This page and its underlying documents are intended as the first
steps in an ambitious effort to provide an archive of Judaica texts on the
World Wide Web. Materials published prior to 1917 are now in the public
domain, and represent, Judaica-wise, a significant resource that can be
scanned, HTML coded, and made available from this or other home pages.
Planned additions for this page include additional Solomon Schechter
essays (and eventually the whole of his Studies in Judaism 1st and
2d Series), selected articles from the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia,
selections from the Rodkinson translation of the Babylonian Talmud and the
Friedlander translation of Maimonides Guide for the Perplexed.
Contributions of other public domain texts are welcomed. Send your comments or
General Articles and Essays
- Solomon Schechter's 1896 essayThe Dogmas of Judaism
is a tour of
the horizon of Jewish dogma and belief. He surveys the classical Jewish
thinkers on the issue of what Jews must believe as articles of faith.
- The entry on Articles of Faith from
the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia
The Reform movement
- In March, 1995, Jewish Theological Seminary of America Chancellor Ismar
Schorsch unveiled his take on Conservative Jewish belief at the Fifth
Annual Levitties Conference, held at Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley,
Pennsylvania. The chancellor's enumeration of Jewish core values are
contained in The
Sacred Cluster: Core Values of Conservative Judaism. (full text from
JTSA's W3 server)
- The Divinity Library at Vanderbilt University has a cool
Franz Rosenzweig, His Life and Work including pix, essays and
material. One of the better-developed Jewish resources on the Web.
- R. Schneur Zalman
of Lyady's Tanya, Habad Hasidism's seminal text.
Le-Gani, a manifesto of Lubavitch messianism that posits a Lurianic
reason for the world's existence. More than any other document, this
discourse is cited to support claims the late Rebbe is/was the Messiah.
- Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber Schneersohn (d. circa 1915) explains Resurrection
of the Dead
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