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For people with low vision, the Internet represents one of the best adaptive aids available. Simply by increasing your computer's font size, or using a screen magnifier or screen reader, you can access a world of study material that might otherwise be unaccessible, or simply unavailable. One area in which this is very clear is in the realm of Jewish Religious Studies.

Unfortunately, there is very little religious material available in large print. And often, when a book is re-printed in large print, commentaries are either eliminated or abridged. However, many fine works, complete with commentaries, are available online. As well, there is a wealth of recorded lectures and courses that can be listened to over the Internet.

What we have attempted to accomplish with this list is to compile a select list of worthwhile Jewish Religious Study sites, both for the beginner and for the advanced student. If you have any questions as to the validity of any of these sites, we would encourage you to consult with your Rabbi.


Jewish Torah Audio

600 of hours of Jewish audio and video with lectures on religious and historical topics (to name but a few), study guides, music, and more.
Jewish Interactive Studies

"Adult" courses in Judaism, with the opportunity to Correspond with the course instructors. No prior knowledge necessary.
Yeshivat Har Etzion's
The Virtual Beit Midrash

Offering yeshiva style lessons via the internet and via email in Torah and Judaism. Courses are offered in both Hebrew and English, and range from Introductory Courses to advance courses on such topics as 'The Laws of Shemitta' and 'Talmudic Methodology'.
Ohr Somayach Interactive

Audio lectures from such luminaries as Rabbi Mendel Weinbach and Rabbi Berel Wein. In addition, this site offers online and email text based lessons on topics ranging from the holidays to the weekly Torah reading.
Chabad Lubavitch of Cyberspace

Jewish study from a Lubavitcher perspective in both audio and text formats.
The Orthodox Union Online

Email study lists, Torah lessons, information on the holidays and the Sabbath.
Judaism 101

A comprehensive information data base on the basics of Judaism.
Aish HaTorah

Basic information ranging from spirituality to the Holocaust. Also a long list of email study lists. Mirror sites in Russian and Spanish.
The Shema Yisrael Shmiras Halashon Center

Lessons in HaLashon.
The Shema Yisrael Torah Network

Comprehensive, global network of Jewish study opportunities.
Tanach Study Center

Shiurim on Chumash and Navi.
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