6494 Jewish books to read for free

National Emergency Library (NEL)

Here is the list of books, related to Jews, you can read/borrow from the National Emergency Library (NEL) right now. NEL is an initiative of the Internet Archive and here is their announcement about the lifting of the waiting list:

To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.

The first link above is simply the result page of you search the metadata NEL for “Jews”. You could use other keyword too of course, e.g. “Judaism” yields 2807 results.You could try to search the full text, but the number of results may be not just overwhelming, almost 44000 for “Jews”, but also include lots of false positives. You are mistaken if you think only really old books are availabel here. E.g. there are 47 books from 2014, the most recent year any of these books were published.

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