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Feinberg eCollection

This is a reminder that Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is unfortunately no longer able to offer our members access to Bar Ilan Responsa. To offset this loss we are upgrading our current offerings and adding new resources to the Feinberg eCollection.

Among our new offerings we have added Otzar HaHochma Online, the world's largest Judaic digital library, containing more than 62,434 Hebrew books scanned in their original format and fully-searchable. Otzar HaHochma spans a wide spectrum of Jewish literature including the bible and its commentaries, tannaitic and Talmudic literature and their commentaries, halakhah from the Rishonim through responsa literature, Jewish philosophy, kabbalah, and Hasidism, as well as modern scholarship in Jewish history, Hebrew linguistics, psychology, and family studies.

The newest version of DBS Torah CD-ROM Library (v. 17) has been loaded on our server and is now available. The number of Hebrew books included in the new version represents a significant increase over the previous version on Feinberg. In addition, online versions of The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics and The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World are now available through the Feinberg eCollection.

Thank you for your patience as we upgraded our software to accommodate the new resources. We welcome your suggestions for further enhancements to our online offerings.

Kathy Bloch
Collections Manager
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1901

Otzar HaHochma
The world's largest Judaic digital library, containing more than 62,434 Hebrew books scanned in their original format. Fully searchable.

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DBS Torah CD ROM Library
Contains more than 500 books, including Bible, Talmud, and Commentaries, Midrash, Ethics, and Mysticism. Searching and display is in Hebrew only. 

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Judaic and Soncino Classics Library
Searchable full-text  database of more than 50 basic books of the Bible, Talmud, Commentaries, Ethics, and Mysticism, in Hebrew and English.

A collection of databases, including Jewish Studies Source, which provide article citations, full-text articles, and eBooks.

A-to-Z eJournal List
A list of every eJournal available through EBSCOhost. Includes but is not limited to Jewish Studies

Encyclopaedia Judaica
An upgraded edition of the classic Jewish resource

Encyclopedia of Hebew Language and Linguistics
All aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.  The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics requires installing a Unicode Hebrew font. We highly recommend the Unicode font SBL Hebrew.

Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World
Covers Jews of Muslim lands, particularly in the late medieval, early modern, and modern periods. Updated annually.

Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more. Bibleworks is available on Asher Library computers only.

The databases in this collection are for the exclusive use of Spertus students and members.

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Recommended browsers

Chrome is the recommended browser when using the Feinberg eCollection on a PC, particulary for DBS. In fact, we have found that using Chrome is necessary for the DBS database to function correctly. For Mac users, Safari will work.


This state-of-the-art, remote access collection of electronic resources is made possible through the generosity of Mr. Reuben Feinberg & The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation.