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You couldn't have asked an easy question, could you. There are *lots*, and I mean *lots* of Jewish links. The FAQ used to contain a list of links, but keeping this list up-to-date grew increasingly difficult (we're talking about 25 pages of links!). Instead, here is a list of some of the best "central link" sites, from which you should be able to find other resources.
Conversion Web Site (<http://www.convert.org>). Dr. Lawrence J. Epstein, a member of the Joint Commission on Intermarriage of the Rabbinical Assembly/United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and an author of a number of books, pamphlets and articles on conversion, has set up this web page for those seeking information on conversion to Judaism. Although Conservative Judaism is emphasized, USA addresses and phone numbers for obtaining information from the Orthodox (RCA), Reform and Reconstructionist movements are provided.
Orthodox Union. From here, you can get to numerous pages on Kashrut, including an article on Thinking Kosher, a primer on Kashrut, and Kosher Talk, a jumping off point for accessing the OU Kashuth Databases. (<http://www.ou.org/>)
JewishGen: The Official Home of Jewish Genealogy. If you are looking for Jewish Geneological Information, this is the place. There's too much here to describe succinctly. (<http://www.jewishgen.com/>)
SABRAnet -- Where Israel comes alive on the Internet. These pages provide links of news and information, as well as original text, images, chat, and multimedia features relating to the State of Israel. (<http://www.sabranet.com/>)
Project Genesis: Torah on the Information Superhighway. The top of a series of pages dedicated to the learning of Torah, with extensive archives and links to other Jewish learning sites. Orthodox perspective. (<http://www.torah.org/>)
Torah Study Opportunities on the Net. This page provides links to both Orthodox and Non-Orthodox locations on the Internet that support the study of Torah. This includes web sites, mailing lists, and pointers to archive of past study sessions. All pointers are extensively annotated. (<http://uahcweb.org/torahnet/>)
AishDas Society. This is a group committed to the advancement of meaningful worship in the Orthodox Jewish community. This page provides a weekly publication of selected divrei Torah on the parashah from around the Internet (downloadable Microsoft Word document). It also provides a Guide to Torah Study Opportunities on the net, limited to those with a traditional perspective. Orthodox perspective. Uses frames. (<http://aishdas.org/>)
Global Jewish Information Network. A reference for all things Jewish on the Internet. Includes information on network tools, Hebrew in the net, libraries, Email lists, newsgroups, Jewish networking, and the Global Jewish Information Network. (<http://www.jewishnet.net/>)
Shamash: The Jewish Internet Consortium. A central point for Jewish Information from a large number of Jewish organizations. Also includes a large number of Jewish mailing list archives. (<http://www.shamash.org/>)
Virtual Jerusalem. Virtual Jerusalem is a user-friendly, regularly updated index of "neighborhoods" covering the full spectrum of Jewish and Israeli life, including arts and entertainment, science and technology, business and finance, religion, politics, travel, children and education. (< http://www.virtualjerusalem.com/>)
Jewish Euro Web Link. A comprehensive list of links to Jewish websites in Europe, currently more than sixty individual sites in 18 countries, ranging from newspapers to student groups to communal bodies, developed by the European Council of Jewish Communities (ECJC). (<http://www.ort.org/ecjc>)
These sites are sponsored by different organizations, so they have different info and different flavors. They have Hebrew and English bible texts and commentaries, Jewish-oriented software, info on Israel and Judaism, and much, much more.
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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