Judaism and Jewish Resources

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The Internet is rich with Jewish resources. This page shows you the gates to these resources, so that you may go in and explore.

This web page is thirteen years old! Here's what it looked like on 29 November, 1993.
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Central Services Mailing lists
The State of Israel News and Media
Usenet SCJ FAQ and Reading Lists
Lubavitch Jewish Learning
Products and Services Jewish Communities
Yiddish Hebrew
Sephardi Arts
Museums and Exhibitions Jewish Organizations
Archaeology Internet Relay Chat
Libraries Books
Jewish Studies Calendar
Travels Kashrut
Holocaust Singles
Other Index Links Other Pages

Central Services

Israel is very well connected to the Internet. The Israel Internet Association maintains the national Domain Name registry. There are many companies and organizations on the web, in the public and private sector. This page points to Israeli indexes to keep track of most Israeli sites, rather than trying to duplicate their efforts.

Machba (Merkaz haCHishuvim haBein-Universitai, the Israeli Interuniversity Computer Center) has an informative Israel Academic Network(ILAN) FAQ. The Israeli Internet Society is another good source of information.

The Shamash Jewish Internet Consortium, a project of Hebrew College, includes texts of the tanach, divrei torah, kosher traveler's database, and mailing list newsletter archives. Shamash provides the web service that brings you this page.

Note: Several popular Jewish web portals have disappeared or mutated over the course of time, including:

These sites had great content, I wish they had handed it to other sites before they went away.

The Virtual Jerusalem server in Israel includes Hebrew software, yeshiva information, divrei torah, holocaust information, and mailing list newsletter archives.

Maven provides an index of Jewish and Israeli web links. Maven supersedes Matthew Album's A-Z Index, formerly at ORT in London.

Walla is an Israeli web index fashioned after Yahoo, in Hebrew.

Jewish Community Online has links to all sorts of Jewish info.

Localista is a free classified site (a la Craig's List) for Israelis around the world. Even better in Hebrew.

Zipple is another broad-based Jewish web site.

The United States Embassy, Israel, has a web site with information about US-Israel diplomatic relations.

The Internet Law Library (originally maintained by the U.S. House of Representatives) maintains an Israeli Law web page. Haim Ravia has a good survey of Israeli Law links.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides several Hebrew/English web servers. JewishNet - Global Jewish Information Server, formerly at HUJI, is now available at its own web site.

Morashà is an Italian Jewish web portal. La porta dell'ebraismo italiano in rete.

TopJ and IsraelFR are Francophone Jewish web portals. Les pages francophones sur Israël et le Judaïsme.

Aurora is a web portal for the Spanish speaking Jewish world, with information in Spanish as well as English and Hebrew. Todo sobre Israel y el Judaismo en Español.

The About.com (formerly Mining Co.) Guide to Judaism offers a variety of resources about Jewish practice, language, and culture.

Dianne Romm's Jewish Internet Guide is available on the web as well as in book form.

The Kopelman Foundation has put the entire 12-volume contents of the original 1906 edition of the Jewish Encyclopedia on the web.

Younger web surfers should check out the index of children's Jewish web sites.

Mailing lists

Some of these sites sponsor mailing lists that discuss a broad range of Jewish topics - there are over 100 different Jewish discussion lists on the Internet.

Jewishnet has a comprehensive list of Jewish and Israeli Mailing Lists from around the net.
Shamash has descriptions and archives of their lists.

The State of Israel

The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs web server has information on Israeli life, government, news, and culture, including the encyclopedic Facts about Israel, and a directory with pointers to extensive foreign affairs information including Israeli embassies around the world and foreign embassies in Israel.

The Israel Central Bureau of Statistics has all the numbers.

Information about the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Bar Ilan University.

The Israel Defense Forces have have information about their work and history, in Hebrew and English.

Kibbutz information for Artzi and Takam movements. HaKibbutz HaDati is the umbrella organization for orthodox Zionist kibbutzim.

The Project Oren Kibbutz Institutes have a web site for the Kibbutz Program Center, with information on work and ulpan programs during the school year or the summer.

The US Army Area Handbook on Israel is an in-depth document available from the Library of Congress.

Encyclopedia entry for Israel in the CIA World Factbook at the CIA.

Bezeq, Israel's telephone company, provides directory assistance, White Pages in Hebrew, and Yellow Pages in Hebrew and English.

Emap has a map of Israel in Hebrew or English, you can zoom, pan, print, get directions, measure distances, and so forth.

Intellicast provides four-day weather forecasts for Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. USA Today provides five-day weather forecasts for several cities in the middle east.

Information about the flags of Israel at the CRW Flags of the World web site.

Check out Live images from the Western Wall, brought to you by Aish HaTorah.

The Tel Aviv Guide promotes tourism to Tel Aviv.

The web site for the city of Karmiel, Gateway to the Galilee.

The web site for the Golan Heights with political information and pictures.

Kibbutz Lavi in the Galilee has a web page that describes their history and work.

The Jewish Virtual Library has a good overview of the many Israeli political parties Some of Israel's political parties have web pages: Avoda-Meimad (Labor), Hadash (Communist). Hok Hateva, Herut, Yamin Israel, Yerukim (Green), Leumi, Moledet, Likud, Maavak (Socialist), Mafdal, Meimad, Meretz-Yachad, Ale Yarok (Green Leaf), Kadima, Shas, Tkuma.

IRIS: Information Regarding Israeli Security is an organization concerned with Israel's security needs.

The Women in Green have a web site with information about their political organization.

The Betar/Tagar web site has information on their Zionist organization.

The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research at Tel Aviv University has a list of peace links.

The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies is a research organization that advocates capitalist economic policy in Israel.

News and Media

The American Jewish Press Association has a web site with information on its services including their member directory.

The Jerusalem Post has a web site with an extensive selection of stories from their Israeli daily English newspaper. They have special commemorative editions on the web, including a recreation of the Palestine Post from the original Yom Ha'Atzmaut in 1948, and a 50th anniversary Jubilee edition.

The Israeli daily newspaper Ha'Aretz has a web site with stories from its daily English edition, in association with the International Herald Tribune. They also publish daily in Hebrew. Maariv publishes as on the web as NRG daily in Hebrew. Yediot Achronot also publish daily on the web in Hebrew.

Globes is Israel's financial daily newspaper, in Hebrew and English.

Israel Internet News Agency provides news on controversial events from Israel in times of crisis.

Media Watch International's Honest Reporting service encourages accurate reporting of events in the Middle East.

The Middle East Media and Research Institute is an independent, non-profit organization providing translations of the Arab media and original analysis and research on developments in the Middle East.

DebkaFile provides daily reports and analysis on Middle East politics and international affairs, in English and Hebrew.

Kol Yisrael, the Israel Broadcast Authority, has a web site with information on its programming, networks, and rebroadcasters worldwide. You can listen to today's English news in RealAudio.

Several Israeli radio stations broadcast live over the web using RealAudio, Windows Media Player, or streaming mp3 WinAmp

The Offshore Radio Guide has an overview of Israeli Offshore Radio.

The JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) is an international news service with a web site providing comprehensive coverage of Jewish and Israeli events. They also offer subscription services available by email or fax.

Jerusalem Newswire is a Gentile-run news service out of Jerusalem, providing news stories from a wide variety of Internet sources.

The Jewish Chronicle has a web site with stories from their British weekly newspaper. The Jewish Telegraph is Britain's regional Jewish newspaper.

The Embassy of Israel in London provides a daily news roundup.

Middle East news from 1st Headlines, BBC, Israel Insider, NPR, the New York Times, Salon Time, UN, World News Network, and Yahoo.

WorldLink TV Mosaic provides a daily roundup of TV news from the Arab press, in English translation (Apple QuickTime format).

Jewish Forward has a web site with sample stories from their American weekly newspaper.

The Jewish World Review publishes their magazine daily on the web.

Tikkun Magazine has articles from recent issues and information on their San Francisco synagogue, with a focus on Jewish Renewal.

Der Yiddisher Tam-Tam, a bi-monthly newsletter for Yiddish students, published in Paris, in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. Note that it's in A4 format, so if you're printing on 8.5x11 paper, use a "shrink to fit" option.

The Yiddish Voice of Brookline, MA, has a web site with information on its radio programming, and pointers to other Yiddish resources on the net.

The Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia, PA, has a web site with information on their weekly newspaper.

The Jewish Bulletin of Northern California, a weekly newspaper covering the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, has a web site with content from their paper edition, both current and back issues.

The Jewish Post of New York has a web site with selections from their bimonthly newspaper.

The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix has a web site with Phoenix resources and content from their weekly newspaper.

B'tzedek, the journal of responsible Jewish commentary, has a web site with articles from their bimonthly magazine, published in Israel.

Jewish Family and Life is a web magazine for Jewish parents that reflects the strong family traditions of Jewish culture in the language of the 90's.

TV Radio World has information about all aspects of Israeli broadcast media.

The Dutch weekly Niew Israelitisch Weekblad has a web page with subscription information and Israeli links in Dutch.

Rabbi Nachum Shifren, the Surfing Rabbi of Jewish Surfers International, publishes Surf & Soul magazine for the Jewish surfer. And I don't mean web surfer, I mean surf's up, cowabunga, mamash!

Plotz the zine for the farklempt.

Heeb Magazine, the new Jew review. The kids your rabbis warned you about. From Jennifer Bleyer, former publisher of the zine Mazel-Tov Cocktail (Jew-Core).

JewSchool, Jewlicious, Mimaamakim, Bang It Out, Kesher Talk, Hasidic Rebel, and Balagan are a few Jewish-flavored blogs. As a rule, bloggers point to other like-minded bloggers, so check them out. Netring has a list of Israeli blogs.

FrumTeens has discussions about life, thought, practice, and observance, for young orthodox Jews.

OnlySimchas is a bulleting board for sharing simchas - birth, bar/bas mitzvah, weddings, and all.

Jewish Heritage Online Magazine is published monthly, with articles on a variety of topics on a chosen theme.

See the "How to read Hebrew documents" section of this page for reading Hebrew News links and other Hebrew web pages.


Google Groups lets you read Usenet newsgroup discussions of Jewish interest.

SCJ Frequently Asked Questions and Jewish Reading Lists

The netnews group soc.culture.jewish has a very informative FAQ (answers to Frequently Asked Questions) and Jewish reading lists, maintained by Daniel P. Faigin. Also available from FAQ archives at faqs.org and MIT.


Chabad Lubavitch provides a wealth of information on their Chassidic teachings on their web server in New York and Guide to Chabad Literature at www.kesser.org (formerly at University of Texas Chabad). See also the Tzivos Hashem pages for children.

Jewish Learning

(Jewish Learning here means traditional, as opposed to Jewish Studies, which is academic.)

The web services at Shamash, Virtual Jerusalem, and Chabad have large Jewish archives.

Eric Simon keeps a list of Torah study opportunities on the net, with many pointers to Yeshivot and other organizations who provide Divrei Torah, including web sites and mailings lists.

Full Hebrew text of the Tanach, Talmud Bavli, and Talmud Yerushalmi is available from Snunit at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for web browsing.

The Talmud Bavli is available from Rabbi Dovid Kraus' E-Daf as browsable GIF images. Audio daf yomi shiurim (daily Talmud lessons) are available in Yiddish from Rav Avrohom Karp ZT"L of Montreal and English from Rav Grossman of LA. Audio and video daf yomi from the Talmudic Institute of Florida are available from their archives.

Partners in Torah is a free program that where you can find a partner to learn Jewish topics either in person or over the telephone.

Sacred-texts has various sacred Jewish texts on line, including much of M.L. Rodkinson's 1918 English translation of the Talmud.

The Society for the Preservation of Hebrew Books has scanned copies of over 1000 seforim, mostly from American rabbis, available for free, in PDF format. Seforim Online has also has scanned seforim, from many sources.

David Maddison's The Talmud Exposed is a response to anti-Semites' posting of Talmud "Quotes" and other anti-Semitic fabrications and distortions

Mechon Mamre has all these texts, along with Mishna, Tosefta, and Rambam's Mishneh Torah, available for downloading with DOS browsing software in the free MTR package. They provide many of these on the web also, along with full text of the Tanach with vowels and punctuation, readable if you have a new-fangled web browser that can handle HTML 4.0 RTL (right to left support).

ORT has an extensive site called Navigating the Bible, with the full text of the Torah and Haftarah portions, in English, Russian, and Hebrew, including cantillation sound with Real Audio, usable by bar/bat mitzvah students.

There are several English translations of the Torah available on line. ORT provides the Torah in Hebrew with vowels and ta'amim, in hand-written-style script, transliterated into Roman letters, RealAudio cantillation, and Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's Living Torah English translation and light commentary. Aish Hatorah provides the Metsudah English translation of the Torah. Breslov provides the whole Tanach, from the JPS 1917 English translation.

Jacob Richman's My Bar Mitzvah / My Bat Mitzvah Resource Center helps you plan a successful bar/bat mitzvah.

Ellie Wackerman has a web site that teaches Torah and Haftarah cantillation including those for the chagim, with music text and WAV and Real Audio sound files.

The Bar Ilan Responsa Project has a web site that describes their research, making the great well of Jewish knowledge and tradition available using computer tools.

WZO Hagshama has a list of Israeli yeshivot.

The Global Learning Network and Project Genesis at www.torah.org has a rich assortment of Divrei Torah online, including their Hypertext Halacha English translation of the Shulchan Aruch and Mishna Berurah.

The AishDas Society is committed to the promotion of more meaningful worship in the Orthodox Jewish community. The Aishdas Torahnet index links to hundreds of torah study sites around the web.

Search Divrei Torah at Shamash.

Ohr Somayach Yeshiva in Jerusalem offers weekly Divrei Torah and special publications like the excellent commentary on the Haggadah by Malbim (R. Meir Leibush ben Yechiel Michael, Bucharest 1809-1879).

Aish Hatorah sponsors many programs around the world, including the Discovery seminars, and the Jerusalem Fellowships.

The OU/NCSY Israel Center publishes Torah Tidbits weekly, with divrei torah related information such as iconic pictures and statistics relating to the week's sedra.

Jewish America publishes weekly divrei torah, including comments from a women's perspective and dikduk studies.

Uncle Eli's Haggadah is a commentary on the seder in rhyme, for children, by Prof. Eliezer Segal at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Seuss after four glasses of wine. Professor Segal also has a web page with an image of a page of the Babylonian Talmud with hypertext links describing all the elements of page. Jacob's Special Sukkah Guest is a Sukkot story for children by Agnes Romer Segal.

Mordechai Torczyner's WebShas is a hypertext index to the Babylonian Talmud.

Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Berger has an introductory web page illustrating and describing the form of the Hebrew alphabet used in writing STAM (Sifrei Torah, Tefillin, and Mezuzot). Mordechai Pinchas has a site with discussion of soferut, including descriptions of letter forms and a diary of his learning experiences.

The Boston Eruv web site has links to communities with Eruvin around the world.

Jonathan Baker's little corner of the web has links to various Torah resources.

Elaine Adler's calligraphy site discusses the traditional text of the ketubah, and alternate modern texts.

Rabbi Mark Hurvitz of davka.org has assembled a modern version of the Haggadah with questions and commentary.

Laurance Wieder has posted the Red Sea Haggadah and encourages readers to send him their own contributions for inclusion.

The Jewish Theological Seminary of America web Server has information on the Conservative movement, their rabbinical and cantorial schools, and other programs.

KOACH: Conservative Judaism's College Programming for the 90's, has a web server at the Washington University in Saint Louis.

The Pedagogic Center of the Joint Authority for Jewish Zionist Education in Jerusalem has a web site at Virtual Jerusalem with a large collection of resources for Jewish education.

Jewish Interactive Studies offers free courses providing an in-depth and interactive study of Judaism from its classical sources.

Thinking Jewish, Acting Jewish is a monthly newsletter with articles on Jewish heritage and culture.

The Breslov Chassidim have a web site with teachings, resources, and other information about their movement, with links to other Breslover sites and texts from Rebbe Nachman, in English, Hebrew, and other languages. Na nach nachma Nachman me'Uman!

613.org in Los Angeles. provides more than 600 hours of audio divrei torah from over 50 rabbis, daf yomi, music, poetry, and other Jewish materials, in Real Audio format.

Lubavitch Audio Divrei Torah from thinkjewish.com in Massachusetts, with classes in torah and chassidus.

Shema Yisrael Torah Network provides a wide variety of Jewish study web resources.

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis' Hineni web site, with information about their programs of Jewish learning.

Dr Lawrence Epstein has a web site with information on conversion to Judaism.

Tracey Rich offers Judaism 101, an encyclopedic web site with tutorial information on Jewish practice.

Jordan Lee Wagner's Learner's Minyan has guidance for those new to the synagogue.

Joshua Males' Gabbai Resources site has information and documents useful for a shul gabbai.

The Jewish Law web site addresses issues of halacha and American law.

TorahSearch is a search engine focused on the web of Jewish learning.

Jonah Sapir's search engine guide to brochos on food.

Commerce, Products, and Services

MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for Research and Development, has a web site with information for companies interested in doing business with Israel.

The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce promotes economic growth in Israel.

The page for Trade Point Israel, affiliated with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange web site has a wide variety of information about Israeli trade, including stock quotes and other market data.

The Bank of Israel has information about its services and history.

The Arena from Globes Publishing, has Israeli business news daily, including high tech news, Tel Aviv stock market quotes and analysis.

Herbison Consulting maintains a list of pointers to lists of Israeli Internet Service providers (ISP's). Jacob Richman keeps a list of Israeli ISP's. He also has information on Computer Jobs in Israel and Aliyah along with other info.

Pinchas Richard Wimberly's Esek web site has information on business in Israel as well as links to several businesses in Jerusalem, including Judaica, real estate, and travel services.

The Zomet Institute addresses practical problems at the intersection of halacha, technology, and modern society. (Think of a shabbos clock on steroids.)

Jewish Communities

These are links to web sites that serve our Jewish communities. I prefer to have a single link to a page listing all the links in a Jewish community rather than to keep track of all the links in that community here.

Entries are sorted alphabetically by state, and then by city with the state. Towns may be grouped with nearby metropolitan areas.

The World Jewish Congress has descriptive web pages for Jewish communities in 120 countries around the world.

The European Council of Jewish Communities coordinates Jewish organizations in 35 countries throughout Europe.

Jewish links for Latin America and the Caribbean from the library at Florida International University

There are pointers to shuls in many communities, at the web sites representing these movements: Conservative, Humanistic, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, and Renewal.

WUJS keeps an index of links to Jewish Student Organizations, which are a major Jewish presence in many communities. Hillel maintains a list with info on all Hillels, including those without web sites.

Rahel Sharon Jaskow maintains the International Directory of Women's Tefilla Groups.

As the number of shuls on the web has grown, a complete list of them is too large to include here. Please add your shuls to the lists maintained by these organizations. I will still add links to city-wide lists of Jewish resources that include links to a handful of separate web sites in a community, like are included below for Boston, Washington, Seattle, et al.


Visit the Virtual Shtetl, the Yiddish Language and Culture web site at the University of North Carolina.

Henry Sapoznik, David Isay, and Yair Reiner, bring you the Yiddish Radio Project, featuring the amazing Yid-o-matic.

Mark David has pointers to Yiddish web resources at his Yiddish Voice page.

The Mendele mailing list discusses Yiddish language and literature. They keep an archive of their discussions, and other Yiddish information.

Toronto's Ashkenaz Yiddish Culture Festival page also keeps a list of Yiddish culture web links

The National Yiddish Book Center has information on their facilities and collection of over one million Yiddish books.

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring fosters Jewish identity and American Yiddish Culture.

For those of you who wonder whether the Internet really has anything batampte, anything geshmack, anything worthwhile takeh, the Cambridge University Jewish Society presents the Cambridge University Cholent Society web page. Ot Azoy, es vet zayn an England alleh mol. Speaking of which (and not really related unless you consider the similarity between cholent and haggis) you might also want to check out the report on the annual Rabbi Burns Night at the University of Edinburgh's Jewish Society.

The Library of Congress in Washington, DC, has a vast web site called the American Memory Collection that includes exhibitions of the Variety Stage and WPA Life Histories. (Try searching for jewish yiddish hebraic hebrew.)


Morim has resources teachers and students of the Hebrew language, including online courses and a broad index of related links.

Morfix is a search engine with a Hebrew/English dictionary. It is a service of Melingo, which provides various Hebrew/English translation services, including the Rav Milim dictionary, and Kolan Hebrew text-to-speech.

Travlang has some great translation dictionaries, but not Hebrew, however, they do have tutorial language lessons in Hebrew and Yiddish, among others.

Larry Smith's Targumatik translates text from Hebrew to English and English to Hebrew.

Ectaco sells a Hebrew<=>English portable electronic talking dictionary.

Babylon translates from English to Hebrew (and from English to other languages) when you click a word on your PC screen. They also have an online dictionary that translates from English to several languages, including Hebrew.

Foundation Stone (formerly Rosetta Stone) is a free Java program by Ben Stitz of Sydney, Australia, that can help you learn Hebrew, with comprehensive integrated language lessons.

The Academy of the Hebrew Language in Jeruslaem guides the direction of modern Hebrew. The National Center for the Hebrew Language in New York is an American advocate for the Hebrew language.

Tsuguya Sasaki's World of Hebrew and Jewish Languages collects his academic research into Jewish languages.

JeMM Productions develops Jewish multimedia content on CD-ROM, and has an on-line introductory Hebrew course, called Starting with Aleph.

How to read Hebrew documents on the web

Snunit (the Israeli English Teacher's Network) at Hebrew University in Jerusalem has an extensive doc describing use of Hebrew on the Internet. Dapey Reshet also has info on viewing Hebrew on the Web. Ari Davidow has info on Hebrew Using Windows The HUJI help desk has info on Hebrew under Unix The IGLU has info on Hebrew under Linux.

Comment permettre à votre logiciel de navigation (Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc...) de reconnaître les caractères hébraïques. (Info on using Hebrew on the web, in French, from Jean-Michel Jakubowicz).

PilotYid has Jewish and Hebrew software for the 3Com Palm Pilot handheld computer.

Dvir Gassner provides a Jewish Calendar add-on for Microsoft Outlook.

Information on how to set up Hebrew fonts for the Mosaic web browser may be found at the bottom of the Hebrew U Info System FAQ help file. This FAQ describes PC's and UNIX/X.

Yair Rajwan of the Jerusalem College of Technology has written the Hebrew HowTo with information on configuring Hebrew for Linux and other UNIX systems. (Quite old but still handy.)

IGLU (the Israeli Group of Linux Users) has information on Linux in Israel and Hebrew under Linux.

Luc Devroye has an extensive set of links to Hebrew font resources.

The Culmus project provides a set of open source Hebrew fonts for the X Window System. These are the best free Hebrew fonts for Unix/Linux systems.

MyFonts is a font catalog run by Bitstream. It lists several hundred Hebrew fonts for sale, from the Israeli font company Masterfont.

Meir Sadan's Oketz has Hebrew fonts and articles on font design.

More information about the representation of Hebrew text on the Internet may be found in Internet RFC 1555 by H. Nussbacher and Y. Bourvine of Hebrew U.


Congregation Bnei Shaare Zion, of Brooklyn, NY, has an extensive web site with Sephardic resources.

The Bnai Sepharad Gateway also has links to Sephardic resources on the web.

The Sephardic-Moroccan Page has information about Moroccan Jewry.

The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center has information on the past and present history of the Jews of Iraq.

Fernando Franco, of Seville, Spain, has a web site on the Jews of Spain, in Spanish and English.

Los Hip Hop Hoodíos web site is the one stop shop for all your Latino-Jewish hiphop needs. Am segulah babayit, G!

YIDCore are an Antipodean Jewish punk band, who might throw a few shrimp on the barbie, but they probably won't eat them.


Michael Elkin's Jewish Entertainment web page, an archive of his weekly On the Scene columns, carried by Jewish newspapers across the United States.

Judy Caplan Ginsburgh is a singer and educator who has a site called Jewish Entertainment Resources with information for and about Jewish performers, and a Jewish concert calendar.

Shmuel Reuven's JewReview covers the entertainment industry from a Jewish perspective.

The Project Judaica Foundation has a web site with information on its projects involved with the rescue, rehabilitation, dissemination, and exhibition of Judaica.

Aura Levin Lipski has an Israeli dance site including a search engine cataloguing over 4000 Israeli dances. Kesher Lemachol, the Israeli Folk Dance Connection, has a site with dance info and links to other Israeli dance sites. Israeli dancers on the net chat at Rikud at Yahoo. Markid is the web site for the Organization of Israeli Folkdance Instructors and Choreographers. The worlds largest Israeli dance festival is held every July in Karmiel.

Habayit is a resource center for Jewish a cappella music.

Judith Pinnolis has a web page devoted to all kinds of Jewish Music. Ari Davidow's Klezmer Shack has information on Klezmer Music.

The Milken Archive of Jewish Music is preserving and recording the spectrum of American Jewish Music.

You can search the The Robert Freedman Yiddish Song Database at the University of Kentucky, which contains almost 25,000 selections. The Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive itself is housed at the University of Pennsylvania.

Irwin Oppenheim's Chazzanut Online is devoted to Dutch cantorial music and other chazzanut, with sheet music, articles, and other information. Daniel Halfon is a chazzan in the Dutch nusach, living in Jerusalem.

Josh Sharfman's Virtual Cantor has mp3 recordings (over 700 tracks) of the entire year's davening in the Ashkenazi nusach (prayer melodies in the Eastern European tradition).

TorahForme has mp3's of classes and leining, from Machon Meir in Jerusalem.

Larry Mark has a web page devoted to Jewish Film. Browse the Internet Film Database with keywords for Israeli, Yiddish, or Hebrew films.

The National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis has information on their programs and archives

Shlomo Bar is my favorite Israeli musician, with his band, Habrera Hativit. Kesef, ko'ach, vakeff!

Larry Yudelson at the Well has Radio Hazak, discussing Israeli music, and a page about Bob Dylan and the Jews.

Himmelfans discusses the music of Peter Himmelman.

The Wholesale Klezmer Band has information about their music, including a guide to the entertainment at a traditional Jewish wedding. They have been performing a series of benefit concerts, entitled Tfile far a Tsebrokhene Velt, (Prayer for a Broken World) for aid to such war-torn areas as Bosnia and Rwanda.

Gila Gutenberg at Tel Aviv University has a web page with information about Jewish Folklore in Israel.

The Jewish Music Midi Free Library has song files in MIDI format, and pointers to other Jewish music resources.

The National Foundation for Jewish Culture in New York City has a web site with information on various aspects of Jewish art and culture.

ShaBot 6000 is the continuing cartoon saga of a pious Jew who purchases a robot to work as Shabbos Goy for his household. The robot then decides he's a Jew, and shabotic mishegas ensues.

Kippah Design has an index of patterns that you can use to crochet your own kippot.

Museums and Exhibitions

The National Museum of American Jewish History has an good directory of Jewish Museums.

IlMuseums has an extensive list of museums and exhibitions in Israel.

Jewish Organizations

There are web sites for the various branches of the North American Jewish religious community, Conservative, Humanistic, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, and Young Israel, as well as organizations including B'nai B'rith, HIAS, Hillel, JCC, and NCSY.

The World ORT Union in London has a web server with information about its many interesting projects.

The European Union of Jewish Students has programs and information for Jewish stu Europe.

The American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League, Hadassah, Jewish Agency, Jewish National Fund, Keren Kayemet LeYisrael, United Jewish Communities (UJA and CJF), World Zionist Organization, and Zionist Organization of America, have web sites with info on their organizations.

Jewish Women International (aka B'nai B'rith Women) has a web site with news and information about their organization.

Na'amat has a web site with information about their Women's Labor Zionist organization.

The Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the Jerusalem College of Technology offers resources related to Jewish business ethics, including the weekly column, The Jewish Ethicist which is co-sponsored by aish.com.

Volunteers for Israel (Sar-El) runs programs where diaspora Jews can do volunteer work in Israel.

The Center For Jewish History in New York City is headquarters for organizations including the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

The New Israel Fund advocates tikkun olam, democracy, and social justice in Israel.

The Jewish Defense League fights to defend Jews and Judaism by any means necessary.

The Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America has a web site describing their organization and activities.

The National Jewish Committee on Scouting has a web page at Shamash that describes Scouting opportunities for Jewish youth.

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA has a web page with information about their work and history.

The American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel is an organization of North American physicians and other health professionals dedicated to advancing the state of medical education, research and care in Israel.

The Jewish Deaf Community Center and the Jewish Braille Institute provide resources for the deaf and blind.

Jews for Judaism fights against missionary cult groups that try to draw Jews away from Judaism.

The Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations is dedicated to the study and preservation of Jewish history and culture.

AIPAC has a web site with information on its pro-Israel activism in the USA.

NCSJ advocates on behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States, and Eurasia.

JINSA has a web site with information on its pro-Israel defense-oriented think tank.

The American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise develops social and educational programs between the United States and Israel. They sponsor the Jewish Virtual Library (formerly JSOURCE) web site with resources for Jewish students.

Keshet Ga'avah, the World Congress of Gay and Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews has a web site with information on its activities.

Maccabi USA sponsors the USA team to the World Maccabiah Games. They also keep a list of Jewish Sports web sites.

The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame has a web site with information about its organization and members.

JewishSports.com has a web site with current news stories on Jews in sports.

At the 2004 Athens Summer games, windsurfer Gal Fridman won Israel's first Olympic gold medal. Medal ceremony video (wmv format) at NRG.

The Krav Maga Association of America has information on this Israeli martial art.

The Star of Davidson motorcycle club, a mostly-Jewish Harley-Davidson motorcycle club. Their hogs are kosher.


The Archeological Research Institute at Arizona State University has the ArchNet archaeological resources web server, with a section on the Near East.

Prof. Thomas Levy at the University of California, San Diego, has a web site with information about his excavations at Nahal Tillah in the Negev.

Internet Relay Chat

The IRC has a #israel channel on EFnet (one of several IRC networks) that is usually active. IRC is a party-line conversation server, allowing groups of participants around the world to converse in real time. Information about the #israel channel and its participants may be found at the #israel web page.

During the Gulf War, the IRC was an important source of communication on the Internet. Transcripts of discussions with victims of the Iraqi SCUD missile attacks are archived at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. These discussions are described in a newspaper article from The Michigan Daily, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


The Israel Center for Libraries has a web site with information about the Israeli Library network.

Hebrew University has a list of Libraries in Israel on the Aleph Network.

The Association of Jewish Libraries has a web site describing the work of their organization.

The University of Haifa Library web server has information about their services.

The Jewish Theological Seminary of America Library offers access to its catalog, exhibitions and other services.

David Elazar has a web page describing a Classification System for Libraries of Judaica.


See Jewish Companies for booksellers and publishers.

The Association of Jewish Book Publishers has information about and links to American Jewish book publishers.

Major publishers of Jewish books in English include: ArtScroll, Feldheim, Jewish Publication Society, Ktav, Schocken, and Soncino. The major movements of American Judaism either publish books or have books that they suggest: OU, URJ (UAHC), and USCJ.

Brill Publishers, Leyden, the Netherlands, presents their large catalog of Jewish and other theology books.

Siddur Ba-eir Hei-teiv, The Transliterated Siddur, by Jordan Lee Wagner, is a transliteration of the siddur into the English alphabet.

Michael Davidson has a web site with information on early Jewish printing.

Professor Samuel Heilman of Queens College in New York has written a handful of books on Jewish subjects.

The Jewish Archival Project at Hebrew University in Jerusalem has a web site with information about their work and how to get copies of the books they restore.

The Smith has a web page devoted to Yiddish poet Menke Katz.

David M. Bader has written a silly Jewish trilogy, How to be an Extremely Reform Jew, Haikus for Jews, and Zen Judaism.

Noah's Window is a weekly column by Noah benShea, the author of Jacob the Baker, and other works.

Jewish Studies

(Jewish Studies here means academic, as opposed to Jewish Learning, which is traditional.)

The University of California at Davis offers a course, Introduction to Judaism.

The Academic Jewish Studies Project offers several services including H-Judaic, Jewish Studies On-Line Directory, and the JSJ eJournal. Another Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory offers further links.

The IOUDAIOS Review is an on-line journal devoted to the study of early Judaism.

The Academic Guide to Jewish History at the University of Toronto is a database of links to Jewish history resources in libraries and on the web.

The Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database Project web page at Oxford University describes their work creating a new thesaurus of ancient Hebrew.

The Orion Center for the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Jewish Studies, has information on the scrolls and about Judaism during the Second Temple period.

The Ethnologue Database at the Summer Institute of Linguistics, has information on the languages of Israel.

The Jewish Language Research web site has resources about the various distinctive languages spoken by Jews.

The Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon, Eugene, has a page on the Hebrew language.

The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University has a web page describing their programs.

The Institute for Islamic-Judaic Studies at the University of Denver has a web page describing their work.

The Department of Religious Studies at Colby College in Waterville, Maine has a paper on the Location and Identification of the Shikhin available in hypertext format.

The American Jewish Archives has a web site with information about their collections, exhibitions, and programs.

The Meru Foundation has information on their research into the essential structure of Hebrew letter forms.

Torah Codes info, from Aish Hatorah. A skeptical view may be found at Brendan McKay's Torah Codes web page. A Christian creation science web site provides an index of other Torah Codes links.

The China Judaic Studies Association has a web page with information on its work and programs, including study of the the history of Jews in China and Chinese research on Judaism.

Donald D. Binder of Southern Methodist University has a web site devoted to the study of Second Temple Synagogues.

Paul Halsall of Fordham University has compiled an Internet Jewish History Sourcebook.


The OU lists the Jewish holidays with dates and explanations.

Remy Landau has a web site describing Hebrew Calendar Science and Myths.

Edward M. Reingold, Nachum Dershowitz, and Stewart M. Clamen have written research papers and a book on Calculating Calendars.

Andy Tannenbaum's 50 Year Yahrzeit Calendar Calculator generates printable yahrzeit tables, given a Jewish or civil date.


Philip Greenspun searches for Jewish history in Berlin and Prague. Philip visits the only concentration camp for Jews in the US in his Footsteps travelog.

The Jewish community at Brown University has been involved with the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda.

The Lemba tribe of South Africa has practices and genetic signatures very similar to that of Jews.

Kevin Brook's Khazaria Info Center discusses the medieval eastern European Jewish kingdom of Khazaria.

US State Department Travel Advisory Information for Israel.


Shamash Kosher Restaurant Database and other kashruth information, and OU Kashruth Database.

The United Kashrut Authority provides kashrut information sorted for companies worldwide.

Kosher Quest from the Kosher Information Bureau in Los Angeles.

Asian Kashrus Services provides kashrus supervision for manufacturing facilities throughout Asia. The web page describes their company, and also has kosher Asian recipes and information on Jewish communities in Asia.

Jeffrey Freedman maintains the web archives of the Jewish-food mailing list, with Jewish recipes from all over the world.

Cyber-Kitchen has a web site with Jewish/Kosher food links including the rec.food.culture.jewish recipe archives.

Scharf Associates kashrut.com provides a clearinghouse for up-to-date information on kashrut, including notices of food packages.with inaccurate kashrut certification.

Kosher Today magazine has various kashrut information, including an interesting article on the history of kosher food.

Kosher food companies on the web include Empire Kosher, Manischewitz, and Tnuva.

Kosher wineries on the web include Royal Kedem (NY) including Golan, Gamla, Yarden (Israel), Baron Herzog, Weinstock (Cal), Schapiro (NY), Abarbanel (NY), Gan Eden (Cal), Hagafen (Cal), Binyamina (Israel), Carmel (Israel), Castel (Israel), and Golan (Israel).


See the Yad Vashem and US Holocaust Memorial Museum links under Museums and Exhibitions, and the SCJ FAQ section on Anti-Semitism. There are also Holocaust archives at Shamash and several Holocaust FAQ files.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has information about its projects.

Bruno Giussani's maintains a web site concerning Switzerland and Holocaust Assets.

Steven Spielberg's Shoah Visual History Foundation is dedicated to archiving interviews of Holocaust Survivors all over the world.

The Nizkor Project is a collection of Holocaust memorial and anti-revisionist projects on the Internet, organized by Ken McVay, of British Columbia, Canada.

The Cybrary of the Holocaust has many documents and pictures about the Holocaust.

California State University at Chico has a course on the Holocaust with a list of links to other Holocaust resources.

Social Studies School Service has a web site with materials designed for teaching about the Holocaust.

David Maddison has a web site called the Talmud Exposed with responses to anti-semitic discussions of the Talmud.

The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah has the has the 1942 Wannsee Protocol outlining Germany's plans for the extermination of the Jewish people.

The web tour of Amsterdam stops at the Anne Frank House.

The Anne Frank web site at the University of Washington is no longer available, but they have a list of related sites.

The March of the Living is a program that brings Jewish teens to Poland and then to Israel to learn the lessons of the Holocaust.

Singles and Young Adults

Popular Jewish singles/dating web sites include JDate, Jewish Singles Connection, and Jewish Quality Singles.

Other Jewish Index Links

Stewart Clamen at CMU keeps a list of Jewish web links.

The Yahoo information service has Judaism and Israel web pages.

Nadav Har'El's "The (almost) Complete Guide to the Israeli Internet" and John Neystadt's "Israeli Internet Guide" have merged to form iGuide, in English and Hebrew, also in the Yahoo mold.

Communauté On Line has an index of Jewish web listings in French.

In Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, there's a text-only list of pointers to Jewish web sites, specializing in Canadian links.

Oizer Alport's classic Frum Side of the web is now maintained at harryc.com

Jewhoo is a parody of Yahoo, focusing on Jewish celebrities, and a functioning index as well. Yahoodi is a later site, in the same vein, and with an even cuter name. Jewish Celebs also has information on Jewish celebrities.

Other web pages of Jewish interest

The Alisa Flatow Memorial Fund was established following her death in April, 1995 as the result of a terrorist attack in Israel.

Bridges, a journal for Jewish feminists and their friends, has a web site with information about their magazine, and links to Jewish feminist resources. Renee Primack's Jewish Feminist Resources site has pointers to resources and discussion areas.

Rabbi Avraham Novick offers a Homeward Bound program for wayward teens.

Just Tzedakah/Tzedakah Reports provides profiles of Jewish charities. Giving Wisely is a directory of Israeli non-profit and philanthropic organizations.

Sheree Curry Levy has a page of Black and Jewish links. Rabbi Shlomo ben Levy of Congregation Beth Elohim in St. Albans, NY has a web page with information on Black Jews.

Nonie Darwish has a web site dedicated to Arabs for Israel.

Dr. Laz aka Dr. David Lazerson, directs Project Cure, which was founded after the 1991 riots in Crown heights to increase the peace and promote racial harmony.

The UConn Center of Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life offers the North American Jewish Data Bank with demographic information on North American Jews from the CJF National Jewish Population Survey.

The Karaite Korner has information on their form of pre-rabbinic Judaism.

Joel Ehrlich of the Albert Enstein Synagogue in the Bronx, NY, keeps a list of Jewish Medical Links.

Information for Jews in Prison from Rabbi Yosef Loschak at Chabad in Santa Barbara, California.

The Aleph Institute serves Jews in difficult situations, including families in crisis, Jews in the military, and Jews in Prison. They have a pen pal program for Jews in prison, where you can perform a mitzvah with only a postage stamp.

Information for Jews in Recovery from Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies is available at Shamash.

The Awareness Center is dedicated to addressing childhood sexual abuse in Jewish communities around the world.

Eyal Dunkel has the Sabra Net Israeli resources web site.

Prof. Eliezer Segal has a collection of columns he has written for Jewish newspapers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Manfred Davidmann has a collection of articles he has written about Judaism, both political and religious.

Len Traubman has a web site with articles on his Jewish-Palestinian dialogue group, and other Jewish projects.

The Jewish Genealogy index has links to Jewish Historical societies and other web resources, including the extensive JewishGen site. The Jewish web Index also has lots of Jewish genealogy information.

Jim Zwick has a web site with information about Mark Twain's essays Concerning the Jews.

George Orwell wrote an essay on Marrakech which describes the condition of Jews there in 1939.

Jewish Marriage Encounter weekends offer couples an opportunity to explore the full potential of their relationships, with an emphasis on communication and understanding.

The WELL in San Francisco has a web page for their online Jewish Conference.

The Wellington, New Zealand, Hebrew Congregation published a book celebrating the 150th anniversary of their community.

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin has a list of Middle East information services.

Palestinian resources on the net from the Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People at the United Nations Development Programme and the Palestine Central Bureau of Statistics,

You can get a Swarm of Locusts Plague Dome snowdome from your friends at Products of the Apocalypse. Just the thing for that small empty spot on your Pesach table. (this is gone, awww.)

Who's the certified circumcised dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks? The Hebrew Hammer. Amen.

J. Schrier is Taking Menorah Design into the 59th Century with his USB menorah.

Ray Givan and Daniel Yakir have a photo essay on the figs of Israel.

Roberto Back has an historical overview of Israeli chewing gum wrappers and gum companies.

Colin Low has a list of Kabbalah links from an occultist perspective.

Justice for Jonathan Pollard has information about his case and his fight to be freed from U.S. prison.

Israeli pilot Ron Arad has been held prisoner since 16 October 1986, when his plane went down while flying a patrol over Lebanon.

© Copyright 1993-2007 Andrew Tannenbaum
Page created: November 1993
Last update: 3 March 2007
Andrew Tannenbaum
trb at shamash.org
Brookline, MA, USA