Discover what people are studying on Sefaria! Topics is a handy new way to search Jewish texts by subject and explore what’s trending.
Now, when you’re ready to “share” your source sheet, you have the option to write a summary to help others understand what you’re teaching or the discussion you’re leading. You’ll also be prompted to add topical tags to make your sheet more searchable. See this new feature below on a source sheet that explores how and when we can properly express our gratitude through three biblical stories.
Six months ago, we gave ourselves a public deadline promising to complete serious improvements to our site’s accessibility. Since then, our engineering team has been hard at work to live up to that promise. As the engineer primarily tasked with making that promise a reality, I wanted to share our update with you. We’ve been rolling out incremental updates to the site over the past several months, and today I’m proud to announce that users who access Sefaria with the help of assistive technologies can now enjoy a comparable experience throughout the site to those who do so without using them.
Sefaria is all about making the texts of the Jewish tradition accessible to everybody. So far we’ve been accomplishing this by making texts and translations available on our website, in our mobile apps, and as data that people can download in a variety of formats. But could a blind or visually impaired person access these resources? Unfortunately, until recently, most of us on the Sefaria team hadn’t spent enough time thinking about this question.
Sefaria is building a free, living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections. 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. We are inspired by the biblical affirmation (Deuteronomy 33:4) that the Torah is the rightful inheritance of the entire Jewish people — and we’re obsessed with imagining new ways for diffusing Jewish knowledge in the digital age.