Yonkers Public Library (YPL) buildings have reopened. Learn more about our reopening plan.

Religion Resources

Please find below a number of websites and references to various religions. If you find that a link is bad, please let the Reference staff know. These resources are scholarly, many are from university research centers, and all should be considered reputable sources.




Bible Gateway – allows searching of the Bible in various English translations and in more than 25 languages.

Bible Odyssey – provides free articles and videos that bridge the gap between the academy and the public in an effort to increase biblical literacy. From the Society of Biblical Literature, the preeminent scholarly society for biblical studies in the U.S.

Blue Letter Bible – “A King James Version Bible with over one million links to lexicons, concordances, conservative Christian commentaries, and six searchable Bible Dictionaries.” Offers Hebrew and Greek lexical resources.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library – “An excellent resource for electronic texts: the Bible, commentaries, hymns, sermons, Early Church Fathers (38 vols.), and many texts from the history of Christianity.”

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon – “A new dictionary of the Aramaic language…by an international team of scholars, with headquarters at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati….[to] cover all dialects and periods of ancient Aramaic, one of the principal languages of antiquity…especially for the Jewish and Christian religions.”

Annotated Links to Websites on Religion and Theology – from the American Theological Library Association. A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion.

Association of Religious Data Archives – internet-based archive established to democratize access to the best data in religion. Includes teaching tools, congregational resource center, and research resources.

Congregational Resource Guide – This guide offers resource recommendations chosen to address the needs of congregations and their leaders. The CRG draws on the expertise of the Alban Institute, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, and other specialists. Hosted by the Alban Institute; offered as a gift by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Google Full-Text Theological Journals Search.

Documenta Catholica Omnia – This resource contains links to various mostly medieval and early Catholic documents. In Latin.


Academic Jewish Studies internet directory – “The Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory is the prime gateway to 505 high quality resources for the study of Judaism, including access to library catalogs and to databases like ‘RAMBI – Index of Articles in Jewish Studies’.”

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon – “A new dictionary of the Aramaic language…by an international team of scholars, with headquarters at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati….[to] cover all dialects and periods of ancient Aramaic, one of the principal languages of antiquity…especially for the Jewish and Christian religions.”

Hebrew internet tools 

Shamash: the Jewish network. “Shamash is the oldest and best known Jewishly oriented service accessible through the Internet. Shamash serves the full spectrum of Jewish religious, educational, cultural, communal, and social service organizations interested in utilizing new electronic technologies to share information and deliver services to the Jewish community worldwide.”

Islam and Islamic Studies

islam.uga.edu – Islam and Islamic Studies resources via the University of Georgia’s Virtual Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Islamic World (VCISIW) “for studying Islam and the diverse perspectives of Muslims.”

Islam Web – Islamic studies internet guide. “Unaffiliated with any sectarian or political organization, it is a collaborative effort that unites a number of scholars from the Carolina-Duke-Emory Institute for the Study of Islam….[included are] a variety of materials, including course syllabi, texts, visual images, and links to organizations and academic centers. This web site provides comprehensive lists and evaluations of Internet sources relating to Islam, organized by subject. It is aimed at serving the needs of college and university faculty members and students interested in Islamic studies. This site also hopes to serve Muslims — and non-Muslims — who want to know more about the Islamic religious tradition.”


buddhanet – Buddhist education and information network, through the Buddha Dharma Education Association.

Access to Insight – readings in Theravada Buddhism “dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and useful information concerning the practice and study of Theravada Buddhism, as it has been handed down to us through both the written word of the Pali canon and the living example of the Sangha.”

Study Buddhism – “an extensive source of authentic Buddhist teachings, presented in a down-to-earth and practical way….[the]aim is to make the wisdom of Tibet available and accessible to our modern world….the next generation of The Berzin Archives, founded in 2001 by Dr. Alexander Berzin, a Buddhist teacher, translator and practitioner with more than 50 years of experience.”

Tibetan and Himalayan Library – “publisher of websites, information services, and networking facilities relating to the Tibetan plateau and southern Himalayan regions. THL promotes the integration of knowledge and community across the divides of academic disciplines, the historical and the contemporary, the religious and the secular, the global and the local. In addition to more typical academic projects, THL promotes participatory knowledge that is created by and benefits local communities, while including contributors from all walks of life around the world. Data includes text, audio-video, images, maps, immersive objects, reference works, and interpretative essays.” Developed in part through the University of Virginia.


Sanatana Dharma Hinduism –  “is dedicated to providing quality information on Hinduism and related religions that originated in India, without belittling other religions. We aim to represent main stream Hinduism for Hindus all over the world, not just a particular community, caste or nation. We focus on the essential principles, beliefs and practices of Hinduism, not a particular version or variety, as found in the ancient scriptures. Through our articles, books and other presentations we want to present the richness and diversity of Hinduism without aligning ourselves to any particular sectarian movement, guru tradition or practice.”

http://www.religioustolerance.org/hinduism.htm – From ReligiousTolerance.org, Ontario consultants on religious tolerance, “a multi-faith group. As of late-2016, we consist of one Atheist, Agnostic, Christian, Wiccan and Zen Buddhist.”

Rahda Madhav Dham – “Radha Madhav Dham is one of the largest Hindu temples and ashrams in the U.S. and is widely known for welcoming hundreds of visitors every day, regardless of their backgrounds, to its religious services, family festivals, and devotional retreats. Located in the rolling hills southwest of Austin, Radha Madhav Dham is an integral member of the local interfaith community, working with other faith-based institutions to provide charitable works and strengthen the common bonds between all religions.”

Comparative religion

The Hermetically Open Archive contains more than 25,000 occult texts covering “Hermetics, Rosicrucians, Theosophy, alchemy, mysticism, Gnosis and Western Esotericism, Sufism, Kabbalah, Anthroposophy, Catharism, Freemasonry, Manichaeism, Judaica, the Grail, Esotericism, and comparative religion.” From Amsterdam’s Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (the Ritman Library).

vapor rig does vaping reduce lung capacity aspire vapor pens medford ecig shop why is water vapor a greenhouse gas smok alien cover 510 ecig batteries sodium vapor arizona vape juice eleaf mini istick tank e cigarette dripper how to clean ego t e cigarette looks like cigarette ecig ads e cigarette north carolina bars dripper tank atomizer free vaping gear smok alien or g priv best box mod and tank combo smok qbox user manual unregulated wooden box mod frost factory crisp apple pretty vapes vape box mod clones best settings for istick 100w and uwell crown vaping product uwell crown coil reviews white label vape vaping the fancier tank by uwell is directvapor legit voopoo vinci x rda section cbd coilless wickless ecig

sex drugs average erect penis over the counter viagra alternatives horny goat weed walmart what to take for ed best medication for ed penis extensions reviews rock hard pills review do penis pumps make your dick bigger muse suppository reviews natural penis lengthening morning erections dick types peeing with an erection r blue pill desire den does viril x work kegels for premature ejaculation viagra canadian pharmacy ezzz supplements for stronger erections cheapest place to buy cialis six star testosterone symptoms of erectile dysfunction dermatologist penis rogain reviews 104 yellow capsule black capsule pill best pill for ed side effects of taking testosterone how to produce a lot of sperm extenze release erectile dysfunction shake

cbd formula mg sex stories is cbd oil detectable in a drug test what does cbd oil help with list meeting room melbourne cbd what is the best way to vape cbd oil cbd tylenol what does non mean in english how to separate cbd and thc cbd oil for bpd cbd for diabetic non psychoactive cannabinoids cbd file old pro medicine show best hemp cbd oil for fibromyalgia cbd oil interactions with licinepro aka meaning medical thc free cbd vape juice 121 vapes review level 5 cbd oil asp explorer cbd oil in utah strongest cannabis oil rk tongue co inc healing hemp oil cbd oil in alabama 2019 spectrum spray oil cbd oil sales rep can i buy cbd oil in michigan cbd oil antidepressants left over bud after cbd oil stash cbd

ballerina tea weight loss diet pills that work fast for women weight loss green smoothie 9round weight loss weight loss drugs 2018 probiotic diet weight loss tx weight loss center san antonio marijuana weight loss weight loss whole30 weight loss food programs okra for weight loss weight lifting workouts for weight loss rapid weight loss kidney damage weight loss hypnosis video is juicing healthy for weight loss miranda hart weight loss weight loss shots cost weight loss registry jameela jamil weight loss unintentional weight loss icd 10 weight loss success johnson city diet pills that work for women brisdelle weight loss best weight loss pills for women at gnc hypertension diet pills what does dr oz say about keto pills natural pills that help you lose weight weight loss sleeping quick weight loss atlanta ga best diet for losing fat keto cleanse pills lose weight with out pills