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Jewish Studies: Primary Sources

Guide to Library research and resources in Jewish Studies

Treasures of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica

Oyf di bregen fun Plata zamelbukh (Buenos Aires : Ferlag Idishe Tsaytung 1919). Available as an electronic resource.

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If you are not looking for a specific title in Jewish Studies, choose the 'browse' search and search by subject for "Jews".



The Government Documents Library at UF is a wonderful resource for primary research and a great place to look for material relating to US & Florida Jewry. The departmental website also provides links to the databases of International Organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union as well as to Foreign Government documents.

The Documents Department of the George A. Smathers Libraries is located on the first floor of Marston Science Library at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Below are links to just a few of the searches possible on the Government Documents Department Website.


Chapters of the Talmud -  Chapters of the Babylonian Talmud are often referred to by their opening words. To determine the tractate and chapter number of a chapter identified only by its title, click on the Hebrew letter which begins the name of the chapter, and then on the name itself. This will bring up the Hebrew name of the chapter in both Hebrew script and romanized form as well as the established name of the tractate and the number of the chapter.

Online Responsa Project - a database containing the world's largest electronic collection of Jewish texts in Hebrew ever recorded, including the Bible, Talmud, major commentaries and Responsa literature

Rabbinic Resources Online - a database of Rabbinic texts in their original language

Sefaria: a living library of Jewish texts - a collection of core texts on religion, philosophy, kabbalah, and more with translations to English.

Online Digital Collections

Online Digital Archives

American Jewish Committee Archives: Filled with more than a million documents and hundreds of movies and radio shows, the New York-based American Jewish Committee Archives house an extraordinary range of resources on the past century of American Jewish history.

Einstein Archives: The Einstein Archives Online Website provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem andto an extensive Archival Database, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era.

FAU Judaica Sound Archives: The primary mission of the Judaica Sound Archives at FAU Libraries is to collect, preserve, and digitize Judaica sound recordings; to create educational programs highlighting the contents of this rich cultural legacy; and to encourage the use of this unique scholarly resource by students, scholars and the general public.

Internet Archive


Southern Jewish Life

See photographs of Southern Jewish Life in Bill Aron's Shalom Y'all held in the Price Library of Judaica

Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center works to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and open up their content to the world.

The Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library was launched in 1998 by a major grant to the Yiddish Book Center by Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation. The grant enabled the Book Center to digitally preserve popular Yiddish titles in short supply, as well as many rare and fragile titles.

Living History

Photo: Gail-Farber Image Collection on 'Clarinet Stories'

Archive Collections

American Jewish Archives - The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, located on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, houses over ten million pages of documentation. It contains nearly 8,000 linear feet of archives, manuscripts, nearprint materials, photographs, audio and video tapes, microfilm, and genealogical materials.

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