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Collection of Menasseh Ben IsraelScanned images of books printed by the early Dutch publisher, Menasseh Ben Israel.
DaatThese Hebrew essays and addresses on a variety of Jewish topics are organized by organization, date, subject, and/or author.
Digital BodleaianDigital Bodleian makes portions of the Bodleian's extraordinary library collections (Early Modern Manuscripts and Archives) open to a wide variety of users from around the world for learning, teaching and research.
Cambridge Digital LibraryCollections of particular interest interest in this comprehensive digital library include Hebrew Manuscripts, Cairo Genizah, and Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts.
David and Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project Ketubbot CollectionThe National Library of Israel has a vast and rich collection of ketubot that site allows for a wide, comprehensive and in depth look at the ketubah as a Jewish document, a Jewish creation and a vital historical source.
Friedberg Genizah ProjectThis resource provides digitized Genizah manuscripts, early printed books, and other Judaica alongside transcriptions of the texts.
Ginzberg Legends of the JewsIn the early 1900s, Ginzberg collected midrash and aggadic stories about the Bible and Biblical characters and wove them together into one narrative.
Hebrewbooks.orgFull text of Hebrew older monographs are available here, including many works used in HUC-JIR classes.
KtivKtiv 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.
Mahzor CataloniaThis is a digitized Mahzor for Rosh Ha-Shana and Yom Kippur according to the Catalonian Rite
Piyut ArchiveThe Piyut Database provides information about the history, manuscripts, transmission, and liturgical usages of various Piyutim through Jewish history.
Project Ben YehudaProject Ben-Yehuda aims to make accessible the classics of Hebrew literature (poetry and prose, but also essays, letters, memoirs, and reference works) to the reader of Hebrew. For that purpose, the literary works are converted to a format that is readable and searchable on the Internet. The project is intended to be of use for both amateurs and scholars of literature. It is inspired by the parallel English project started by the late Michael S. Hart called Project Gutenberg.
University of Haifa Library DMCThis website provids access to the digital collections of the University Haifa, including rare manuscripts, Genizah fragments, videos, Israeli geography, history, Kabbalah, and other subjects.
University of Pennsylvania's Judaic Special CollectionsThis is a database of Judaic/Hebrew manuscripts and other rare material from the University of Pennsylvania.
Yiddish Book CenterThe 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.
Jiddische DruckeThis database provided by the University of Frankfurt, contains nearly 800 very valuable Yiddish books printed in Hebrew letters in West, Central and East Europe.
YIVO Vilna collectionThe YIVO Vilna Collections project is run by YIVO and others, to reconnect the YIVO libraries in New York City and Vilna, and to reconstruct the collection of the august private Strashun Library of Vilna, which was one of the largest Jewish libraries of prewar Europe.