JewishStandard: Jewish digital library gets better — and now we’re in it

JewishStandard: Jewish digital library gets better — and now we’re in it. “The free website offers an ever growing library of Jewish texts, starting with Torah and Talmud (with English translation!) and myriad commentaries, but including contemporary authors such as Teaneck’s Rabbi Chaim Jachter, whose four volumes of Gray Matter halachic discussions are online…. This year, of course, computer-based learning has gone into overdrive, and Sefaria has risen to the challenge with two exciting new features.”

Text-Matching at the Canonical Crossroads: An Introduction to BuddhaNexus (Part I) (The Digital Orientalist)

New-to-me, from The Digital Orientalist: Text-Matching at the Canonical Crossroads: An Introduction to BuddhaNexus (Part I). “BuddhaNexus is a text-matching database with visualization capabilities that draws its data from Buddhist literary corpora in Pāli, Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese. It allows users to conduct intralingual searches (e.g. searching among texts in Chinese only) of individual volumes for textual matches across the collection in question. Additionally, users are also able to produce Sankey visualizations of connections within different collections in the same language, which offers an intertextual view across collections, sections within collections, and within single texts.”

Crux: New Vatican Library website aims to serve scholars, entice curious

Crux: New Vatican Library website aims to serve scholars, entice curious. “The Vatican Library has revamped its website to serve scholars better and facilitate navigation for the curious…. Some of the new features, [Msgr. Cesare Pasini] said, include more powerful and expanded search functions, and registered researchers can now easily ask staff questions and order digital reproductions of manuscripts, texts and other materials from the libraries collections.”

The Jewish Chronicle: A new online resource — the complete works of Rabbi Dr Louis Jacobs

The Jewish Chronicle: A new online resource — the complete works of Rabbi Dr Louis Jacobs. “His more than 50 books, which touch on virtually every area of the Jewish tradition, defy any easy categorisation. What is remarkable is the extraordinary consistency that he exhibited in his scholarship, which spanned almost 60 years. In the opening of his most famous book We Have Reason To Believe, he argues for ‘a synthesis… between the permanent value and truth of tradition and the best thought of the day’ and it is this sentence that perhaps best encapsulates the guiding force behind all of his writing.”

UPI: Scholars fear Franklin Graham will cut off access to Billy Graham archives

UPI: Scholars fear Franklin Graham will cut off access to Billy Graham archives. “This week, at Wheaton College in Illinois, specially trained movers will begin organizing, preparing and packing 3,235 boxes of paper items, 1,000 scrapbooks of news clippings dating back to the 1940s and more than 1,000 linear feet of videos, cassettes, reels, films and audio. All of it documents the life and ministry of evangelist Billy Graham, the Christian college’s most famous alumnus.”

Jerusalem Post: Sefaria Turns A Female Page

Jerusalem Post: Sefaria Turns A Female Page. “Educators, rabbis, scholars and the intellectually curious have been turning to Sefaria, a ‘living library of Jewish texts online,’ for years. And on Wednesday, the platform finally added its first female commentator, the renowned professor and scholar Nechama Leibowitz. “