Rabbi Kuperman's Home Page


Those who know me know that I am a frustrated academic stuck in the body of a high school teacher. Here are a few pages I enjoy visiting while I dream of another career. Like my life, this page is a Work In Progress.

Online Manuscripts
Otzar Kitvei Yad Talmud Mishna, Tosefta and Bavli manuscripts from Hebrew U's Jewish National Library
JTS Special Treasures Illuminated mss., Cairo Geniza fragments, and the famed Maimonides autograph manuscripts
NYPL Dorot New York Public Library Digital Gallery's Jewish Collection
Rylands Geniza Univ. of Manchester's Cairo Geniza Fragments
Jewish National University and Library More of Hebrew University's collection
Yale Haggadah Exhibit Medieval haggadah manuscripts from Yale
Nuremberg Machzor Digitized version of the famous beautifully illuminated 1331 CE machzor
Seforim Blog Scroll down to the Bibliographical Online Resources on the right-hand side
Giluy Milta B'Alma Blog New findings from the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts in the National Library in Jerusalem
JTS Digital Library Online collections of pictures, ketubot, music, bookplates, wedding poems and more.
Other Interesting Sites
Rambi The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
ATID Journal Thougth-provoking journal of Modern Orthodox Jewish Thought
Hakira Journal Although it sounds like a Japanese restaurant, it's the Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought
Printing the Talmud Exhibit Yeshiva University Museum - Check out the essays and the video of Ponevitz yeshiva in 1932
iTanakh Resources for the academic Study of the Bible
Medieval Hebrew Poetry Poetry form the Golden Age of Spain
Learn Judeo-Arabic You haven't really read the Rambam until you've read it in the original
Z'chor Davar L'avdekha Dov Raffel (a/k/a Rapel) Memorial Volume; lots of great articles (Hebrew)
Rupture and Reconstruction Chaim Soloveitchik's seminal essay on the move to the right in Orthodoxy. Required reading.
The Gruss Lectures 1994 5 essays on Jewish Law and Modernity at Harvard; those by Jacob Katz a"h, Zev Falk, z"l and Moshe Halbertal are particularly worthwhile
Prof. Shamma Friedman Several online aricles. The מבוא לאשה רבה is one of the best introductions to the academic approach to Talmud
The Unbound Bible (Hebrew Language page) Search the bible (Jewish Christian and Apocrypha) in dozens of languages and versions, including the Westminster Leningrad Codex, the Aleppo Codex and/or the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.
Prof. Steven Fraade Professor of the History of Judaism, Yale. Most of his published articles are available as .pdf files.
Eretz Hemdah Journal (Hebrew) Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. Volumes 2-5 are available for download. Articles dealing with אבן העזר and חושן משפט.
Prof. Jacob Katz (Hebrew) Website honoring Professor Jacob Katz. Biograohy, bibliography, awards. English version available here.
Sepharad in Ashkenaz Subtitled "Medieval Knowledge and Eighteenth-Century Enlightened Jewish Discourse." Complete book with 15 articles.
Kiryat Sefer The Scholarly Bibliographical Journal, from 1925 to 1960. (They are in .tiff file format. After downloading, double-click on it and Microsoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer will pop up and open it.)
Professor Menachem Friedman Webpage with many articles from Professor Menachem Friedman, Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Bar-Ilan University
Hakham José Faur Many articles by Professor José Faur, formerly of JTS, currently of Bar Ilan, available for download