Tag: Jewish Studies

  • 54 Essential Books in Jewish Studies

    54 Essential Books in Jewish Studies

    The challenge of defining essential books in Jewish studies is as difficult as it is needed. Difficult, because there is so much important work out there and how do you choose what to include? Needed, because it takes experience to sift through the available books and interested readers rightfully want to know where to look. […]

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Wikipedia

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Wikipedia

    Like most scholars, my attitude towards Wikipedia used to be one of ire and resigned hostility. Then I learned to stop worrying and love the wiki. What happened to make me change my mind?

  • How to Access Jewish Manuscripts

    How to Access Jewish Manuscripts

    Why you might want to look up a manuscript You might want to follow up on an interesting reference in something you’re reading. You might want to check your printed text against a manuscript version. Often Jewish books have been published in editions of variable quality, many of which date to the early centuries of […]

  • How to Use Zotero to Organize your Research

    How to Use Zotero to Organize your Research

    Zotero is how I perform feats of research magic. I use it to: It’s like having a personally curated library. The first thing I do when I start a project is search my references and call up my reading notes. Zotero isn’t hard to use, but it has a learning curve and it can be […]

  • Wissenschaft

    Wissenschaft

    Wissenschaft des Judentums—”the science of Judaism”—was a 19th-century movement in Central Europe towards the scientific, critical study of Jewish texts and subjects, which coalesced into academic Jewish studies taking place in secular Western universities alongside the study of other languages and cultures. Editions of texts as well as research produced by Wissenschaft figures continue to […]