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New Text Roundup: Summer/Fall 2023
Discover the latest titles to join the Sefaria library.
Sefaria Communications1067 ViewsOctober 20, 2023Text
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Continuing the Legacy of Rabbi Sacks Through a New Historic Collaboration
Koren Jerusalem, The Rabbi Sacks Legacy, and Sefaria are working together to bring the work of Rabbi Sacks to more learners around the globe.
Sefaria Communications2189 ViewsSeptember 10, 2023Rabbi Sacks
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How We Approach Expanding the Sefaria Library
As the library grows, we want to take a moment to reflect on our values as an organization and offer insight into how we approach building our collection.
Sefaria Communications1254 ViewsOctober 14, 2022Blog,Sefaria News
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What Do Jewish Texts Tell Us About Translation?
Jewish text indicate that translation has been going on for millennia — and for as long as Jews have translated their texts, they've also discussed if, when, and how to do so. See what some core texts of the canon can tell us about this ongoing conversation.
Sefaria Communications1363 ViewsMay 2, 2023Translation,Torah Study
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10 Wild Talmud Stories (and How to Explore Them on Sefaria)
Stories that will surprise and entertain — now with key commentaries in newly-translated English.
Sefaria Communications298 ViewsNovember 30, 2023Commentaries,Talmud
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The Sefaria Scoop - June 2021
Welcome to the third issue of the Sefaria Scoop, a digest newsletter from Sefaria to catch you up on recent news, additions to our library, and technology updates.
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For Times of Distress: Prayers for Israel, Israeli Soldiers, and Those in Captivity
A message from Team Sefaria and resources from the library.
Sefaria Communications48494 ViewsOctober 11, 2023Blog,Israel,War
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Introducing: The Revised JPS Translation of Prophets
Sefaria and The Jewish Publication Society have partnered to release a new Prophets (Nevi'im) translation, the first major update since their iconic 1985 translation.
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New on Sefaria: Bereshit Rabbah in English
Explore verse-by-verse interpretations of Genesis in the latest release as part of Sefaria's Midrash Rabbah translation project.
Sefaria Communications327 ViewsOctober 19, 2023Midrash,Torah Study
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Literal, Readable, or Explanatory: Insights From Modern Translators of Jewish Texts
Go behind the scenes of the translation process to discover the considerations and challenges that come up when working with ancient texts.
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New Text Roundup: January to June 2023
A complete list of new texts and translations added to the Sefaria library.
Sefaria Communications2171 ViewsJuly 6, 2023Sefaria News
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Translation as Theology
David Kasher4661 ViewsJanuary 22, 2020
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Sefaria for the Visually Impaired
Accessibility is essential to Sefaria's work. We want to make the textual heritage of the Jewish people available to all users, not just sighted ones.
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How a Melton School Ethics Course Uses Sefaria to Engage Adult Learners
The four-week curriculum utilizes Sefaria texts and tools to explore the development of Jewish thought.
Sefaria Communications1535 ViewsNovember 3, 2022Technology,Education,Ethics
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New on Sefaria: 4 Essential Texts of Chabad Chasidut
Enjoy the Tanya in Hebrew and English, Torah Ohr, Likkutei Torah, and Derekh Mitzvotekha — all interlinked with the Sefaria library.
Sefaria Communications979 ViewsDecember 12, 2022Chabad,Chasidut
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In case you missed it... Tech Updates – 2022
Here is a roundup of some tech and product updates we have made since the end of 2021.
Sefaria Communications4895 ViewsJanuary 20, 2022Tech,Blog,Sefaria
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Library Updates - 2022
2022 - We’re delighted to share our newest additions to the Sefaria library. Read some of the highlights and start exploring. 
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Announcing the Complete Mishneh Torah in English
Rambam's influential legal code is now available for all to read on Sefaria, interlinked with the rest of our library.
Sefaria Communications2731 ViewsSeptember 15, 2022Halakhah
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New in the Reference section: Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon
Today we're excited to share the latest addition to our Reference section: the Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon — also known as BDB — the most widely used and comprehensive scholarly dictionary for Torah study.
Sefaria Communications2777 ViewsOctober 14, 2022Sefaria News,Tanakh
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