Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Melilah: original series 1944-1955

Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies

Melilah: A Volume of Studies was founded by Edward Robertson and Meir Wallenstein, and published (in Hebrew) by Manchester University Press from 1944 to 1955. Five substantial volumes, each of around three hundred pages, were produced before the series was discontinued. In his editorial foreword to the first edition, Robertson explained that Melilah had been established to promote Jewish scholarship in the face of the threat posed by the Second World War and its aftermath; the title of the journal refers to the ears of corn that are plucked to rub in the hands before the grains can be eaten (Deut. 23:25).  http://www.melilahjournal.org/p/index-original-series.html

Melilah is an interdisciplinary Open Access journal concerned with Jewish law, history, literature, religion, culture and thought in the ancient, medieval and modern eras.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Rabat Genizah Project

The Rabat Genizah Project brings together an international team of community representatives, scholars, archivists, and information technologists to develop a digital archive of Moroccan Jewish documents.

La Guenizah de Rabat réunit une équipe internationale de représentants communautaires, chercheurs, archivistes, et informaticiens pour développer une archive numérique de documents judéo-marocains.

يكتسي مشروع ڴنزا الرباط أهمية قصوى يلتف حوله فريق دولي يتكون من فعاليات أدبية وفكرية و ممثلي المجتمع المحلي و أمناء المحفوظات، وتقنيي معلوميات تعمل على الحفاظ على الوثائق اليهودية المغربية عبر تدوينها عن طريق التدوين الرقمي.

‫פרוייקט גנזי רבאט‬ קיבץ יחד צוות בינלאומי של נציגי קהילה, חוקרים, ארכיונים, ומומחי טכנולוגיות מידע על מנת לפתח ארכיון דיגיטלי של מסמכים מהקהילה היהודית במרוקו.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

YIVO Launches "Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland"

May 2, 2014  "The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is delighted to announce the launch of the YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland, at polishjews.yivoarchives.org. The website provides access to thousands of digitized documents, manuscripts, photographs, artworks, films, and audio recordings relating to the rich and vibrant Jewish community in Poland before World War II.  Conceived as an educational experience and a research tool, the new website has been developed to serve a broad audience of both the general public and scholars."

As Jonathan Brent, YIVO Executive Director notes, “There is something for everyone at this website, for the beginner who is just starting out, genealogists who are exploring their family roots, and scholars who have the expertise to read handwritten Russian, Yiddish or Hebrew manuscripts. The online exhibitions, the essay on Polish Jewish history, the photo gallery, the videos of home movies of shtetls in the 1930s, and the examples of Yiddish and Hebrew songs, are features designed to have popular appeal.”

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The World of Printed Words: Online Exhibition

The World of Printed Words: Samuel Montagu and the Western Hebrew Library

... highlights of the Western Hebrew Library, a collection of over 1300 items dated from 15th to 20th century, deposited on loan with the Leopold Muller Memorial Library in 2013. The exhibition allows the viewers to peer through a window into the "world of printed words" of Samuel Montagu and his contemporaries.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is very proud to present the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a free online digitized virtual library of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hundreds of manuscripts made up of thousands of fragments – discovered from 1947 and until the early 1960’s in the Judean Desert along the western shore of the Dead Sea – are now available to the public online. The high resolution images are extremely detailed and can be accessed through various search options on the site. ...

For more information, see http://www.deadseascrolls.org.il/

Friday, January 24, 2014

Database of Greek-Jewish Holocaust Survivors' Testimonies - in English

A data base of the testimonies from
Jews of Greece who survived the Shoah
The base has collected, for the first time, data from 1552 visual and oral testimonies of 1091 Jews of Greece who survived the Holocaust. These testimonies were collected at different times, in a variety of languages and places, and are now located in organized archives or private collections in Greece, Europe, the United States and Israel. Recordings of the voices of the survivors rescue the witnesses from anonymity and are, in themselves, a “living monument” to the Shoah. The present data base gathers these scattered testimonies, transfers them to files and puts them together in a unified corpus. They are a guide to a “virtual archive” which is offered to the academic community and to any interested party.