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Jewish and Israel Studies

Introduction

This is a selective guide to print and electronic reference sources in Jewish and Israel Studies available in the University of Maryland Libraries' collections, but some free Internet sources are also included.

Campus Departments

The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies is a center for research and study of Judaism in all its complexity. Our multi-disciplinary center boasts a faculty with expertise from across the humanities, excellent library resources, and a vibrant student life.

The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies is dedicated to the study of Israel in all its variety, but also to presenting political, cultural and general interest programs featuring Israel and its place in the Middle East.

Transliteration

Transliteration is the practice of converting a text from one writing system into another in a systematic way. In the library word is it used to describe non-Roman characters into Roman alphabet. You will find how to transcribe Hebrew letters into English in  Hebrew and Yiddish Transliteration Table. This link is to the scanned text of the 1997 edition of the "ALA-LC Romanization Tables: Transliteration Schemes for Non-Roman Scripts," approved by the Library of Congress and the American Library Association. These tables were developed for use when the consistent transliteration of non-Roman script (e.g. Hebrew) into the Roman alphabet is needed, for example, in order to catalog non-Roman materials.

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