You may have seen Sefaria’s visualizations in the past, and maybe you’ve wondered where they come from, or how our team decides what kinds of visualizations to build. Because all of our texts are digital, Sefaria’s engineers and educators can use the data to help people see texts in new ways and gain new insights into ancient texts. Our newest visualization was designed and created by one of our summer interns, Sarah Engel. Originally from the Bay Area, Sarah is now a student at Stern College, double majoring in Computer Science and Jewish Education. She is interested in new ways of presenting and learning Torah. Sefaria’s team had recently completed two significant projects related to mitzvot: Rabbi Francis Nataf, Sefaria’s translator, completed our translation of Sefer HaChinukh, and Shanee Rosen, one of our engineers, was able to generate more than 10,000 links between mitzvot as they are described and counted in different halakhic works. So Sarah decided to create a parallel sets visualization to see how various categories of the 613 commandments connect with one …
Sefaria’s Google Chrome Extension. Explore a new piece of Torah every time you open a new browser.
“We’ve come a long way since schlepping around scrolls in the desert. Thanks to Sefaria, you can now read the Talmud on your smartphone, making 3,000 years of Jewish texts available in Hebrew and English.” (Slingshot Guide 2018) Click here to check out Slingshot’s feature on Sefaria.
Will you be teaching on Shavuot? Hosting a class to help others prepare for the night of studying? Or simply readying yourself to receive the Torah? We invite you to be a part of Sefaria’s Shavuot celebration by telling us where in the world you’ll be teaching or studying with Sefaria. Add yourself to our map.
To celebrate the launch of our new Public Groups feature, we’re highlighting some of its early adopters. Today’s organization is: The Conservative Yeshiva