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Primary Sources: Texts
A wide variety of historical texts and publications. Not all are in English.
Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954
Contains full-color, full-text searchable digitized primary source materials on the history of Jewish communities in America from their first arrival in New York in 1654 to today. Includes access to the entirety of six major organisational collections and twenty-four collections of personal papers from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York. Themes covered include: Business, industry and enterprise; Civil rights and liberties; Culture, literature and the arts; Early Jewish experience; Everyday life: personal and family narratives; Immigration and settlement; Politics and the law; Reflections on the Jewish experience; Religion, tradition and community; War, conflict and persecution; and Welfare, health and education
Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950
Collection of "primary sources for the study and understanding of the challenges facing the European peoples in the aftermath of World War II." Topics covered include the administration of refugee camps across Europe including England, Germany, Italy, Hungary and Yugoslavia; displaced Persons Assembly Centre reports; Jewish Relief Unit field reports; British Military Government in Germany; Belsen DP Camp; Maclean Mission in Italy; Politics of the Refugee Crisis; and, strengthening of the Zionist cause.
Online Treasury of Talmudic Manuscripts
Images of major Talmudic manuscripts from libraries worldwide, indexed by standard citation (tractate, daf and amud for the Talmud Bavli, and tractate, chapter and mishna for the Mishna). Manuscripts in Hebrew and Aramaic, navigation entirely in Hebrew.
Classic Yiddish-English-Hebrew dictionary by Abraham Harkavy. Also available in print in Library
Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library
Includes 10,000 Yiddish books, digitized as a project of the National Yiddish Book Center and the Internet Archive. Browse by turning pages or download as PDF files.
Internet Sacred Texts Archive: Judaism
Full text of public-domain editions of the Talmud, Tanakh, Kabbalah, and miscelleous texts from other eras, including Flavius Josephus, Maimonides; other documents from the modern era. [
JTS Library: Special Collections
Digitized manuscripts, pamphlets, rare books, poetry and Ketubah collections, portraits, musical collections, more. From the LIbrary of the Jewish Theological Seminary
From the Hebraic Section of the Library of Congress; 77 unpublished manuscripts in the original Yiddish characters (not transliterated). Part of the American Memory collection of American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
Yizkor Books (New York Public Library)
Over 700 memorial books of communities destroyed in the Holocaust, digitized from New York Public Library collection. Published 1950s-1970s, most are in Hebrew or Yiddish; some portions also in English or other European languages. Browse by community
Primary Sources: Government Publications