Sefaria is a
Living Library of Jewish Texts.
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- Shulchan Aruch 1:261
- Mishneh Torah, Overview of Mishneh Torah Contents 1
- Shulchan Aruch 1:32
- Shulchan Aruch 1:25
- Bemidbar Rabbah 14
- II Kings 19
- Shulchan Aruch 1:5
- Shulchan Aruch 1:128
- Mishneh Torah, Leavened and Unleavened Bread 9
- Shulchan Aruch 1:11
- Mishneh Torah, Fasts 5
- Mishneh Torah, Leavened and Unleavened Bread 2
- Genesis 1
We need your help
Sefaria is an open source, not-for-profit project committed to bringing digital texts into the public domain. We're looking for volunteers who can help translate, annotate, proofread, design or code.
Sefaria is a free, interactive resource for you and your students.
You can contribute to the growth of a public resource with any level of Torah knowledge.
If you care about Jewish texts, you can help build something of lasting value.
The Sefaria Project is about building the future of Jewish learning in an open and participatory way.
We are building a living library of Jewish Texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation. 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. Sefaria is created, edited, and annotated by an open community.
Having digital texts enables us to create a new, interactive interface for the Web, tablet and mobile which allows students and scholars around the world to freely learn and explore the interconnections among Torah texts.
Judaism's core texts grew out of millennia-long conversations and arguments across generations. We envision creating an open space for ancient conversations to continue in new ways, with new participants, new questions, and new layers of dialogue.
In the Public Domain
For the Jewish people, our texts are our collective treasure. They belong to everyone and should be available to everyone, in the public domain or with free public licenses.
Our tradition is inherently interconnceted. Dialogue, source citing, and reinterpretation have always been our way. We need an interactive experience of our texts that reflects this network of connections.
Open to Reuse
We want to be a resource without the red tape, whether it's copying a page of text for republication or downloading our entire database for research and new projects.
Our goal is to foster an open community of stewards who choose to take an active role in making our texts accessible and relevant to the future.
Infrastructure for Jewish Tech
All our code is released under an open source license, and we're offering services (like our Torah Texts API) to any projects that can make use of them. The basic infrastructure for Jewish tech is something we should share.
Space for New Conversations
Bringing together all of the written Torah of the past is just a start. Where will we find the most important dialogues of the future?