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DATABASE IN FOCUS: JUDAICA SOUND ARCHIVES at Florida Atlantic University

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The Judaica Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University is a collection of digitized Judaica sound recordings found on tapes, CDs and phonograph records. The Archives’ collections include recordings in Yiddish, English and Hebrew as well as several other Judaic languages such as Ladino. The recordings span many different genres, like Chassidic and cantorial music, as well as old comedy routines.

While many of the Archives’ holdings are available to be enjoyed online, due to copyright restrictions, a large percentage of the recordings may only be accessed at Judaica Sound Archives Research Stations, which are listed on the Archives’ website.

The Archives can be searched by performer and genre, as well as by song or album name. The Archives’ website also provides links and useful information for anyone doing research in the area of Jewish music or entertainment.

Posted by Moshe Schapiro