State of the art interactive
encyclopedia offers free online access to an impressive collection of
multimedia exhibits of the treasures of Jewish culture & history including the
Passover in historical perspective, 3D
panoramas of Herod's temple,
images of the Isaiah scroll from Qumran, fragments
from the Cairo genizah, a virtual
facsimile of the Aleppo codex, & a digital
archive of historic Jewish films.
Solomon Schechter's influential
1897 essay on the traditional sources of Jewish belief (Internet
Sacred Text Archive).
H-Judaic, a moderated electronic scholarly
forum, posts book
reviews & provides searches for
academic resources (on- & off-line) screened by H-Net,
the Humanities & Social Sciences internet consortium hosted by Michigan
Rosemarie Falanga & Cy Silver's
"neutral space to study Torah,
and their meaning to Reform Jews" confronts disputes over Jewish
identity & hosts discussion of the history
& philosophy of Reform
Extensive selection of important papers by the
late pioneer of Jewish
political thought features seminal works on the idea
of covenant, biblical
studies, Jewish community,
& religion in Israeli
society [posted by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs].
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs'
lavishly illustrated virtual encyclopedia offers hyper-texted highlights of Israelite/Jewish
period, the second
temple, the lot of Jews under foreign
domination, & the modern state
of Israel, the formation of a religiously
diverse Jewish society with ethnic
minorities & religious
freedom in a land with sacred shines of
Yale University Libraries' sampler of artifacts
related to Jewish history includes images related to Esther (a Babylonian prototype
of the lots (purim) of Haman & a
mural from Dura Europos) &
decor (marriage contracts & the
Paul Halsall's extensive list of links to
electronic resources for historical research (Fordham U).
Rabbi Moshe Zauderer offers free courses on
biblical studies, holidays & ethics (from Jerusalem).
Well-organized gateway to websites
on topics of interest to Jews includes pages on the academic
study of Judaism, anti-Semitism,
history, the holocaust,
Well-structured comprehensive catalog of
websites relevant to academic study of Jewish religion,
culture includes links to museums,
(U of Delaware).
Electronic encyclopedia with lucid articles on
features a virtual
Israel experience & graphic section on Judaic
treasures in the Library of Congress (developed by the American-Israeli
Virtual community of scholars researching
Judaism in Greco-Roman world archives e-messages (sorted by author
One of the oldest on-line lists (hosted by U Penn).
Section from Paul Flesher's Exploring
Religions covers Jewish cosmology, organization, religious life,
worship, sacred literature, with a glossary, timeline & maps (U of
Tracey Rich maintains a well-organized
encyclopedia of basic information on Judaism in several formats. Includes
pages on Jewish beliefs
about G-d & human
within Judaism, attitudes toward non-Jews,
the role of women,
major sages, Hebrew
names, Torah, halakhah,
& the 613
Andrew Tannenbaum offers expert guidance to
websites related to a host of topics, including Jewish
learning, calendar, dietary
laws (kashrut), & programs of Jewish
Torrey Seland's comprehensive list of links to
on-line materials related to the 1st c. CE Jewish Platonist, including his
own essay on Philo's
life and works.
Website of the extensive collection of historic
materials from the genizah of Cairo's 1000 year old Ben Ezra synagogue at the
library of Cambridge U. provides an illustrated introduction to the project,
with clickable images of important documents (such as the "Zadokite"
fragments, the Wisdom
of ben Sira, notes from Yehuda
ha Levi, letters signed by Moses
Maimonides) as well as an e-newsletter
(the Genizah's on-line data base).