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Yiddish Studies Introduction


This is a guide to library research in the field of Yiddish Studies. It contains a select list of resources that may be helpful in getting started in the field of Yiddish Studies. 

Please consult Rachel Greenblatt (she/her/hers), the Judaica Librarian, for additional assistance.

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General Guides in Print

General Reference

Cutter, Charles and Micha Falk Oppenheim.
Judaica Reference Sources : A Selective, Annotated Bibliographic Guide
2nd ed. Juneau, Alaska, USA : Denali Press, c1993.
Judaica Reference Z6366 .C87 1993

Frank , Ruth S. and William Wollheim. Eds.
The Book of Jewish Books: A Reader's Guide to Judaism
San Francisco : Harper & Row, 1986.
Judaica Z6366 .B66 1986

Holtz, Barry W., ed.
The Schocken Guide to Jewish Books: Where to Start Reading About Jewish
History, Literature, Culture and Religion
New York : Schocken Books, c1992.
JudaicaReference Z6366 .S39 1992

Kerler, Dov-Ber, ed.
History of Yiddish Studies: Papers from the Third Annual Oxford Winter Symposium in Yiddish Language and Literature, 13-15 December 1987.
Oxford Winter Symposium in Yiddish Language and Literature (3rd : 1987)
Chur ; Philadelphia : Harwood Academic, c1991.
Main Stacks PJ5111 .O94 1987

Shunami, Shlomo.
Mafteah ha-maftehot: bibliografyah shel bibliografyot kol-Yisre`eliyot
Bibliography of Jewish Bibliographies.
2nd Ed. 2 vols. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1975.
Judaica Reference Z7070.A1S5 Suppl. 1975

Terry, Michael, editor
Reader's Guide to Judaism
Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000
Judaica Reference BM50 .R43 2000


Maisel, David, ed.
Yiddish in Boston
Brookline, Ma. : Workmen's Circle, 1988
Judaica Reference Z7070 .Y529 1988

This guide was created by Judith Pinnolis

Nu? Mameloshn vilstu?



Judaica Reference Sources: A Selective, Annotated Bibliographic Guide
This bibliography of bibliographies lists and describes Judaica reference works as well as bibliographies in such subjects as, Jewish history, the Holocaust, Zionism, Israel, and Jewish Women's studies.
Judaica Reference Z6366 .C87 1993
Judaica Office Z6366 .C87 1993

Kuznitz, Cecile E.
"Yiddish Studies" IN The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies
Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002
JudaicaReference BM70 .O95 2002

Prager, Leonard.
Yiddish Literary and Linguistic Periodicals and Miscellanies : A Selective Annotated Bibliography.
Darby, Pa. : Published for the Association for the Study of Jewish Languages by Norwood Editions, 1982.
Judaica Reference Z7070 .P72

Weinreich, Uriel.
Yiddish Language and Folklore, A Selective Bibliography for Research's-Gravenhage, Mouton, 1959
Judaica Reference Z7070 .W45

Yivo Institute for Jewish Research.
Yivo-bibliografye : a reshime fun di bikher, zshurnaln... vos der Yidisher visnshaftlekher institut hot publikirt in di yorn ...
Nyu-York : Yidisher visnshaftlekher institut, 1943
Judaica Reference Z5055.U4 Y5

Yiddish Studies Bibliography

Indexes to Journals

Indexes to Journals

Index to Jewish Periodicals
Index to Jewish Periodicals is the definitive index on Jewish history, activity and thought. This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Index to Jewish Periodicals is intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs. Journal coverage dates back as far as 1988.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Articles of interest from the North American Jewish press. Newspapers such as The Jewish Bulletin of Northern California, The Jewish Advocate, The Jewish Exponent, The Jewish Press, The Jewish Journal, The Forward, Lilith, The Jewish Week, The Baltimore Jewish Times, The Cleveland Jewish News, Jewish Telegraph Agency and others. Backfiles vary.

MLA Bibliography (Brandeis users only)
Contains bibliographic records to "literature, language, linguistics and folklore". The MLA Bibliography indexes over 3,000 journals and series. It also covers monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies and other formats. The electronic version covers 1963 to the present. The MLA bibliography paper index covers 1921-1987. Yiddish language and literature have been included since 1951.

RAMBI: Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
Other Title: IAJS

JSTOR --Jewish Studies
JSTOR contains many older issues of journals that contain materials about Jewish and Yiddish Studies.