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Online resources for student research

Welcome to our student research guide for online resources in Jewish history and culture. The page is maintained by Simon Rabinovitch: email suggestions and new resources to

Northeastern Websites

Index of Articles on Jewish Studies (RAMBI)

RAMBI is a multilingual database of academic articles in Jewish studies and Israel studies maintained by the National Library of Israel and updated daily.

Open-Access Databases of Jewish Newspapers

Archive and Library Websites with Digital Materials

  1. American Jewish Historical Society.
  2. American Sephardi Federation.
  3. Leo Baeck Institute (focusing on German Jewry).
  4. Yeshiva University Museum.
  5. YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (focusing on the history and culture of Ashkenazi Jewry, in particular in Eastern Europe. See also the article “Learning about and through the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research” on the Northeastern Jewish Studies blog by Simon Rabinovitch).

Reference and Texts

  • The YIVO Enclyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe is an online encylopedia with articles from leading scholars and links to many of YIVO’s digitized resources, especially photographs and documents.
  • Sefaria: A Living Library of Jewish Texts provides fully searchable texts of the Talmud, Mishnah, Tanakh and many other important Jewish religious and legal works.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is an online encyclopedia with articles on all aspects of philosophy, including many excellent entries relating to Jewish philosophy, religious ideas, and controversies (see for example “Maimonides,” “mysticism,” and “Spinoza”).
  • Fordham Internet Jewish History Sourcebook was one of the first digital resources curating translated primary sources from around the web (not just for Jewish history) for use by students, teachers, and the public.


Other Important Digital Resources