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Jennie Burroughs

Resources for language studies and other research areas that use Hebrew language materials.

Article Databases and Indexes

* Premier Resources *

RAMBI - The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies - is a selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Articles are in English in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages, and are based scientific research, or contain important information for such research. Coverage is from 1966 to the present.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

LLBA covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Catalogs and Bibliographies

National Bibliographies

"Kiryat-Sefer" is the national bibliography of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Best results require installation of Hebrew language pack. The bibliography was established in 1925 in order to document materials published in Israel in a variety of disciplines and languages, and deposited in the Jewish National and University Library. In 1953 the Legal Deposit Law encompassed only printed material, and in 2001 was extended to non-printed material as well. Added to this core are publications in Judaica, acquired by the library, from around the world in a variety of languages.

General Reference Sources


Wilson Library Reference PJ4833 .A4x 1996 Non-Circulating

Wilson Library Reference PJ4833 .D53x 1993 Non-Circulating
5 volumes.

Wilson Library Reference PJ4833 .O9 1996 Non-Circulating


Featuring 450 articles by an international community of 100 distinguished scholars, the Encyclopedia is the definitive account of what we know about the scrolls: their history, relevance, meaning, and the controversies that surround them. The works are viewed in historical, linguistic, and religious contexts, with archaeological evidence providing a clear basis for dating and preservation of the manuscripts. Print version has two volumes. Online version available.

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea scrolls Lawrence H Schiffman; James C VanderKam New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press 2000 Wilson Library Reference Quarto BM487 .E53 2000

General Reference Works

Searchable database: Judaic library and Responsa and Encyclopedia Talmudit.Bar Ilan's Judaic Library : in a class by itself-- : plus Responsa & Encyclopedia Talmudit. אוניברסיטת בר־אילן. פרוייקט השו״ת; רש״י, 1040־1105; Universiṭat Bar-Ilan. Proyeḳṭ ha-shut. Monsey, N.Y. : Torah Educational Software 9999 - Wilson Library Reference (BM495 .B39 )

Internet Resources

Electronic Texts

Web Sites

Fonts from the Society of Biblical Literature. In order to foster biblical scholarship, The Society of Biblical Literature has collaborated with many organizations and individuals to develop fonts for biblical scholars. The SP Legacy Fonts, developed by James Adair, are available here. The SBL is developing a new series of high-quality fonts for digital and print use. Hebrew is the first in the series to be released.

Selected by Cheryl Adams and Pablo Calván, Humanities and Social Sciences Division / Material provided by Michael W. Grunberger, African and Middle Eastern Division / Humanities and Social Sciences Division Research Guide No. 8 Washington, DC May 1993

Hebcal Interactive Jewish Calendar * Generate a calendar of Jewish holidays for any year 0001-9999 * Customize candle lighting times to your zip code, city, or latitude/longitude * Torah readings for Israel and Diaspora * Export to Palm, Outlook, and iCal Hebrew Date Converter * Convert between Hebrew and Gregorian dates * See date in Hebrew font 1-Click Shabbat Candle Lighting Times * Shabbat candle lighting times and Torah Readings, updated weekly * Subscribe by Email | Add Shabbat times to your synagogue website * Mac OS X Dashboard Widget by Mark Saper Jewish Holidays * Dates for the next few years and special Torah readings Yahrzeit, Birthday, and Anniversary Calendar * Generate a list of Yahrzeit (memorial) and Yizkor dates, or Hebrew Birthdays and Anniversaries Torah Readings * Aliyah-by-aliyah breakdown for weekly parshiyot

"The Orion Center was established in 1995 as part of the Institute for Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Our web site provides many resources for the study of the Scrolls, as well as information about the Center's activities and programs."

Library Information

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Wilson Library

309 19th Ave. S.
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Service Desk: 612-624-3321