Sheets on Sefaria Webinar November 2020

Sara Wolkenfeld- Chief Learning Officer

Loren Berman - Engagement Associate

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  1. What is a Sefaria sheet?
    • A sheet is a user created webpage which can include sources from the Sefaria library, outside texts, media, and comments.
    • Sheets are connected to the Sefaria library and, if listed, are searchable.
    • Sheets can be shared.
    • Sheets can always be edited and adapted.
    • Sheets are a great way to collect your ideas, teach others, and contribute to the Sefaria library.
  2. Before you get started
    • You must be logged into your Sefaria account in order to create a sheet.
    • If you don't already have a free Sefaria account, you can sign up for a free account.
    • Sheets are created and edited on the website only.
  3. Creating a sheet
    • From your profile page, click on "Create a New Sheet".
    • Rename your sheet and click "Save". You only need to save once. All future changes will be saved automatically.
    • You can also begin with an existing sheet and edit it to suit your needs. To copy a sheet, click on name of sheet in header and select “Copy”.
  4. Adding material to your sheet.
    • View the sheet in edit mode to edit and format your sheet.
    • Additions to the sheet can be made anywhere you see a +. Click on the + and choose which type of material you would like to add and follow the directions.
    • Five types of material can be added to a sheet: a source from the Sefaria library, a library source connected to the first source, an outside text, media, and comments.
    • A source can be added to a sheet directly from the Sefaria library. Click on the text you would like to add, click on "Sheets" in the sidebar, select the sheet you would like to add to and click "Add to Sheet".
  5. Editing and Formatting your sheet
  6. Sharing your sheet
    • Join our vibrant community of sheet creators by listing your sheet, and by adding tags and a summary so that the materials you share are maximally useful to other members of our community.
      • Click on the “Share” button in the upper right-hand corner to open the form.
      • Complete the form
      • Click “Save” when you are done. (You can always open the form again to make changes by clicking on the “Share” button.)
    • Keep your sheet unlisted but share it with your friends or students.
      • Copy the sheet's URL and send it to anyone you like.
  7. Printing a sheet - There are two choices for printing
    • Select "Print" from the File menu
    • Select "Export to Google Drive" from the File menu. This will convert your sheet to a Google Doc which you can edit/format and print.
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וְאֵ֛לֶּה תּוֹלְדֹ֥ת יִצְחָ֖ק בֶּן־אַבְרָהָ֑ם אַבְרָהָ֖ם הוֹלִ֥יד אֶת־יִצְחָֽק׃ וַיְהִ֤י יִצְחָק֙ בֶּן־אַרְבָּעִ֣ים שָׁנָ֔ה בְּקַחְתּ֣וֹ אֶת־רִבְקָ֗ה בַּת־בְּתוּאֵל֙ הָֽאֲרַמִּ֔י מִפַּדַּ֖ן אֲרָ֑ם אֲח֛וֹת לָבָ֥ן הָאֲרַמִּ֖י ל֥וֹ לְאִשָּֽׁה׃ וַיֶּעְתַּ֨ר יִצְחָ֤ק לַֽיהוָה֙ לְנֹ֣כַח אִשְׁתּ֔וֹ כִּ֥י עֲקָרָ֖ה הִ֑וא וַיֵּעָ֤תֶר לוֹ֙ יְהוָ֔ה וַתַּ֖הַר רִבְקָ֥ה אִשְׁתּֽוֹ׃ וַיִּתְרֹֽצֲצ֤וּ הַבָּנִים֙ בְּקִרְבָּ֔הּ וַתֹּ֣אמֶר אִם־כֵּ֔ן לָ֥מָּה זֶּ֖ה אָנֹ֑כִי וַתֵּ֖לֶךְ לִדְרֹ֥שׁ אֶת־יְהוָֽה׃ וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה לָ֗הּ שְׁנֵ֤י גיים [גוֹיִם֙] בְּבִטְנֵ֔ךְ וּשְׁנֵ֣י לְאֻמִּ֔ים מִמֵּעַ֖יִךְ יִפָּרֵ֑דוּ וּלְאֹם֙ מִלְאֹ֣ם יֶֽאֱמָ֔ץ וְרַ֖ב יַעֲבֹ֥ד צָעִֽיר׃
This is the story of Isaac, son of Abraham. Abraham begot Isaac. Isaac was forty years old when he took to wife Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, sister of Laban the Aramean. Isaac pleaded with the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD responded to his plea, and his wife Rebekah conceived. But the children struggled in her womb, and she said, “If so, why do I exist?” She went to inquire of the LORD, and the LORD answered her, “Two nations are in your womb, Two separate peoples shall issue from your body; One people shall be mightier than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.”