Are you ready yet?

It’s Elul, and the sound of the shofar got us thinking about amplifying the voices in our community. We invite you to explore some user-generated source sheets on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Tshuva. What’s so special about Rosh Hashanah? By Isabel de Koninck Yom KiPurim? Parallels between the Books of Jonah and Esther By David […]

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What’s New in the Library?

It’s been a busy few months at Sefaria. We reworked our Megillat Taanit to more clearly show the monthly structure, and added Solomon Zeitlin’s English translation of the older part of the text. We also added Otzar Midrashim, a wonderful collection containing many tens of the smaller midrashim. We replaced our main Hebrew Mishnah text entirely with a newly digitized version of […]

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Introducing Sefaria’s Android App

    After months of work and extensive user testing (many thanks to all of our testers around the globe!), we are excited to announce that Sefaria’s native app for Android is available for download on the Google Play store. BetaMidrash, an app developed by Josh Herzberg and Noah Santacruz—two Cooper Union undergraduates—and later acquired […]

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The New Sefaria is Here!

When Sefaria launched in 2013, co-founders Joshua Foer and Brett Lockspeiser dreamt of creating a free, open source, online library of Jewish texts in Hebrew and in translation. Three years later, Sefaria boasts more than 50,000 unique visitors per month, 36,000 user-created source sheets, and a library of over 60 million words. A little over […]

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