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Welcome to the Parsheni home page. Parsheni is the free encyclopedia of Torah texts whose goal is to elucidate the entire body of classic Torah texts. You are invited to join us in creating a vast commentary of classic Torah literature by sharing your knowledge. A Parsheni page can be created for any citation in our database of Torah literature, whether it be a page in the Gemara, a specific Tosafos, a paragraph in Rambam, or any of over one million citations in our database. For a complete list of cited texts, click here or on the “Tree of Parsheni pages” button below. Each Parsheni page contains a link to the source text it is discussing, and the user can easily add content including links to other Parsheni pages.

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