Welcome to JSN, an affiliate of Hebrew College and Shamash. Our H-Judaic network has been a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online since 1993. JSN is one of the oldest Internet projects in the humanities, initially operating as Judaica/He'Asif, starting in February 1989, operating out of Jerusalem using mailing list services at Tel Aviv U. From 1991-93 the network was at the University of Minnesota.

With 3,000 subscribers worldwide, JSN is the premier digital source concerning Judaica and the academic study and discussion of Judaism ancient, mediaeval, and modern. All services of JSN are provided free of charge.



Recent Content

CFP: Deadline extended, In geveb, a Journal of Yiddish Studies

The deadline for the first round of submissions to In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies has been extended to April 1st, 2015.

In geveb is an open-access digital forum for the publication of peer-reviewed academic articles, the translation and annotation of Yiddish texts, the presentation of digitized archival documents, the exchange of pedagogical materials, and a blog of Yiddish cultural life.

Obituary: Prof. Joshua A. Fishman

H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Joshua A. ("Shikl")  Fishman (1926-2015), one of the founding fathers of socio-linguistics, a lifelong scholar of Yiddish, and a recognized leader in such fields as  bilingual education, language and ethnicity, multiculturalism, language planning, test construction and medical anthropology. Prof. Fishman spent the bulk of his academic career at Yeshiva University, where he was Distinguished University Research Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus.