Announcing the launch of Public Groups, a long awaited feature for schools and organizations. The Public Groups platform gives you a landing page to collect and showcase your resources, allowing you and your team to have a personal home on Sefaria where your Torah can live. With Public Groups, you can use Sefaria to start conversations around your group’s Torah, both within your own community, with the broader diverse Sefaria userbase, and with the world.
We’re continuously working to improve your experience using Sefaria for educational purposes. To ensure that you feel supported, we’ve added two new features that will help us learn what you need.
A tidbit of translation trivia for the curious among us: The Shulchan Arukh, the most widely accepted codification of Jewish Law, has a few new translations up in the Sefaria library, including Louis Feinberg’s translation of Yoreh De’ah 247-259: Laws of Charity. Feinberg’s translation, originally titled “Section on Charity” was first published in 1915 by The New York School of Philanthropy. Does The New York School of Philanthropy sound familiar? You might know it by another name.
What’s the most cited source about Purim, Esther, Mordechai, and Haman in source sheets on Sefaria? It’s just one verse long. Can you guess?
We’re a month into 2018 and we have dozens of new texts, commentaries, and translations in the library. Here a few highlights: