Judaica Gateways

Israeli catalogues and databases:

  •  Otzar HaHochma
    More than 45,000 Judaic books, scanned page after page in their original format.
    Accessible from any of the library computers. Ask a Librarian.
  • HebrewBooks.org - Ryzman Edition
    Over 40,000 classical Hebrew books for free download.


Studying Jewish Studies – worldwide

  • SOAS: Judaica & Near East: other useful libraries & archives
    Link list of libraries and archives with Jewish Studies collections in the UK. Provides on-line collection descriptions.
  • Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory (or alternative link click here)
    Entries have been divided into the following 6 categories: ‘Academic associations’, ‘libraries’, ‘archives’, ‘Jewish Studies at universities’, ‘research institutes’ and ‘other internet resources’.
  • Leo Baeck College Library
    Catalogue of a London-based Jewish Studies and Rabbinic library. Its holdings are not included in any union catalogue.
  • Parkes Library
    Originally the private library of Rev. Dr. James Parkes (1896-1981), consists of over  25,000 items, ranging from early printed books to recent publications.

Journal related sources

  • Compact memory
    Database of all major German-Jewish periodicals from the early 19th century to WWII. The complete runs are available online in full text, free of charge.
  • Journal of Jewish Studies (archive)
    Free access to the full-text archive is available only from computers of the Muller Library.

Jewish history

Manuscript studies


  • Yiddish literature
    First online full text database of Yiddish books. About 800 representative and rare books from 16th century to the beginning of 20th century.            
  • Index to Jewish periodicals
    An author and subject index to selected English language journals of general and scholarly interest, ed. by Lenore Pfeffer, Cleveland Hights, Ohio: Index to Jewish periodicals, 1963- [annually]. Also available on CD-ROM and online via EbscoHost. For more information click here.
    180 periodicals indexed. Topics covered: Judaica, Hebraica, Israel, Jewish literature, current events, Middle East. 2004 print version comprises 1004 pages.

  • Yiddish Digital Library - National Digital Library of Poland (Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa Polona)
    National Digital Library POLONA presents a selection of most outstanding representatives of Yiddish literature written before World War II: poets, novelists, playwrights and pioneers in writing in that language, such as Salomon Ettinger, Mendele Mojcher Sforim, and those who came later, Abraham Goldfaden, Icchok Lejb Perec, and others.Our intention is to show them as individuals and present their work and writings. We enclose their short biographies. The collection was prepared in cooperation with Shalom Foundation.
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