Sefaria is home to an online library of Jewish texts in Hebrew and in English translation. You can explore over 3,000 years of Jewish texts from the Torah, Talmud, Mishnah, Prophets, Megillahs, and more. And you can access it just about anywhere – as long as you are connected to the internet. Sefaria has an app for both iOs and Android that makes it possible to access their vast library of Jewish texts on the go. If their site looks a bit familiar, it is because Sefaria is My Jewish Learning’s go-to address for linking to Jewish texts – and is featured in our popular new A Daily Dose of Talmud newsletter.
My Jewish Learning has teamed up with Sefaria for a giveaway and one lucky first-prize winning reader will win an Apple iPad to enhance their Jewish text reading experience. Second prize is a gift card for one year of Spotify Premium to enhance your podcast listening, and the third prize is a collection of limited edition Sefaria swag including a tote bag, mug, and Time for Torah wall clock.
Enter to win by Sunday, February 23, 2020. Must be 18+ and a legal resident of the United States to enter sweepstakes. No purchase necessary. Purchase does not enhance the chance of winning. Void where prohibited.
Pronunced: TORE-uh, Origin: Hebrew, the Five Books of Moses.
Pronounced: TALL-mud, Origin: Hebrew, the set of teachings and commentaries on the Torah that form the basis for Jewish law. Comprised of the Mishnah and the Gemara, it contains the opinions of thousands of rabbis from different periods in Jewish history.
Pronounced: MISH-nuh, Origin: Hebrew, code of Jewish law compiled in the first centuries of the Common Era. Together with the Gemara, it makes up the Talmud.
Pronounced: muh-GILL-uh, Origin: Hebrew, meaning “scroll,” it is usually used to refer to the scroll of Esther (Megillat Esther, also known as the Book of Esther), a book of the Bible traditionally read twice during the holiday of Purim. Slang: a long and tedious story or explanation.