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Sample Sources

The sources below are those contained in our three curated collections—covering themes of Passover, Gender Roles, and Holocaust Resistance. They represent a fraction of the thousands of sources that will be available when the full site launches in 2024.
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A woman beautiful in every way

A woman beautiful in every way I give you—pedigreed, with every skill— And all you want to know is what’s the dowry! That’s not the way to think; that’s faulty judgment. If you’d appraise her…

Decree: On Bridal Processions

Text endorsing regulations concerning the playing of instrumental music and other entertainments, and the night-time bridal procession, drafted by me with the powerful endorsement of the sages—may…

Ku-bukh (The Book of Cows)

A Lion on his deathbed lay. There’s truth in every word I say. He was gravely ill indeed. Then came to him a goodly host Of all the forest-dwelling beasts. They came most eagerly…

Takkanot (Regulations)

Regarding Torah study it should be thus. Each one shall ensure that he learn what he can for at least one hour each day or pay a rabbi for this purpose. If he cannot, he should read the godly books…

Otsar ha-ḥayim (Treasury of Life)

On the preservation of one’s health when going to sleep and upon awakening. Our master, of blessed memory, wrote the following in laws 4 and 5 [Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Sefer ha-mada, hilkhot de‘ot…

Ari nohem (Roaring Lion)

Why this knowledge, which is called “the science of kabbalah” [ḥokhmat ha-kabbalah] contradicts itself, and each one of these names (i.e., “science” and “kabbalah”) is not suitable to it…