Judaic, Yiddish and Israel Studies

Classic Texts Online


Bibliography of the Hebrew Book

Contains about 141,000 documents, and more than 15,000 biographies of authors, covering more than 90% of all books published in Hebrew languages from the years 1470-1960 Features a complete list of books in Hebrew and books with text in Ladino and Yiddish, as well lesser-known Jewish languages such as Judeo-Arabic, Bucharit, Judeo-Greek, Judeo-Afrikaans and Judeo-Kurdish.

Tools for Romanization

OskiCat relies upon regulations developed by the Library of Congress for the romanization of Hebrew and Yiddish. For more information on ALA Romanization and cataloging click here or view the relevant Wikipedia article.

Books and Text Collections

Otsar ha-Hokhmah
Contains more than 62,434 Judaic books, scanned page after page in their original format. UCB access only. In Hebrew.

  • Hebrewbooks.org
    Over 51,434 out-of-print classical religious Hebrew and Yiddish texts and periodicals. Freely available both for study and downloading. All searching is in Hebrew characters and a keyboard for input is provided. In Hebrew.
  • Responsa Project
    Online collection of Jewish texts. Includes rabbinic case-law rulings, and the Bible, the Talumd and their principal commentaries; works about Jewish law, codes of Jewish law, such as Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and the Shulchan Aruch; Midrashim, Zohar, Responsa, etc. Access to the Talmudic Encyclopedia also included. Requires Adobe Flash player. UCB access Only. In Hebrew.

Maps and Manuscripts

Searching Library Catalogs

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Last Update: 20 Feb 11:53