This is the website of the quarterly journal Azure, which deals with Jewish issues in history, culture, politics, and religion, as it pertains to Israel and world Jewry. It is published by the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem think-tank, in an English and a Hebrew edition, the latter of which goes under the name Techelet. Like the think-tank that backs it, Azure is committed to bringing to a wider audience the "richness of Jewish tradition and the centrality of a strong, free, and Jewish State of Israel". Contributors, many of whom are affiliated with the Shalem Center, generally write from the perspective of the political and religious right. They include Michael B. Oren, Yossi Klein Halevi, Martin Kramer, and Natan Sharansky. There are notable exceptions, however, such as the Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua, a well-known peace activist with left-leaning views. Azure offers most of its content free of charge online, and through an easily navigated archival section, the visitor is allowed access to back-issues, dating as far back as the first issue from 1996. In addition, a handy search function allow searches by title, author, and keyword.
This is the official website of the Canadian Society for Jewish Studies (CSJS). This educational organization was established in 2004 to advance the study and teaching of Canadian Jewish Studies. It aims to serve as a forum for the presentation and sharing of Jewish Studies research and information for scholars in Canada and beyond. It is chaired by Dr Ira Robinson of the Department of Religion at the University of Concordia. This website informs visitors of the society's history and the conferences they hold since 2006. It makes available their by-laws, minutes for annual meetings, newsletter and information on how to join their membership and discussion group. There are links to relevant websites; news and information related to Canadian Jewish Studies on the internet; and an online Hebrew dictionary.
The Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding (CCJU) at Sacred Heart University (SHU) was set up in 1992 to foster interreligious dialogue and understanding between Christians and Jews around the world. This homepage offers information about the academic courses they offer and other activities they engage in like research; publication; conferences; and public lectures. Access is given to numerous resources, the most notable of which is an extensive collection of documents and statements which have shaped post-World War II Christian-Jewish dialogue and relations. Other resources include: newsletters; 'CCJU Perspective' - the center's periodical; brief information about recent publications; and articles. Links are also helpfully given to a number of Christian, Jewish, Islamic; and Interreligious resources on the internet.
This is the homepage of the Centre for Jewish Studies (CJS) at the University of Manchester. Established in 1997, the centre offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on Jewish Studies. It conducts research and is keen to disseminate the results to the wider community. This website provides information about the academic programmes on offer and of forthcoming events (e.g. research seminars; conferences; lecture series; community events). Access is generously given to annual reports; the abstracts and transcripts of lectures; teaching materials (e.g. bibliographies and Hebrew language tutorials); and links to exhibitions and the homepages of online resource centres, relevant organisations and journals hosted by the centre. A search engine is available on the site. The centre is co-directed by Philip Alexander (Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature) and Bernard Jackson (Alliance Professor of Modern Jewish Studies).
Founded in 1996, the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS) is an electronic peer-reviewed periodical (ISSN: 1203-1542) distributed by the University of Alberta. Its primary focus is on linguistic and literary issues and discoveries that have arisen through the study of the Hebrew Bible and other related texts. An abstract accompanies each article, and the full text can be read via one's browser or as a PDF file. Articles from earlier volumes can also be downloaded as Microsoft Word files. In addition to academic articles, the journal publishes a number of book reviews each year. Some articles require a Unicode Hebrew font: links to sites from which one can be downloaded are provided.
Sefarad is a Spanish-published peer-reviewed journal of Hebrew, Sephardic, and Near East studies. Appearing twice a year, this publication offers articles and book reviews on topics including: ancient Middle Eastern languages and cultures; philology and textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible; philology and linguistics of the Hebrew and Aramaic languages; the history and culture of the Jews in Spain; and the language, literature, and cultural creativity of the Sephardim. The articles are chiefly in Spanish or English, with occasional pieces in other languages; book reviews are generally in Spanish only. The journal first appeared in 1941, though only the most recent issues (2006 onwards) are available via the website. For six months after publication, material is available solely to subscribers to the print edition of the journal; thereafter, it is freely accessible by all.
The website of the Shalem Center think-tank in Jerusalem offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of the Center's activities, which are primarily geared towards researching and writing on all the major issues relevant to world Jewry. This includes Jewish and Zionist intellectual, social, cultural, and political history, Biblical archaeology, as well as more contemporary subjects, such as economics and social policy. With strong ties to the American neo-conservative movement, the stated aim of the Shalem Center is to conduct research in the interest of "enriching and strengthening the State of Israel," and its scholars are, by and large, positioned on the political and religious right. They include Michael B. Oren, Yossi Klein Halevi, Martin Kramer, and Natan Sharansky, whose writings and various media appearances are collected on the website. Furthermore, the site offers briefings and analyses of current affairs from their fellows. In addition to its research, the Shalem Center operates its own publishing house and puts out a scholarly journal, Azure, which is available in both English and Hebrew. From the site, it is possible to sign up for the Center's newsletter for those interested to keep abreast of its activities.