Jewish and Rabbinic
- 1 Rabbinic Traditions
- 2 Judaism and the NT
- 3 Targum
- 4 Other
- 5 Encyclopedias
- 6 Miscellaneous
Mishnah, Tosephta, & both Talmuds in English & Hebrew. Searching requires membership though all texts can be read for free.
Tanach, Mishnah, Tosephta,Talmud etc...
First major written redaction of the Jewish oral traditions called the "Oral Torah". Text according to Maimonides' manuscript.
The website devoted to Mishna manuscript JTS MS R1622.1, written during the 12th century in Italy and currently housed in the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (New York).
First major written redaction of the Jewish oral traditions called the "Oral Torah"
Kaufmann Mishnah as high resolution scans
One of the most complete Mishnah manuscripts. Images with transscription.
Kaufmann Mishnah as high resolution scans Tosefta
Compilation of the Jewish oral law from the period of the Mishnah
Bab. Talmud & Mishnah from separate manuscripts (Free Registration)
Hebrew manuscripts in parallel
View the text from various manuscripts for
Talmud page layout Interactive Guide
with introductions to the main commentaries etc
PACE project on Josephus' Wars -- prof. Steve Mason
Full text with footnotes, but only 16 tractates.
Full text but only 22 tractates (+ 3 supplementary tractates).
These were considered by him to be 'defamatory to the Rabbis'. He thought were inserted by Jewish-Christians
Talmud Manuscripts Project - (Jewish National and University Library)
- facsimiles of 78 MSS of Babylonian Talmud & Mishnah from 11 libraries
Wikisource Mishnah - (the free library anyone can edit)
An online commuunity project to make a public domain translation with hebrew text. Unfinished. Good explanations in footnotes.
on the OT
French born Levi ben Gershon (1288–1344), whose Torah commentary is to be found here.
Rashi in English and Hebrew[Rashi has disappeared but hopefully it will come back]
on the Talmud
facsimiles of the traditional pages linked to audio translation & explanation
Judaism and the NT
- earliest traditions dated and explained, esp for NT relevance
Citations from background texts, organised by subject.
Josephus, Celcus, Tertullian, Talmud, Toledoth Yeshu - full texts with introductions..
Full text of Christianity in Talmud and Midrash by R. Travers Herford and Jesus Christ in the Talmud, Midrash, and the Zohar by Gustav Dalman
Onqelos, Pseudo-Jonathan, Neofiti, Fragmentary, & other non-Torah Targums.
Onkelos, Pseudo-Jonathan, Fragmentary trans. by Etheridge. Torah plus a few more.
Anthology & Tales
- a readable account conflating all Jewish aggadic literature (footnotes are missing)
- large collection of selections from a wide range of Midrashim
The basic sources
texts of published inscriptions
Ritmeyer is an archaeologist and a graphic designer. His pictures are superb.
Primary sources and archaeology for ancient synagogues
For ancient Judaism this is than the modern Encyclopaedia Judaica. Full text and searchable
illustrated encyclopaedias of places, people, plants etc plus
an online encyclopaedia incl.
from Biblical to modern times. By a Christian, but very good.
Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature.
Hebrew alphabet & links to teach-yourself
also has intros to almost every other written text form. Amazing!
an Othodox site with very useful tools & texts plus guide to
- 1200 MSS covering 900 years, searchable. Pictures of the originals are often very beautiful
Early Hebrew Printing by Michael Davidson
- links to manuscripts and editions of Rabbinic texts
Digitized Book Repository Jewish National and University Library
- rare and out-of-print books, mainly in Hebrew
- links to significant collections of Judaica around the world
- links and documents covering the whole history of the Jews
- covers ancient to modern, concentrating on actual texts
Geniza photos & text
Taylor-Schechter Genizah Introduction
Taylor-Schechter collection of the Cairo Genizah documents. Very early Jewish papyri. View the texts
Digitised library of the Dead Sea Scrolls (high-quality images made using spectral imaging)
The texts in translation, with pictures and introduction. Also archaeological finds.
Orion Center in Israel. Photos
Index to DJD and an exhaustive
Bibliography from 1995.
Photographs, variants, discussion, and translation of the Qumran Isaiah Scroll.
During his lifetime Rabbi Dr Jacobs published over 500 books, articles and book reviews. The site has been created to enable scholars and researchers to access his works quickly and easily.
simple rules on how to pronounce Hebrew vowels