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Bank of Israel

This site provides full text of research papers, policy reports, and other financial resources (Israeli and global).

Keywords: Statistics, Law


Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar Ilan University

This site provides full text of reports, position papers, and other publications of this institution.

Keywords: Statistics, Law, History


Central Zionist Archives

Primary sources on Zionism in various media, primarily text and photographs are available here. The site includes less common such as newspaper articles, maps, posters. Also includes secondary descriptions of organizations and individuals.

Keywords: Primary sources, Newspapers


Early Hebrew Newspapers

This site provides selected images of historical Jewish newspapers (not only Hebrew). The descriptions of the newspapers are also useful.

Keywords: Newspapers, Photographs, History, Primary sources


Encyclopedia of the Pioneers and Builders of Israel

This is a database of primary sources related to individuals involved in building the modern state of Israel. It is searchable by English or Hebrew name (on screen keyboard available). Images and transcriptions of text are available.

Keywords: Primary sources, Manuscripts, History, Reference 


Israel Museum

These are images for works from the Israel Museum's collection. It is searchable by artist name and browsable.

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


Project Ben Yehuda

Project 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.

Keywords: History, Hebrew literature


Schusterman Center for Israel Studies (Brandeis)

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond.

Keywords: Politics, Newspapers, Primary Sources, Literature, Art


Yad Tabenkin

Yad Tabenkin is an Israeli research institute for the history and documentation/publication of materials related to the history of Kibbutz movement and history of individual Kibbutzim.

Keywords: History, Photographs

Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi

Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi is an Israeli research institute for the study of documents and other material related to the history and life  of Jews who lived under Islamic rule in various places and countries in the Middle East and elsewhere. 

Keywords: History, Photographs, Primary sources


Weizmann Center for Study of Zionism at Tel Aviv University

The Chaim Weizmann Institute for the Study of Zionism and Israel, at the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies and the Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities, was established in 1962 as the first research institute at Tel Aviv University.

Keywords: History, Education