We add new texts and commentaries to the Sefaria library several times a week. To make it easier to find out what’s new, we updated the notifications feed to include alerts when updates are made to the library. This feed also alerts you when someone “likes” your source sheet or when someone you follow posts a new source sheet.
Sefaria is constantly working to maximize connections between texts. While some connections have been manually placed, we try to automate the process as much as possible, for efficiency’s sake. In doing this, we have had the privilege of working in partnership with computer scientists Moshe Koppel and Avi Shmidman at Dicta, a research institute which is exploring uses of computational methods to analyze Hebrew texts. We have a good thing going – we provide the texts, they share the results of their research with us, and Sefaria users benefit as we incorporate the findings into our web interface and textual connections. One of the results of this partnership is the Dibur Hamatchil matching script.
From source sheets to contributors to words in our library, we’ve grown so much over the past year. And there are a lot more of you too! Take a look below to see what we’ve accomplished together and check out our metrics page to track our growth yourself.
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.
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.