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Can I trust the Internet?
Are you looking at a questionable website? Is it authoritative? Was it put together by a fifth-grader? Use this checklist to help separate the dross from the gold!
General Websites for Judaism
The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world. Currently housed in the Social Science Research Institute, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University, the ARDA is funded by the Lilly Endowment, the John Templeton Foundation, Chapman University and the Pennsylvania State University.
BBC Religion - Judaism
An informative introduction from a respected news provider on Judaism as a world religion.
Center for Jewish History
The Center for Jewish History in New York City illuminates history, culture, and heritage. The Center provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Main website of the Conservative Branch of Judaism
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Yale’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is internationally
recognized as an innovator, videotaping eyewitness accounts of the
Holocaust, making these accounts intellectually accessible, and creating
educational materials. The archive has grown from a collection of 183
testimonies deposited at Yale by the Holocaust Survivors Film Project
(HSFP) in 1981, to almost 4,500 testimonies in twenty-two languages
recorded at Yale and by its affiliated projects in Europe, North and South
America, and Israel.
From Haven to Home
From Haven to Home is a Library of Congress exhibition marking 350 years of Jewish life in America. The exhibition features more than two hundred treasures of American Judaica from the collections of the Library of Congress, augmented by a selection of important loans from other cooperating cultural institutions.
Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is devoted to post-doctoral research on Jewish civilization in all its historical and cultural manifestations.
Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.
Jewish Women's Archive
The Jewish Women’s Archive is a national organization dedicated to collecting and promoting the extraordinary stories of Jewish women. JWA explores the past as a framework for understanding the issues important to women today; inspires young people with remarkable role models; and uses Jewish women’s stories to excite people to see themselves as agents of change.
JTA: Jewish News Archive
JTA is the definitive, trusted global source of news, analysis and features on issues of Jewish interest and concern.
Judaica Europeana is a network of archives, libraries and museums working together to integrate access to the most important collections of European Jewish heritage and make them discoverable to more people.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
The mission of the Museum of Jewish Heritage is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries—before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Main website of the Orthodox Branch of Judaism
Main website of the Reconstructionist Branch of Judaism
Main website of the Reform Branch of Judaism
Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is the ultimate source for Holocaust education, documentation and research. From the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem's integrated approach incorporates meaningful educational initiatives, groundbreaking research and inspirational exhibits.
Jessie Ball duPont Library, University of the South
178 Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383