Rabbi Kuperman's Home Page

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(also see the Tanakh page) All texts can be highlighted, copied, and pasted into (Hebrew-enabled) Word unless it's a .pdf file or otherwise noted

Website Description
Torat Emet A treasure trove of commentaries, ready to copy into a document. Most of what you'd find in a mikra'ot gedolot - Rashi, Ramban, Ibn Ezra, Seforno Siftei Chachamim, Kli Yakar, etc. Also Barternura and highlights of the Tosfot YomTov on Mishnah, and Gemara, Rashi and Tosafot. Many musar seforim (including Nefesh HaChaim). And lots more. Worth exploring.
Torat Emet 2 Almost identical to the previous site, but occasionally has new resources. For example, this site has complete Shulchan Aruch with nekudot! Also The Mishneh Torah has some basic commentaries interwoven (לחם משנה, מגיד משנה). But it lacks the straight Rambam that the first site has. Use them both.
Sefaria This website continues to grow. Finally, an online Tur! (No commentaries on it, yet.) Mishnah Berurah. Bartenura and Tosfot Yom Tov. And all sorts of user-provided source sheets.
HebrewBooks Shas A PDF of every daf in Shas (Moznaim Vagshul edition) which prints out better than E-Daf's. Also, the text of gemara, Rashi and Tosafot is available as text (without tzurat hadaf) which can be copied and pasted into a word processor.
Daat In Hebrew. Texts, articles, books, workbooks, exercises - you name it.
Mishna Berura Online In Hebrew. Cut and paste-able text for Shulchan Aruch and Mishna Berura. The letters in parentheses will bring you to the text of the Mishna Berurah and the asterisks will bring you to the Biur Halacha.
Snunit - MikraNet (Hebrew) Tanakh (accessible by perek), Mishnah (by masechet), Tosefta (by masechet), Yerushalmi & Bavli (by daf and amud), Midrash Tanhuma, and Mishneh Torah (by sefer and perek). The online dictionary is useless. But click on פרשנים in the floating box on the left and you can get Rashi AND Ramban (in Hebrew) on every pasuk. Click on הפסוק במאגרים אחרים and get hot-linked cross-references in the Talmud and Rambam. And hear whole chapters read out loud. (Once again by Abraham Shmuelof!)
Daf Portal Perhaps I'm hallucinating, but I think the Vagshal pdfs of the Talmud here are a bit cleaner than the ones at Hebrewbooks, even though ostensibly they're identical.
JPS English Tanakh 1985 The comparatively new (1985) English translation of the Tanakh is at the center of this site. I'm much less interested in the "Internet 2.0" user-uploaded content, which peters out pretty fast anyway.
Bar Ilan Database Access provided by NLE Resources, The Global Resource for Jewish Educators and Outreach Professionals. The site is legit. Just register and they'll send you a login.
Encyclopedia Judaica Online access to the Encyclopedia Judaica provided by the BJE of Indiannapolis. Be a mensch and make a donation.
Spertus Feinberg e-Library For $50/year you can get access for Spertus's online resources. While it is true they no longer have access to Bar Ilan (see above), the other resources are very worthwhile and include Otzar HaChochma, the DBS database and JSTOR's Judaic Journal collection and several more. If I did not have access to JSTOR from work, I would get it for that alone.
Aspaklaria Aspaklaria is an encyclopedic compendium of Jewish Thought. Click on a topic and be given many relevant passages from traditional rabbinic literature. In Hebrew.
Bavli and Rashi Text of the Talmud with Rashi's commentary embedded within it. In progress. You may have to adjust your browser's encoding. 
Tanakh with English Rashi Chabad site. By sefer, and chapter. From the Judaica Press translation
E-DAF.com Every page of talmud accesible on-line; Vilna-Shas Tzurat HaDaf (Graphic file). Several masechtot have the menukad version available as well.
HebrewBooks.org PDF scans of over 50,000 seforim and periodicals. Odds are you'll find what you're looking for.
Bible (JPS 1917) Classic 1917 JPS English translation; owes much to the King James translation. Breslov site
Mishneh Torah in English Rabbi Eliyahu Touger's ongoing translation of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah. From Chabad.org, heroes of the internet.
Chumash with English Rashi Metsudah translation - Slightly clunky. Choose chapter and verse; then click link in upper left for English Rashi.
Jastrow Dictionary Online Classic dictionary of Talmudic Aramaic. Click on letter on the left; dictionary is indexed by first entry on the page
Mechon Mamre Tanakh (English/Hebrew/Aramaic) with and without nekudot, Mishnah, Bavli, Yerushalmi Tosefta, and Mishneh Torah.
Otzar Kitvei Yad Talmudiim Images of major manuscripts of Mishna, Tosefta, and Talmud from libraries throughout the world.
Soncino Talmud The entire Soncino English translation, reformatted and available as PDFs. יישר כחך to Reuven Brauner for the work he has put into this site, freeing us from having to use that other site. והמשכיל ידום. Many wonderful books by the author are also freely available.
Rabbinic Traditions Text and English translations of the Mishnah, Bavli, Tosefta and Yerushalmi. Certain texts require a one-time 24-hour wait between the first log-on to the site (cookies required) and accessing the translations.
Sefer Hasidim Database Princeton's database of all the various manuscript editions of Sefer Hasidim by R' Yehuda HeHasid.
Jewish Encyclopedia The complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906.
Yerushalmi Resources A vast set of links relating to the Talmud Yerushalmi - texts, commentaries, even the fake volume on Kodashim.
Introduction to the Talmud Moses Mielziner's classic text, from Google Books. It has been the basic for modern texts on talmudic terminology, ועכמ"ל.
Seforim Online A fascinating, eclectic collection of seforim - commentaries, travelogues, biographies, philosophy - in .pdf format
Shaarei Shechem Links to several Hebrew and English works (Yalkut Shimoni, Tanchuma, Mesilat Yesharim, Kuzari, 5 Megilot with Rashi)
Sefer Chafetz Chaim Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan's classic work on the prohibition of Lashon HaRa (Hebrew)
Tikkun Text Text with vowels and notes on top; tikkun text on bottom. Audi available as well.
Yad Maharsha Commentary in English and Hebrew of the Maharsha; Pesachim, Ketubot and Bava Basra
Mei Menuchot Rav Nachman Kahana, author of the Mei Menuchot series of commentaries on Tosafot, is giving away several volumes of his work for free in pdf format.
Chabad Library Extensive collection of the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe'im, from the Tanya and the Shulchan Aruch Harav down to the works of the last rebbe. (Hebrew)
Sichos in English From Rav Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt"l, the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Online Siddurim Text of the weekday tefilot for Ashkenaz, Sefard and Edot HaMizrach. Plus bentching and Tefilat HaDerekh.
English-Hebrew Kitzur Shulchan Aruch A complete parallel English-Hebrew Kitzur Shulchan Aruch.
Babylon Free online Hebrew-English dictionary
Sefer Roshei Teivot A .pdf of the classic text of Hebrew acronyms, indexed alphabetically.
Tradition Archives The Rabbinical Council of America has made all of the past issues of Tradition, A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought, available to the public.
YUTorah Online Journals Many journals and books published by YU or YU associates including several volumes of the Orthodox Forum series and articles published by YU affiliates in the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society a/k/a the RJJ Journal.
YU Library Alumni Resources If you are an alumnus/a of any of YU's institutions you can get access to the Bar Ilan database, Ebsco, Project Muse, Otzar HaChochma and many many online resources. Just send an e-mail and register. I use mine every single day. It's good for 3 years, at which point it expires without warning, but you can keep renewing.
Freebies An occasional feature of the Torah Musings website - links to free resources on the web.
Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar A beautifully redone pdf of the classic work on Biblical Hebrew grammar.
Classic Texts and Translations Description
Moreh Nevuchim - Schwartz The new Hebrew readable translation. Highly recommended.
Moreh Nevuchim - Kafih Translation made in the 1950s from ancient Yemenite manuscript
Moreh Nevuchim - Friedlander English translation of the entire Guide for the Perplexed by Maimonides; Now divided into chapters.
Shmonah Perakim The ibn Tibon Hebrew translation (from the Arabic) of Maimonides's introduction to Pirkei Avot, nicely transcribed on the Daat site.
Eight Chapters of Maimonides 1912 English translation of Maimonides's introduction to Pirkei Avot, available in many formats - PDF, text, e-pub, Kindle, etc.
Kuzari in English The complete 1905 Hartwig Hirschfeld translation of Yehuda Halevi's Kitab al Khazari
Kuzari in Hebrew Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi's classic work "In Defense of the Despised Faith." Link to another copy of the Hirschfeld translation as well.
Duties of the Heart The 1909 Edwin Collins translation of the חובות הלבבות of Rabbenu Bachya ibn Pakudah.
Chovot HaLevavot Hebrew translation of the חובות הלבבות of רבינו בחיי אבן פקודה, from the Arabic Al Hidayah ila Faraid al-Qulub
Mesilat Yesharim - Hebrew The classic musar work, מסילת ישרים, of the רמח"ל (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato).
Mesilat Yesharim - English The Path of the Just - The Mesilat Yesharim of the Ramcha"l (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato).
Emunot V'Deot of Rav Saadiah Gaon (Hebrew) Rav Yosef Kapah / Kafich's translation of the Kitab al-Amanat wal-l'tikadat
Eim HaBanim Semechah (English) Rabbi Moshe Lichtman's translation of Rabbi Shlomo Teichtal's classic appreciation of Zionism
Eim HaBanim Semechah(Hebrew) The original sefer of Rav Teichtal in Hebrew
Megilat Taanit The Aramaic original, with commentaries in Hebrew (PDF). A Hebrew translation is available here at Daat.
Megilat Taanit English translation of the Megilat Taanit (The Scroll of Fasts), one of the oldest rabbinic texts in existence, dating from the 2nd Temple times, which lists the days when it was forbidden to fast or eulogize. (I know, it's a misleadingly titled work.)
Sefer Chafetz Chaim Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan's classic work on the prohibition of Lashon HaRa (Hebrew)
The Tanya (English) The work of Hasidic philosophy by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad Hasidism.
The Tanya (Hebrew) Despite my mitnagdic roots, I was taught to appreciate the Tanya by the teachings of Rav Soloveitchik, perhaps the first Litvak I ever encountered to quote chasidut in a positive vein. :-)