Thursday, May 5, 2011

JTA Opens Digital Archive of 250,000 Articles From 1923 to Present

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) Opens Digital Archive of 250,000 Articles From 1923 to Present

JTA: The Global News Service of the Jewish People today opened its digital archive containing some 250,000 articles covering Jewish news around the world, 1923-present. This is an essential resource for any student of modern Jewish life, or just the curious reader and researcher. Browsing the archive helps keep modern troubles and passions - terrorism, bigotry, anti-Semitism,. assimilationism, and factionalism - in historic perspective.

On H-Judiaca historian Jonathan Sarna write that "JTA closely tracked antisemitism at home and abroad, and played an especially important role in documenting the Holocaust as it was taking place. The Shoah looks entirely different on the pages of JTA than in the New York Times." JTA also offers a rich archive of information about Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Societ Union under Communism.

The JTA archive is available at:

JTA is especially valuable to students of American Jewish history, preserving stories of major and minor events throughout the country. There are palnty of articles about Jewish monuments, synagogues, Holcoaust sites and memorials and a wide variety of cultural topcs.

An article on the new JTA Archive is available here:

The article references a Youtube video that may be found online at

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