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GSCL 199: FYS Jewish Cultures (Golbert): Primary Sources

What is a Primary Source

A primary source is "first-hand" information, sources as close as possible to the origin of the information or idea under study. Primary sources are contrasted with secondary sources, works that provide analysis, commentary, or criticism on the primary source. In literary studies, primary sources are often creative works, including poems, stories, novels, and so on. In historical studies, primary sources include written works, recordings, or other source of information from people who were participants or direct witnesses to the events in question. Examples of commonly used primary sources include government documents, memoirs, personal correspondence, oral histories, and contemporary newspaper accounts.

Judaica Specific Online Sources

Local Synagogues

The Jewish Journal's handy guide to Synagogues


MALIBU JEWISH CENTER & SYNAGOGUE
24855 Pacific Coast Highway
(310) 456-2178 (R)

Chabad of Malibu
22933 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
(310) 456-6588

Chabad of Conejo
30345 Canwood Street, Agoura Hills
(818) 991-0991

TEMPLE ALIYAH
6025 Valley Circle Blvd.
(818) 346-3545 (C)

KOL TIKVAH
20400 Ventura Blvd.
(818) 348-0670 (R)

SHA'AREI AM
1448 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310 453 4276 (R)
http://members.aol.com/shaareiam

CONGREGATION BETH MEIER
11725 Moorpark St.
Studio City
(818) 766-0515 (C)

SHOMREI TORAH SYNAGOGUE
7353 Valley Circle Blvd.
(818) 346-0811 (C)

Primary Sources