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Hebrewsongs.com is an Australian online library of Jewish songs which offers transliterations and translations of thousands of songs into several languages including English, Spanish and Italian.

Jewish Music Institute at the School of Oriental

and African Studies, University of London

The Jewish Music Institute is dedicated to the celebration, preservation and development of the living heritage of Jewish music for the benefit of all. JMI documents, preserves, teaches and presents to the public, all aspects of the Jewish musical heritage: liturgical, classical, ethnic and folk as well as music suppressed by Nazi and Soviet tyranny.

Jewish Music Institute

Jewish National and University Library


The Jewish National and University Library is the National Library of the State of Israel, the National Library of the Jewish People, and the Central Library of the Hebrew University.

Jewish National and University Library

National Yiddish Book Center


For over 25 years the National Yiddish Book Center has been on a mission to preserve Yiddish literature. Rescuing a million Yiddish books was just the first chapter in the Book Center’s mission. Now they ask, “How can we connect a younger generation with its own cultural heritage?”


National Yiddish Book Center

Robert & Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive


Located in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Pennsylvania, the archive currently contains over 1,800 recordings, primarily in Yiddish and Hebrew. Over 28,000 entries in the trilingual database catalog include the title of each track or band of recording, author(s), composer(s) where known and performed.

Robert & Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive

Sephardic Music: A Century of Recordings


This website showcases over 100 years of recorded Sephardic music, from the 78 rpm era to the present. It first explores in detail the earliest Sephardic recordings, the artists that made them, and their repertory and performance practices. These early recordings tell a rich story of Sephardic musical life in the first half of the 20th century.

Sephardic Music.org

The Book of Life

The Book of Life is a podcast about Jewish people and the books they read. You can hear an interview with Nathan Tinanoff, JSA Director, and Maxine Schackman, JSA Assistant Director, on the August 1, 2007 podcast.

Klezmer Guy


Bert Stratton, the bandleader of Yiddishe Cup, is Klezmer Guy. Klezmer Guy was a reporter for Sun News. He has written for Rolling Stone, Downbeat and The World, and won two Hopwood Awards.

Cantor Emily Sleeper Mekler


Cantor Mekler is cantor at Temple Beth Hillel in South Windsor, CT. She spent the Summer of 2007 at the JSA, while on sabbatical.

Only in America: 350 Years of the American Jewish Experience


Only in America is a series of six radio programs that show the progress of American Jews from the trickle of poor immigrants to today's thriving community of six million. The Judaica Sound Archives at FAU Libraries was pleased to participate in this project.


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