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Getting Started with Judaic Studies   Tags: bible, history, holocaust studies, midrash, modern jewish thought, rabbinics, talmud, women's studies, zionism  

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Guides to Judaic Studies Subjects

Cairo Geniza
by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Mar 26, 2014
A geniza is a storage area, often in a out-of-the-way space in a synagogue, of sacred documents such as Bibles or prayerbooks when they are too worn to be used anymore but since they ares sacred cannot be thrown out.
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Classic texts of Jewish study
by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Mar 26, 2014
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Dead Sea Scrolls
by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Oct 7, 2014
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by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Oct 7, 2014
A movement that began in Eastern Europe in the 18th century that called for religious renewal and focused of joy, ecstatic prayer, and a communal life centered on a dynastic and charismatic leader known as a rebbe (grand rabbi).
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Jewish newspapers of interest
by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Mar 6, 2014
A list of popular newspapers in English and in Hebrew. Some require Yale University log in.
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Jewish Women's Studies
by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Oct 7, 2014
Primary and secondary sources to the history of women in Judaism
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Judaic Bible Studies Guide
by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Oct 7, 2014
Included in this guide are tools for the study of Bible studies from a Judaic perspective
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Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism)
by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Dec 18, 2013
Primary and secondary sources for the study of Kabbalah
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Martyriology in Judaism
by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Jun 30, 2015
Information on how Judaism views martyrdom
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Messianism in Judaism
by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Oct 7, 2014
Examination of the origins of the concept and the history of its evolution in Jewish belief.
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Studies in Ancient Judaism
by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Jul 18, 2014
Links to online resources relating to classical texts
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by Nanette Stahl - Last Updated Oct 7, 2014
The guide will include books on the history of the modern nationalist movement of the Jewish people whose goal was the settlement of the land of Israel and the renewal of the Hebrew language.
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This guide is intended to facilitate all aspects of research and teaching in Judaic Studies. The Yale library has extensive opportunities for the study of the Judaism including history, religion, culture and languages.  We have resources here such as Yiddish song sheets in the Music Library, DVDs from Israel, Europe and America, microfilms of books and journals, and of course books.  You will find in the guide references to primary and secondary sources in the university's own collections and links to subscriptions to external sources. Although by no means a comprehensive list of resources available, this guide assembles selected documents and collections that may be of particular interest to students and researchers working on a wide range of subjects in Judaic Studies.


Major Resources

Search in ORBIS for Hebrew materials by typing your query in Hebrew characters or use Eglish characters to transliterate the Hebrew according to Library of Congress rules as indicated on the following chart: Romanization of Hebrew alphabet

Online Resources: 

  • Oxford Bibliographies -- Guide to Jewish Studies published by Oxford Bibliographies Online. Subjects are listed alphabetically.

Academic Search Premier -- A scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database for many of Yale's journal subscriptions, with indexing and abstracts for many more, covering nearly every area of academic study.

WorldCat -- A resource of over 1 billion records of books and other materials held in more than 10,000 academic, public, special and national libraries around the world. Use WorldCat to locate materials outside of Yale, in almost any area of study, or to locate items in specific libraries and research collections.

Google Scholar -- Searches academic publishers, professional societies and pre-print archives. If Yale has purchased full-text electronic access, a link to the full-text appears with the search result.

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Joseph and Ceil Mazer Librarian for Judaic Studies

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Judaic Studies Reading Room, 335B Sterling Memorial Library

Judaic Studies Reading Room

Hours:  The room is open during library hours except for when it is used for seminars or meetings.


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