Resource List: Rabbi Thurgood’s Recommendations for “Torah on the Go”

android_vector Android Apps     

  1. Aleph Beta – Animated Torah videos incredible for all ages, entertaining and deep. In my opinion, the #1 Torah app available. 30 minutes a month free, more content available for subscribers.
  2. BetaMidrash – An app for the Sefaria.org library. Hundreds of Torah texts in Hebrew and English, organised and searchable. Free, with option to donate.
  3. Jewish Timeline – 6000 Years – I would call this a “mini-app”. It’s a wonderful interactive timeline with graphics and information for all of Jewish history. Free.
  4. YU Torah Mobile – An app linked to the Yeshiva University Torah website, with over 100 000 audio shiurim and articles, searchable and downloadable. Free
  5. Amazon Kindle – Amazon’s entire range of digital books is available to buy and read from this app. Purchase and download a Torah book (there are literally thousands available) and read it on your phone. App is free, books are for sale.

apple-4096-black Apple Apps

  1. Aleph Beta – Animated Torah videos incredible for all ages, entertaining and deep. In my opinion, the #1 Torah app available. 30 minutes a month free, more content available for subscribers.
  2. YU Torah Mobile – An app linked to the Yeshiva University Torah website, with over 100 000 audio shiurim and articles, searchable and downloadable. Free
  3. Amazon Kindle – Amazon’s entire range of digital books is available to buy and read from this app. Purchase and download a Torah book (there are literally thousands available) and read it on your phone. App is free, books are for sale.

Fast_text  Websites for reading

  1. ORT’s Torah Resources – Includes an online edition of Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan’s “Living Torah” as well as the entire Torah in Hebrew and English, with leining and Haftarot.
  2. Sefaria – Wonderful online library of many Torah texts in Hebrew and English, growing all of the time.
  3. Chabad Classic Texts – Library of Texts in Hebrew and English, including the entire Tanach with Rashi, Pirkei Avot, all of the Rambam and more.

download (1)  Websites for Audio Shiurim

  1. YU Torah – Yeshiva University Torah website, with over 100 000 audio shiurim and articles, searchable and downloadable. Free
  2. SimpleToRemember.com – Vast library of audio (and some video) shiurim. Wide range of speakers and topics. Free
  3. RabbiWein.com – Rabbi Berel Wein’s website where you can purchase his thousands of excellent shiurim on Torah, Jewish history, and great personalities. Pay to purchase shiurim.

download  Websites for Video Shiurim

  1. AlephBeta.org – Animated Torah videos incredible for all ages, entertaining and deep. In my opinion, the #1 Torah app available. 30 minutes a month free, more content available for subscribers.
  2. Sinai Indaba YouTube Channel – All Sinai Indaba videos for the last few years available online. Free
  3. Rabbi David Aaron’s YouTube Channel – Rabbi David Aaron posts a 2-minute weekly shiur, as well as several short animated shiurim. Free
  4. Torah CafeVideo and audio shiurim. Free to stream, buy subscription to download.

Do you have more resources to suggest? Please let me know at rabbi@morasha.co.za 

Enjoy!

Rabbi Sam Thurgood