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Bar Ilan Responsa - Features

Even if you have no previous computer experience you will find it easy to master the Bar Ilan Responsa database. The release of version 18+ of the Bar Ilan Responsa project comes with a long list of newly entered Torah literature and software enhancements. A complete list of all literature include in the database can be found here. The software has a full English interface and has a very responsive technical support team. Personal instruction on how to use the software is available upon request. The latest software includes the following features:
  • The ability to copy and save all texts in the database for possible use in a word-processor
  • The ability to print all texts in the database
  • Fast text retrieval
  • The availability of sophisticated search techniques
  • Fast texts display with easy browsing capabilities
  • Sophisticated linguistic tools on the Hebrew language making text retrieval more efficient
  • Saving text or search results to a file and/or printing them in a variety of formats
  • Hyperlinks between databases
  • Topics index of selected responsa
  • Index of all major Torah journals published in the past 30 years
  • The ability to add personal notes (annotations) and links to the text
  • Built-in tooltip dictionaries (Abbreviations, Hebrew/Aramaic)
  • Built-in encyclopedic references – (Talmudic concepts, Biographies of Amoraim and Tannaim, Holiday Customs)
  • A biographic reference in Enlglish of most of the authors of the texts included in the Bar Ilan Responsa Project 
  • A tool that calculates the gematria (numerical value) of any word or phrase of your choice and finds all biblical words, phrases or verses that have the same gematria.
  • Perform vocalized text (Nikud) searches in Tanach 
  • Display texts by entering their references
  • A software interface that can switch between English, Hebrew and French

System Requirements:
The following hardware and software are necessary to run the Global Jewish Database:

  • PC Pentium IV or higher
  • 512 MB RAM or more
  • Hard disk with at least 254 Mb free disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive or  USB port
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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