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Digital Jewish Studies

#DHJewish Website

The #DHJewish - Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities website ( offers a single access point to news, events and projects on the intersection of Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities. The project list was started by Michelle Chesner, the Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies at Columbia University, and the site is now maintained by Gerben Zaagsma at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH). Beyond the website and project repository, #DHJewish sustains a growing bibliography focused on the intersection of Jewish Studies and Digital Humanities on Zotero and an online community on Zulip.


Writing Beyond the Academy Workshop, 2018


"Digital Platforms in the Jewish Studies Classroom," Rachel Deblinger and Nathaniel Deutsch

"A Brief Introduction to the Digital Humanities," Kalani Craig

Articles from AJS News

"Using Social and Digital Media in the Classroom," Amy Weiss

"Teaching with Footprints: Integrating Digital Humanities Projects into Our Courses," Marjorie Lehman

"Digital Judaica," Jeffrey Veidlinger

"The Digital Yiddish Theatre Project," Joel Berkowitz and Debra Caplan

"Memories/Motifs, Jewish Memory & the Unexpected Inspirations of Digital Humanities," Rachel Deblinger

"How to Use Wikipedia to Teach Jewish Studies," Shira Klein

Digital Media Workshop

The Digital Media Workshop is a hands-on, interactive session at the AJS Annual Conference in which individual scholars or teams of scholars can demonstrate their digital Jewish Studies projects. Projects may include research and teaching tools, or born-digital scholarly works of particular interest to Jewish studies professors and students. The AJS is pleased to make available links to online resources presented in Digital Media Workshop presentations.

Perspectives on Technology

From 2003 through 2011, Heidi Lerner, Hebraica/Judaica cataloguer at Stanford University Libraries, wrote "Perspectives on Technology" an AJS Perspectives column on technology-based resources related to teaching and research in Jewish Studies. The AJS is pleased to make available her past columns, with links to relevant resources.