AlHaTorah.org invites educators to utilize its new online Hebrew customizable Mikraot Gedolot. This edition contains a wide array of classical commentators, including newly published material from Rashbam and R. Yosef Kara, Rashi Leipzig and several other commentaries now digitized and incorporated in a Mikraot Gedolot for the first time (Dayyakot LeRashbam, R. Avraham b. HaRambam, Shadal first edition, Ibn Kaspi). The Online Mikraot Gedolot allows users to choose which commentators they want to appear on the screen, so that teachers can adapt it to their classroom's specific needs. Students will love the ease of navigation and clarity of the text. Those who want to delve deeper can turn on the notes setting and learn more about the text and its context.
Mikraot Gedolot on Chumash Bereshit is currently available online, and subsequent chumashim are scheduled for release according to the schedule of Parashat HaShavua. Simply click on Mikraot Gedolot, select your chapter from the book menu and your commentators from the gear menu, and use it in the classroom itself or for class preparation. The Mikraot Gedolot has also been optimized for use on mobile devices. All feedback is greatly appreciated and can be left on the website.
We are hoping to incorporate many additional features in this Mikraot Gedolot, and we would greatly appreciate your suggestions for enhancements and desired features. There is an enormous amount of work still to be done, and we ask all who can help with editing, proofing, designing, funding, or any other aspect of this special project, to please be in touch with us.
And while you're there, check out the various other resources available on Alhatorah.org. There is something there for everyone!
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