DAPICS) is a developing resource for scholars worldwide for visual data on ancient sites. By integrating current documentation of ...