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Kevah Groups: Curricular Resources

SEFARIA

One of Lehrhaus’ favorite partners is Sefaria, where an interconnected library of Jewish texts with English translation database is slowly being created in wiki fashion. Go here to collect or to contribute!

HEBREW TEXT

Major Sources of Hebrew Text  

Mechon Mamre
What’s here: Tanach (Hebrew Bible), various editions. Text for the Mishna, Tosefta, Talmud, Rambam (Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah).

Wikitext
What’s here: many, many core Hebrew texts (but not all are complete).

Daat
What’s here: just about anything you might want.

Mikranet
What’s here: Tanach, Mishna, Tosefta, Talmud, and Rambam.

Kodesh
What’s here: more of the same.

 

Hebrew Books, PDF or Screenshot

Hebrew Books
What’s here: PDFs of many Classical Hebrew Books that are out of copyright. Some texts can be copy and pasted, some cannot.
E-Daf
What’s here: Screenshots of pages of the Bablyonian Talmud.

 

More Specialized Hebrew Text Sites

Hazmana L’Piyut
What’s here: Text of many piyyutim (medieval poems often set to music and used in prayer).

Otzar Kitvei Yad Talmudiim
What’s here: Screenshots of various editions of rabbinic manuscripts, often used to search for textual variations.

 

ENGLISH TEXT

JTS
What’s here: 1985 JPS translation of the Hebrew Bible (only including the Torah and sections of the Prophets read in synagogue).

Mechon-Mamre
What’s here: 1917 JPS translation of the entire Hebrew Bible (note: language is rather archaic).

Chabad
What’s here: Chabad translations of the Hebrew Bible, Rashi’s commentary, Pirke Avot, and the Tanya (The founding Chassidic text of Chabad).

Soncino Talmud
What’s here: Soncino translation of 16 volumes of the Babylonian Talmud. (Note: Only 16 volumes are on html. The rest are PDFs.)

On 1 Foot
What’s here: A remarkable collection of Social Justice-related sources, searchable by topic, time period, and genre.

Jewish Encyclopedia
What’s here: The complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. Searchable.

World ORT
What’s here: A very interesting and unique collection of Hebrew Bible resources, including all kinds of tools for learning to chant the weekly Torah portion, an alphabetical list of all the major people, places, plants and animals in the Torah, and a tool for mapping out Biblical genealogy.

Webshas
What’s here: A search engine for Talmudic sources. Search by topic or key word. Doesn’t give you the source, but the location.

Shechter Institute
What’s here: A collection of Conservative/Masorti responsa.

Committee on Jewish Law and Standards
What’s here: A collection of Conservative/Masorti responsa.

Shulchan Aruch translations
What’s here: Some of the Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law).

 

CATCH-ALLS

Here are a few websites that try to collect as many links as they can.

Cypress
(This one just has so much stuff it’s overwhelming.)

Rabbinics.org

 

DICTIONARIES

Jastrow Aramaic

Morfix Hebrew

Kitzur Hebrew Abbreviations

 

OTHER HELPFUL ONLINE RESOURCES FOR PURCHASE OR DOWNLOAD

Many helpful iPhone apps, including: ובלכתך בדרך – On the Go