Dear Students and Scholars,
Here are the primary texts, websites, and resources I turn to in my search for answers. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
High resolution images of the Aleppo Codex (ca. 930 CE) as well as information about this highly important Masoretic Bible. Also available as a PDF download.
The complete Leningrad Codex (1008 CE). Can be downloaded in one PDF.
See Wikimedia for individual books.
Digitized Hebrew Libraries
A free-access treasure trove of digitized Hebrew texts. Search input and results in Hebrew language.
Sefaria is a “living library”, home to 3,000 years of Jewish texts. Incredible resource with Hebrew/English versions of most Jewish texts with tools to build source sheets.
Digital Hebrew Bibles
This is my go-to website to look up a passage of the Torah (if for some reason I don’t have an actual text at hand). Mechon Mamre is wonderful because unlike many other online Hebrew bibles, it includes both nequdot (Hebrew vowels) and te’enim (cantillation marks) – both of which are gifts of the Masoretic Tradition.
I use this site most often for its interactive Mikraot Gedolot, but Al HaTorah also includes:
Tanakh, Mishna & Talmud, Halakhah, Siddur & Haggadah, Library & Tools
AlHaTorah.org’s wide array of lenses and modes of analysis helps the learner appreciate the breadth and depth of the Biblical text and its commentaries. By employing everything from Ancient Near Eastern documents to medieval commentaries to modern art and literature, the text of Torah is brought to life. AlHaTorah.org provides the resources, tools, and replicable methodology for active learning, allowing the user to act, react, and interact.
Online Hebrew Dictionary for single words (click EN for English version)
Online Hebrew dictionary for word phrases
More than a century old, this dictionary is still a fantastic resource for biblical lexicography. Online at ericlevy.com or available for download at archive.org.
“Signs, Symbols, and Abbreviations Used in the Hebrew Text Critical Apparatus” by Paul Tanner.
One can purchase a physical copy of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia here.
Hebrew Bibles that Sing
An excellent website that has recordings of the entire Torah
Lift Up Your Voice: Kol Kore
Learn to read Torah / HafTorah with the method of Susie Dvoskin. Website available in English or Hebrew.
To date, 177 Torah Leining (cantillated readings aloud of the Hebrew Bible) Recordings by 34 Women Readers. Ashkenazi Tradition.
The entire Hebrew bible leined (read/sung) aloud in the masculine voice. Traditional Sephardi Prononciation.