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Jewish Studies in the Cornell University Library: Core Reference

Information for the Cornell community on Jewish Studies resources in the library

View of Temple Mount

The Temple Mount, known as the Noble Enclosure in Islam,

in the walled city of Jerusalem (now in Israel).

The view is from the Mount of Olives.

Postal card from pre-Mandate (Turkish) Palestine.

(Rare and Manuscript Collections) 

Electronic Journals

Find e-Journals allows you to search 26,000+ electronic journals licensed by the Cornell University Library.

A selection of e-journals in Jewish Studies Cornell subscribes to, or that are available gratis via Internet:

·      American Jewish History

·      Israel Studies

·      Israel Law Review

·      Jewish Bible Quarterly

·      Jewish Chronicle

·      Jewish Daily Forward

·      Jewish Exponent

·      Jewish Quarterly Review

·      Jewish Scholarship in Eastern Europe

·      Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal (JSIJ)

·      Journal of Modern Jewish Studies

·      New York Jewish Week

·      Tablet

·      Jewish Ideas Daily


·      Europe-Israël

Core Reference Works in Jewish Studies

Core Reference Resources

(Encyclopedias and Dictionaries)

for Jewish Studies

Encyclopaedia Judaica
Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA & Keter Pub. House, 2007. 22 volumes.
Olin Library Reference (Non-Circulating) DS 102.8 .E496 2007 + (v.1-22)

The Jewish Encyclopedia; a descriptive record of the history, religion, literature, and customs of the Jewish people from the earliest times.

Prepared under the direction of Cyrus Adler [and others] Isidore Singer, projector and managing editor, assisted by American and foreign boards of consulting editors.

[New York] Ktav Pub. House [1964?]

Reprint of 1901-1906 ed. (electronic link is to 1901-1906 ed.)

Olin Library DS102.8 .J59 1964 + (v.1-12)

Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

Norman A. Stillman, executive editor

Leiden : Koninklijke Brill NV c2009.

Olin Library Reference (Non-Circulating) BM150 .E53 2009 + (v.1-5)

The Encyclopedia of Judaism
Jacob Neusner, Alan J. Avery-Peck, William Scott Green, editors
New York: Continuum, 1999-2002.
Olin Library Reference (Non-Circulating) BM50 .E36x 1999 + (v. 1-3, & v. 4 suppl.)
Olin Library BM50 .E364 2004 (CD-ROM) Request at Olin Circulation Desk

The New Encyclopedia of Judaism
Editor-in-chief, Geoffrey Wigoder; coeditors, Fred Skolnik and Shmuel Himelstein
New York: New York University Press, 2002.
Olin Library Reference (Non-Circulating) BM50 .E63 2002

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion
R.J. Zwi Werblowsky, Geoffrey Wigoder, editors in chief
New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Olin Library Reference (Non-Circulating) BM50 .O98 1997 +

Reader's Guide to Judaism
Michael Terry, editor
Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.
Olin Library Reference (Non-Circulating) BM50 .R43x 2000 +

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