What is in the Archive?

The Archive contains hundreds of files, including Documents, Video Files, and Audio files
What’s a quick way to get started?

  • Dive right in!!  Type a search word or two into the bar at the top of the page and click on SEARCH.  A list of any files that contain any of those words will pop up.  Click on a file to read, listen, or watch, depending on whether you select a document, audio or video file (the icons next to the file names will tell you what’s what)
  • Test the Water:  Try these words just to see how it works:
    • Poetry (you will get a list of over 200 files)
    • Synagogue (you will get a mix of over 100 document, audio and video files)
    • Mysticism (over 30 files)
    • Teleological (one of the Rabbi’s favorite words, you should get around 10)
  • Dive in a little deeper:  Try the shortcuts.  Go to the search bar, hit backspace a couple of times to clear any entries, then go to the left hand box and click the down arrow next to COLLECTIONS, click on Schulweis Interviews, and click on APPLY.  You should get a listing of video interviews conducted by Rabbi Feinstein in 2008

How do I do a more detailed search of the Archive?

There are two ways to search the archive, by entering text into the search bar at the top of this page, or by using some helpful shortcuts located on the left side of the page

More Details Regarding Searching

  • To perform a search that will generate a list of files containing specific words, simply enter the words in the search bar and click on SEARCH.
  • If you want to restrict your search to just one media type (Document, Audio or Video), click the appropriate button underneath the search bar before you click on SEARCH.  If you don’t select media type, then all file types will be included in the search results.
  • When you click SEARCH, you will get a list of text files that includes ANY of the words you have entered. The list will also include any audio or video files where the title of the file contains ANY of the words you have entered in the file title.
  • Note that we also have many text transcriptions of audio files in the archive, so your search results may include text transcriptions of audio files that may contain ANY of the words you have entered AND any audio files that have one of the words in the file name.
  • When the list of files appears, click on any of the file names listed in list of files to retrieve that file
  • To get a complete listing of all files in the archive, leave the search field blank and just hit the SEARCH button
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We invite you to go to the CONTACT page of the site to send us comments  or questions regarding your experience in searching the archive.

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