Jewish literature, Judaic texts

Jewish literature; Jewish writers; Israeli literature, sacred Judaic texts

A comprehensive guide to Jewish literature websites


American Jewish authors, a list from Wikipedia.


Chabad Literature, an internet guide.

Chabad of Cyberspace 


The Dead Sea Scrolls *

The Dead Sea Scrolls, Wikipedia entry.

Dead Sea Scrolls Institute

The Dead Sea Scrolls Collection

The Dead Sea Scrolls

Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship

Library of Congress On-line Exhibit


Encyclopaedia of the Orient. North Africa and the Middle East


Foner, Sarah Menkin. Sarah Menkin Foner,
the first woman to publish a Hebrew novel, The Love of the Righteous, memoirs and other works translated into English by Morris Rosenthal of Foner Books.


Hebrew *

Hebrew Incunabula
A Virtual Guide to the Great Jewish Libraries and Rare Book Collections On-line. Hebrew Manuscripts, Incunabula, and Written Antiquities.

Hebrew Writers
Providing information on some 300 Hebrew authors and their works, including biographies, photographs, lists of works published in foreign languages.

Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, Bnei Brak, Israel.

History *

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook

Israel *

Israeli Culture and Literature
An introduction with hyperlinks to Hebrew literature websites. Hebrew poets and writers. Including Shmuel Yosef Agnon, A.B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz,Yoram Kaniuk and Yaakov Shabtai.

Israeli writers, a list from Wikipedia.

Contemporary Israeli writers, a guide from CultureTrip.

Hayim Nahman Bialik

Bialik’s Complete Works at Project Ben-Yehuda

Bialik’s Yiddish poems (selection)

Hayim Nahman Bialik, Wikipedia entry.

Yehuda Amichai

Yehuda Amichai, Wikipedia entry.

Yehuda Amichai. The Poetry Foundation

Yehuda Amichai. Academy of American Poets


The Jewish Virtual Library
The library provides a vehicle for the research, study, discussion and exchange of views concerning nonmilitary cooperation (Shared Value Initiatives) between the peoples and governments of the United States and Israel.

Judaism and Jewish resources on the web. 
Links to web sites. Art, architecture, museums, exhibitions, libraries, talmud and other sacred texts.


Libraries *

The Jewish Virtual Library
The Jewish Virtual Library is a comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia covering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. There are more than 16,000 articles and 7,000 photographs and maps that have been integrated into the site.

Literature of the Holocaust. 
Yad Vashem/Holocaust Memorial Museum 


Maimonides, Moses. Maimonides internet resources.

Moses Maimonides. Medieval Sourcebook: 
The 13 Principles and the Resurrection of the Dead.

Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum
Centre for European-Jewish Studies, Potsdam.

Moses-Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft Dessau

Quotations by Jewish Writers.


Rabbinic literature *

Rabbinic Literature, Wikipedia entry.

A survey of rabbinic literature.

Comprehensive listing by category from The  Global Jewish Database

Chapters On Jewish Literature

Mechon Mamre

Halacha Brura and Birur Halacha Institute




Sacred Judaic texts *

Sacred Judaic texts online:


Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)

The Sefer Yezirah. “The Book of Creation”

Scholem, Gershom. Gershom Scholem tra Sionismo e Kabbalà (in Italian).

The Shamash Jewish Internet Consortium, 
a project of Hebrew College, includes texts of the tanach, divrei torah, kosher traveler’s database, and mailing list.


Women Jewish Writers
Biographical information, web links, books, live texts.


Yiddish literature *

Yiddish literature, a list of writers from Wikipedia.

Talmud *

A Page from the Babylonian Talmud
An interactive site serving as a port of departure on a voyage through the history of Jewish religious literature.



Talmud Yerushalmi

Talmud Bavli

Full searchable Talmud on Snunit

Soncino English Translation of the Babylonian Talmud

Rodkinson English translation

Wikipedia Talmud entry.


A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust. Poems.

Torah *

Torah, Mishnah, Kabbalah. The Home Of The Structured Mishnah

The Electronic Torah Warehouse

Wikipedia Torah entry.


Yizkor Book Project
Yizkor (Memorial) Books from Jewish communities in Eastern and Central Europe.  Groups of former residents, or landsmanshaftn, have published these books as a tribute to their former homes and the people who were murdered during the Holocaust. The JewishGen Yizkor Book Project was organized in 1994 by a group of JewishGen volunteers led by Leonard Markowitz and Martin Kessel.  A translation project was developed by Susannah Juni and implemented by Joyce Field.

Writers, novelists *

Arendt, Hannah. Hannah Arendt Institut

Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress.

Hannah Arendt-Zentrum

Hannah Arendt. Overview of her work. 
Encyclopaedia of Philosophy

Bellow, Saul. Saul Bellow, Wikipedia entry.

Frank, Anne. Anne Frank Online. 
Exhibits, diary extracts, life and times.

Singer, Isaac Bashevis. Isaac Bashevis Singer