Judaic Studies

Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

Alternative Titles
EJIW
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World (EJIW) covers an area of Jewish history, religion, and culture which until now has lacked its own cohesive/discreet reference work. The Encyclopedia aims to fill the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods. EJIW Online will be updated twice yearly with newly commissioned articles, illustrations, multimedia, and primary source material. The Outright Purchase price includes substantial additions of material in 2011 and 2012 (photographs, audio files, primary sources).

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11085
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Responsa Project

Alternative Titles
Global Jewish Database, Judaic Responsa, Bar Ilan University Responsa,
Description

Contains numerous works from the Jewish Responsa literature - rabbinic case-law rulings which represent the historical-sociological milieu of real-life situations. In addition, the database includes the Bible and Talmud and their principal commentaries; works about Jewish law and customs; major codes of Jewish law, such as Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and the Shulchan Aruch with its principal commentaries; midrashim, Zohar, etc.. Jewish knowledge, law, and lore across thousands of years is encompassed. Also includes the Entsiklopedyah Talmudit [Talmudic Encyclopedia].

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10967
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Talmudic Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Entsiḳlopedyah Talmudit
Description
The Talmudic Encyclopedia includes and explains more than 1500 values regarding Halachic laws and terms, Jewish customs and more - from the days of the Mishnah until the present. The concise values that are taken from the Talmudic literature, are written in a clear and focused way, and include the specific source references in detail.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10969
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Index to Hebrew Periodicals

Alternative Titles
Mafteaḥ le-khitve-ʻet be-ʻIvrit
Description
Contains over 715,000 items, including: 1) The Index to Hebrew Periodicals, 1977 to date; 2) Eretz Israel Data Base (Earlier and non-Hebrew materials); 3) Tel-Hai Index to Israeli Newspapers, 1985-1992, 1994-1997 (selective); 4) Bar-Ilan University Index to Newspaper Literary Supplements, 1985-2005 (selective). The WWW version of the Index to Hebrew Periodicals is compatible with the Unicode standard, i.e. Hebrew can be searched and displayed without the need to install special Hebrew fonts.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10685
Access
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Yizkor (Holocaust Memorial) Books

Alternative Titles
Yizkor Books Online
New York Public Library's Digital Yizkor Book Viewer
Description
Yizkor (memorial) books are an invaluable source of information to researchers as they are often the only resource for vital statistical, historical, biographical, bibliographical, cultural, sociological, geographic, and other information on the Jewish communities of Europe that were virtually annihilated by the Nazis of Germany and their collaborators from 1939-1945. 'The New York Public Library's Digital Yizkor Book Viewer provides page-turner technology to read or consult crystal-clear digital images of complete Holocaust memorial books, exactly as issued.'
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
'650 of the 700 post [World War II] yizkor books at The New York Public Library are accessible online in their entirety...volumes currently available in hard copy only are indicated by an asterisk on the alphabetical list [in Yizkor Books Online database entry page] of communities whose yizkor books are in the [New York Public] Library's collection.'
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10277
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CJH Digital Collections

Alternative Titles
Center for Jewish History Digital Collections
Description
An online multimedia catalog of materials documenting Jewish culture and history from across the globe. The catalog currently contains more than 13,000 unique images, 200 archival finding aids and 40 audio files, most of which are available to the general web public. Examples range from the American Sephardi Federation's collection of French engravings, to the American Jewish Historical Society's Lower East Side Photograph Collection, to the Leo Baeck Institute's Collection of German Decrees from the 16th and 17th Century, to the YIVO Institute's rare Hebrew and Yiddish books and children's books, to the Yeshiva University Museum's Abe Grubère collection of fashion designs from the 1940's and 1950's.
Type
Catalog
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9881
Access
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Universitatsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main Yiddish Prints

Alternative Titles
Frankfurt University Library Yiddish Prints
Description
Contains about 800 Yiddish books that belong to the Frankfurt University Library. The texts were printed in Hebrew letters in West, Central and East Europe. The dates range from the middle of the 16th century to the beginning of the 20th century. The collection contains the whole spectrum of yiddish books, women's bibles in yiddish translation, liturgy, practical guide books, works on religious customs, legends, chronicles and classical Jewish fiction of famous East European Yiddish authors. The collection is remarkable because of it's completeness and the impressive number of extremely rare books and several unique editions.
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
16th-20th century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9831
Access
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Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project

Description
The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project is composed of The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), The American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), and The Jewish Chronicle (1962-Present). This project serves as both an online reference source and as a digitized historical documentation of the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and its outlying areas.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
Dates vary by title.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9815
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Encyclopaedia Judaica

Alternative Titles
Encyclopaedia Judaica (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
The standard reference work on Judaism, with more than 21,000 signed entries on Jewish life, culture, history and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Second edition of 2006.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9785
Access
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Central and Eastern European Online Library

Alternative Titles
CEEOL
Description
An online archive which provides access to full text articles from 184 humanities and social science journals pertaining to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European topics.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
2003-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9775
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