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Question 20.3:
Where can I find Jewish-oriented mailing lists?


My, how times have changed. When this FAQ was first written, there were a few general lists (the Global Jewish Information List, Mail.Jewish, Mail.Liberal-Judaism, and some Chabad lists). Since then, the Internet has exploded, and there are more lists then there are commandments in the Torah. Furthermore, the lists of lists, and their locations, change so frequently it is hard to keep up.

First, some general comments:

Having said that, here are some of the major places to find lists.

There are also some organizations that provide mailing lists focused primarily on teaching Torah. Some of these organizations include:

You will also find that most of the congregational and rabbinic organizations have mailing lists, such as UAHC (, Jewish Theological Seminary (, and so forth.

Another good way to find mailing lists is through a normal Internet meta-search engine (i.e., one that searches multiple indexes), such as Try searching for "Jewish Mailing Lists". The Liszt server at also provides a list of a few Jewish mailing lists.

Another good source for mailing list info is The Directory of Jewish Electronic Services, which is part of the Global Jewish Information Network server at The specific URL for the list of mailing lists is

The FAQ is a collection of documents that is an attempt to answer questions that are continually asked on the soc.culture.jewish family of newsgroups. It was written by cooperating laypeople from the various Judaic movements. You should not make any assumption as to accuracy and/or authoritativeness of the answers provided herein. In all cases, it is always best to consult a competent authority--your local rabbi is a good place to start.

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