Bar Ilan Responsa Library Comes Online

The Bar Ilan Responsa data base is now online at

Globes reports:

The Bar Ilan University Responsa Project is now available online.

The Responsa Project is the world's largest electronic collection of Torah literature. Like its CD version, launched in 1991, the Online Responsa encompasses Jewish sources representing over three thousand years of Jewish literary heritage. It includes the Bible and its principal commentaries, the Babylonian Talmud and the Jerusalem Talmud with commentaries, Midrashim, Zohar, Rambam, Shulchan Aruch with commentaries, and the collection of Responsa questions and answers on matters of Jewish law.

... The Responsa texts in this online database include over 80,000 legal decisions, representing over a thousand years of development of Jewish law, and capturing the historical, social, and economic milieu of Jewish communities all over the world.

... Bar-Ilan University can now allow all Internet users full access to its Jewish cultural treasures, thanks to C.D.I.'s NetIS technology, which identifies users and protects the data from being abused. The multi-lingual interface (Hebrew, English, and French) enables users to swiftly browse and study the contents of several sources simultaneously.

Subscribers can choose between various options, such as subscriptions to specific parts of the database, annual or monthly subscriptions, or cumulative time viewing rights.

The results of a search come up quickly. A search for "Tzvee" produced 4907 hits, showing two lines of the reference. Further access to the texts is restricted by login.

Login is not necessary in order to view a result list.
If you wish to view content, you will have to login as a subscriber or register as a guest.

After login, the content will be displayed according to your access rights.
Login is also required for browsing the online store and viewing your personal account.
More to follow after a thorough review.


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Unknown said...

Version 16 is now aviable.
You can see it at
Bar Ilan Responsa site.