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Jewish Studies

Jewish history, religion, language, society, and culture

Librarian for Jewish and Israel Studies

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Diane Mizrachi
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Research Assistance

Research assistance in the social sciences and humanities is available at the Charles E. Young Research Library. See Reference and Research Help for complete reference service options.

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Online Dictionaries for the COVID-19 Era

For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, current UCLA students, faculty, and staff have access to library resources which have been uploaded to the online Hathitrust. You must turn on your VPN, open the Hathitrust page, and logon using the button in the upper right corner. Most items can be "checked out" for a limited time, usually an hour. Below are a selection of Jewish language dictionaries available electronically through Hathitrust. This service will cease once the library reopens and items can be accessed physically. 


Jewish-Palestinian Aramaic of Byzantine period

Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic of the Talmudic and Geonic Periods


Webster's New World Hebrew dictionary / Hayim Baltsan

Harduf's transliterated English-Hebrew dictionary

The dictionary of classical Hebrew / David J.A. Clines, editor.

New American standard exhaustive concordance of the Bible: [including] Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek dictionaries

Milon la-ʻArvit ha-Yehudit ha-ḥadashah


Diccionario básico ladino-español / por Pascual Pascual Recuero

Dizionario ladino fassano (cazét)-italiano : con indice italiano-ladino / Massimiliano Mazzel

Diksyonaryo Judeo Espanyol-Turko = Ladino-Türkçe sözlük / Klara Perahya & Karen Gerson Şarhon, ed.

Sephardic folk dictionary: English to Ladino, Ladino to English


The Yiddish dictionary sourcebook : a transliterated guide to the Yiddish language 

A Yiddish dictionary in transliteration / by Harry Coldoff

English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English dictionary / David Mendel Harduf 

Transliterated English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English dictionary / David Mendel Harduf

All Yiddish dictionaries, print and available via Hathitrust


The dictionaries, encyclopedias, and resources below are in pdf, print or web-based format. Some are freely available and some are only open to current members of the UCLA community, which will require access via a VPN or proxy server for off-campus use.


Manuscript Collections

Romanization Tables

Click the links below to see Library of Congress Romanization tables, which you will need in order to locate UCLA Library holdings:

Additional Reference Works