Judaic Studies: Primary Sources

Resources for researching Judaic Studies

Primary Sources

This is a short list of primary sources available online. For more help finding primary sources, check out the History research guides.


Digitized Books

Collections and Anthologies of Primary Sources

Church, State, and Jew in the Middle Ages. Robert Chazan, ed. New York: Behrman House, 1980.

The Jew in the Medieval World. Jacob Rader Marcus, ed. Revised ed. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1999.

The Jew in the Modern World: A Documentary History. 2nd ed. Paul Mendes-Flohr and Jehuda Reinharz, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.


The library holds a number of anthologies of Hebrew and Yiddish poetry. Some examples: 

A Treasury of Yiddish Poetry. Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg, eds. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969.
The Golden Peacock: A Worldwide Treasury of Yiddish Poetry. New York: T. Yoseloff, 1961.

Guides to Primary Sources

Bennett Muraskin, The Association of Jewish Libraries Guide to Yiddish Short Stories (Teaneck, NJ : Ben Yehuda Press, 2011).  PJ5124 .M87 2011

A thematic guide to Yiddish short stories in translation. Includes plot summaries arranged by subject and bibliographical information.