A Year of Torah (Rabbi Menachem Creditor)
This contemporary Torah commentary is dedicated to the kind souls who turned screens into portals every day to build something sacred together during a very difficult time. For a paperback copy of the complete work, including commentary from a diverse array of American Jewish rabbinical school students, visit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KDSYTYT
A Taste of Tehillim
Discover some of the inner meanings of Tehillim and experience how amazing the Tehillim are! Help the world one Tehillim at a time! According to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (The Tzemach Tzedek 1789-1866) "Know that the chapters of Tehillim (Psalms) break through all barriers and soar aloft from level to level unimpeded. They intercede before the Master of the Universe and secure their effect with kindness and mercy." Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson The Tzemach Tzedek (1789--1866)
Content originally published at On1Foot, a project hosted by American Jewish World Service.
A weekly Torah study for people in recovery from addiction and/or those concerned about addictive tendencies in their lives.
The Akedah Project explores the story of the Binding of Isaac (“akedah” means “binding” in Hebrew), which is one of the most confounding narratives in the Bible. Traditionally, the Akedah is chanted in synagogue on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Scholars, rabbis, artists, teachers, poets, and readers have tried to make sense of this story for millennia, which has given us a range of lenses through which we can read it, even as we bring the new questions, ideas, and perspectives that come with every new generation of readers. The Akedah Project brings some of the most prominent scholars, teachers, thinkers, activists, and artists to investigate and present the story in their own way. Here you will find more than 30 videos, each coming to the Akedah from a different angle. If you like what you see here, The Akedah Project is just the beginning. We believe that a plurality of voices can be brought together to explore the vast canon of Jewish literature. Tradition tells us that the Torah has “seventy faces,” and we look forward to exploring them with you.
Moral and Ethical questions through a Jewish lens.
Asking core questions about the Torah text to create a meaningful connection with its Author.
All-Night Learning on Shavuot
Learn about the origins of the Tikkun Leil Shavuot and the pleasures of learning Torah.
Animals of Midrash
Animals in Rabbinic Literature
"As it is Written" Source Sheets
Source sheets used for sessions of JSP's "As it is Written" series (May 2020-June 2021)
At The Well
At The Well is on a mission to connect women around the world with transformative Jewish practices. We envision a world where all women are connected to their bodies, spiritual practices, and community.
Atid Takes on Talmud
Atid is the 20's and 30's group of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas.
Awake At The Wheel
Fostering a greater mindfulness towards the mitzvos we do on a regular basis.
Awesome Ideas in Judaism
This is a series of shiurim designed to explore some of the big ideas that form the foundation of Jewish life, practice, and spirituality. Through understanding these essential, but seldom explicitly articulated concepts, seekers at any stage of their journey through Judaism will be better able to engage with Jewish texts and traditions and will find more value in them. Our guide will be Rabbi Arthur Green's book "Judaism's 10 Best Ideas," a short and easily accessible worth that learners are strongly encouraged to pick up and read for themselves. Each of Rabbi Green's chapters will serve as the jumping off point for learning and discussion of the sources that he cites and how of how we can discover these Jewish ideas in our lives.
BEIT MIDRASH LIVRE
Centro de estudos da Bíblia Hebraica e Literatura Judaica Clássica - Com racionalismo e bom senso
BREATHE Act Torah
compiled by Kol Tzedek 4 Black Lives committee members
Beit Avi Chai Lectures
This collection of sheets features English lectures from Beit Avi Chai.
Beit Midrash Belibenu בית מדרש בלבנו
בית המדרש "בלבנו" קם על ידי נוער מ"איגי - ארגון הנוער הגאה" לנוער להט"בים שראו שלהרבה אנשים להט"בים אין מקום בטוח ופתוח שאפשר ללמוד בו. מפני הבעיה הזאת קיימנו את בית המדרש "בלבנו", בית מדרש שבו אפשר ללמוד וללמד, לשאול ולענות, בסביבה פתוחה והלכתית. Beit Midrash "Belibenu" was founded by youth from "IGY - Israel Gay Youth" for LGBTQ+ youth as a place in which one can learn and teach, ask and answer, in an open and halachic environment.
Beyond Baseless Hatred: Kamtza and Bar Kamtza
This collection draws from multiple user interpretations of the Talmudic story of Kamtza and bar Kamtza, which is the classic tale of interpersonal relationships that prefigured the destruction.
Beyond Noah's Ark
Beyond Noah’s Ark empowers people to become active makers of Jewish experience through inquiry-based text study and collaborative creation.
BimBam sparks conversations about Judaism through digital storytelling for learners of all ages.
Mekorot para estudo dos livros Rab Bonder
The Bronfman Fellowship is a vibrant network of 1,100+ pluralistic young Jews from Israel and North America. Fellows explore deep existential questions and Jewish ideas while building friendships with peers who challenge and inspire them.
Parsha B’ha’alot’cha, Toraha and haftara readings according to Liberal Judaism.
Sefat Emet's spiritual approach to Chanukah, with questions for reflection and related contemporary sources. These sheets were created for Jewish Studio Process mindful art sessions with Rabbi Margie Jacobs- you are invited to write, paint, or otherwise reflect on what arises as you study the sources and reflect on the questions in this collection.
Chanukah and the Mishnah
This group will contain source sheets related to Channukah and the Mishnah
Chanukah on Sefaria
This collection features Chanukah sheets created by Sefaria's Learning Team and learners like you! From the basics of how to light a menorah and what we celebrate on Chanukah, to unsung heroes of the holiday and lesser known customs, the sheets in this collection should keep you busy learning for at least eight nights.
Chumash with Rashi
The outline of the text with select comments from Rashi in Q&A form.
Coming to Our Senses
Mindfulness is moment to moment awareness of our direct sensory experience. If we think about the encounter with divine in the Wilderness as a result of mindful awareness, what was experience through the senses- seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling- in the Wilderness? As we came to our senses, what was awakened? These sheets were created for Jewish Studio Process mindful art sessions with Rabbi Margie Jacobs- you are invited to write, paint, or otherwise reflect on what arises as you study the sources and reflect on the questions in this collection.
Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem
Jewish learning is a lifelong process, one requiring methods and language to explore traditional texts. We at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem work hard at providing our students with the skills for such learning, and the desire to use them everyday of their lives.
Counting the Omer in Melody and Midrash
The 49 days of the Omer are filled with anticipation and spiritual significance. Hadar’s Advanced Kollel and the Rising Song Institute gathered weekly to hear new melodies and explore midrash while counting toward the gift of receiving the Torah on Shavuot. Learn and sing along each week of the Omer as we work through a piece from Sifre Devarim, a halakhic midrash on the Book of Deuteronomy composed in Talmudic Israel/Babylon around 200 CE, exploring water-y metaphors for Torah.
Counting the Omer on Sefaria
Why do we count the omer? How do we count the omer? This collection includes sheets which delve into all aspects of counting the omer.
Cultivating Lifelong Learners
A collection of lessons for students to work on alone or in pairs. Each lesson develops skills which empower students to spark their curiosity and interest in learning.
Cultura Judaica 1EM
Collection of Dapei Mekorot - As Lentes da Identidade 1EM
Dairy on Shavuot
A collection of sheets explaining the custom of eating dairy foods on Shavuot.
Debatemidrash.com is Rabbi David Paskin's online learning site.
JEWISH WOMEN, AND OUR COMMUNITIES AS A WHOLE, NEED GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF HALACHOT PERTAINING TO WOMEN. Halacha is a guide for living, rich in nuance and alive to its adherents. It is responsive to religious intuitions and spiritual aspirations. It is much more than a black or white bottom line. Deracheha presents Halacha accurately and respectfully, in a woman’s voice. We explore a range of halachic opinion, leaving room for each reader to find her (or his) place within Halacha.
Devash: Hadar’s Weekly Parashah Magazine for Children and Families
Devash is a weekly parashah magazine that makes Torah learning sweet. By engaging directly with texts and taking kids seriously as Jews, Devash helps children and grownups discover new ideas, values, and sweet morsels in the weekly Torah portion. Devash is designed for kids ages 7 and up to read independently, or together with families and teachers.
Dictionnaire du Zohar
Cours sur la Porte XXIII du Pardess Rimonim, dictionaire du Zohar
Divrei Torah for Temple Beit Torah (Image by Brett Jordan on Unsplash)
Divrei Torah by Rav Yitz Greenberg
Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg serves as the President of the J.J. Greenberg Institute for the Advancement of Jewish Life (JJGI) and as Senior Scholar in Residence at Hadar. Rabbi Greenberg was ordained by Beth Joseph Rabbinical Seminary of Brooklyn, New York and has a PhD in history from Harvard University. He has had a long and notable career in the service of the Jewish people. He served in the rabbinate, notably at the Riverdale Jewish Center in the 1960s. He served as professor and chairman of the Department of Jewish Studies of City College of the City University of New York in the 1970s. Together with Elie Wiesel, he founded CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and served as its president until 1997.CLAL offered pluralistic Jewish learning for Jewish communal leadership and programs of intra-faith dialogue for rabbis of every denominational background. From 1997 to 2008, he served as founding president of Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation which created such programs as birthright Israel and the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education. Rabbi Greenberg was one of the activist/founders of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry in the movement to liberate Russian Jewry. He was a pioneer in the development of Holocaust education and commemoration. When Elie Wiesel served as chairman of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, Rabbi Greenberg served as its (Executive) Director. The Commission recommended and drew the blueprint for the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on the National Mall in Washington. He served as the Museum’s chairman from 2000-2002. He is a leading Jewish thinker and has written extensively on post-Holocaust Jewish religious thought, Jewish-Christian relations, pluralism, and the ethics of Jewish power. In his book, Interpreters of Judaism in the Late Twentieth Century, Professor Steven T. Katz wrote: “No Jewish thinker has had a greater impact on the American Jewish Community in the last two decades than Irving (Yitz) Greenberg.” In his new book, The Triumph of Life (forthcoming), he argues that the Holocaust and the Jewish assumption of power in creating the state of Israel are the beginning of a new era in Jewish history. Together, these two events usher in a third stage of Jewish religion.
Dvar Torah Comics
Torah study with text and images.
ELI Talks cultivates role models; raises up examples of Judaism’s relevance to the big and small issues of our lives; and transmits inspired Jewish ideas to people everywhere through a curated digital media canon that speaks directly to the hearts and the minds of our viewers. We can learn from trained speakers from diverse Jewish backgrounds on a singular platform, giving us access to individuals who have thought through and found inspiration for our modern lives and created a bridge across the religious and demographic spectrums of Judaism. This library of resources challenges each of us to find answers and our own path within our tradition. The collective catalog of diverse speakers energizes, cross-pollinates, and inspires the entire spectrum of Jewish observance while acting as a model of what is possible when people are willing to tell and listen to each other’s stories. Through the documentation of today’s Judaism, ELI provides a guiding resource for a dynamic and vibrant Judaism tomorrow.
A collection of past educator newsletters from Sefaria’s Learning Department. Sign up on Teach with Sefaria to get future newsletters delivered directly to your inbox.
Journey inward in preparation for the High Holidays through ancient texts, contemporary poetry, and reflective questions. These sheets were created for Jewish Studio Process mindful art sessions with Rabbi Margie Jacobs- you are invited to write, paint, or otherwise reflect on what arises as you study the sources and reflect on the questions in this collection.
Embodied Jewish Wisdom Network
The Embodied Jewish Wisdom Network, founded by Embodied Jewish Learning, provides connection, support, and resources for practitioners and guides of Embodied Jewish Wisdom worldwide. We inspire our teaching with new ideas, strengthen our offerings with Jewish Wisdom, share and receive resources, and deepen our connection with the global teaching community via monthly advanced learning and community practices, as well as a private online resource sharing social network platform. Embodied Jewish Learning elevates the wisdom of the body in Jewish life. We offer all people the chance to experience Jewish wisdom through movement practices that nourish their minds, bodies, hearts and souls and empower them to fully embody and express their unique role in creating positive change for our world. Embodied Jewish Learning offers teacher trainings, classes, workshops, retreats and on-line learning to provide an alternative point of connection to Jewish life. With a bold, holistic approach, we train movement, dance and yoga instructors in best practices for integrating Jewish wisdom into their classes, and we offer spiritual seekers, yogis and dancers a way to access Jewish wisdom that is meaningful and relevant to their everyday lives.
Esther Rabbah: Behind the Scenes with the Stars of the Megillah
Esther Rabbah compiles multiple interpretations and expansions on the Book of Esther, filling in gaps, adding rich details, and providing new perspectives on all the major (and minor) players. Have you ever been curious about Esther’s early life or wanted to know more about Mordekhai? Have you wondered about Haman’s backstory, or what Vashti was thinking? This collection features five sheets which delve into the characters and plot lines of the Book of Esther. You will learn how the midrash interprets the biblical text, provides fresh insights, and maybe even change how you understand the central figures of the story.
Food and Environmental Ethics: Jewish Responses to Hunger
what it says on the tin
From Temple to Text, From Priest to Sage. Creating A Portable Homeland
In this series we will uncover the backstory to the sages of the Mishnah and their living teachings and their teaching lives. We will explore a selection of the stories, adventures, wisdom recorded in the Talmudim and Midrashim beginning with Ezra the scribe and his court and concluding with the students of Judah the Prince. Pirkei Avot: The “Chapters of the Fathers”, will serve as a backdrop to our explorations.
An awesome group to be in with an awesome group of people.
Sheets dealing with aspects of relating to G-d
source sheets on selected texts from the book of Genesis/ Bereishit
Hints in the mishna and gmara
Girls in Trouble (Musical Midrash about Women in Torah)
Girls in Trouble: an indie-folk/art-pop song cycle about women in Torah by musician, writer and teacher Alicia Jo Rabins. The Girls in Trouble Curriculum: a series of study guides accompanying the songs, intended for teens and adults in a wide range of Jewish education settings or for self-study, created with generous support from the Covenant Foundation.
Global Day of Jewish Learning
Rabbi Steinsaltz invites Jews from all walks of life, all around the world, to join him in an annual day of text study. Tens of thousands of Jews in hundreds of communities across the continents participate by learning Jewish texts, simultaneously. In 2019, the Global Day theme is "Speaking Volumes", exploring how and why words matter.
GrowTorah's Core Lessons
This collection features GrowTorah's Core Environmental Lessons. Many are adaptations from Canfei Nesharim's 18 core Jewish Environmental Lessons. Canfei Nesharim and GrowTorah merged in December 2019.
Hadran: Advancing Talmud Study for Women
Hadran is a global organization that supports and encourages women’s Talmud learning. The founder of Hadran, Rabbanit Michelle Farber, is the first woman to produce a daily Daf Yomi podcast. She has been teaching Daf Yomi since the 13th cycle began in 2012.
Havineini - הבינני
מאמרים הלכתיים מפרי עטם של המורות להלכה במתן השרון Halakhic essays by the Morot L'Halakha at Matan HaSharon
Hazon Shmita Sourcebook
The Shmita Project is working to expand awareness about the biblical Sabbatical tradition, and to bring the values of this practice to life today.
Hazon/Pearlstone Source Sheets
Mission We are leading a transformative movement weaving sustainability into the fabric of Jewish life, in order to create a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable world for all. Vision We envision vibrant sustainable Jewish communities, enriched by Jewish wisdom, authentic nature connection, and environmental responsibility, working with our partners to create a better world for all. Core Values We are genuine, open, and embrace all with loving warmth — celebrating diversity and together working towards equity and justice. Our staff, board, guests, participants, and volunteers embody diversity in national origin, indigeneity, race and ethnicity, religion and spirituality, gender, sexuality, age, marital status, and ability. We share and learn across cultures and experiences, growing together through open dialogue and a shared commitment to justice. We strive to confront our implicit biases, eradicate discrimination, and embody equity in our processes and outcomes — as an organization and as a community.
Hebrew College Passover Companion
The Hebrew College Passover Companion In Honor of Judith Kates Edited by Rachel Adelman, Jane L. Kanarek, and Gail Twersky Reimer
A set of source sheets examining aspects of the Jewish holidays.
Honeycomb Changemakers Curriculum
Jewish Texts and Supplementary Resources for the New Honeycomb Changemakers Curriculum
Ideas for Today - Shalom Hartman Institute
Jewish ideas matter. They make us smarter. They compel us to action. They make the world a better place. Hartman scholars address the most urgent, important issues of our day through Jewish texts, history, and tradition. You’ll be inspired by our unique approach to learning and the outstanding community of passionate learners who will join you on this journey of discovery. Register now for the Shalom Hartman Institute's curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas of this moment.
Interleaved : A Talmudic Podcast
Join us as we take a deep dive into a topic from the Daf Yomi, the daily page of Talmud, with modern-day Sages of Torah and the world who can draw from their unique expertise to share modern and creative perspectives on the text. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or however you find podcasts!
Introduction to Kabbalistic Thought on Chanukah
Curious about Kabbalistic thought? Explore some themes of Chanukah through the lens of some classic mystical texts, selected, explained, and translated by Rabbi Ami Silver.
Isaiah: Queer and Present Prophecy
Source sheets inspired by the book of Isaiah and its texts
Source sheets that somehow connect to Israel
JCDS cultivates knowledgeable, passionate Jewish learners with the capacity and confidence to question, listen, understand, and change the world.
JTS Gender, Torah, and Tradition Fellowship
This Gender, Torah and Tradition project is part JTS Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice and funded by an anonymous donor. 22 Fellows from across JTS' five schools, alumni in positions of leadership throughout the Jewish community, board memebers and faculty and adjunct faculty members from JTS' Rabbinic Literatures and Cultures department. Over the course of ten months, we met regularly in small groups to examine how an attentiveness to gender influences the study of our texts and traditions. Each of us chose to study texts that we have struggled with at some point in our teaching or professional careers or as students thinking about how to find meaning in them. We were all searching to develop a new language of interpretation that would enable us as communal educators and leaders to critically and creatively engage traditional texts that are patriarchal, misogynist, and heteronormative. We created safe spaces to bring our emotions, struggles, worries, and religious spirits to the endeavor. We explored rabbinic texts in comparison to the world in which we live in order to think not only about what we find problematic in the Talmud, but also to locate points of inspiration. We initiated this project because we think it is key to the growth of the kind of gender equity necessary for nourishing our religious selves. We are committed to forming and sustaining communities that value respect, care, and kindness. In this collection you will find some of the best of what we discussed together. We encourage others to create similar study groups devoted to teaching across differences and write essays containing curricular ideas intended to enhance our understanding of one another.
Jeremiah Course by David M. Rosenberg
A collection of discussions of ten passages from the second of the literary prophets, Jeremiah
Jewish Food For Thought: The Animated Series by Hanan Harchol
Written and animated by Hanan Harchol, Jewish Food For Thought: The Animated Series, is a collection of engaging animated conversations between Hanan and his parents that explore Jewish teachings on themes such as forgiveness, love, gratitude, and many others. This project was created with generous funding by The Covenant Foundation, with Fiscal Sponsorship by FJC and The Foundation for Jewish Culture. Study Guides included by Rabbi Leora Kaye and Beth Huppin.
Jewish Interactive (Ji) is a non-profit dedicated to enabling schools, educators and parents to deliver Jewish and Hebrew education using modern tools.
Jewish Law As A Journey
The 21st Century has seen a dramatic increase in the number of books published on practical halakha. As a result, Halakhic observance has never been more accessible. But how does increased commitment to halakhic detail accomplish its goal of personal and ethical refinement? Halakhic practices are meant to be spiritual entry points for divine encounters. Commitment to Jewish ritual should mold one's character and help facilitate a life guided by divine ideals. In fact, adherence to Jewish law without a parallel understanding of the meaning behind the law runs the risk of transforming halakha into a formulaic set of rules without any larger spiritual vision. Jewish Law as a Journey is a valuable companion to published works of practical halakha. It explores virtues and ideals foundational to daily halakhic practice. Moreover, it offers a systematic exploration of the mitzvot one encounters in a given day and the transformative religious messages that underlie them.
Jewish Learning Collaborative
1:1 Jewish Learning program powered by Moishe House!
Jewish Life at Georgetown University
The Jewish home for students at Georgetown University's main campus.
A collection of source sheets about how to implement Judaism in our everyday life.
A Maryland-based community for adults seeking the joy and meaning of Judaism.
Jewish Studio Project
Jewish Studio Project (JSP) exists to expand the capacities of individuals and communities to be with challenge and change. Through a unique methodology (the Jewish Studio Process) that combines creative practices from the field of art therapy with Jewish learning techniques and spiritual community building, JSP helps people to cultivate curiosity, navigate uncertainty, sit with discomfort, and process complexity so that right action can emerge. JSP is founded on the belief that creativity exists within each of us and that creativity is a vital resource in the work of social transformation. The creative process is JSP’s central tool for expanding empathy and resilience, supporting the work of dismantling oppression, and drawing forth the new narratives, insights and images that can help bring a more just world into being.
Jewish Women Scholars' Writing Fellowship
This collection contains excerpts from the writings of the fourteen women in the Jewish Women Scholars' Writing Fellowship, 2021, a joint project of Maharat and Sefaria. These incredible fellows have been busy writing on a vast array of topics, and these pieces represent just the beginnings of their transformational Torah.
sheets on Jewish history and characters
Joy, Gifts, Scrolls, and More: The Many Customs of Purim
This collection takes a deeper look at the many Purim customs, like costumes, joy, food for the hungry, gifts to friends, and more! Where do they come from, and how are they meant to change us?
Kallah Source Sheets
Supplementaly teachings sources for kallah teachers
Kavod v'Nichum (Honor and Comfort) provides information, education, training, and technical assistance for bereavement committees and Chevra Kadisha groups in synagogues and communities to support their organization and development and enable them to perform Jewish funeral, burial, and mourning mitzvot and to protect and shield bereaved families from exploitation.
Kol Hai Beit Midrash
Source sheets prepped by Rabbi Shir Yaakov Feit and others for the Kol Hai online Beit Midrash.
Kollel Makom Torah
Moed Katan beiyoun - Kollel Makom Torah Vincennes Rav David Lévy
The Kreuzberg Kollel is a communal learning space geared towards in-depth, committed Jewish learning, and an incubator for developing new talent and creative Europe-based teachers rooted in the Jewish tradition. We aim to be both open and deep, inclusive and dedicated. Participants of all genders and Jewish backgrounds commit to one day a week of intensive Bible and Talmud study. In addition, participants propose independent study paths and take part in diverse, comprehensive afternoon seminars with guest lecturers from around the globe.
LGBTQ+ Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
Source sheets for four hours of learning, going from Torah to modern times, not completely chronologically
Lag BaOmer on Sefaria
Bonfires, bows and arrows, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. This collection of sheets includes information and activities to enrich your study and observance of Lag BaOmer.
Lessons From Zohar
Audio and video lessons discussing aspects of the weekly Zohar through the lens of Chassidus . The lessons are delivered by Rabbi Mendy Drelich Lakewood, NJ.
Limmud Festival 2019
Welcome to the Limmud Festival Sefaria group! And for those of you joining us from Birmingham, welcome to Festival! Here you can find source sheets from sessions happening across Festival. Please feel free to use them to follow along in sessions - or alternatively, you can use them to learn at your leisure if you weren't able to catch the session in person. The Limmud Beit Midrash will be open from 13:30 - 15:30 from Monday - Wednesday for open learning, which would be a great time to use this group. Come and learn!
Lindenbaum Center at YCT Rabbinical School
Teshuvot from The Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies at YCT Rabbinical School
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah promotes and supports “Living Torah” — Judaism as a powerful, evolving wellspring of accumulating wisdom and sensibilities that enriches people’s lives and helps create a better world.
A collection of source sheets explaining prayers, often with YouTube videos of different musical versions.
Macks Center for Jewish Education
The Macks Center for Jewish Education promotes and facilitates lifelong learning that nurtures Jewish identity and strengthens Jewish community. CJE is an agency of The Associated- https://associated.org
Matan Shayla: Online Responsa by Women
Shayla is an online Halakhic resource run by graduates of Hilkhata – Matan Jerusalem’s five-year Advanced Halakhic Institute. Shayla answers a growing need for an accessible go-to address for Jewish women and students seeking Halakhic guidance. Our Halakhic Responders have extensive backgrounds in Torah learning. They are all Torah educators actively involved in their communities. Answers are reviewed by the editorial Halakhic board: Harav HaDayan Ariel Holland, Rabbanit Surale Rosen and Rav Yehoshua Mayerson.
Matzah and More: Pesach Foods
A collection to celebrate the foods of the Seder, from Sefaria's Chief Learning Officer, Sara Wolkenfeld. I love sharing thoughts about the foods we are eating throughout the night, and this collection is where I keep all of the sheets I find on Sefaria that speak to this theme.
The Megillah Project is a collection of more than 30 videos, each offering a unique perspective on The Book of Esther. The Book of Esther is traditionally read on the holiday of Purim. In synagogues, it often chanted to a special melody and read from a scroll—megillah is the Hebrew word for scroll—and even though there are other scrolls, Jews often refer to The Book of Esther as "The Megillah." The Book of Esther is indeed a unique text in the canon of Jewish literature, opening its content to multiple interpretations. We have gathered here a collection of perspectives on this rich text, bringing together scholars, rabbis, artists, teachers, poets, and readers to shed light on The Book of Esther from a wide variety of disciplines and sources of knowledge. We believe that a plurality of voices can be brought together to explore the vast canon of Jewish literature. Tradition tells us that the Torah has “seventy faces,” and we look forward to exploring them with you. Bringing together these varied perspectives was made possible by a collaboration between BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change, Judaism Unbound, 929 English, The Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, and jewishLIVE.
Midrash Theatre Company
Based on source material from Talmud and Midrash, an imagined "Midrash Theatre Company" is proposed as a Talmudic era theatre house where some of the greatest Jewish tales were written and performed.
Midrash from the Fields
Ruth Rabbah delves into the themes of the book of Ruth and provides a variety of interpretations and fascinating details. Why does Ruth follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to Israel? Why does Boaz act with such generosity to Ruth? What does any of this have to do with Shavuot, and how do we create the possibility of redemption in a broken world? Join us on our learning journey through these four sheets!
Mishnah Makkot Shiur @ Beth El Synagogue Center
This is the group of people studying Mishnah Makkot together through BESC.
An instructive schooling method of going through the Torah
Moishe House provides vibrant Jewish community for young adults by supporting leaders in their 20s as they create meaningful home-based Jewish experiences for themselves and their peers.We envision Moishe House as the global leader of pluralistic Jewish life for adults in their 20s. We facilitate a wide range of experiences, so that they have the leadership, knowledge and community to enrich their Jewish journeys. In this Sefaria group, you will find great Jewish content by Moishe House people, for Moishe House people and beyond!
Mussar with Rabbi Josh Franklin
A collection of sheets highlighting an engaging and inspiring midrash from the parsha
Not Your Grandmother's Sukkah: Sukkot from Neot Kedumim
Have you ever seen a sukkah on a camel, or a sukkah on top of another sukkah? Neot Kedumim, the Biblical Landscape Reserve in Israel, attempts to recreate the physical setting of the Bible and enable its visitors to see life as it was lived by our ancestors thousands of years ago. This collection features highlights from the park’s special Sukkot Exhibit, which depicts the many varieties of sukkot that appear in the Mishnah. We’ve also created activities for students to engage in based on these unique sukkot. We’re grateful to Neot Kedumim for providing us with these images and supporting our work.
OSRUI Summer 2021 Middot Source Sheets
Source Sheets for OSRUI Summer 2021
The collective source sheets of Olami Rabbis and educators around the world.
On Repentance and Repair
Forgive and forget. Turn the other cheek. Don’t hold a grudge. Be the bigger person. We continually ask victims to move on and avoid further confrontation. But the ethos of forgiveness-above-all often lets perpetrators off the hook without accountability, or even a coherent understanding about what repair and amends might look like. ON REPENTANCE AND REPAIR: MAKING AMENDS IN AN UNAPOLOGETIC WORLD (Beacon Press; September 13, 2022), offers a crucial new perspective to navigating conflict, applying an ancient framework to the country’s most vexing contemporary problems—from systemic racism and the legacy of enslavement, to sexual abuse and the #MeToo movement—as well as issues in our personal lives and relationships. The source sheets in this collection pull together the Jewish texts referenced in each chapter of the book.
OneTable empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. The OneTable community is made up of people in their 20s and 30s, over 21, not in college, and without children, looking to find and share this powerful experience. We make it easy for hosts to welcome people to a Shabbat dinner at home, for guests to savor a Friday meal and for all to experience unique events for Shabbat dinner out. Guests of any and all religions and cultures are welcome. There’s nothing better than a great dinner with people you love. Join us for slowing down, joining together, and sharing stories.
Oral Talmud Podcast
Sources to accompany "The Oral Talmud" podcast/video series with Benay Lappe and Dan Libenson
Orayta Parsha Study Group
Weekly parsha sheet by Rav Yitzchak Blau with a bunch of thought provoking questions on that week's parsha with great mekorot.
PaRDeS of Esther
Five Dimensions of the book of Esther:The Big Picture Rabbi Yossi Yaffe Explore the Book of Esther through the historical, midrashic, symbolic, mystical, and Chassidic lenses. Five classes, five different approaches. *The Persian word for “orchard” is Pardes. The term, sometimes also rendered PaRDeS, is an acronym formed from the initials of the following four traditional approaches to Torah interpretation: • Peshat (פְּשָׁט) – "surface" ("straight") or the literal (direct) meaning. • Remez (רֶמֶז) – "hints" or the deep (allegoric: hidden or symbolic) meaning beyond just the literal sense. • Derash (דְּרַשׁ) – from Hebrew darash: "inquire" ("seek") – the comparative (midrashic) meaning, as given through similar occurrences. • Sod (סוֹד) – "secret" ("mystery") or the esoteric/mystical meaning. The Chassidic approach is seen as the fifth dimension that reveals the unity in all of the above approaches and is an expression of the soul of the Torah. For Peshat Source sheet : Language, Biblical context, history & archeology go here https://jewishshoreline.org/media/pdf/1183/yjkX11836118.pdf For videos of classes visit us on youtube
Source sheets related to Mishanyos Parah
Parashah Memes 2020-21
A collection of Parashah memes as seen on JewishMemesOnly, just easier to access and use.
Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues.
Pardes Rimonim /פרדס רימונים
cours de Michael Sebban institut Beit ha Zohar étude du zohar et de la kabbale beithazohar.com
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Bamidbar 5780
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Bamidbar 5781
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Bamidbar 5782
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Bereshiet 5781
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Breishit 5782
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Devarim 5780
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Devarim 5781
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Devarim 5782
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Shemot 5781
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Shemot 5782
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Vayikra 5781
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Parsha and Purpose: Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Sefer Vayikra 5782
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
Explore the themes of Passove through ancient texts, contemporary wisdom, and reflective questions. These sheets were created for Jewish Studio Process mindful art sessions with Rabbi Margie Jacobs- you are invited to write, paint, or otherwise reflect on what arises as you study the sources and reflect on the questions in this collection.
Passover Prep and Seder Resources for Children
My eldest just turned four and I am excited to prepare for Passover and put together a child-friendly seder! As a young child, I remember enjoying Passover but also being overwhelmed by certain aspects of the Passover story, like the lessons from The Four Children. In an effort to make sure I don’t leave my own children with unanswered questions, I’ve compiled sheets to highlight Passover’s teachings in a way that is both meaningful and accessible to children. --Annie Lumerman, Chief Operating Officer at Sefaria
Paths to Freedom: A Mystical Passover Companion
A four part series written by Rabbi Ami Silver presenting a mystical approach to the festival of Passover.
Pedagogy on Sefaria: Exemplary Lesson Plans
Sefaria's education team curates sample lessons that showcase innovative ways to leverage Sefaria's technology in the classroom. Our goal is to cultivate a constructivist approach to education in the Judaic studies classroom, and to explore the ways in which new digital tools can enhance learning.
Personalized Passover Haggadot
Get inspired by some examples of personalized Haggadot made by other Sefaria users!
Source sheets related to the holiday of Pesach and the Mishnah
Pictures Tell: The Passover Haggadah
Like the Haggadah text itself, the photographs of Zion Ozeri reflect the essence of Jewish connection – an unbreakable bond with the past, with the customs, beliefs, and traditions that have sustained us, and with an almost tangible sense of Jewish peoplehood. These sheets pair Ozeri’s images with key Haggadah texts to help illuminate both. The photographs on these sheets are not mere illustrations; they are visual commentaries – “texts” in their own right – that speak to, expand on, challenge, and re-contextualize the words that have been so carefully handed down through the generations.
Pirkei Avot with biographies of each rabbi
Pirkei Avot: In the Image
Pirkei Avot is a Mishnaic tractate focused on moral and ethical teachings. It stands out from the rest of the Mishnah, which is largely a legal work, and is full of the wisdom of the sages, passed down from one generation to another. In the Image pairs each Mishnah in Pirkei Avot with an image and a number of thought-provoking questions. Learners will discover the wisdom of Pirkei Avot and its relevance to our own complicated times, and explore these texts through the lens of accomplished photographer, Zion Ozeri. These sheets also exist in Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, and French.
Prayers of Shabbat
From Rabbi Josh Franklin's "The Prayers of Shabbat Class." Catch recordings here: https://vimeo.com/manage/folders/8530755
Praying Between the Lines
Praying Between the Lines was a series of discussions from 2021-2022 facilitated by Alex Friedman as part of his internship with Congregation Agudas Achim in Austin, Texas. Each week, we explored a different blessing of the middle blessings of the Amidah, drawing sources largely from 'My People's Prayerbook,' Rabbi Ellie Kaunfer's 'Bite Sized Tefillah' series, and the Abudarham.
A collection of sources to celebrate Pride Month
Project Ki Mitzion
The best place to prepare for and celebrate Yom Yerushalayim by learning Torat Eretz Yisrael from an array of Torah educators based in Israel.
Psalms with Rabbi Josh Franklin
Psalms in Liturgy
Ten classes on the theme of Psalms in Jewish prayer, formal and informal Collection Image: "David Composing the Psalms," Paris Psalter, 10th century By anonymous - Paris psalter (BnF MS Grec 139), folio 1v, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=807679.
Unveiling the Torah in the Weekly Readings (פרשת השבוע)
Explore the themes of hiding, vulnerability, joy, and hope through this deep dive into Purim. These sheets were created for Jewish Studio Process mindful art sessions with Rabbi Margie Jacobs- you are invited to write, paint, or otherwise reflect on what arises as you study the sources and reflect on the questions in this collection.
Purim on Sefaria: Resources for Educators
A collection of Purim resources suitable for a variety of ages and learning environments
RASG Hebrew Academy CHUMASH
RASG Hebrew Academy HALACHA
Halacha 8G 2017-2018 Mrs. Chani Richmond
Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander on Elul and Rosh Hashanah
Insights Into Torah and Contemporary Life
The Rabbinical Assembly is the international association of Conservative/Masorti rabbis. We aim to kindle the passion of the Jewish People in the service of God, Torah and Klal Yisrael, to strengthen the Conservative/Masorti movement, and to support the Conservative/Masorti rabbi. Our nearly 1,700 members serve as congregational rabbis, educators, military and hospital chaplains, professors, and officers of communal service organizations throughout the world.
Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
Sample Judaic Studies and interdisciplinary source sheets from our faculty!
An American University (Washington, DC) based group dedicated to exploring and affirming LGBTQ-Jewish identity. The sheets in this collection were used during ReJEWvenate meetings.
Reading the Rabbis (REL 284)
Sheets with assigned readings for the course "Reading the Rabbis" (REL 284) at Muhlenberg College
Really Big Things [from 2021 NewCAJE seminar]
Created for the eponymous seminar for 2021 NewCAJE. Seminar focused on teaching grades 5+ Jewish legends using original biblical and talmudic sources. Features both a student edition [with no notes] and teacher's edition of 2 of the legends provided. A third bonus legend is included as well.
Class source sheets for series on building Torah-inspired relationships
Ever wanted to know the answer to some deep and challenging questions in halakhah (Jewish law)? Join Rabbi Avi Killip interviewing Rabbi Ethan Tucker with questions sent in by you (the public!) on all sorts of details of Jewish law. Have a halakhic question you'd like answered on the show? Send an email to Ethan Tucker at [email protected] You can also leave a message at 215-297-4254. Have some feedback for our show? Please send an email to [email protected]
Rising Song Institute
Hadar’s Rising Song Institute cultivates Jewish spiritual life through song. It is a meeting place and incubator for creative musicians and prayer leaders who hope to reinvent the future of music as a communal Jewish spiritual practice. Based in Philadelphia, we engage people throughout North America and around the world through communal singing, immersive study, and experimental music-making. The Rising Song Institute is part of the Hadar Institute. Hadar empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed.
Rising Song Records
Listen to the music of Rising Song Records while learning the source texts for the lyrics to these songs.
Rogatchover on the Parasha
Audio and video lessons discussing aspects of the weekly Parasha through the lens of the Tzafnat Paneach — the Rogatchover Gaon's erudite commentary on Torah. The lessons are delivered by Rabbi Shea Hecht שליט"א of Melbourne, Australia.
Romemu: Beit Midrash
Offerings in the Beit Midrsah, Study Center, of the Romemu, NYC community
Romemu: Open Book, Open Up
Torah texts for Shabbat Morning Parsha class and Shabbat Moring Torah Service
from the many details in Jewish tradition some have "more influence on the group of details" than other details therefore such details need EMPHASIS first. also certain details need a "voice" due to the failure of ORTHODOX JEWISH RABBIS to present the tradition accurately, they hide certain details that despite being true might influence the listener in a direction that the rabbi fears, and after seeing that orthodox jewish rabbis fail to "accurately represent" the information transmitted in jewish tradition SOMEBODY who studied must publish and allow the public to see those details which rabbis hide and conceal with deception and tricky words. __ תיאור ותקציר הנושא והעניין, מתוך הרבה פרטים במורשת היהודית, ישנם פרטים מסויימים, שהם יותר כלליים ומשפיעים על התמונה הגדולה, יותר מפרטים אחרים, וחיוני להעניק להם קדימה בפרסום, ובנוסף יש פרטים אשר רבני היהדות מסרבים לייצג בנאמנות כי רבני היהדות לא מייצגים בנאמות את המידע שנמסר במסורת של מורשת ההלכתית של דת היהדות ולכן ישנו אילוץ וצורך דחוף להדגיש את הפרטים שהשפעתם גדולה וכללית יותר וכן את הפרטים שרבי היהדות מסתירים בזדוניות, ולחשו נוכלות כשאפשרי, ולפרסם מידע שבספרי הדת כי רבני היהדות לא מייצגים בנאמנות את המסורת היהודית, וכאן תמצאו ביקורת ותיקון לספרי מורשת היהודית
Sage Insights is a series of resource sheets and articles drawing on insights from Chazal (the Sages) to flesh out the topic at hand.
Scheck Hillel Community School
From early childhood through Grade 12, Scheck Hillel Community School educates and inspires students to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity, values and a commitment to the State of Israel, through a college preparatory curriculum and meaningful co-curricular experiences guided by Orthodox teachings and set within a nurturing, diverse community.
Resources aimed at illuminating the inner essence and intended goals of Jewish rituals.
Seder on Sefaria
These virtual mock seder activities are meant to educate, engage, and connect people around Passover prep and the seder. Each may be used as is, or you can make a copy of the sheet and adapt it for a different setting or audience.
Source Sheets created algorithmically by looking at usages patterns across Sefaria users.
Sefaria Student Course
The three lessons in this collection teach students the basics of Sefaria: understanding the library, finding a text, and creating a sheet. Each lesson contains a creative student assignment. A complete teacher's guide is included.
Sermons on Sefaria
You can use Sefaria to post your sermons, Divrei Torah, and Derashot for those in your community and the broader Jewish world to read, watch, and listen to! This is especially important in 2020 when most congregations are unable to meet in person. We've curated this collection of excellent 2020/5781 High Holiday sermons from rabbis across North America. Feel free to read through the content, watch the video recordings, and explore how you can use Sefaria's tools to share the Divrei Torah you would like to offer the world. Interested in having your High Holiday sermons featured in this collection? Check out this sheet to learn how: https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/268239
Shaar Habitachon separated into sheets according to the Perakim.
Shabbat Laws and Lore
Laws and Practices of Shabbat
Shavuot on Sefaria
These Torah experiences include both texts and narrative, to provide learners with a guided tour through a topic. Study on Shavuot or prepare for the holiday in advance with these Torah journeys from an all-star lineup of educators.
Shiurei Midrash Aggada on Ein Yaakov - שיעורי מדרש אגדה על עין יעקב
Weekly 30-minute Midrash Aggada shiurim on Ein Yaakov delivered in 2020 to members of Kehillat Darchei Tzion (KDT) in Modiin. Yevamot and Avodah Zara. Full source sheets and audio recordings available at site link.
Shiurei Midrash Aggada on Parshat HaShavua - שיעורי מדרש אגדה על פרשת השבוע
Weekly 30-minute Midrash Aggada shiurim on Parshat HaShavua delivered in 2019 to members of Kehillat Darchei Tzion (KDT) in Modiin. Also includes chagim. Full source sheets and audio recordings available at site link.
Shmita Weekly Divrai Torah
The Shmita year began on Rosh Hashanah 2021. Join me as we go on a journey through the yearly Torah cycle as it relates to Shmita. While Shmita is only one-year of a seven-year cycle, its values present the core of the Torah's vision of a society that opposes the concentration of wealth and power, and promotes justice, equity, and chesed, lovingkindness, for people and the earth.
Shtiebel Art Beit Midrash
Each session begins with 10-15 minutes of facilitated text study related to the Parsha (weekly Torah portion) followed by 45-50 minutes of studio time/creative interpretation of the texts.
Shuva: Restorative Justice and Judaism
A series of sheets that explore ancient Jewish values of reckoning, apology, and restitution that resonate with the contemporary restorative justice movement.
Singing the Psalms
From deep dives into highlighted verses (and versions) led by Deborah Sacks Mintz to a verse-by-verse guide to the Hallel service with song recommendations, this is a place to gather melodies and teachings related to Tehilim from the faculty of Hadar's Rising Song Institute.
Slavery in Judaism
Five classes for adults on the topic of Slavery in Jewish Sources.
This collection contains Sefaria Sheets which highlight interesting scribal traditions featured in Jewish manuscripts.
Sounds of Shabbat and the Holidays
Explore the music of the Jewish calendar with Hadar's Rising Song Institute. Source texts and seasonal prayers are interspersed with videos, songs and playlists related to various holiday themes. Listen while you learn!
Star Wars Torah
Why Star Wars? Well, Master Yoda was my first rabbi - the first to describe something I understood to be a spiritual truth. The films are important to me not just because of nostalgia, but because they facilitated an aspect of spiritual growth for me. These shiurim are love letters. I'm interested in teaching the commonalities between Star Wars and Jewish learning because I care deeply about both. One is "real" and the other is "fantasy," but they're both mythologies. That is, they are frameworks for finding and making meaning. If one is already more familiar, let it serve as a pathway into the other.
An examination of Biblical and Talmudic stories, one section at a time
Sukkot texts on Joy
Sukkot on Sefaria
A collection of Sukkot resources suitable for a variety of ages and learning environments
Sweet Torah for the New Year
These sheets represent some of the Sefaria Learning Team's favorite classics on topics that are core to the High Holiday experience. Learn more about a favorite ritual, discover new ones, or find a great activity for kids or families.
Each chapter of Tanya reconstructed from the sources and accompanied by the primary commentaries, i.e. Admorei Chabad, Reb Yoel Kahn and others.
Ten Sefaria Learning Tips
A series of 10 bite-sized learning tips to help you use Sefaria as a transformative and empowering teaching tool.
Thanksgiving on Sefaria
A collection of sheets on the topic of gratitude and thanking. Perfect for Thanksgiving or any discussion of gratitude.
The 4-1-1 on Judaism
A collection of source sheets for teaching basic concepts of Judaism
The Art of Biblical Interpretation
An exploration of traditional rabbinical Peshat interpretation of the text- Pashtanai ha'Mikrah. Geared towards adult learners without a formal Jewish education. Much of the time based on alhatorah.org. Primery goal to reveal the depth and richness of the text and of the rabbinic commentaries. At times concluding with a practical lesson in life to be derived from the different approaches in the light of Chabad Chassidus.
The Drama of Torah : A Day of Learning
The Drama of Torah: A Day of Learning Featuring Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, celebrated the English launch of 929 with speakers from Sefaria, Drisha, and The Bronfman Center. Here is a complied list of the source sheets that accompanied their sessions.
The Epstein School, Atlanta, GA
The Epstein School, Solomon Schechter School of Atlanta, provides unsurpassed academic excellence through an integrated, bilingual curriculum taught by a talented, compassionate faculty and bolstered by cutting-edge technology. We foster a caring community that encourages each child to reach his or her potential and embraces partnership between family, home and school. Guided by the principles of Conservative Judaism - God, Torah and Israel - and the timeless religious ideals of our people, we prepare our students to become confident, excited learners and leaders, responsible citizens and knowledgeable, committed Jews.
The Fours of Passover
Source sheets exploring things that come in fours during Passover, chosen by Sefaria co-founder and CTO Brett Lockspeiser. --- "I've always been fascinated and puzzled by the repetition of this number in the seder. As I started to dig through public sources sheets on the topic, I found that there were even more fours than I knew."
The Idea School
The Idea School creates a learning environment that sparks inquiry and exploration and connects students to themselves, God, their Judaism, and the world. Idea School students engage confidently and creatively with people, ideas and texts; contribute to society in ethically and morally responsible ways; meaningfully enrich and grow their Jewish communities; and see the image of God in every human being, and the interconnectedness of all living things.
The Jewish Studio
Creating meaningful and joyful Jewish experiences for adults
The Other Side of the Coin
In Depth approach to being a Ben Torah through the Workplace
The Power of Midrash ~ full course
A 13-session course on why and how midrash happens, with the basic point that Judaism is not the religion of the Torah, but the religion of the Torah as interpreted and renewed by the rabbis. Realistically it took us 18 sessions, due to discussion and the type of material. The course covers midrash in three forms: aggadic, halachic and (a little of) "running midrash", which is the retelling of the Torah story with midrash woven in the text.
The Thinking Jew Podcast Source Sheets
Collection of source sheets for the thinking Jew podcast
The Torah of Abolition
These are materials supporting a Jewish vision of Abolition.
The Torah of Music
Drawn from Joey Weisenberg's book of the same name, this collection explores the important roles music has played throughout Jewish history and today in religious practice. Each source sheet is interspersed with recordings of powerful, timely melodies.
Tisha B'Av and Tu B'Av: Letting Go and Building Anew
On Tisha B'Av and in the weeks preceding this day, we mourn all that we have lost. Our hearts break open, and in the days that follow, we are called to rebuild through love as we celebrate Tu B'Av. These sheets were created for Jewish Studio Process mindful art sessions with Rabbi Margie Jacobs- you are invited to write, paint, or otherwise reflect on what arises as you study the sources and reflect on the questions in this collection.
Tomer Devorah full course
A course on the Tomer Devorah, as a preparation for the High Holidays. Seven classes with most of the text of Tomer Devorah split into the First chapter (introduction to the 13 middot) and the other chapters (how to's for each week)
Top Tefillot for Rosh Hashanah
Deepen your understanding of some of the most central prayers of Rosh Hashanah and reflect on their meaning in our lives today.
Top Tefillot for Yom Kippur
Deepen your understanding of some of the most central prayers of Yom Kippur and reflect on their meaning in our lives today.
Torah Learning in a Digital World
The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education, the Festival of Jewish Literature and Sefaria.org present source sheets on the topic of our responsibility for the stranger in our midst. This event was possible due to the generous support of the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Fund for the Enrichment of Jewish Education of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. If you have any questions about Sefaria - please contact Sara Wolkenfeld - [email protected] If you have any questions about Jewish Learning in Baltimore – please contact Zina Segal – [email protected] or Eli Bass – [email protected]
We at Sefaria believe that people of all backgrounds can offer fresh insights we can learn from. The 10 Commandments opens with an Aleph. Also the first letter of the aleph-bet, "Aleph" means "to learn." We are all students, and we are all teachers. As the saying goes, "if you know Aleph, teach Aleph." Through this project, Torah Talks, you have the opportunity to hear from award-winning novelists, journalists, legal experts, and judges as they share their reflections on Jewish texts about Torah and Revelation.
Torah Talks - School Edition
Step-by-step instructions and sheets with suggested texts to facilitate a program where students learn a text, study it with someone else and record the conversation.
Torah by the Colors
Exploring the usage of color words in Torah.
Trending Torah for the High Holidays
What Torah topics are on everyone's mind this holiday season? Sefaria's Learning Team has selected some of the ideas that are on everyone's minds. These sheets collect some of the big questions around these core ideas and provide guidance on where to find more resources on the topic.
T'ruah Jewish Law and Ethics Hackathon
Four sets of sources exploring ethical questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic with lasting implications for social justice and human rights.
Tu Bishvat on Sefaria
Sefaria staff favorites for Tu Bishvat
Tutorials for Educators
Step-by-step instructions for Sefaria's special features
Through the creation of meaningful Jewish experiences, our goal is to discover each student's individual interests or needs and, through these pursuits, provide energizing opportunities to embrace Judaism - now and for a lifetime.
Urban Place Limmud
Torah lessons delivered at Jerusalem Urban-Place offices
Vav Zayin Students of Adath Israel Religious School
This class of 5th and 6th graders is spending this year studying Mitzvot through text, media, and prayer. They will be creating Sefaria Sheets for this collection both as a class and in Chevruta
Verses: Where Broadway and Torah Meet
On each episode of Verses, we select a song from the Broadway canon and match it with a selection from the Biblical canon, putting the texts in conversation with one another.
In these collages, a significant passage of the bar or bat mitzvah’s torah portion is illustrated to convey its meaning. Map collage and Hebrew text are used to express the beauty of Torah. This is a meaningful gift for a bar or bat mitzvah, one they will cherish for a lifetime. Illuminations of any Torah portion can be commissioned or prints of some images can be ordered. A digital version of a collage may be used for bar and bat mitzvah invitations, thank you notes, programs, etc.
Vital Transformation is a place where you can learn about all the texts of Kabbalah, Zohar and the Portion of the week from a spiritual and practical perspective.
WOHLGEMUTH — GUIDE TO JEWISH PRAYER
Beurei HaTefillah, Rabbi Isaiah Wohlgemuth’s Guide to Jewish Prayer was published by OU Press and KTAV in both Hard Cover and Soft Cover in August 1, 2021.
Wandering in the Wilderness
What can we learn from our ancient stories about the very contemporary experience of being with the unknown? These sheets were created for Jewish Studio Process mindful art sessions with Rabbi Margie Jacobs- you are invited to write, paint, or otherwise reflect on what arises as you study the sources and reflect on the questions in this collection.
Webinars for Educators
Sefaria offers free webinars for educators. Keep up with new webinar offerings and watch recordings of previous webinars.
Webinars for Learners
Sefaria offers free webinars for learners. Keep up with new webinar offerings and watch recordings of previous webinars.
Weekly Chassidus - Sefer Beis Yitzchak D'Turka
Sefer Beis Yitchok, Admur M'Turka - translation in memory of Shimshon Ben Shalom
Who Knows Four?
From the four questions to the ten plagues to the thirteen verses of “Who Knows One (Echad mi Yode’a)”, numbers keep popping up throughout the seder. Learning about and playing with the numbers can help you to explore and have fun with your children during the Passover seder. This collection of sheets helps you to more deeply explore the Haggadah and to find questions and ideas to discuss with your students or family.
Who is a Person and When Does it Matter?
Are you a person? How do you know? And, how does that empower or restrain your agency over matters of life or death?
Women of Torah
Explore the stories of the women of Torah including the midwives (Shifra and Puah), Esther, and the lesser- known wise woman, Serach bat Asher. Imagine a conversation between Serach and Amanda Gorman. These sheets were created for Jewish Studio Process mindful art sessions with Rabbi Margie Jacobs- you are invited to write, paint, or otherwise reflect on what arises as you study the sources and reflect on the questions in this collection.
YU Torah Tours 2018
YU Torah Tours 2018
YU Torah Tours Simchat Torah 5779
Now in its fourth decade, the Aaron and Blanche Schreiber Torah Tours of CJF shares the Torah knowledge and enthusiasm of Yeshiva University and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) students and alumni with Jewish communities throughout the world. During the holiday celebrations of Simchat Torah and Shavuot, teams of four to six young men and women visit communities across the United States, Canada and Europe to teach Torah classes, lead singing and dancing, meet with synagogue youth and create a fun and spirited yom tov experience.
This is a collection of Source Sheets related to Mesechtas yadayim
Yavneh 5th Grade Mishna
test for 5th Grade Mishna
b's wiki commentary
philological and compositional notes for advanced discussion
sefer yetsirah étude et commentaires
cours beithazohar de Michael Sebban https://beithazohar.com/
הבינני | Havinenini
מפרי עטן של חבורת מורות להלכה במתן השרון A collection of Essays by the Morot L'halakha of Matan HaSharon
“The Talmud says”: Shared Stories in the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds
Since there are actually two Talmuds, the Babylonian and the Jerusalem Talmud, “the Talmud says” is only part of the story. In fact, the Talmud Bavli and Yerushalmi feature many of the same narratives, but their respective tellings are unique. Sometimes the differences between the two are readily apparent. At other times, they are much more subtle, but no less significant. This collection highlights several of these parallel stories and invites you to notice and reflect on the differences between them. Sefaria is grateful to de Gruyter GmbH for making these resources available.
2021 Halacha Exam
2021 Halacha Exam
58th Century Judaisms
Video Summaries and Sourcesheets for weekly shiurim by Rabbi Josh Weiner
מקורות מתוך השיעור בשו"ע חושן משפט, ביכ"נ מעלות לדוד, מעלה אדומים. מגיד שיעור: הרב אילן משה מארק שליט"א.
ביאורי קרן הצבי על המנחת חינוך
ביאורים והרחבות על הספר מנחת חינוך
בית המדרש לרבנים ע״ש שכטר
קבוצת תלמידות ותלמידי בית המדרש לרבנים ע״ש שכטר, במסלול ההסמכה לרבנות.
גיליונות נחמה הם דפי לימוד לפרשת השבוע שנוצרו על ידי פרופ' נחמה לייבוביץ' ז"ל. דפי לימוד אלה מלאים במקורות פרשנות ובצדם שאלות מאתגרות של הבנה וחשיבה. 20th-century collection of worksheets with questions on the Torah and traditional commentators created by a pioneering educator and scholar.
דבר שלא בא לעולם
Adar chabura at Mind the Gap about buying things that don't exist
דפי המקורות של בית מדרש ברקאי
לאחר נפילת ברקאי במבצע "צוק איתן" בחרנו, חבריו של ברקאי, להקים את בית המדרש החברתי. הפועל בסיוע של עמותת כל ישראל חברים (כי"ח). בית המדרש מגלם את הערכים בהם האמין ברקאי ואשר לאורם פעל בדבקות – חיבור בין קבוצות שונות בחברה הישראלית, שיח מכבד במאור פנים ובאהבה, לימוד תורה ועשייה חברתית. ערכים אלו באו לידי ביטוי באופן משמעותי בכל בחירה ומעשה של ברקאי.
דפי מקורות לפסח
אסופת דפי מקורות מגוונים לפסח- כאלה שיתאימו למגוון היושבים סביב שולחן הסדר.
דרכי ארץ גאולה.
הלכות ארץ ישראל, ומטרתה בדורנו.
האדם - ע''פ ספר עלי שור
זה אסופה של דברים שאני מסכם לעצמי, אחרי שאני לומד אותם בספר עלי שור, בשביל לעשות בהם סדר, ולהבין אותם יותר טוב, אתם מוזמנים לקרוא בכיף!
הסכם קדם נישואין - דפי מקורות על נישואין גירושין, והסכם קדם נישואין
סוגיית סרבנות הגט נמצאת על פרק יומה של החברה היהודית בישראל מזה שנים רבות. מאחר ולבית הדין הרבני סמכות בלעדית בכל הקשור לנישואין וגירושין במדינת ישראל, הרי שהליכי הגירושין המשפטיים בארץ נעשים על פי ההלכה היהודית. במצב הנוכחי החשש מפני ‘גט מעושה’ שלא ניתן על פי רצונם המלא של הגבר או האישה, יוצר מצבים של עיגון – קרי עיכוב מתן הגט על ידי הצד שאיננו מעוניין בכך, או שמבקש להפעיל לחץ באמצעות סרבנות הגט לקבלת תנאים טובים יותר בפירוקו של התא המשפחתי. מטרתו של ‘הסכם לכבוד הדדי’ למנוע אפשרות של סרבנות גט באמצעות הסכם בין בני הזוג המתחייבים זה לזו מתוך אחריות וכבוד הדדי. באסופה זו, דפי מקורות על סוגיות הליבה של נישואין וגירושין, אשר מטרתם להנגיש ללומד את אבני היסוד המעצבים את מוסד הנישואין והליכי הגירושין במסורת היהודית, ואת פס הקול אשר הביא לניסוחו של הסכם קדם הנישואין.
ושבו בנים - פרקי לימוד על הספר 'אם הבנים שמחה'
פרקי לימוד בין תחומיים (היסטוריה ומחשבת ישראל) אודות דרשותיו של הרב יישכר שלמה טייכטל שנכתבו בעיצומם של ימי השואה בסלובקיה ובהונגריה וראו אור בספרו "אם הבנים שמחה".
זושא מגלים את הסיפור החסידי
דפי הלימוד של פרויקט "זושא" מיועדים לסייע לכל מי שמעוניין להכיר, לקרוא ולגלות סיפורי חסידים. סיפורי החסידים מכילים בתוכם עושר רוחני והיסטורי, ובעינינו הם רלוונטיים היום ממש כמו שהיו בעבר. אנחנו ב"זושא" החלטנו להפשיל שרוולים ולחפש עבורכם את הסיפורים הכי מעניינים, הכי רלוונטיים, הכי מרגשים, ולהנגיש אותם לקורא הישראלי המודרני.
דפי לימוד לליל שבועות
חוק לישראל הוא מערך לימוד יומי הכולל קריאת פסוקי תורה, נביאים, וכתובים, לימוד פרק משנה, וקטעים מהגמרא, מספר הלכה ומספר הזוהר. סדר הלימוד מבוסס על מה שנהג האר"י (רבי יצחק לוריא, אבי שיטת ״קבלת האר״י״ שחי במאה ה-16 בצפת) לומר בחזרתו מתפילת שחרית, כמתואר בספר “פרי עץ חיים” של הרב חיים ויטאל. סדר הפסוקים וקטעי המשנה והגמרא כפי שנהוג היום הודפס לראשונה על ידי רבי יצחק בן ברוך, ולסדר זה הוסיף החיד"א (רב חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי) קטעי הלכה ומוסר באמצע המאה ה-18.
יוצרים תרבות יהודית ישראלית בספריא
קבוצה זו תשמש ליצירת מאגר פעילויות בתחום תרבות יהודית ישראלית, לשימוש מורים ותלמידים.
כיתת ואהבת לרעך כמוך כותבים חידושי תורה
קבוצת כיתת ט'4 תלמידי בית הספר על שם יוסף חיים ברנר קיבוץ גבעת ברנר
לימוד יהודי ישראלי
רק 200 מטרים מפרידים בין קברו של רבי יהודה הנשיא- עורך המשנה ומראשי חכמי תורה שבעל פה, לבין קברו של אלכסנדר זייד – אבי השמירה העברית ומחדש רעיית הצאן העברית, אבל 200 המטרים האלו מסמלים מתח של מלחמת תרבות בין עולם הספר לבין עולם האדמה. מטרת אסופות דפי הלימוד האלו היא ליצור 'שלום' בין עולם הרוח לבין עולם האדמה, לחבר בין "שמים" ל"ארץ" לבנות "סולם" מוצב ארצה אבל שראשו מגיע השמימה. לאחר שבעים שנות קוממיות הגיע הזמן לחבר בין ספרא לסיפא, ולבנות גשרים בין מקורות יהודים למקורות ישראלים, בין הטבע הארץ ישראלי לבין ארון הספרים היהודי
תיאור ותקציר הנושא והעניין, מתוך הרבה פרטים במורשת היהודית, ישנם פרטים מסויימים, שהם יותר כלליים ומשפיעים על התמונה הגדולה, יותר מפרטים אחרים, וחיוני להעניק להם קדימה בפרסום, ובנוסף יש פרטים אשר רבני היהדות מסרבים לייצג בנאמנות כי רבני היהדות לא מייצגים בנאמות את המידע שנמסר במסורת של מורשת ההלכתית של דת היהדות ולכן ישנו אילוץ וצורך דחוף להדגיש את הפרטים שהשפעתם גדולה וכללית יותר וכן את הפרטים שרבי היהדות מסתירים בזדוניות, ולחשו נוכלות כשאפשרי, ולפרסם מידע שבספרי הדת כי רבני היהדות לא מייצגים בנאמנות את המסורת היהודית, וכאן תמצאו ביקורת ותיקון לספרי מורשת היהודית
מדריך למשתמש בספריא
יחידות מודרכות בהן נלמדות צעד אחר צעד האפשרויות השונות באתר ספריא כדי לאפשר למשתמשים באתר את הלימוד המלא והמעמיק ביותר.
קבוצת לימוד קהילתית בחריש
מדרשת הוא אתר אינטרנט שהוקם על ידי ארגוני בתי המדרש הישראלים בשנת 2008. מנחות ומנחים מבתי המדרש הפלורליסטיים בישראל (וגם אחרים) העלו לאתר דפי לימוד בית מדרשיים, הכוללים מקורות מגוונים מארון הספרים היהודי, שאלות לדיון והנחיות למנחים. דפי הלימוד פתוחים ונגישים לכל המעוניין, ונעשה מאמץ מיוחד להתאים את התכנים גם ללומדות וללומדים מתחילים. באתר התקבצו אלפי דפי לימוד מגוונים מאוד, שהפכו לחלק מכלי העבודה האפשריים של מנחים ומורים ויצרו יחד מפגש שוויוני של דעות, גישות ופרשנויות, מאגר עשיר של קולות שמתוכו אפשר לבחור את הקולות המתאימים לכל אדם בכל מקום. כיום 'מדרשת' הוא חלק מאתר ספריא, והמאגר הייחודי שלו ממשיך ללוות את עולם בתי המדרש בישראל. We at Midreshet believe that through the study of ancient and contemporary sources of Jewish wisdom in innovative and challenging ways, individuals can examine, define and express their identities – personal, communal, Jewish and Israeli. This process can lead to the reconcilement of conflicted attitudes and the establishment of a personal relationship with text, tradition and culture. Through active participation, everyone becomes an interpreter, student and teacher
מחזור ליום העצמאות ויום ירושלים
אסופה של תפילות ליום העצמאות ויום ירושלים
מנחי מסע חי
מסע חי היא תוכנית ייחודית, המבקשת ליצור מנהג חדש דרך מסע של לימוד, עשייה חברתית וחגיגה. מסע חי – תוכנית ישראלית שנולדה בארה”ב בשם חי מצוה פרי חזונו של סקוט שי, איש פיננסים ומנהיג קהילתי מניו יורק אשר ביקש ליצור מנהג חדש על פיו כל שמונה עשרה שנים מגיל הבר\בת מצוה נחדש את שנת המצווה בחיינו. מסע חי מזמין אתכם נשים וגברים להעניק לעצמכם פסק זמן. לשנה בה אתם מעניקים לעצמכם זמן אישי – לעצור, להביט פנימה , לרענן את המחשבה את העשייה ולהנות ממפגש עמיתים. הצטרפו למסע שהוא תמהיל מרתק של ארבעה יסודות חווייתיים מרכזיים:
מתן על הפרק
"מתן על הפרק" היא תוכנית של המכון התורני לנשים מת"ן ללימוד מקוון של נביאים וכתובים. מטרת התוכנית לשוב ולהתמקד בתנ"ך, והיא יוצרת מסגרת לימודית עצמאית, שיטתית ומסודרת. בכל שבוע לומדים שני פרקים מהתנ"ך וכך לומדים את התנ"ך כולו בשש שנים.
עבודת חקר בספריא מסע בין מקורות
תלקיט מלא למורים עבור פרויקט כתיבת עבודת חקר עם ספריא
אסופת הדפים ששמה "עזרה" מטרתה לעזור למשתמשי ספריא לנווט באתר בהצלחה
פירוש למשניות מסכת תענית
פירוש עכשווי למשנתה של מסכת תענית, המציע עיון בפרקיה, ובוחן כיצד מושגי התפילה, בצורת, תענית וברכה, טווים את משמעותה.
פני משה ומראה הפנים
פירוש הפני משה הוא ביאור על התלמוד ירושלמי מהגאון רבי משה מרגלית אשר חי בערך בין השנים הת''ע-התק''מ. הוא חיבר גם כן את ה''מראה הפנים'' והוא שאלות וקושיות על התלמוד ירושלמי.
פרויקט שבועות תשפ"א
לכבוד חג השבועות בחרנו כמה מאותם מקורות שמבטאים את הרוח של ספריא. ביקשנו מאנשי רוח, אמנות ודעת להאיר ולחדש את הזוית שלהם לגבי אותם המקורות.
פרקי אבות : בתמונות
פרקי אבות: בתמונות. 'פרקי אבות' הינם מסכת במשנה, הידועה גם בשם 'מסכת אבות', העוסקת בהוראת מוסר ומידות טובות. בניגוד לשאר מסכתות המשנה, העוסקות בעיקרן בעניינים משפטיים, מסכת אבות מכילה אוסף עשיר של חוכמת חז"ל, שהועבר מדור לדור. פרקי אבות: בתמונות, מחבר תמונה ומספר שאלות מעוררות מחשבה לכל משנה במסכת. הלומדים נחשפים לחוכמת מסכת אבות ולאקטואליות שלה לסוגיות מורכבות בימינו, ובוחנים מקורות אלו מנקודת מבטו של הצלם רב המוניטין, ציון עוזרי. דפי מקורות אלו זמינים גם בשפות אנגלית, ספרדית, פורטוגזית וצרפתית
שאלה: שו"ת הלכתי של מת"ן
'שאלה' היא שו"ת הלכתי אינטרנטי של מדרשת מתן. משיבות ההלכה נותנות מענה בע"פ ובכתב בקרב קהילותיהן, בבית המדרש ובקהילה הוירטואלית. באתר ספריא תוכלו למצוא תשובות מפורטות לשאלות בכלל תחומי ההלכה יחד עם כל המקורות הנלווים.
לוח השנה העברי כולל מחזור בן שש שנות מעשה ולאחריהן שנה של "שבת הארץ"- שנת שמיטה, "השבת של השנים". מחזור זה מציג בפנינו דגם ייחודי של חברה המחוברת לאדמתה ומחויבת לכלל חלקיה שאחת לשבעה שנים זונחת את המירוץ לטובת ערבות הדדית. מתוך רצון ששנת השמיטה תהייה שנה של חיבור ותיקון לעם ולארץ "שמיטה ישראלית" מבקשת להביא ערכים של ערבות, קהילתיות ואחריות חברתית-סביבתית לציבוריות הישראלית. בשנה האחרונה ידעה החברה בישראל טלטלות ציבוריות, חברתיות, כלכליות, בריאותיות ובטחוניות ויותר מתמיד השמיטה דורשת מאיתנו תיקון, ריפוי ואחווה. זהו מקבץ דפי לימוד ומערכי שיעור לקראת שנת השמיטה.
אסופת טקסטים, הגיגים ומחשבות לעשרת ימי תודה
תיקון ליל שבועות בספריא תש"פ
לימוד מונחה בדפי מקורות עבור תיקון ליל שבועות. הלימוד נכתב על ידי מגוון של אנשי רוח ורבנים