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The world's largest Judaic digital library, containing over 92,250 Hebrew books scanned in their original format and fully searchable. Otzar HaHochma is introducing a new, cleaner interface. We think you will find it more usable, but you may opt for the old interface by clicking on the blue "Back to previous interface" link in the upper right-hand corner.
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The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception provides the most current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible in the canons of Judaism and Christianity. It documents the history of biblical reception, not only in the Jewish Diaspora and Christian churches, but also in Islam, other non-Western religious traditions and movements. The Encyclopedia also includes the most recent research on the reception of the Bible in an array of academic disciplines, as well as in literature, visual arts, music, film and dance. (Please note that EBR is a work in progress and articles are currently available through "L")
An upgraded edition of the classic Jewish resource
Encyclopedia of Hebew Language and Linguistics
All aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics requires installing a Unicode Hebrew font. We highly recommend the Unicode font SBL Hebrew.
Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World
Covers Jews of Muslim lands, particularly in the late medieval, early modern, and modern periods. Updated annually.
The Jewish Studies Archive Collection (JSTOR) features over 50 journals in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, and Hebrew covering a range of historical and regional aspects of Jewish Studies. There typically is a delay of one to five years before journal content is made available in this collection. List of titles>
The Hebrew Journals Collection draws from an interdisciplinary range of titles published primarily in Hebrew. Included are more than 40 titles in the areas of Jewish Studies, Language & Literature, and Archaeology. There typically is a delay of one to five years before journal content is made available in this collection. List of titles>