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Jewish History Websites



As a subscriber to InterJed, I saw this interesting posting of Jewish history websites, and thought it might be hepful to our AJLSC members.   Note, it is not comprehensive. /AJLSC Webchair

FYI:
• INTERJED is a listserve for the Jewish Internet Consortium hosted by Shamash: The Jewish Network. <www.shamash.org>
• LOOKJED is a listserve of The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora. <http://www.lookstein.org/lookjed.htm>
• Larry Laufman, Ed.D., is Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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Email (copied with permission):

    From:                Larry Laufman
    Subject:       Jewish History/American Jewish History Websites
    Date:                 May 6, 2007 2:09:35 PM PDT
    To:                    INTER-JED@SHAMASH.ORG
    Reply-To:         llaufman@HOTMAIL.COM

Just FYI.  Below are some Weblinks on general Jewish and American Jewish history that I pulled together in response to a query on the LookJed list.  Not comprehensive, but I thought they may be of interest to Inter-Jed folks also.  I'm not familiar with them in depth, but the PBS site has lesson plans with background, questions, and project suggestions.

Shavua tov,

Larry Laufman, Ed.D.


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JEWISH HISTORY - GENERAL

Aish.com: Jewish Literacy: Jewish History
http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/

A Timeline of Jewish History
http://www.jafi.org.il/education/timeline/

Hebrew University Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History
Jewish History Resource Center
http://www.hum.huji.ac.il/dinur/index.htm

History of the Jewish People
http://www.jewishhistory.org.il/

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Israel
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook06.html

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/jewish/jewishsbook.html

Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Medieval Jewish Life - selected sources
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook1t.html

Jerusalem Archeological Park
http://archpark.org.il/index.asp

JESNA Jewish History Websites
http://secure.jesna.org/j/history_topic.asp

Jewish Agency for Israel
Department for Jewish Zionist Education:  Jewish History Timelines
http://www.jafi.org.il/education/timelines.html

Jewish Genealogy Search
http://www.jewishgenealogysearch.com/

Jewish History.com
http://www.jewishhistory.com/

Jewish Women's Archive
http://www.jwa.org/

Public Broadcasting System: Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
(support for the PBS series, but it includes historical timeline, resources, and lesson plans)
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/heritage/index.html
The series is available as DVD-ROM, but that has a second supporting website with additional resources:
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/teachingheritage/index_flash.html


AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY

350 Years of American Jewish History
http://www.350th.org/

American Jewish Archives
http://www.americanjewisharchives.org

American Jewish Committee Archives
http://www.ajcarchives.org/main.php

American Jewish Historical Society
http://www.ajhs.org/index.cfm

Hebrew University Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History
Jewish History Resource Center: Links Related to American Jewish History ( a lot!)
http://www.hum.huji.ac.il/dinur/Internetresources/american_jewish_history.htm

JESNA American Jewish History list of Websites
http://secure.jesna.org/j/history_topic.asp#history

Jewish American History on the Web
http://www.jewish-history.com/Default.htm

Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation
http://www.jewish-american-society-for-historic-preservation.org/

Jewish Labor Committee
http://www.jewishlaborcommittee.org/

Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation
http://www.ellisisland.org/default.asp

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