Features

Even if you have no previous computer experience, you’ll find it easy to master the
Global Jewish Database. With the new version, 29+, you can:

  • Search for a word, phrase, or expression in relevant texts. You can also search for a wide variety of variant forms, specify combined search components, etc.
  • Using the hypertext links, you can locate and display related sources spanning thousands of years.
  • Display on screen hundreds of classic texts.
  • Print your search results.
    • Save your search results and other texts, in order to view them or print them later with a word processor or use them in other searches.
    • Display biographies of hundreds of responsa authors and other Talmudic and post-Talmudic scholars from medieval times to the present.
    • Calculate the gematria (numerical value) of any expression of your choice, and find biblical verses or expressions with any specified gematria.
    • Compare parallel Talmudic and other texts.
    • Display Torah texts which are mentioned by other Talmudic texts with the click of a mouse (hypertext).
    • Look up abbreviations in an online dictionary.
    • Search for vocalized text (Nikud) in Tanach.
    • Personal notes and links on the text.
    • Display texts of your choice by manually typing in the reference of the desired text.
    • Display text of the Torah and commentaries according to the weekly Torah portion.
    • Display interface in the following languages: in Hebrew (where Windows has Hebrew support), English and French. All texts are in Hebrew.
    • Encyclopedias – Encyclopedia of Talmudic Concepts, Biographies of Talmudic Sages, Teachers and disciples of Talmudic Sages, and Encyclopedia of Holiday Customs
    • Dictionaries – Abbreviations Dictionary and Aramaic-Hebrew Dictionary.
    • Natural Language search – similar to those available with internet search engines.
    • Notes on many Responsa texts previously displayed as plus signs – now appear as footnotes.
    • Option to display biographies by right-clicking search results.
    • Option to display a list of chapters of the Mishnah and Bavli with its direct link to the text.
    • Option to sort search results by relevance
    • Index of Periodicals now includes links to the full text of thousands of articles
    • Option to display a Tikkun Korim, including text of the Haftarot
    • Tzurat Ha-Daf in the Talmud Bavli
    • Options to display links by a tooltip
    • Option to display Preferred Commentaries at the top of the commentaries list
    • Multiple Workspaces
    • Option to highlight selected text in Responsa windows
    • Tutorials with sound that demonstrate various important features of the Responsa (complete version available in Hebrew only, partial version available in English).
    • List of 150 Tips and Frequently Asked Questions
  • System Requirements:The following hardware and software are necessary to run the Global Jewish Database:
    • PC with Pentium IV processor or above
    • 2 GB RAM or more
    • Hard disk with at least 65 MB free disk space
    • Screen resolution recommended setting 1024×768
    • Mouse and Keyboard
    • USB Port for the Disk on Key
    • Windows 8 / Windows 10 (not including RT)
    • You must be logged in with Local Administrator rights.
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