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Heritage Civilization and the Jews
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The Jewish Museum
Jewish Virtual Library
An extensive source of history, maps, biographies, and more. Covers Jewish civilization from ancient times to the present.

Ancient Jewish History

The Hebrews: A Learning Module
Washington State University's World Civilizations project. A source on early Jewish history from the Patriarchs to the Roman diaspora.

The Middle Ages

Medieval Jewish Life
Fordham University's sourcebook project on the Medieval period.

Yad Vashem: The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Multimedia Learning Center
Holocaust Teacher Resource Center
Ghetto Fighters House
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation
Cybrary of the Holocaust

Eastern Europe

Beyond the Pale
A history of the Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe from the Middle Ages to the present.


Center for Jewish History
American Jewish Historical Society
American Sephardi Federation
Yeshiva University Museum
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
History of Jews in America
This site is dedicated to 19th Century Jewish-American history, including the Civil War and the Western frontier.
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum


The Jewish Agency
Beth Hatefutsoth/ Museum of the Jewish Diaspora
The Israel Museum
The Central Zionist Archives



Video Resources

The DVD-ROM Resource Guide
includes additional information to help understand major themes in the series. Using select historical documents, multimedia presentations and video on the DVD-ROM, the 'Pathways' follow major topics in Jewish development.

Teachers Resource pages and Student Worksheet pages are also available for each episode. Individual episode pages can be dowloaded from the Lesson Plans page.

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The following archive files contain Bookmarks to over 400 points of interest on the Heritage DVD-ROM, sorted into six general subject areas drawn from the Heritage DVD-ROM Resource Guide's 'Suggested Pathways'.

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Macintosh (37.3k):

Instructions for loading custom Bookmark sets in the Heritage DVD-ROM:

  1. Decompress the downloaded file using WinZip (Windows) or StuffIt Expander (Mac).
  2. In the Heritage program, open the Bookmarks panel by clicking on "BOOKMARKS" on the rise-up menu along the bottom of the Heritage program Window. The rise-up menu can be activated by clicking on the "H" watermark logo located in the lower right corner of the window.
  3. Click on "OPEN ANOTHER SET". A standard 'Open File' dialog will appear.
  4. Navigate to the location of the decompressed downloaded bookmark files and select the desired file (Heritage Bookmark files are HTML files that end in ".htm"). The selected file will become your default Heritage Bookmark file for the remainder of the current Heritage session or until a different Bookmark set is opened.

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