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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, Malbim, etc. Mishnah, Shulchan Aruch and Rambam are vocalized (מנוקד). Also includes 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.
Daf Portal An amazing, well-designed clearing house of many resources on the daf, including links to the (old) Steinsaltz edition, in-depth shiurim, responsa relating to the daf, etc. The Vagshal pdfs of the Talmud are so crisp they can be enlarged 800% to look at at an Ein Mishpat with no jagged type.
Sefaria This website continues to grow, now sporting a brand new interface. Choose among text and translation versions. Lots of commentaries on Tanakh. The new Steinsaltz translation of the Talmud!  (Rollout is following Daf Yomi) Finally, an online Tur with commentaries! Mishnah Berurah. Bartenura and Tosfot Yom Tov. Hirsch's 19 Letters. All sorts of user-provided source sheets, or create your own!  Contribute links where they don't exist yet. And they keep adding translations.
HebrewBooks Shas A PDF of every daf in Shas (Moznaim Vagshal 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.
Tur and Shulchan Arukh A Beta site from HebrewBooks. Beautiful, crisp, clear Tzurat HaDaf copies of The Tur and Shulchan Arukh. Downside is you can only get one page at a time, and then navigate from page to page. Still, it's worth the bother.
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. (You'll need to navigate past the annoying "Free Web Hosting" ads.
Jastrow Dictionary Online Classic dictionary of Talmudic Aramaic. Click on letter on the left; dictionary is indexed by first entry on the page
Al Ha-Torah Online, configurable Mikraot Gedolot. Leans towards Pashtanim, but includes some more "modern" commentaries like Shada"l , Netzi"v and R' Dovid Tzvi Hoffman. Looking for an English translation of ibn Ezra? You've come to the right place.
JPS English Tanakh 1985 The comparatively new (1985) English translation of the Tanakh. (It is a Christian site.) Sefaria (see above) has the same 1985 translation as their default English for Tanakh.
Bible (JPS 1917) Classic 1917 JPS English translation; owes much to the King James translation. Breslov site
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, 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.
Daat In Hebrew. Texts, commentaries, articles, books, workbooks, exercises - you name it.
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.
Mesorah Journal (Hebrew) For over 25 years, the OU has published Mesorah. The first half of each journal is dedicated to torah from Rav Soloveitchik, zt'l and the second half are articles on kashrut.
Mishneh Torah in English Rabbi Eliyahu Touger's translation of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah. From Chabad.org, heroes of the internet.
Chumash with English Rashi Metsudah translation without the linear Hebrew. Choose chapter and verse; then click link in upper left for English Rashi.
e-Mishnah English translation of the Mishnah based on Bartenura's commentary, which is included in the original Hebrew (pdf). Currently through Kodshim.
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 and Tzvee Zahavy 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
Tikkun Text Text with vowels and notes on top; tikkun text on bottom. Audio available as well.
Yad Maharsha Commentary in English and Hebrew of the Maharsha; Pesachim, Ketubot and Bava Batra
Mei Menuchot Rav Nachman Kahana, author of the Mei Menuchot series of commentaries on Tosafot, is making several volumes of his work available for free in pdf format.
Midrash Halakhah Sifrei (Engish) Professor Emeritus Marty Jaffee shares his translation of the Sifrei, the midrash halakhah on B'midbar and Devarim.
Sichos in English From Rav Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt"l, the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Kakatuv  An online interlinear Orthodox Ashkenaz siddur with transliteration (in pdf) for Shabbat services. (I guess you'll have to print it out beforehand.) Other denominations are available from the home page.
The Open Siddur Project Search by Nusach for various siddurim in many electronic formats. Also a great source of free Hebrew Unicode fonts, including Rashi.
Online Siddurim Text of the weekday tefilot for Ashkenaz, Sefard and Edot HaMizrach. Plus bentching and Tefilat HaDerekh. (Also see Torat Emet and Sefaria). Text can be copied and pasted.
English-Hebrew Kitzur Shulchan Aruch A complete parallel English-Hebrew Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. (Note: This is from the Internet Archive; It's just too good of a resource to let go into the mists of dead sites. Part Two (Simanim 98-221 can be accessed here.) Can also be found on Sefaria.
Babylon Free online Hebrew-English dictionary. I also like Morfix.
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.
Tradition - Rav Soloveitchik Issue 1978 issue of the RCA's Tradition with five essays by Rav Soloveitchik, zt"l.
The Lonely Man of Faith Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik's classic meditation on the social / religious nature of humankind. (Flash version)
Confrontation Rav Soloveitchik's classic 1964 essay on the limits of interfaith dialogue. pdf
YU Library Alumni Resources If you are an alumnus/a of any of Yeshiva University's institutions you can get free 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 (last update - 2014).
Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar The classic work of biblical Hebrew grammar, on Wikisource; a scan (and pdf) is available here.
Mishnayot Me'utzavot All the mishnayot, with nikkud, broken down into phrases, with key lines in various colors. Includes commentary of Bartenura.
Sefer Mitzvot Gadol Sure, you look up the Rambam and the Shulchan Aruch - when was the last time you looked in the סמ"ג by R' Moshe of Coucy?
Classic Texts and Translations Description
Sefer Chafetz Chaim Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan's classic work on the prohibition of Lashon HaRa (Hebrew). Also available here.
Sefer Chofetz Chayim English Read the English translation online.
Maimonides's Introduction to Perek Helek (ENG) A modern translation of Maimonides's introduction to פרק חלק where he develops, inter alia, his 13 Principles of Faith, as well as the proper approach to midrash. (pdf)
Maimonides's Introduction to Perek Helek (ENG) 1906 version A more formal translation, made from the Judeo-Arabic and the medieval Hebrew translation.
Hakdamot HaRambam LaMishnah In Hebrew. From the R' Yitzhak Sheilat edition, published by Yeshivat Birkat Moshe in Maaleh Adumim.
Moreh Nevuchim - Qafih Translation made in the 1950s from an ancient Yemenite manuscript by Rabbi Yosef Qafiḥ a/k/a Kappach.
Moreh Nevuchim - Schwartz Michael Schwartz's modern academic translation of the Moreh. Part Two can be found here, and Part Three, here.
Moreh Nevuchim - ibn Tibon The original translation of Rambam's Arabic Dalalat al-Ha'irin (Guide for the Perplexed).
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." Click on the Aא for the Hirschfeld translation.
Duties of the Heart The 1909 Edwin Collins translation of the חובות הלבבות of Rabbenu Bachya ibn Pakudah. The modern translation by Rabbi Yosef Sebag is avalable on Sefaria.
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). (At Sefaria - Click on the Aא for a translation by R' Yosef Sebag.)
Mesilat Yesharim - English pdf of The Path of the Just - The Mesilat Yesharim of the Ramcha"l (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato). This is, apparently, an unattributed copy of the translation of R' Shraga Silverstein, זצ"ל. Someone needs to learn more מוסר.
Ein Ayah Rav Kook's commentary on Masechet Berachot. Other volumes are available, fully or partially, here. Wikisource has many other works of Rav Kook indexed here.
Da'at Tevunot - Hebrew Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato's classic dialogue between the Intellect (שכל) and the Soul (נשמה).
The Knowing Heart - English The Knowing Heart by R' Moshe Chaim Luzzato, summarized and translated by R' Yaakov Feldman. This version (in a long series of posts) is not in the dialogue format of the original, but gets the gist across.
Eivel Rabbat or S'makhot 1918 English Rodkinson translation of the minor tractate Smakhot, dealing with mourning. Derekh Eretz Rabbah and Zuta can be found here.
Emunot V'Deot of Rav Saadiah Gaon Rav Yosef Kapah / Kafich's Hebrew translation of the Kitab al-Amanat wal-l'tikadat
Eim HaBanim Semechah (English) A pdf of Rabbi Moshe Lichtman's translation of Rabbi Shlomo Teichtal's classic appreciation of Zionism
Eim HaBanim Semechah(Hebrew) A pdf of the original sefer of Rav Teichtal's in Hebrew
Megilat Taanit The Aramaic original, with commentaries in Hebrew. 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.) A scholarly article by Vered Noam is available here.
Shulchan Aruch HaRav (Eng) The halachic work of R' Shneur Zalman of Liady, the founder of חב"ד, in Chabad's English translation.
Shulchan Aruch HaRav (Heb) The halachic work of R' Shneur Zalman of Liady, the founder of חב"ד, in the original Hebrew.
The Tanya (Hebrew) Despite my mitnagdic roots, I learned to appreciate the Tanya through the teachings of Rav Soloveitchik, זצ"ל, perhaps the first Litvak I ever encountered to quote chasidus in a positive vein. :-)
The Tanya (English) The work of Hasidic philosophy by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad Hasidism.
Derashot HaRa"n @ Sefaria Hebrew/English version with translation by Rabbi Shraga Silverstein z"l.
Rabbi Dr. Gideon Rothstein's articles on the Derashot can be found here.