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Again, this ia an area that has seen quick a bit of growth. There is now quite a bit of software available. One starting point for a search in this area is the Shamash Web Page on computers (<http://www.shamash.org/computers/>), which provides a lot of information on different sources of software, and includes a searchable software archive. Another source are the Jewish Search Engines listed in Section 20.4. You can also do a search for "Jewish Software" on a meta-search engine such as http://www.dogpile.com/. Some other sources are the Jewish Mall (http://www.ipol.com/JMALL/SOFTWARE.HTM),
Here are some additional references:
Davka (http://www.davka.com/). A manufacturer of a wide variety of Jewish software.
Dor L'Dor Interactive Judaic Software (http://www.radix.net/~dor_l_dor/). Provides software for hands-on experiential learning of the Hebrew alphabet and prayers.
Lev Software (http://www.levsoftware.com/). A wide variety of Hebrew Software
The Jewish Software Center (http://users.aol.com/jewishsoft). A distributing company distributing Jewish software from 13 manufacturers.
Torah Educational Software (http://www.torahscholar.com/). Israel's largest developer and distributor of Judaic educational software. Developer and Distributor for ArtScroll Stone Chumash... Bar Ilan University... Judaic Encyclopedia... Yad Vashem etc.
The Kabbalah Software Catalog. (http://www.kabsoft.com/) Kabbalah Software is a producer of high-quality, low-priced Judaic software, including Clip-Art, Print Shop products, Fonts, reference material, calendar programs, utilities, word processors, hebrew utilities, torah study materials, and educational software.
Right to Left Software. (http://www.rtlsoft.com/) Manufacturers of Hebrew Software.
Torah Productions (http://www.torahproductions.com) has two products to help students learn Torah and Talmud:
Sedra Bytes (<http://www.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/win3/torah/sdrabyts.zip>). This is a bible study program that includes each of the 54 traditional weekly study sections for the Five Books of Moses and 51 areas for broad conceptual browsing. The text of this Bible study program is 100% interactive. It can be modified and edited to suit the user's individual needs and religious perspective. With the appropriate software it can be used for desktop publishing and multimedia applications limited only by the user's skill and imagination. The books are beautifully illustrated with unique and original woodcuts that capture the essence and spirit of each book.
The Torah La-Am Library (<http://www.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/win3/torah/toralaam.zip>) This contains the complete set of 105 Sedra Byte books. It includes 54 traditional weekly study sections for the Five Books of Moses and 51 areas for broad conceptual browsing. The library includes an index of 500 subjects and topics and a powerful search engine. The library is non-denominational and therefore useful to a broad spectrum of people of many faiths and religious convictions.
Another source is the software store at Jewish.com (http://www.jewish.com/store/software.html)
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