Sefaria Announces Free Online Talmud

If you haven't heard of Sefaria.org, then you are missing out. This is one of the best free resources on the net for Jewish texts. They have everything from the Biblical text, the Mishnah, various midrashim, halachic and liturgical texts, mystical texts, and MUCH MORE. A lot of the texts are only available in Hebrew, but many are being made available in English as well. Their newest addition to their family of freely available texts is the entire text of the Talmud (both the Bavli and the Yerushalmi) in both Hebrew and in English! If you haven't checked it out, you need to. The announcement is as follows:

Today, Sefaria is excited and humbled to announce the release of The William Davidson Talmud, a free digital edition of the Babylonian Talmud that will include English and Modern Hebrew translation by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, interlinked to major commentaries, biblical citations, Midrash, Kabbalah, Halakhah, and an ever-growing library of Jewish texts.

You can already access 22 tractates in English (Berakhot through Bava Batra) on Sefaria. The Modern Hebrew translations will begin appearing online later this year, and the remaining English tractates will follow.

For the Jewish people, our texts are our collective inheritance. Sefaria wants them to be available to everyone, with free and open licenses. Through the generous support of The William Davidson Foundation, Rabbi Steinsaltz's translations will be available with a Creative Commons Non-Commercial license, making them free for use and re-use -- even beyond Sefaria.

Learn more here!

Be sure to put this resource to good use. Enjoy!

-Darren

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