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General

Prayer in Rabbinic Literature Database
This data base is the result of an ongoing project run by Prof. Uri Ehrlich of the Goldstein-Goren department of Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. The Prayer in Rabbinic Literature Database was created to promote the study of Jewish liturgy and to enable researchers and students alike to investigate prayer-related rabbinic texts per various rubrics. This developing database enables retrieval of sources according to: * liturgical categories and settings, both statutory and spontaneous; * the historical strata of rabbinic literature, according to specific book or according to person(s) named in a tradition; * subject categories.

Jewish History Resource Center
The Jewish History Resource Center is a project of the Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History. Over 6000 links to websites in more than 30 categories dealing with Jewish History were visited by our team and have been found to be of value to those interested in Jewish History.

Dinur Center Searchable Database
This is the Dinur Center's new searchable database (annotated with keywords and many more functions)!

Laski Jewish Studies Internet Resource Center
An index of sites from the University of Manchester, The Nathan Laski Jewish Studies Internet Resource Center offers a careful selection of links to websites useful for teaching and research purposes, together with summaries of the features of each site. Headings include: Bible and Ancient Near East, Hebrew Literature , Holocaust , Israel & Zionism , Jewish-Christian Relations , Jewish Community , Jewish Law , Jewish Studies , Jewish Higher Education Institutions , Jewish History , Judaism Academic , Judaism Limmude Kodesh , Medico-Legal .

Lekket
The World Union of Jewish Studies in cooperation with Yad-Vashem, The Claims Conference, and The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, with the support of several other institutions and organization, has initiated and founded the project "LEKKET" which presents before scholars and students a collection of basic articles on the subject of Jewish Studies. All the articles were selected and classified by academic committees from the different research fields of Jewish studies.

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
Internet Jewish History Sourcebook -- This page is a subset of texts derived from the three major online Sourcebooks (Internet Ancient History Sourcebook Internet Medieval Sourcebook Medieval Jewish Section , Internet Modern History Sourcebook), along with added texts and web site indicators. Headings include: The Jewish People, The Emergence of Judaism, The Jewish Middle Ages and Jewish Life Since the Enlightenment. The site includes a vast number of links, including quotes from primary sources, etc.

Jewish Encyclopedia
This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations. Many articles are indeed outdated, but there is still a lot of invaluable material and the encyclopedia itself has become part of the history of Jewish Studies.

My Jewish Learning
MyJewishLearning.com is a transdenominational website of Jewish information and education geared toward learners of all ages and educational backgrounds. Relevant to adult audiences of diverse backgrounds and learning objectives--from novice learners, who know little about Judaism, to experienced learners, who know a great deal but want to learn much more. It is not, however, designed for Judaic scholars.


Bibliographies

Vanderbilt Judaica
Bibliography from the Divinity Library, Vanderbilt University, January 2001. Headings include: Introductions to Judaism, Holocaust , Talmud and Midrash, Mishna, Responsa, JPS Torah Commentaries, Messianic Judaism , Judaism in Hellenistic and Roman Times, Josephus, Jewish-Christian Relations , Jewish Histories , Jewish Biblical Interpretation and Methodology, Discoveries in the Judean Desert (Dead Sea Scrolls), Modern Jewish Thought, Jewish Mysticism, Wissenschaft des Judenthums, Recent Scholarship on Women in Judaism, Early Judaism: The Persian Period and Yehud. The bibliography, however, only includes titles held by Vanderblit.

Pseudepigrapha
Annotated basic English bibliographies on Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, with links to material on the internet. James R. Davila has compiled these bibliographies for his online courses at University of St. Andrews.

Ben Sirah
This is an extensive bibliography on Ben Sirah by Franz Bohmisch.

Targumic Studies
A bibliography in targumic studies [studies on the Aramaic translation of the bible] from the International Organization for Targumic Studies, organized under the headings: 1.1 Targum Books 1.2 Targum Articles 2.1 Cognate Books 2.2 Cognate Articles. 3.0 Reviews 4.0 Theses.

Targumic Manuscripts
Sources for Manuscripts of Targumic Literature in Public Collections: Selective Bibliography - Catalogues. Compiled by Willem Smelik (1992).

Midrashim
This is a bibliography of the Midrashim from Hebrew Union College.

Kabbalah
From Journal des ?tudes de la Cabale, French and English bibliography on kabbalah - arranged according to authors. The site offers some links to abstracts and a few to full articles.

Gersonides
Bibliography of Gersonides - based on Gad Freudenthal's bibliography published in 1992 this bibliography has been annotated and is maintained by Menachem Kellner (Wolfson Professor of Jewish Thought at University of Haifa see web site: http://hcc.haifa.ac.il/Chairs/Wolfson/)

Genizah
"A Basic Bibliography of the Genizah Collection: Over the years, members of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit have produced catalogues for the Genizah collections, and a number of these have already appeared in the Cambridge University Library's Genizah Series. This bibliography lists the current state of that Series, and adds some other relevant books in the University Library's holdings." A few of the items are available online.

Contemporary Jewish Thought
A practical bibliography of contemporary Jewish thought, based on readings students have found useful, from Hebrew Union College.

Manchester University
Bibliographies for courses from the University of Manchester, including: 'Jewish Law and Problems of Jewish Life in the Modern World' by Bernard Jackson; 'Introduction to the History of Jewish-Christian Relations', 'Jewish Approaches to Jesus and Paul', and 'Holocaust Theology' by Daniel Langton; 'Anglo-Jewish history' by Sharman Kadish.

Eliezer Segal
Bibliography for Reaserch in Medieval Rabbinic Judaism.

Copper Scroll
Bibliography of the Copper Scroll [English and Hebrew] by Meir Bar-Ilan.

Ancient Jewish Mysticism
Bibliography of Ancient Jewish Mysticism [English and Hebrew] by Meir Bar-Ilan.

Ancient Jewish Astrology
Bibliography of Ancient Jewish Astrology [English and Hebrew] by Meir Bar-Ilan.

Childhood in Antiquity
Bibliography of Childhood in Antiquity [English], by Meir Bar-Ilan.

Jweish Womans Resources
Bibliography of Jewish Womans Resources [Including extensive bibliography and some web resources] by Tsiporah Wexler-Pashkoff.

Exorcism by Jews
A bibliography of exorcism by Jews [English] by Meir Bar Ilan.

Gender Studies and Rabbinic Judaism
Bibliography of Gender Studies and Rabbinic and Mishnaic Judaism from the University of Alberta [English].

Gender Studies and Apocrypha and Pseudoepigrapha
Bibliography on Gender Studies and the Apocrypha and Pseudoepigrapha from the University of Alberta [English]. Hebrew Names
Bibliography of Hebrew Names by Meir Bar Ilan.

Hellenistic and Roman Periods in Near East
Bibliography: The Hellenistic and Roman Periods in the Near East


E-Lists

H-Judaica
With over 2000 subscribers worldwide, JSN is the premier electronic source concerning Judaica and the academic study and discussion of Judaism ancient, mediaeval, and modern.

g-megillot
Scholarly list concerning the Qumran scrolls. You have apply for membership, but you can access the archive from the above site. The list was intended to take the place of the Orion Center list.

Ioudaios-L
Ioudaios-L is a virtual community of scholars engaged in on-line discussion of Judaism in the Greco-Roman world.

hebrewmss
This list is devoted to the Study of all Aspects of Hebrew Manuscripts and Classical Printed Works.


Primary Sources

In this section we have gathered full-text primary sources available online. Since the sources in their original Hebrew or Aramaic are usually of much greater academic value than the somewhat outdated English translations available (if at all) online, we have referenced both original and translated sites.

*Hebrew Scriptures *Ancient Translations *Philo *Dead Sea Scrolls *Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha *Josephus Flavius *Mishnah and Tosephta *Talmud *Midrash *Jewish Philosophy *Halakhah *Mysticism and Kabbalah *Hasidism *Prayers and Blessings *Enlightenment and Zionism

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This site offers the Jewish Publication Society translation either online or for downloading. The site also offers parallel Hebrew and English (voweled Hebrew and JPS English).
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Imprint: Giessen : Verlag von Alfred Topelmann, 1918.

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Photosof the Great Isaiah Scroll from Qumeran, translation and comments by Fred P. Miller.

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Aramaic Targum Onkelos (in English)
The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan Ben Uzziel On the Pentateuch With The Fragments of the Jerusalem Targum From the Chaldee By J. W. Etheridge, M.A. First Published 1862.
[Newsletter for Targumic & Cognate Studies]

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Aramaic Targum Ben Uzziel (in English)
The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan Ben Uzziel On the Pentateuch With The Fragments of the Jerusalem Targum From the Chaldee By J. W. Etheridge, M.A. First Published 1862.
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Targum to Song of Songs
Modern English Translation by Jay C. Treat. The Aramaic text used in this translation is that of Raphael Hai Melamed, "The Targum to Canticles According to Six Yemen Mss. Compared with the 'Textus Receptus' (Ed. de Lagarde)," Jewish Quarterly Review, New Series, 10 (1919-20): 377-410, 11 (1920-21): 1-20, and 12 (1921-22): 57-117. This translation began as an adaptation of the translation by Marvin H. Pope, Song of Songs: A New Translation and Commentary, The Anchor Bible 7C (New York: Doubleday and Company, 1977).



Targum to Ruth
English translation by Samson H. Levey, "The Targum to the Book of Ruth: Its Linguistic and Exegetical Character, together with a discussion of the date, a study of the sources, and an idiomatic English translation" (Ordination Thesis, Hebrew Union College, 1934).
[Newsletter for Targumic & Cognate Studies]

Targum to Lamentations
Modern English Translation by C. M. M. Brady. This translation is based upon the text of MS Urb.
[Newsletter for Targumic & Cognate Studies]

Targum to Psalms
English translation by Edward M. Cook (2001). The text translated is that of Paul de Legarde in Hagiographa Chaldaice. It has been collated with only one other text, the MS published by Luis Diez Merino (Madrid, 1982).
[Newsletter for Targumic & Cognate Studies]

The Septuagint
Extensive listing of sites, editions and translations of The Greek Old Testament in various formats.  From "The Septuagint Online".
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Philo's works
All of Philo's works translated by Charles Duke Yonge (1854-1890).
from earlychristianwritings.com.

Dead Sea Scrolls
The Great Isaiah Scroll
Photosof the Great Isaiah Scroll from Qumeran, translation and comments by Fred P. Miller.

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The Open Scrolls Project aims to make the texts freely available and fully searchable. The publishers of the translations of the scrolls have declined to allow reproduction of their translations, and so the only option available is to make a fresh translation from the original languages. At preset only a few text have been retranslated, but this is a work in progress. Photo's of the some of the Hebrew addition of the scrolls are temporally available.
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Some twenty excerpts and student paraphrases from the various genres of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
Apocrypha
The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament R.H. Charles Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1913. The site also includes helpfull introductions for each book.
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Pseudepigrapha
The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament R.H. Charles Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1913. The site also includes helpfull introductions for each book.
[Wesley Center Online Wesley Center Onlin]

Josephus Flavius
Against Apion
The Works of Flavius Josephus translated into English by William Whiston, A.M. Auburn and Buffalo, John E. Beardsley, 1895. You can also see the Greek Flavii Iosephi opera, B. Niese. Berlin, Weidmann, 1892.
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Antiquities of the Jews
The Works of Flavius Josephus translated into English by William Whiston, A.M. Auburn and Buffalo, John E. Beardsley, 1895. You can also see the Greek Flavii Iosephi opera, B. Niese. Berlin, Weidmann, 1892.
[Perseus]

The Wars of the Jews
The Works of Flavius Josephus translated into English by William Whiston, A.M. Auburn and Buffalo, John E. Beardsley, 1895. You can also see the Greek Flavii Iosephi opera, B. Niese. Berlin, Weidmann, 1892.
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The Life of Flavius Josephus
The Works of Flavius Josephus translated into English by William Whiston, A.M. Auburn and Buffalo, John E. Beardsley, 1895. You can also see the Greek Flavii Iosephi opera, B. Niese. Berlin, Weidmann, 1892.
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**You can also find Philo, Pseudepigrapha, "Deuterocanon" and Josephus (as well as Tanakh) at earlyjewishwritings.com

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Translated by Michael L. Rodkinson. Includes a good part of the Babylonian Talmud (Sedarim Mo'ed and Neziqin), and also Ebel Rabbathi, Derech Ertz-Rabba and Zuta, and a History of the Talmud.

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Midrash
MIDRASH - TALES AND MAXIMS
TALES AND MAXIMS FROM THE MIDRASH by REV. SAMUEL RAPAPORT [1907]. Includes Introduction; sections on: Alexander of Macedon, Demons, Ashmedai, The King Of Demons, Messiah; and extracts from: Genesis Rabba, Exodus Rabba, Leviticus Rabba, Numbers Rabba, Deuteronomy Rabba, Midrash Ruth, Midrash Song of Songs, Midrash Ecclesiastes, Midrash Lamentations, Midrash Esther, Midrash Psalms, Midrash Proverbs, Midrash Samuel, Midrash Tanchumah Or Yelamdinu.

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Legends of the Jews
Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg 1909 is a compellation of Midrashim according to the order of the Hebrew Bible. Ginzberg used his incredible knowledge of Midrash to pull together an immense amount of material into one unified compellation. Unfortunately, the final product cannot replace the original, since you can't tell where one Midrash ends and here another begins or how Ginzberg worked them together. In addition, without the footnotes, missing on this site, it may be difficult to find the original source.















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Jewish Philosophy
THE GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED
THE GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED, BY MOSES MAIMONIDES, TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL ARABIC TEXT, BY M. FRIEDLANDER, PH.D, SECOND EDITION, REVISED THROUGHOUT, 1904.
The Kuzari
Kitab al Khazari, trans. Hartwig Hirschfeld (New York, 1905). Part I, pp. 35-81. the first part of the Kuzari, by Juda Ha-Levi.
You may also view this text at Kuzri.
Spinoza
The writings of Benedict de-Spinoza may be found at this site, including his Short Treatise on God, Man, and his Well-BeingEthics,his Ethics, On the Improvement of the Understanding, and Theologico-Political Treatise.

Book of Yohassin
Sefer Yohassin, or the Book of Yohassin, by Rabbi Abraham Zacut, written around 1500, is one of the very few Jewish 'histories' until the modern age.

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Mishneh Torah
Mishneh Torah (Maimonides' Halakhic Codex). This page has some interesting links and an English translation of a little of Mishneh Torah by Immanuel O'Levy (Hilchot Yesodei Hatorah (Fundamentals of Torah) Hilchot Deiot (Mental States); Hilchot Talmud Torah (Torah Study); Hilchot Avodat Cochavim (Idolatry and Idolators) ;Hilchot Teshuvah (Repentance)) I have no idea what the quality of the translation is.
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Sefer Yetzira - From Saadia ben Joseph (al-Fayyumi), Commentaire sur le Séfer Yesira ou Livre de la Création par Le Gaon Saadya de Fayyoum, trans. & ed., M. Lambert, Paris, Emile Bouillon, Editeur, 1891); translated into English from the French & Hebrew by Scott Thompson and Dominique Marson, San Francisco, 1985.

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Shiur Qoma
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ZIONISM: ESSENTIAL TEXTS
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Philosophy and Religion

The academic study of Jewish thought without reference to general thought and religion is unthinkable. However, the amount of resources available on the Internet on philosophy and religion is tremendous and constantly growing, and we cannot hope to cover even a small percentage of them on this page. The following are a few good places to start:

Virtual Religion Index
This index from Rutgers University, Religion Department, is designed to advance academic research in matters of religion. The headings include:[ Awards & Reviews ] [ Academic Sites ] [ American Studies ] [ Ancient Near East ] [ Anthropology & Sociology ] [ Art & Archaeology ] [ Biblical Studies ] [ Buddhist Tradition ] [ Christian Tradition ] [ Comparative Religion ] [ Confessional Agencies ] [ East Asia ] [ Ethics & Moral Values ] [ Greco-Roman Studies ] [ Hindu Studies ] [ Islamic Tradition ] [ Judaic Studies ] [ Philosophy & Theology ] [ Psychology of Religion ].

Academic Info
Religion Gateway for World Religions, Religious Studies, Comparative Religion.

Religious Texts and Resources
Links to various religious texts from the Department of Religious Studies at University of Pennsylvania.

Religion
This site, from David Wiley, also has a collction of links to primary religious texts.

Myths & Legends
A vast collection of with an index.

Humbul Humanities Hub
"The Humbul Humanities Hub aims to be UK higher and further education's first choice for accessing online humanities resources." The Hub can be searched or browsed easily and has catagories such as: Philosophy, Classics, History, Religion and Theology.

SOSIG
Social Science Inforamtion Gateway has a section on Philosophy, whith subheadings such as: Aesthetics, Ethics, Knowledge and Science, Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophical Systems, Philosophy of Law, Mind, Politics and Religion.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Philosophy Index
AllLearn: Alliance for life long learning from Oxford Stanford and Yale has "the leading academic websites reviewed and catalogued by university experts".


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