Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Open-access Steinsaltz Talmud

TALMUD WATCH: The Babylonian Talmud Is Now Available Free Online in English and Hebrew. The non-profit Sefaria has fulfilled a dream that dates back to Albert Einstein (Yair Rosenberg, Tablet Magazine).
One of the most accessible Hebrew and English translations of the Babylonian Talmud is going open source. Today, Sefaria, an online nonprofit bringing traditional Jewish texts to the internet, announced that it will be posting the entire compendium with the crisp bilingual translation of Jerusalem polymath Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Even-Yisrael.

For the many PaleoJudaica posts on the Hebrew and English Steinsaltz translation of the Talmud, start here and follow the links. (I have not been able to find any more recent updates on Rabbi Steinsaltz's recovery, but I wish him well.)