What is Sefaria?
Sefaria is a free, living library of Jewish texts, in Hebrew and in translation. The texts in our library are fully searchable, categorized by topic, and related sections of text are interlinked, making it easy for users to move from one source to another.
Sefaria’s Sheet Builder allows registered users to create content that includes texts from the Sefaria library, outside texts, comments, and media. Sheet authors have the opportunity to share their work with the Sefaria community by making them public – adding the Sheet to the library.
To make the library available on-the-go, Sefaria has both Android and iOS apps. The apps allow you to download the library to your phone, which means that you can have an entire Jewish library in the palm of your hand, even without an internet connection.
This Sheet and others in the FAQ Group will help you get the most out of the features Sefaria has to offer. If you have additional questions, please feel free to write to us anytime at [email protected].
What is a Sefaria account and why do I want one?
A free Sefaria account allows you full access to everything that Sefaria has to offer.
While you don't need an account to access Sefaria's library, logging into Sefaria allows you to personalize your learning experience. When you are logged in, you can save texts, view your reading history, and track your learning with our Torah Tracker. You can also take notes alongside the text, create Sheets, and curate collections for sharing content.
How do I sign up for a Sefaria account?
Signing up for a free Sefaria account is quick and easy.
1. Click "Sign Up" on the homepage.
2. Enter an e-mail address and create a password. Check the box if you wish to receive the educator newsletter.
How do I Navigate through Sefaria from the header toolbar?
Each of the items on the header will be explained below.
- Read descriptions of each text.
- Navigate to any text in the library
Go to Finding Texts for complete instructions for navigating the Sefaria library.
- Follow a learning schedule.
What information can I find at the bottom of the page?
From the footer, you can navigate to many important places on the site. Want to learn about the Sefaria team? Interested in teaching with Sefaria? Need information about the Sefaria API? It's all there, and more, in the footer.