What is Sefaria?
Sefaria is a digital library of Jewish texts with tools that are meant to give these texts new life.
Texts are linked together and lead the reader to ancient and modern texts.
To learn more about Sefaria, click here.
Finding a specific text on Sefaria
Type the name of the text in the search bar.
Use the autocomplete feature to find the text.
Sefaria’s texts are interconnected
To find connections on the Sefaria database, simply click on the text and read. With each click, a side panel will open with a list of resources from within the database.
For more information, click here.
The Table of Contents (TOC)
The TOC allows you to navigate easily through the text, learn about the book, and see all of the versions of the text available on Sefaria.
To open the TOC, click on the name of the work in the header.
The Library Page
An entry for exploring the Sefaria library is through the library page.
Sefaria’s works are sorted into categories.
Sefaria provides a calendar of common cycles of daily study.
The Topics page
Type a keyword into the search bar and click on the word, prefaced by a #, in the dropdown menu.
Key texts and sheets for the topic are listed. Open a text or sheet by clicking on it.
Learning about the Authors
What is the author’s full name? Where and when did the author live? What else did the author write?
Information about the authors is found in the author pages.
Updates and Requests
Sefaria’s library is always growing. Updates are posted in “New Editions” and on the notification button next to the profile icon.
We have created a form to collect requests for texts. Please add your requests to the form. It's important to keep in mind that many texts have copyright restrictions which limit our ability to put everything on the site.
Sefaria accounts are free and easy to create. For more information, click here.
Having a Sefaria account allows you to:
Track your learning with our Torah Tracker
Save text and sheets
View your reading history