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 […]Read more "Are you ready yet?"
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 […]Read more "What’s New in the Library?"
We’ve received many requests that essentially boil down to “Why can’t I do things on your Source Sheet Builder that I can do in Word or Google Docs?” You asked and we answered! Sefaria now offers the option to export source sheets to Google Docs. With this new feature, users can seamlessly export their source sheets to […]Read more "New Feature: Robust Editing and Printing for Source Sheets"
Team Sefaria here with answers to the top ten questions we received from users after the launch of our new website. We hope this helps clear things up, but please feel free to continue to email us at Hello@Sefaria.org with any questions you’re still left with. 1) Help! I can’t find my source sheets. Your source sheets […]Read more "Your Top Ten Questions on The New Sefaria Answered!"
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 […]Read more "Introducing Sefaria’s Android App"
Sefaria users have long requested a modern Tanakh translation, and we’re pleased to now offer the classic 1985 Jewish Publication Society Tanakh. The decision to provide this translation was, however, only made after much debate, as it is the only text in Sefaria’s library without a Creative Commons license or in the public domain. We […]Read more "The JPS 1985 Tanakh Translation is Now on Sefaria"
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 […]Read more "The New Sefaria is Here!"