Jewish studies focuses not only on the religion of Judaism, but on the many dimensions of Jewish culture, including literature, the Hebrew language, history, politics, social institutions, folkways, art, music, and film. The program encompasses 3,000 years of Jewish civilization and seeks to explore the religion, culture, and history of Jewish people. Jewish studies is interdisciplinary in orientation and scope. At Mount Holyoke, the study of Jewish culture draws on a wide variety of disciplines, including English, German, gender studies, history, international relations, and religion.
Left:American Jewish Congress records, undated, 1916-2006 (I-77), Center for Jewish History, NYC. Right:Close up of a Sefer Torah, photograph by Amber Taber, VCU Libraries, some rights reserved.
Journal articles, essays, papers, and some books on topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. Index with links to full text in many cases. Covers publications from 1949-present.
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text (PDFs) for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. Backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.