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B-Greek: The Biblical Greek Forum
Dialogue on Sephardi Jewish culture, languages, history and faith
Group description: Dialogue on Sephardi Jewish culture, languages, history and faith. Dialogue about culture, language, history, and Sephardic Jewish faith.

EEJH is a mailing list for the lively discussion of everything Jewish, aiming to keep our membership informed about what is happening to Jews around the world, to set this information in a meaningful historical context and to bring individual Jews and Jewish communities closer together. EEJH is a non-partisan, non-denominational list, advocating inclusiveness in Judaism and support for the State of Israel.

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H-Antisemitism, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Antisemitism encourages scholarly discussion of the history of antisemitism and makes available diverse bibliographical, research and teaching aids.

, is a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Holocaust exists so scholars of the Holocaust can communicate with each other using this innovative and exciting new technology. This is primarily, though not exclusively an academic list. Coverage of the list will include the Holocaust itself, and closely related topics like anti-semitism, and Jewish history in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as closely related themes in the history of WW2, Germany, and international diplomacy.

The H-JUDAIC Web site, in assocation with Jewish Studies On-Line, is "the world's largest Internet provider of academic Jewish Studies." (H-JUDAIC is part of the H-Net project.) Jewish Studies On-line is "a volunteer organization of professionals in Jewish Studies who collectively administer a series of Internet-based services in academic Jewish Studies, including an electronic discussion group [H-JUDAIC], an industry newsletter [Jewish Studies Judaica eJournal], and a Web-based library of pre-print articles and teaching summaries."

Ancient Bible History
The Bible as a source of colorful and exciting history. Thoughtful discussions from a historical perspective concerning culture, politics, world events, people, places, monarchies, wars, oddities, etc. as described throughout the scriptures. Absolutely non-denominational. No church promotion or bias allowed. This is strictly for those interested engaging in stimulating conversation in order to gain a more complete picture of the Bible and the world that it describes. Only the KJV or an equivelent translation is used as the "Textbook" on which discussions are based. Along with personal opinions, a broad range of educational and informational sources will be included in order to maintain a fair and well-rounded approach to our subjects.

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This list is designed to gather, and provide historical and current information on the Jews From Egypt, one of the most ancient established societies in the world. We will attempt to cover the period from Joseph Saadia el Fayoumi (Saadia Gaon) to the present day.

HOLOCAUS (History of the Holocaust and Antisemitism):
The Web site for the HOLOCAUS e-mail discussion list holds many items of interest, including information about the list and instructions for subscribing; the list's discussion archives; the HOLOCAUS Review Project; access to the HOLOCAUS Gopher site; and, other resources. (HOLOCAUS is one of several e-mail discussion lists set up by the University of Illinois at Chicago, as part of the H-Net project (
HOLOCAUS is sponsored by the university's History Department and its Jewish Studies Program.)

Moneta-L Discussion Group -
This list is dedicated to the joys of ancient coin collecting. The period covered extends from the earliest coinage through medieval. Topics may include your collection, news and events, requests for advice and attribution, historical discussion as related to coins and more. Basically anything to do with ancient and medieval coins. For more in

Over the past years the Orion Center has maintained a moderated E-mail discussion group.
Although the discussion group has been phased out, we still maintain the list in order to send out information about Scrolls-related activities. The archives may be searched for past discussion topics.

Portuguese-Jewish history, culture, genealogy. & Anusim. A forum for discussion and debate
We are a group of people who share a connection to our Portuguese-Jewish heritage. Our members are made up of all faiths but most are either Jewish or Christian. The forum is open to all of us who are connected by our past, sharing one connecting factor : our pride and love of our Sephardic heritage.

Sephardic Electronic Archive (SEA)
Mailing list and Electronic Archive dedicated to Sephardic studies.

The purpose of this forum is to discuss Sephrdic Jewish Genealogy, Genealogy tools, History, Customs and other issues related to genealogy. We invite those of good will regardless of religious beliefs to visit and participate.

Yemenite Jewish Culture Group
This Group is to promote the Study of Yemenite Jewish history & culture, and to preserve this people's ancient religious customs and traditions among English speakers who have an interest in this field. Many of Israel's ancient most traditions were found with the Yemenites, up until the time that they returned to their own land. Unfortunately, these traditions are changing. Members will share records they have on their relatives (e.g., genealogical), or simply photographs of Yemenite men, women and children in traditional garb, or practices known to be peculiar Yemenite customs, whether in origin or in their antiquity (and once practised by all devout Jews). The aim of this group is basically to preserve ancient Jewish Culture, or at least to make it known to future generations.

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