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Digital Bodleian

Digital images of primary sources from four online collections of text documents, works of art, manuscripts, and music are available here.

Keywords: Primary sources, Art, Manuscripts, Photographs, History
 

Cambridge Digital Library

Collections of particular interest interest in this comprehensive digital library include Hebrew Manuscripts, Cairo Genizah, and Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts. 

Keywords: Manuscripts, Genizah, History, Primary sources, Rabbinic Literature, Bible

 

David and Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project Ketubbot Collection

This is a collection of digital images of ketubbot dating as early as 17th century.

Keywords: Ketubbot, Manuscripts, Primary sources, Photographs

 

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

This site offers descriptions of the Dead Sea Scrolls with images.

Keywords: Manuscripts, Primary sources, Genizah, Photographs

 

Friedberg Genizah Project

This resource provides digitized Genizah manuscripts, early printed books, and other Judaica alongside transcriptions of the texts. 

Keywords: Manuscripts, Bible, Rabbinic Literature, Talmud, Liturgy

 

Hebrewbooks.org

Full text of Hebrew older monographs are available here, including many works used in HUC-JIR classes. 

Keywords: Bible, History, Primary sources, Holidays, Talmud, Rabbinic Literature, Midrash

 

HebrewManuscripts.org

A collection of manuscripts from the collections at HUC and JTS, this site has downloadable PDFs of many important documents of historical significance.

Keywords: Letters, Bible, Talmud, Poetry, Rabbinic Literature

 

Ktiv

Ktiv is a digitized collection of Hebrew manuscripts on many subjects provided by the National Library of Israel, with the manuscripts coming from  all places/time periods of Jewish history. 

Keywords: Reference, Primary sources, Photographs

 

Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

The Dead Sea Scrolls Project provides free access to a searchable database of very high quality images of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Keywords: Reference, Primary sources, Photographs, Manuscripts

 

National Library of Israel

This website provides access to the homepage and catalog of the National Library of Israel.

Keywords: Primary sources, Reference

 

Piyut Archive

The Piyut Database  provides information about the history, manuscripts, transmission, and liturgical usages of various Piyutim through Jewish history. 

Keywords: Liturgy, Primary sources, Rabbinic Literature

 

Primary Textual Witnesses to Tannaitic Literature 

“A project of Bar-Ilan University; includes Mekhilta, Tosefta, and Sifra” database of primary Tannaitic sources.

Keywords: Reference, Primary sources, Rabbinic Literature

 

Sefaria

Sefaria is a repository of Liturgical, Talmudic, Biblical texts in English, Hebrew and sometimes Aramaic, also includes Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Edot Ha-Mizrah siddurim, Chabad, etc. The creation of source sheets and discussion sheets is also especially helpful. 

Keywords: Reference, Primary sources, Talmud, Bible

 

University of Haifa Library DMC

This website provids access to the digital collections of the University Haifa, including rare manuscripts, Genizah fragments, videos, Israeli geography, history, Kabbalah, and other subjects. 

Keywords: Reference, Manuscripts, Photographs, Genizah, Israel, Rabbinic Literature

 

University of Pennsylvania's Judaic Special Collections 

This is a database of Judaic/Hebrew manuscripts and other rare material from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Keywords: Reference, Primary sources, Manuscripts

 

Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center provides access to the full text of digital versions of 11,000 Yiddish books, oral histories, audio files, and other Yiddish cultural information. 

Keywords: Yiddish, Reference, Audio recordings

 

Jiddische Drucke

This database provided by the University of Frankfurt, contains nearly 800 very valuable Yiddish books printed in Hebrew letters in West, Central and East Europe. 

Keywords: Yiddish, Reference

 

Zohar Pritzker edition

This website contains the Aramaic text of the first five volumes of this edition of the Zohar. The  Versions include regular text, underlined text showing emendations, and “user-friendly,” which includes page numbers that correspond to this printed edition, Italics for the Biblical verses, and citations for the verses with verse and chapter number.

Keywords: Reference, Primary sources, Rabbinic Literature