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Jewish law: Home

Subjects: Law

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying Jewish law at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for Jewish law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Jewish law: quick start

Printed resources

The Law Bod  has two distinct collections which could be pertinent for your research.

First there is the collection which has shelf marks beginning Jewish on Floor 3

Then there is the collection with shelf marks beginning  Israel. This is in the alphabetical run of national jurisdictions on Floor 1.

The Bodleian Law Library's collection is principally in English (and other Western European languages).

For more guidance on finding books, please see the Books page in this guide.

If you are new to this topic, the following may be useful starting points:

Jewish law is one of those subjects for which other Oxford reading rooms may also have useful collections, principally the Leopold Muller Memorial Library  (of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies) - but perhaps also the library in the Oriental Institute, the Bodleian Nizami Ganjavi Library, the Philosophy and Theology Faculties Library, and The Sackler. SOLO searches will reveal their holdings too - so please pay attention to the holding locations in the results, and plan your visits!

Bodleian Closed Stacks

If your SOLO search uncovers works in the Bodleian Closed Stacks which would be useful, please use the Hold & Request function in SOLO to have them delivered to a Bodleian Reading Room.

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