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Online Reference Sources

A guide to the variety of electronic reference resources available to the ESU community.


Jewish Virtual Library
A project of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), the Jewish Virtual Library (JVL) is a comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history, politics and culture. With nearly 25,000 entries, the JVL is a one-stop shop for students of all ages interested in anything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. 

Sefaria is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the future of Jewish learning in an open and participatory way. They are assembling a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation. Visitors to the site have full access to texts such as Tanakh and Talmud.