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Hebrew Bible

Biblical Times

Brief survey from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs illustrated encyclopedia highlights the primary historical periods in the formation of Israel from the Hebrew patriarchs (17th c. BCE) to the Babylonian exile (586 BCE).

The Bible Quiz

Jacob Richman's interactive site includes more than 3,000 trivia questions to test one's knowledge of details of the literal text of the five books of Torah. Simple enough for children but challenging even for adults.

On-line texts, translations & commentary on Jewish scriptures are listed on the biblical studies pages of this index.
Select websites of groups sponsoring on-line courses in traditional rabbinic Torah-study are located under Jewish confessional agencies.

 

Judean Commonwealth

Post-biblical Judaism

Eliezer Segal's award-winning on-line course materials provide detailed discussion notes (with tables, texts & illustrations) on E. P. Sanders' JUDAISM: Practice & Belief 63 BCE- 66 CE & additional material on festivals, prayer, the Shema & rabbinic accounts of Sadducean halakhah.

The Second Temple

Page from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs' illustrated Jewish history surveys the period from the Persian liberation of Babylonian Jews (538 BCE) to the collapse of the great rebellion against Rome (73 CE).

Second Temple Synagogues

Donald D. Binder's hypertext version of his 1997 dissertation is supplemented with a lavish image gallery & a literary archive of references to synagogues in Roman Palestine, along with a massive library of NT resources & a discussion board for on-line debate about research on the development of the Jewish synagogue.

The Works of Flavius Josephus

Peter Kirby posts William Whiston's translations of the writings of the 1st c. Jewish priest turned apologist & historian, including Antiquities, the Jewish War, Life & Against Apion (Early Jewish Writings).

 

Tannaitic Period

Sayings of the Fathers

Charles Taylor's 1897 translation of Pirqe Aboth (posted by Internet Sacred Texts Archive).

 

Talmud

Babylonian Talmud

Full text of Michael Rodkinson's early 20th c. 10 volume set includes his history of the Talmud & translations of  tractates Shabbath, Erubin, Shekalim, Rosh Hashana, Pesachim, Yomah, Hagiga, Succah, Taanith, Moed Katan, Megilla, Semahoth, Aboth, Baba Kama, Baba Metzia, Baba Bathra, Sanhedrin, Maccoth, Shebuoth, Abuda Zara, etc. (posted by Internet Sacred Texts Archive).

Judaism of the Talmud & Midrash

Eliezer Segal's award-winning on-line course outlines basic concepts, chronology & conducts a hyper-text tour of the levels of scholarly commentary on a page of Talmud.

Texas Talmud

C. Benton's upbeat talmudic sampler illustrates 18 points of rabbinic wisdom with a modern midwestern flare.

Tract Sabbath

 Text of Babylonian Talmud tractate Shabbath (posted by Internet Sacred Texts Archive).

 

Jewish Diaspora

Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center

Israeli center focused on Iraqi Jewry posts issues of a journal Nehardea & audio files of traditional Babylonian Torah portions, haftoroth, & songs of praise.

Beth Hatefutsoth

Israel's Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora introduces exhibits on the life of Jews around the globe, with virtual exhibits  on Judaism in Hungary, Romania & Arab lands.

Beyond the Pale

Detailed guide to the history of the Jewish Diaspora with special focus on Judaism in Russia.

Ethiopian Jews

The Jewish Virtual Library's topical index of  resources on the history of African Jewry & recent campaigns to rescue them & integrate them into the social fabric of modern Israel.

Jewish Communities of the World

World Jewish Congress provides a virtual sourcebook of basic historical data about Jews in different cultures, searchable by region. country or alpha listing.

The Jewish Diaspora: Rome

Jona Lendering reviews & critiques references to diaspora Jews in classic authors (posted by Livius).

Khazaria

American Center of Khazar Studies offers resources for Jewish history in Russia & the Ukraine.

Saudades: Portuguese Sephardic History

Rufina Bausenbaum's elegant well-organized forum for Jews with an Iberian heritage offers information on their history heroes.

Sephardic Sages

International Sephardic Leadership Council provides chronology & biographies of eleven centuries of leading Sephardic rabbis from Saaida Gaon (10th c.) to the former president of Israel's supreme rabbinic court.

 


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