Jewish Databases

Over the years, NetIS technology was implemented in several databases related to Jewish studies and enabled each one of them to become a leader in its specific field. All databases are equipped with a bilingual interface (English & Hebrew), and were designed to fit the institutional needs e.g. access for students off campus, immediate availability and easy access to the contents from anywhere in the institute. Among our clients are hundreds of Universities, Libraries, Colleges & Research Institutes that can purchase site licenses, while individual scholars around the world can enjoy flexible price models.

The Responsa Project of Bar Ilan University, awarded Israel Prize for the year of 2007, is the world’s largest electronic collection of Torah literature of its kind. The Online Responsa encompasses the best of the Jewish sources representing a period of over three thousand years of heritage and tradition. All texts are fully and professionally typed in, proofread and hyper-linked.

Institute of Talmudic Research of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Bar Ilan University’s Institute for Computerization in Jewish Life. This new resource upgrades and integrates the three Judaic studies databases developed by these institutions:

  1. The Sol and Evelyn Henkind Talmud Text Databank.
  2. The Index of References Dealing with Talmudic Literature, offering pinpointed citations from hundreds of classic and modern scholarly works directly related to the specific selected passage within Talmudic literature.
  3. Primary Textual Witnesses to Tannaitic Literature.

The Holocaust Responsa Database, one of its kind in the world, consists of a collection of halakhic questions and answers that were written during and after the Holocaust, and includes a variety of indexes and search options. The Institute found and assembled this priceless correspondence from thousands of scattered books and periodicals, virtually inaccessible to the public so far.

The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book encompasses bibliographic records covering approximately 90% of all the books published in the Hebrew languages, in over a period of 500 years – from 1470 to 1960. The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book contains more than 141,000 records, including over 15,000 biographies of the authors. 

Cotar Online is a comprehensive and unique repository of articles which provides answers to fundamental and daily Halachic questions. The repository presently contains more than 10,000 articles collected from hundreds of periodicals and Torah sources published between 1970 and 2003.

JFLIX – a video platform dedicated to award winning films on various topics dealing with Judaism and Israel, from Jewish history through biographies of leaders, along with films about Israeli society and culture.

Or HaSulam Online – a comprehensive platform based on cutting-edge digital technology for advanced study and cross-referencing of the Kabbalah. The platforms main goal is to allow unparalleled access to authentic kabalistic texts with hyperlink features, connecting all parts of the kabbalah to all other relevant sections within the Wisdom and to all other aspects of the Torah – Talmud, Midrash, The Bible and all relevant commentaries. It includes the published and unpublished writings of The Ari- Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, The Zohar, Baal HaSulam (Rabbi Ashlag), and most of his student writings. Additional sources will be added in the near future, including the Ramchal – Rabbi Moshe Luzzatto, The Ramak – Rabbi Moshe Kodervero and the Rashash-Rabbi Shalom Sharabi.