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Jewish Studies

A Subject Guide to research in all fields related to Jewish Studies, on campus and beyond

Research Databases

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (1914-present): Records of the JDC's overseas rescue, relief, and rehabilitation activities.

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book (1460–1960): Descriptive records of books printed in the Hebrew alphabet (Hebrew interface).

DigiBaeck (16th Century to present): Photos, memoirs, manuscripts, books, periodicals, art objects, and audio recordings that document the heritage of German-speaking Jews. The Leo Baeck Institute in New York.

German Refugee Rabbis in the United States of America, 1933–1990: Traces migration paths of German rabbis who fled Nazi Germany after 1933.

Harvard's Judaica Digital Collection: Book, pamphlets, maps, photographs, sound recordings, and ephemera. 

Footprints: The history and movement of Jewish books since the inception of print.

Jewish Soldiers in the American Civil War, the Shapell Roster: Military history, photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, and diaries.

Judaica Europeana: Collaborative project of European cultural institutions to identify content documenting the Jewish contribution to the cities of Europe: photos, postcards, voice recordings, books, newspapers, archives, and press clippings.

Judaism and Rome: The Roman Empire as documented in Jewish, Greek, Egyptian and Christian sources, including literary records, epigraphy, numismatics, monuments, and statues. Sponsored by the European Research Council.

Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945–1950: Primary source documents such as surveys, leaflets, reports of relief workers, US zone reports, War office memos, Exodus Camp records, Displaced Persons Assembly Centre weekly reports, and correspondence.

Yerusha: Jewish archival heritage held in archives, libraries and museums across Europe. 

YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland: Documents, posters, and photographs, as well as background essays.


Genizah Studies

Friedberg Genizah Project

Scribes of the Cairo Geniza

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