Jewish Texts

Midrashic Units in the Mishnah

Created by Alex Samely, this database housed at the University of Manchester allows you to search the Mishnah by tractate, Biblical reference, rabbi and hermeneutic technique.

Base HaSefer

Created by Michael Escott, you can use this advanced Torah search engine to search the Tanach and Targum Onkelos.

HaMapah: Quantitative Analysis of Rabbinic Literature

“HaMapah aims to bring modern tools of quantitative and geographic analysis to Rabbinic literature. The tools we are developing allow us to quantify rabbinic authority quickly and easily. The visual representations of the data we harvest show spheres of influence through time and across space.”

Mi vaMi: The People in the Talmud

Mi vaMi draws upon biographical information about when and where these Sages lived and their scholastic relationship to one another. It identifies, across the entire Talmud, who is speaking in a given discourse and how the participants interact to build a graph database of interactions. Within a given page, it marks up the Sages by color to highlight their scholastic generation and displays graphs to show the scholastic relationships.

Mishneh Torah

You can download the text of the Mishneh Torah here in English or Hebrew. The site also houses a very extensive "Torah 101" site within a site that provides an overview of Judaism with links to the Mishneh Torah.

Moreh Nevuchim: The Guide to the Perplexed in English

This non-Jewish site provides the full text of the work by the Rambam, divided into chapters.

Navigating the Bible

Originally conceived as a means by which a Jewish boy or girl could study and learn to recite their Bar or Bat Mitzvah portion of the Torah, this site provides a searchable, interlinear translation and transliteration of the Pentateuch and Haftarot. Each page shows two versions of the Hebrew text: a notated version with vowels, punctuation and musical notation; and an unnotated one, as it appears in the Torah scroll. An English translation and transliteration are also included, and audio files demonstrate the chanting of every verse. Other resources include a Biblical atlas, glossary, and genealogy along with divrei Torah and a searchable calendar that helps students locate their Torah portion and Haftorah.

Otzar HaHochma 

This is a commercial product that offers a searchable library of thousands of books on various Jewish topics.

Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer

This project at Hebrew Union College seeks to digitize text, manuscripts and resources of Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer.

Primary Textual Witnesses to Tannaitic Literature

The database is part of an extensive project under the directorship of Prof. Shamma Friedman, whose objective is to enable access online to an electronic searchable transcription of all the primary textual witnesses to Tannaitic Literature. This project is funded by the The Naftal - Yoffe Center for the Study and Dissemination of Oral Law, under the auspices of the Bar Ilan University - Faculty for Jewish Studies. Currently online are the Mekhilta Database and the Tosefta Database.

Printing the Talmud

Created to complement the exhibition by the same name at the Yeshiva University Museum, this site provides essays, maps, pictures and videos related to the topic.

Pshita

Created by the Center for Educational Technology, the goal of this project is to introduce Talmudic literature to those unfamiliar with it. The Hebrew language site includes an extensive database of texts as well as an Aramaic-Hebrew dictionary and definitions of Talmudic terms.

Rambam Resources

Created by Jonathan Baker, this site offers Immanuel O`Levy's translation of the first book of Maimonides Mishneh Torah, his listing of the 613 commandments from Sefer HaMitzvot, a biography of the Rambam, and other resources about the medieval Jewish philosopher.

Rashi in English

Learn a daily Rashi and search the database by Biblical verse or topic. You can also sign up to receive the daily teaching via email.

Resources for Ordination

This Hebrew language site is a portal for information about rabbinic ordination in Israel. It has resources about Shabbat, prohibitions and permitted activities, mourning, marriage, mikva, and laws about family purity.

Search the Chumash

This database contains an English translation of the Chumash, Rashi Commentary, and Text Footnotes, as found in the Metsudah Chumash. You can search the Torah by parasha, book or chapter or by a concept.

Searchable Database for the Yerushalmi

Maintained by Netanya Academic College, this is a searchable database of the Jerusalem Talmud. The Hebrew language site also has a guide on how to search the database.

Sefaria Project

Sefaria is an open source, not-for-profit project committed to bringing digital texts into the public domain. The goal is to “a living library of Jewish Texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation. Our scope is Torah in the broadest sense, from Tanakh to Talmud to Zohar to modern texts and all the volumes of commentary in between. Sefaria is created, edited, and annotated by an open community.”

Sefer HaAgadah

Funded by the Avi Chai Foundation, this site provides an updated version of Sefer HaAgadah by Chayim Nachman Bialik. The stories and legends are searchable by category and by keyword, and the text is vocalized. There is also an illustrated section for children.

Sefer Hasidim

This database contains all the versions of Sefer Hasidim, or Book of the Pious, the detailed account of the religious life of a devout movement that preached a selfless, even ascetic approach to living beyond the norms of Torah law.

Seforim Online

“This web site is dedicated to making old seforim of the Rishonim and Acharonim available over the internet. All of the seforim available on this web site are completely free. Most of them are out-of-print and are not readily available in stores. Some are not out-of-print, but due to their age do not have any copyright restrictions.”

Shulchan Aruch in English

Full text English translations of the Orach Chaim, Yoreh Deah, Even ha-Ezer, and Choshen Mishpat sections of the Code of Jewish Law that is being prepared by volunteers with Wikisource.

Strong's Bible Concordance

This non-Jewish site allows you to keyword search the entire text of the Bible in English, Hebrew or Greek. You can input the word in English and the concordance will translate it into transliterated Hebrew.

Talmud for Young People

This Hebrew language site provides daily study of the Talmud for young people. There are videos and vocalized versions of the Talmud pages available.

Talmud in English

This 1918 translation of the Talmud by Michael Rodkinson “is the first extensive English translation of the Talmud to be posted on the Internet. This ten-book edition, covering about one third of the Talmud and the only extensive edition in the public domain, contains complete translations of the Moed and Nezikin sections of the Talmud. Be aware that this is a non-Jewish site that has links to writings in other religions.

Tanach Navigator

This Hebrew language site allows you to search the Bible by keyword and gives you the citations for it, much as a concordance does. It also has articles and relevant citations for the language, geography, history, and concepts of the Tanach.

Tanach with Rashi

Judaica Press partnered with Chabad to make the complete Tanach available with the commentary of Rashi.

TanakhML Project

“TanakhML Project aims at providing scholars with efficient tools for travelling over the Bible in Hebrew, as well as with a common descriptive language for describing the structure of the Bible according to the Jewish masoretic tradition.” The site includes a verse structure analyzer, a form concordancer, a gematria calculator and a temura concordancer for anagrams.

The Israel Bible

“The Israel Bible is the flagship publishing project of Teach for Israel, a US based non-profit organization aimed at promoting the biblical significance of the Land of Israel. Teach for Israel was formed in 2011 by Rabbi Naphtali “Tuly” Weisz.” The site, in English and Hebrew, provides a guide for studying the Tanach and resources to help you.

The Polonsky Foundation Catalogue of Digitised Hebrew Manuscripts

This searchable collection of digitized Hebrew manuscripts from the British Library contains material arranged by theme, articles about Jewish culture and religion and videos from conferences on the digitization project.

The Responsa Project of Bar Ilan University  

Search the largest electronic library of Torah literature online. This internet version of the Responsa Project includes a variety of tools and capabilities in its various features of search, navigation of texts, and hypertext links between books in different databases.

The Sol and Evelyn Henkind Talmud Text Online Databank

This commercial database from the Jewish Theological Seminary digitally integrates virtually all primary textual witnesses of the Babylonian Talmud. Included in the databank are all full surviving manuscripts of Oriental, Ashkenazic, Sephardic and Yemenite provenance, first printed editions of the Babylonian Talmud, and over one thousand fragments from the Cairo and European archives- many as both text and digital images.

Tomer Devorah: The Palm Tree of Deborah

Written by Moses ben Jacob Cordovero, one of the leading kabbalists and mystics of Safed in the sixteenth century, this book on ethics is available at this site in full text in English.

Torah in Italian

This site in Italian provides access to information about Jewish topics and free downloads of Jewish texts as ebooks.

TorahCalc

This site provides a variety of tools including a gematria calculator, information on Biblical and Talmudic units, and calendars and zmanim. It has an app as well.

Tosefta

From Bar Ilan University comes this Hebrew searchable database of the Tosefta.

Tosefta Online

This site offers an English translation of the Tosefta by Eli Gurevich, audio shiurim by Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer, and a large collection of pdf documents related to the text.

Tosfos in English

“Tosafists were medieval rabbis who collected commentaries on the Talmud, and appear in virtually every edition since it was first printed.” This is a searchable database of explanations of the Tosfot on a number of tractates of the Talmud.

Tshuvos.com

Created by the Machon Mishne Halachos, this Hebrew language searchable database indexes contemporary halchic responsa from more than 100 seforim and periodicals. You can browse by category and do keyword searching with adjacency capabilities as well. A list of books and periodicals indexed is available. You can also cut and paste text and purchase printed copies of the seforim or a CD containing all the volumes in searchable text files and PDF format.

Uvlechtecha Vaderech

Designed as a mobile app, this Hebrew language site provides the original text of and commentaries on the siddur, the Tanach, the Mishna, the Gemara, midrashim, halacha, musar literature, Jewish thought, chasidut, kabbalah, and other areas of traditional Jewish study.

Web Shas

Created by Mordechai Torczyner, Web Shas is an innovative subject guide to the Talmud. You can access material by major categories, the alphabetical, browsable index or through the search engine. A list of amudim that have been indexed is also available. This is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for primary source material from the Talmud on a given subject.

Wikishiva

This Hebrew language site, created by the Beit El Yeshiva, seeks to become an encyclopedia of the Torah and Judaism. You can browse by term alphabetically or search by keyword.

William Davidson/Adin Steinsalz Talmud

From the Sefaria Project comes this full text in Hebrew of the Babylonian Talmud with notes and commentary by Rabbi Adin Steinsalz.

Yerushalmi Online

Created by Seforimonline.org, this site features daf yomi shiurim by Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer on the Yerushalmi in mp3 format and full text books on the Yerushalmi in pdf format.

Al HaTorah

“ALHATORAH.ORG is a one-stop Tanakh study resource, providing the texts, tools, techniques, and technology to help scholars, educators, and laypersons make Torah come alive in the home, classroom, and synagogue. Enter the site to explore 2,500 years of Biblical interpretation and enjoy a rich, multi-dimensional, learning experience.”

Aspaklaria: Compendium of Jewish Thought

This Hebrew language site is
encyclopedia of Jewish philosophy with references from classic Jewish texts.

Babylonian Talmud in English

The full text of the Soncino English translation of the Babylonian Talmud. Each masechet is presented as a pdf.

Chapters of the Talmud

Using this Hebrew language site from Princeton University, you can locate the tractate of a particular chapter of the Talmud, if you have only the title.

Chovot HaLevavot

Full text in Hebrew of this classical Jewish ethical text called "Duties of the Heart."

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon

Created by Hebrew Union College, this dictionary allows you to search in either Aramaic or English. You can specify a dialect of Aramaic, so you can limit searches to the Aramaic of the Babylonian Talmud. You can also do a search in A Dictionary of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic by Michael Sokoloff.

Davidson/Steinsalz Talmud

Free digital edition of the Babylonian Talmud with parallel translations, interlinked to major commentaries, biblical citations, Midrash, Halakhah, and an ever-growing library of Jewish texts. It also includes the Modern Hebrew and English translations of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.

Derech Hashem

Full text in Hebrew of this classical Jewish ethical text written by the Ramchal, Rabbi Moshe Chayim Luzzato.

Derivations of Jewish Law

The purpose of this Hebrew language site is to clarify the measures and rules that lead from the Written Torah to the Halakhah. You can browse by masechet of the Talmud to retrieve the relevant discussion.

Digital Mishnah

Created by Haim Lapin of the University of Maryland, the goal of this site is to “provide a digital-born edition that will provide some of the functions of a traditional critical edition while providing dynamic tools that are only available in a digital edition.”

Emishnah

This site provides access to a translation of the Mishnah based on the commentary of the Bartenura. You can download the vocalized text and the translation for each of the tractates of the Mishnah in pdf format.

English Translation of Tanach by Jewish Publication Society

This is the full text of the 1917 English translation of the Bible published by the Jewish Publication Society.

Free Online Resources for Traditional Jewish Studies

Part of the Torah Musings blogsite, this is a collection of free sources available online for traditional Jewish studies.

Free Primary Jewish Sources and Resources on the Internet

Created by Dr. Melech Tanen, this is a massive collection of links to traditional primary Jewish sources online arranged by topic. The website is also available in Google docs format.

HaTanakh

This version of the Tanach in English and Hebrew from Herzog College includes the first comprehensive digital edition of the Bible, commentary, articles, religious lessons, and Google Maps that let users "tour" biblical locations.

Hebrew Manuscripts

A project of HebrewBooks.org, this site provides the full text of many manuscripts in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Hebrew Union College. The manuscripts are browsable by title and available for download in pdf format.

Hebrewbooks.org

Hebrewbooks.org was founded in order to preserve Hebrew books written by American rabbis, generally in the early part of the twentieth century, that are out of print. Of particular note is the searchable database of Jewish religious publications from that period that is also available here.

Hypertext Versions of Jewish Classical Texts

From the Snunit Project from Israel's Ministry of Education comes this extensive and well designed site offers hypertext versions of the major Jewish classical texts including the Tanach, the Mishna, Tosefta, Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds, and the Rambam's Mishneh Torah. Each section is both browsable and searchable. For Hebrew speakers, this is an excellent portal to the study of classical Jewish texts.

Index to Commentaries on Aggadot of the Talmud 

This Hebrew language site indexes the commentaries of the aggadic material of the Talmud found in 130 books of the Rishonim and Acharonim.

Index to Commentaries on the Mishneh Torah of the Rambam 

For every halacha in the Mishneh Torah, this Hebrew language index offers references to sources that deal with that halacha. There are more than 320,000 references, taken from over 2300 books. The index includes also sources that deal with the topics raised by the Rambam and as such functions as a general index to halachic concerns.

Index to Halachic Topics 

This Hebrew language site indexes topics in halacha. It is arranged alphabetically by topic and within each category by order of the appearance of the topic in the Mishnah.

Interactive Views of Classical Jewish Texts

Created by Eliezer Segal, at this site, you can click on any portion of the image of a classical Jewish text and you will be linked to a description of that that tells you when and where the text was composed, its contents and purposes, and other interesting information. The texts include pages from the Talmud, the Mishna, the Gemara, Mikraot Gedolot, Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, Rabbi Jacob ben Asher's Arba'ah Turim and Rabbi Joseph Caro's Shulhan Arukh.

Jastrow Dictionary

This site is provides the full text of the two volumes of theTalmud dictionary by Marcus Jastrow. The work has been scanned and saved in portions as pdf documents, making it rather unwieldy. This is part of the Etana project to digitize texts for the study of the ancient Near East.

Jewish Texts from Wikisource

Full text Hebrew language versions of classical Jewish texts. Material is searchable and browsable by subject.

Jewish Wisdom Database

Created by Jacob Richman, this database of Jewish quotations can be searched by author or text and browsed by subject.

Kol Basefer: Tanach for the Bagrut Exam

This Hebrew language site presents the text of several books of the Tanach verse by verse. You can hear them read aloud, read comments about them, see them arranged by topic, and search by pasuk. You need Internet Explorer to view the site correctly.

Ktiv: International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts 

From the National Library of Israel comes this searchable portal to digitized Hebrew manuscripts worldwide.

Louis Ginzberg: Legends of the Jews Vol. I – IV

The entire text of the first four volumes of this classic covering Bible legends from creation to Esther is available here.

Maestri della Tora

This Italian website presents the writings of the “master of Torah.” It has the full text of many traditional Jewish writers in Italian, some in French and some in English. Much of the material is translated by the owner of the site, Ralph Anzarouth.

Maharsho 

This site provides access to the commentary of the Maharsho on several sections of the Talmud.

Malbim Haggadah

Full text of the commentary of the Malbim (Rabbi Meir Leibush ben Yechiel Michael of Bucharest) that was translated into English by Jonathan Taub and Yisroel Shaw and published by Targum Press.

Meiri on Kiddushin 

From this site you can download the entire text of the book by Yecheskel Folger on the commentary of the Meiri on the tractate of Kiddushin in either Microsoft ebook reader format or Adobe Acrobat format.

Mikraot Gedolot

A browsable and searchable version of the traditional commentators on the Tanach, side by side with the text itself.

Mishnah

Created by Moshe Kline, this is the home site of a new edition of the Mishnah, Hamishnah C`Darchah. All six orders of the Mishnah are now freely available here in Hebrew.

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