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It starts simple. One problem. One need. One idea. At Sefaria, we take that simple start and grow it collaboratively into robust and sometimes game-changing solutions. This is the heart of our approach to research and development: we listen to our users, we study the potential impact of implementing new tools and features, and then we innovate. We have an ambitious vision to make Torah more accessible and we balance a long list of new product ideas and everyday maintenance needs along with a constant stream of user feedback.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2019
Yeshiva University is proud to announce the introduction of the YUTorah app for YUTorah Online, the largest audio Torah website in the world. Users from anywhere in the world will now be able to listen on their mobile devices to more than 180,000 shiurim [lectures] and over 2,000 male and female speakers affiliated with YU.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2019
Jewish EdTech Central provides funders and families that care about Jewish education with the information, tools and resources they need to learn, explore, and dive deep into the current state and future impacts of integrating technology in world of Jewish education.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2019
When I, as a high school librarian, was introduced to the Internet in the early 1990s, it was in its infancy. However, I quickly understood the value for her students of having access to an ever-increasing collection of free Jewish resources. I began keeping a list of these resources, annotating them and then categorizing them. The result was the first edition of my book, The Jewish Guide to the Internet, published by Jason Aronson.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2019
Wikimedia Israel, the local branch of online free information service Wikipedia, has published some 28,000 pre-Israel photographs taken in and around the region which would eventually become the Jewish state. The images provide snapshots of life in the area. As they are all over 50 years old, the photos are copyright free and available for use by everyone, the organization said.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2018
Here at the Forward, we had a big dream. What if we could serve as a clearinghouse for basic information about synagogue life across this country, from older, established institutions to newer independent minyanim and spiritual communities? What if we could create a crowd-sourced compilation of data that will serve as a resource to readers nationwide and offer synagogues of all shapes, sizes and denominations a chance to share their story? And so, our ‘synagogue guide’ was born.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2018
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Launches Online Tefilah Education Database for Jewish Educators
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies announces the launch of its Tefilah database for Jewish educators worldwide. The online database is a free resource under the umbrella of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators. Through the Pardes Tefilah Education Initiative, day schools and other Jewish educational institutions will receive support and direction in the area of Tefilah (prayer).
Updated: Sep. 03, 2018
A growing base of knowledge is developing for Jewish education practitioners to turn to for insights and best practices, so they engage learners in the most effective ways possible. This development is critical for the field of Jewish education. Just as other fields, such as medicine and law, have research that informs and improves practice, CASJE (Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education)—a community of researchers, practitioners, and philanthropic leaders—is committed to sharing knowledge to improve Jewish education.
Updated: Mar. 28, 2018
The British Library last week launched a new website showcasing 1,300 Hebrew manuscripts, ranging from ancient Torah scrolls and prayer books to philosophical, theological and scientific works. The new site is the library’s first bilingual online collection, allowing users to search for scans of the manuscripts in Hebrew and English.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018
In a first-ever hackathon for Haredi engineers and programmers, more than 200 men and women brainstormed with mentors from the Israeli tech industry for 18 hours last week — to come up with ways to inject artificial intelligence and big data sciences into the study of ancient Jewish texts. Held at the Facebook Israel headquarters in Tel Aviv, the event was organized by KamaTech, a startup accelerator for ultra-Orthodox entrepreneurs, together with Sefaria, a website for Jewish texts and translations, which allowed the developers to use its open platform to develop software programs.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018