Kevah: Curricular Resources

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HEBREW TEXT

Major Sources of Hebrew Text books circle

  • Mechon Mamre
    What’s here: Tanach (Hebrew Bible), various editions. Text for the Mishna, Tosefta, Talmud, Rambam (Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah).
  • Wikitext
    What’s here: many, many core Hebrew texts (but not all are complete).
  • Daat
    What’s here: just about anything you might want.
  • Mikranet
    What’s here: Tanach, Mishna, Tosefta, Talmud, and Rambam.
  • Kodesh
    What's here: more of the same.

Hebrew Books, PDF or Screenshot

  • Hebrew Books
    What’s here: PDFs of many Classical Hebrew Books that are out of copyright. Some texts can be copy and pasted, some cannot.
  • E-Daf
    What’s here: Screenshots of pages of the Bablyonian Talmud.

More specialized Hebrew Text Sites10 circle

  • Hazmana L’Piyut 
    What’s here: Text of many piyyutim (medieval poems often set to music and used in prayer).
  • Otzar Kitvei Yad Talmudiim
    What’s here: Screenshots of various editions of rabbinic manuscripts, often used to search for textual variations.

 

ENGLISH TEXT

  • JTS
    What’s here: 1985 JPS translation of the Hebrew Bible (only including the Torah and sections of the Prophets read in synagogue).
  • Mechon-Mamre
    What’s here: 1917 JPS translation of the entire Hebrew Bible (note: language is rather archaic).
  • Chabad 
    What’s here: Chabad translations of the Hebrew Bible, Rashi’s commentary, Pirke Avot, and the Tanya (The founding Chassidic text of Chabad).
  • Soncino Talmud
    What’s here: Soncino translation of 16 volumes of the Babylonian Talmud. (Note: Only 16 volumes are on html. The rest are PDFs.)
  • On 1 Foot
    What’s here: A remarkable collection of Social Justice-related sources, searchable by topic, time period, and genre.
  • Jewish Encyclopedia
    What’s here: The complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. Searchable.
  • World ORT
    What’s here: A very interesting and unique collection of Hebrew Bible resources, including all kinds of tools for learning to chant the weekly Torah portion, an alphabetical list of all the major people, places, plants and animals in the Torah, and a tool for mapping out Biblical genealogy.
  • Webshas
    What’s here: A search engine for Talmudic sources. Search by topic or key word. Doesn’t give you the source, but the location.
  • Shechter Institute
    What’s here: A collection of Conservative/Masorti responsa.
  • Committee on Jewish Law and Standards
    What’s here: A collection of Conservative/Masorti responsa.
  • Shulchan Aruch translations
    What’s here: Some of the Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law).

 

CATCH-ALLS

Here are a few websites that try to collect as many links as they can.

 

DICTIONARIES

 

OTHER HELPFUL ONLINE RESOURCES FOR PURCHASE OR DOWNLOAD

  • One of Kevah's favorite partners is Sefaria, where an interconnected library of Jewish texts with English translation database is slowly being created in wiki fashion. Go here to collect or to contribute!
  • Many helpful iPhone apps, including: ובלכתך בדרך - On the Go

 

 

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