This page offers links to a multitude of websites, online tools, interactive media, blogs, and more that will allow you and your student greater access to the Talmud Bavli and Yerushalmi.
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- Borrowing Without Asking
- Drinking on Purim
- How Many Candles Do We Light on Chanukah?
- Is It Permitted to Watch a Bullfight?
- Multitasking Mitzvot
- Returning Lost Objects
- The Conjoined Twins Dilemma
- The Criminal Agent
- The Four Cups of Wine
- To What Extent Do We Go to Save Lives?
- What’s Considered Fair Competition?
- You Have Only One Day Out of Jail
Gemara Resources & Tools
Talmud Bavli Online
The Mechon Mamre version allows for easy cut and pasting for sources sheets or classes and is presented in an aesthetically pleasing font.
This site presents perfectly clean PDF versions of the Shas Nehardea edition of the Shas Bavli which is a cleaned up version of the Vilna Shas with expanded cross-references and complete Torah Or HaShalem. Hit a tab and it displays the text of the Bavli, Rashi, and Tosafos in electronic text. The Divrei HaMaschil of Rashi are bolded. A drop down list of over forty commentaries will open up a PDF of the commentaries on the displayed page.
This new website is the first site that offers the ability to learn Daf Yomi (and ultimately all the tractates of the Gemara) in 3 different methods—one of them being based off of the flipped classroom approach of The Khan Academy.
The Rainbow Talmud
Gemarah Gvanim LaRishonim is a twist to the classic Gemarah. With its new design, which includes the color coding of questions, responses and quotes, it organizes the material for students to learn with ease and enjoyment. Published by Royitman, the new innovative Gemarah has the approval of HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu zt”l and the Talmud/Torah She’Baal Peh Departments of the Ministry of Education, in the State of Israel.
Reformatted Soncino Talmud
Reuven Brauner created printable files that is easily read and printer-ready.
The Complete Jastrow Online
The Jastrow Dictionary, on-line and indexed.
The Animated Talmud
A free computer program that teaches Talmud through animation sequences and interactive media making the learning process enjoyable, easy and clear.
The Gemara Marking System is an innovative method that uses geometric shapes to structure the Gemara, thereby increasing understanding, retention, and effective chazara. Over 25 years in development, this method is currently being used by thousands of people worldwide.
Text and translation of the commentary of Maharsha (Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer ben Rav Yehuda HaLevi Edels) on tractates Bava Batra, Ketubot, Pesachim.
While far from being complete, this link offers you or your student translations and explanations of the comments of Tosafos. Lots of work done on tractates Berachos, Shabbos, Eruvin, Bava Kamma, and Kesubos.
Advanced commentary on the daily page of Talmud.
Printing the Talmud
This website features the online version of Yeshiva University Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition and catalogue, Printing the Talmud: From Bomberg to Schottenstein.
Gemara Berura is a structured methodology supported by computer-based help tools and support mechanisms for learning and teaching Gemara. The computer program works with the original Gemara text, and can be used to study any sugiya contained in the Shas. Gemara Berura also provides access to a growing data-bank of specific sugiot and lesson-plans prepared by the program’s development team.
A 1966 reprint of the 1840 compilation of all places in Talmud Bavli where the Gemara, Rashi, Tosfos, Pirush l’haRamBam Z”l, or Marsh”o were removed or altered to avoid conflict with the censors. Includes “Tshuvas haRadak l’hanotzrim” at the end of the sefer.
Biographical Notes of the Rabbonim of the Period of the Rishonim and Achronim with Indexes.
Talmud Bavli Frequency Word List by Tzvika Kanarek.
Lookstein Talmud Resources
A slew of Talmud related links and featured on the Lookstein website.
Alphabetical Index of Talmudic Topics
This is the famed project known to all as WebShas. WebShas provides a topical index to about 1/3 of the Bavli.
Daf Yomi Advancement Forum
This site is overseen by Rav Mordecai Kornfeld, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Iyun Hadaf.
Rabbinic Literature Genre Map by Jeffrey Spitzer for Gann Academy.
Talmud Image Map Eliezer Segal presents what appears as simply a typical Talmud page. However when one clicks on any portion of the following image, the user will be linked to a description of that element of the Talmud page. Plus, the description shares information such as: where the text was composed, its contents and purposes, and other interesting tidbits.
Rabbi Pittinsky’s 9T2 Gemara Page by Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky.
Meiri on Kiddushin, translated by Yecheskel Folger
Background on Rishonim and Acharonim by Rabbi Moshe Lebovits
Coins of the Gemara by Rabbi Yosef Sebrow
Gemara Articles and Research
Gemara Instruction in Yeshiva High Schools by Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein.
Motivational Issues in the Study of Gemara Among American High School Senior Boys by Rabbi Aaron Ross.