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American Jewish Archives (AJA)
A large collection of primary resource materials about the American Jewish Experience. The Web site features research resources, exhibits, programs and news and events.

Center for Jewish History
A partnership of the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Center for Jewish History is a central repository for the cultural and historical legacy of the Jewish people. The Web site features online catalogs and archives; genealogy resources and databases; a virtual exhibit and more.

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
Part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project, this web site offers links to Jewish history-related public domain and copy-permitted historical texts and illustrations and other web resources, organized chronologically.

Jewish Heritage Online Magazine
A non-denominational web monthly devoted to the study of Jewish culture and history. Each month different topics, such as "Dreams," "Memory," and "Bread," and Jewish holidays, are explored in a multidisciplinary way, with articles and illustrations crossing the spectrum of biblical and talmudic literature, modern poetry, Hebrew language, art, and music.

Jewish Women's Archive
An online archive devoted to the history of Jewish women.

National Museum of American Jewish History
This site celebrates the history of Jews in America. It includes online exhibitions, downloadable teaching materials, a timeline, and more.

The Israel Museum
A virtual tour of the museum's galleries; opportunities to view and learn about highlights from the Art, Archaeology, and Judaica collections.

The Jewish Museum
This site includes unique interactive features and online exhibits that bring the extensive resources of the museum to your desktop.


Barnavi, Eli. A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People. New York: Schocken Books, 1992.

Ben Sasson, H.H. and Ettinger, Shmuel, eds. History of the Jewish People. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976.

Eban, Abba. My People. New York: Behrman House, 1978.

Hallo, William H., Ruderman, David, and Stanislawski, Michael. Heritage: Civilization and the Jews, Study Guide. New York: Praeger, 1984.

Seltzer, Robert M. Jewish People, Jewish Thought. New York: Macmillan, 1980.