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Artscroll Talmud App

The Artscroll Talmud App is now available. Here are the pricing options: -Buy a complete volume – Only $16.99 -Buy a single daf – Only 99¢! Perfect when you need one daf on the run, or for school. You can buy single sets of pages i.e. 2a-2b -Daf Yomi Purchase Subscription – sign up to […]

Artscroll Talmud Goes Digital-Updated

A reliable source of mine has written on Facebook that Artscroll has announced a digital edition of the Artscroll Talmud that will be available before the next Daf Yomi cycle begins in August. This has tremendous potential. Details to follow. Update: Thanks to the link by Steven in the comments below, you can see the […]

Blog for Text and Tech Geeks

The new blog Sacred Texts promises to offer lots of goodies for the text/tech geek crowd. With “Sacred Techs” we wanted to bring together information focused upon using technology in the real of biblical and ancient studies. It will be periodically updated, on a monthly basis at the least, with articles and interviews on various […]

More on the Digitization of Jewish Texts

Haaretz has a nice article about the Friedberg Geniza Project and its work on the digitization of Geniza documents. (hat tip) The article includes a lot of information about the current work being done by Prof. Yaacov Choueka, his son Roni, and other computer scientists and scholars of Rabbinic Literature. The first is how they […]

Scrivener 2.0 Now Available

Literature and Latte has just released Scrivener 2.0. I am a big fan of Scrivener and think that it is one of the best writing programs for Mac around. I almost always use it for my writing, exporting a document in the final stages to Mellel for some finishing touches. If would like to know […]

Sale: Davka Soncino Talmud for Mac and PC

Davka is continuing a sale that they have on their Soncino Talmud for Mac (here) and PC (here). I received my copy for a Mac the other day and I am very happy with it. It includes a nice interface and allows parallel scrolling between the Talmud, Rashi, Soncino, etc. I don’t know much about […]

The Babylonian Talmud Comes to Accordance

The Babylonian Talmud is now available for users of Accordance software. See here for details. The text is from the editio princeps (Venice, 1520-1523). They have also reformatted Jacob Neusner et al.’s English translation to better work with the original. This is great news for this snowy day. There are still a few tractates which […]

Otzar ha-Hochma Scandal Redux

It seems that Otzar ha-Hochma knows no rest. It was apparently a typo. See here for a previous round of criticism.

Sifre be-Midbar added to Accordance

The midrash Sifre be-Midbar (Sifre on Numbers) has been added to Accordance. The text is from MS Oxford Bodleian 151.

A Giant Leap for Accordance and Mac Users

Accordance, the unbelievable Mac program for scholars of Biblical and related literature, has just announced the first taste of a Rabbinics bundle which is in the works. Now available for download and purchase are Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael, based on the Munich Codex provided by the Primary Textual Witnesses Project (PTWP) of Bar-Ilan University under the […]

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