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News Sources - Haaretz

Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East. Haaretz.com provides extensive and in-depth coverage of Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East.

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News Sources - Ynetnews

Ynetnews is designed to give its readers a well-rounded news experience, covering both the Israeli and international arenas. It offers its readers world-class news reporting and in depth commentary, as well as wide coverage of financial, cultural and Jewish-world events.

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Jewish History

  • Center for Jewish History
    The Center for Jewish History is home to five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The partners’ archival collections span more than 700 years of history and total over 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents (in 23 languages and 52 alphabet systems). The collections also include thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films and photographs. At the Center, history is illuminated through scholarship and cultural programming, exhibitions and symposia, lectures and performances.
  • Jewish Women's Archive
    The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is to uncover, chronicle, and transmit to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women. A national non-profit organization founded in 1995, the Jewish Women's Archive is devoted to making known the stories, struggles, and achievements of Jewish women in North America in order to enrich the way we understand the past and to ensure a more inclusive future. JWA has amassed the most extensive collection of material anywhere on American Jewish women, and it can be accessed for free by anyone with an Internet connection. JWA.org offers an online Encyclopedia of Jewish women, lesson plans and other educational materials that can be downloaded for free.
  • American Jewish Historical Society
    The American Jewish Historical Society provides access to more than 25 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present.
  • Yivo Institute for Jewish Research
    The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research was founded in Vilna, Poland, in 1925 and relocated to New York City in 1940. Our mission is to preserve, study and teach the cultural history of Jewish life throughout Eastern Europe, Germany and Russia. Our educational and public outreach programs concentrate on all aspects of this 1000-year history and its continuing influence in America. YIVO’s archival collections and library constitute the single greatest resource for such study in the world, including approximately 24 million letters, manuscripts, photographs, films, sound recordings, art works, and artifacts; as well as the largest collection of Yiddish-language materials in the world.

Jewish Organizations and Associations

  • Jewish Virtual Library
    A project of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, the Jewish Virtual Library (JVL) is a source for information about Jewish history, Israel, U.S.-Israel relations, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Judaism.
  • Berman Jewish Data Bank
    The North American Jewish Data Bank is a collaborative project of The Jewish Federations of North America and the University of Connecticut's Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life and Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. The Data Bank's primary functions are to acquire, archive, and disseminate quantitative data sets and reports, both contemporary and historical and encourage utilization of the archive through training and provide information about methods for studying Jewish communities. The Data Bank's goal is to aid in understanding North American Jewish communities, and to improve the quality and utilization of research conducted about North American Jewry.

  • Association for Jewish Studies
    The Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) was founded in 1969 by a small group of scholars seeking a forum for exploring methodological and pedagogical issues in the new field of Jewish Studies. Since its founding, the AJS has grown into the largest learned society and professional organization representing Jewish Studies scholars worldwide.

Jewish Charitable Organizations

  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Since 1914, JDC has exemplified that all Jews are responsible for one another and for improving the well-being of vulnerable people around the world. Today, JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.
  • The Anti-Defamation League
    The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
  • Jewish Federations of North America
    On Forbes Magazine’s list of top 200 US charities isThe Jewish Federations of North America. It represents 153 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs.
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