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Judaic Studies

Provides recommended resources for Judaic Studies and highlights Judaica reference and special materials at the U-M Library and beyond.


The Judaic studies collection at the U-M Hatcher Graduate Library supports the work conducted by students and faculty affiliated with the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies as well with other departments on campus. The collection contains materials in humanities and social sciences in a variety of formats: printed and electronic books and journals, pamphlets, digital databases, microforms, videos, audio recordings, graphic novels, objects, artworks, photos, postcards, and ephemera in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Aramaic, and other Jewish languages, as well as Western languages. There are approximately 130,000 books and serial publications in Judaic studies topics, 3,500 items in the Jewish Heritage Collection (JHC), and 1,600 items in the rare section of the Special Collections Research Center (updated in May 2023). Acquisition funds have been supplemented by several Judaica trust funds and gifts, including those endowed by Beverly Baker, Martha and Stuart Bindeman, Frances and Hubert J. Brandt, the S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Family Foundation, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Dr. Arnold Heyman, Jerold Solovy, Bruce and Ileane Thal, Bruce and Lois Zenkel, the Bindeman Family, and the Frances and Kathryn Brandt/Lilith Magazine. Besides the Hatcher Graduate Library, Judaic Studies materials are also housed in other U-M campus libraries such as the Askwith Media Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Music Library, the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library, and the Bentley Historical Library.

Encyclopedias & reference

Journals & magazines

Databases & collections

Open access resources