Judaica Online Exhibitions

Special thanks to Heidi Lerner of Stanford University in compiling these resources. Notably, the best overviews of the history of rabbinic lexicography can be found in the prefaces and introductions to many of the dictionaries displayed in this exhibit.

An online edition of the 1903 edition of the Jastrow Dictionary, A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature (London : Luzac ; New York : G.P. Putnam, 1903) is online in PDF format at ETANA Books:
Volume I,  א-כ
Volume II, ל-ת

Brisman, ShimonHistory and Guide to Judaic Dictionaries and Concordances.  Hoboken, N.J.: Ktav Publishing House, 2000.

Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe.  “Eliezer Ben-Yehuda’s Modern Hebrew Dictionary and Jewish Scholars.” Studia Judaica 8 (1999): 60-73.

Epstein, Y.  N. and E.  Z. Melamed, edPerush ha-ge'onim le-seder tohorot: `im mavo ve-he`arot [פירוש הגאונים לסדר טהרות : עם מבוא והערות‎].  Tel-Aviv: Devir; Yerushalayim: Hotsa'at sefarim `al-shem Y.  L.  Magnes, ha-Universitah ha-`Ivrit, 742 [1981 or 1982].

Freedman, David Noel.  “The Evolution of Hebrew Orthography.” Studies in Hebrew and Aramaic Orthography.Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1992: 3-15.

Glinert, Lewis.  “Modern Hebrew Lexicography: the Last 100 Years.” Jewish Book Annual 52 (1994/1995): 37-58.

Glinert, Lewis.  “Lexicographic Function and the Relations between Supply and Demand.” International Journal of Lexicography vol.  11, no.  2 (1998), pp.  111-24.

Kaufman, Stephen A..  “A Scholar’s Dictionary of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic” [review article]. Journal of the American Oriental Society 114 (1994): 239-48.

Leket-Mor, Rachel.  “The New Hebrew Reference Shelf.” Arizona State University Jewish Studies Newsletter 4 (2003): 14.

Merkin, Reuven .  “The Historical Dictionary of the Hebrew Language.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 4 (1989): 271-73. 

Prager, Leonard.  “The Treatment of Yiddish-Origin Lexemes in Hebrew Dictionaries,” Jewish Language Review 1 (1981): 89-95.

Rafeld, Me’ir.  “Ba-Pardes ha-milonim: Sekirah katsarah ha-milona’ut ha-talmudit.” (Unpublished exhibit catalog; Bar Ilan University, [2003]).

Sáenz-Badillos, AngelA History of the Hebrew of the Hebrew Language. Cambridge; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Sokoloff, Michael.  “The Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic: Progress and Prospects.” Studia Aramaica (1995): 89-95.

Weinberg, WernerThe History of Hebrew plene spelling. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1985.

Yannai, Yigal.  “Spelling Variants in Dictionary Entries and the Case of Hebrew’s Semitic Script.” Semitic Studies (1991): 1651-1661.