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Basic Jewish Religious Texts

Tanakh

Online Tanakh in Hebrew and English. The Hebrew-English Bible according to the Masoretic Text and the JPS 1917 Edition may be found at the Mechon Mamre site. See http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0.htm

Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS), 1984. This is the critical edition of the text of the Tanakh. Its textual apparatus explains sources and variant readings. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh, 1999. This version contains the Hebrew text based on BHS side by side with the new JPS English translation. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Tanach: The Torah/Prophets/Writings, 1996. Also know as the Artscroll or Stone edition, it contains the Hebrew text along with English translations and annotations. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Online Tanakh in Hebrew may be found at the

Hebrew University  site, Snunit. These texts are searchable in Hebrew script only. See http://kodesh.snunit.k12.il/i/t/t0.htm  

Online Tanakh in many languages may be found within the Christian site, Bible Gateways. In addition to the Christian texts one may find translations of the Hebrew scriptures into English, French, Spanish, Latin, Swedish, Arabic, Portuguese, and others. See http://bible.gospelcom.net/

Also available on CD. See below

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Mishnah

Mishnayot, 1951. Edited by Phillip Blackman, this version contains Hebrew and English texts on the same page. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record

Mishnayot Mevoarot, 1972. Edited by Phinhas Kehati, this version contains Hebrew texts plus commentary in Hebrew. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Online Mishnah in Hebrew may be found at the

Hebrew University  site, Snunit. This text is searchable in Hebrew script only. See http://kodesh.snunit.k12.il/b/h/h0.htm  

Also available on CD. See below

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Tosefta

Sefer Hasde David, 1993. This ten volume set contains the Hebrew text plus extensive commentary in Hebrew by David Pardo (1718-1790). For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Tosefta. al pi Kitve Erfut u-Viyenah, 1963. Edited by Moses Zuckermandel this version contains the Hebrew text based on the

Erfurtand  Viennacodices along with parallels and variant readings. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

The Tosefta : translated from the Hebrew by Jacob Neusner, 1977. This version is based on the Saul Leiberman text and contains English text only. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Online Tosefta in Hebrew may be found at the

Hebrew University  site, Snunit. This text is searchable in Hebrew script only. See http://kodesh.snunit.k12.il/b/f/f0.htm  

Also available on CD. See below

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Talmud Yerushalmi

The The Talmud of the land of  Israel, 1982. Translated by Jacob Neusner, this is the only complete English version of the Jerusalem Talmud. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.  

Talmud Yerushalmi, o, Talmud ha-ma'arav, 1949. This version contains the complete Hebrew and Aramaic text of the Jerusalem Talmud. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Online Talmud Yerushalmi in Hebrew and Aramaic may be found at the

Hebrew University  site, Snunit. This text is searchable in Hebrew script only. See http://kodesh.snunit.k12.il/b/r/r0.htm  

Also available on CD. See below

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Talmud Bavli

Hebrew-English edition of the Babylonian Talmud, 1960. Known as the Soncino Edition, this version contains the classic Vilna text, an English translation. and an index in English. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Talmud Bavli, 1967. This version by Adin Steinsaltz contains the pointed Hebrew text as well as extensive modern Hebrew commentary. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Talmud Bavli : The Gemara, 1990. Known as the Schottenstein Talmud, this version contains the classic Vilna text, an English translation. and commentary in English. The set is not yet complete. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Online Talmud Bavli in Hebrew and Aramaic may be found at the

Hebrew University  site, Snunit. This text is searchable in Hebrew script only. See http://kodesh.snunit.k12.il/b/l/l0.htm  

Also available on CD. See below

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Mishneh Torah

The Code of Maimonides, 1949. This version, a part of the Yale Judaica Series, contains the text and notes in English only. The set is incomplete. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Mishneh Torah. English and Hebrew, 1985. Edited by Eliyahu Touger, this version contains the Hebrew text, an English, translation, plus commentary in English. The set is incomplete. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Sefer Mishneh Torah, 1983. This version contains the Hebrew text plus extensive Hebrew commentary. For location and availability link to AJU catalog record.

Online Mishneh Torah in Hebrew may be found at the

Hebrew University  site, Snunit. This text is searchable in Hebrew script only. See http://kodesh.snunit.k12.il/i/0.htm  

Also available on CD. See below

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CDs Containing Jewish Religious Texts

Bar Ilan's Judaic Library, 2000. This is an extensive library of Hebrew texts containing all of the above texts plus much more. Available at the library circulation desk. For a more detailed description link to AJU catalog record.

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