Powerful New Search Tool

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Do you vaguely recall a Torah Musings essay discussing a topic that you are currently discussing? This happens to me and many others all the time. Some people email me but I don’t remember everything we’ve discussed over the past twenty years.

You now have a powerful new tool to search the twenty years of Torah Musings history. Go to the search box on the home page (on mobile, you have to scroll way down past the posts) and start typing. You will see suggestions immediately appearing. You can experiment with different searches. The search tool should be smart enough to get past typos and, hopefully, different methods of transliteration.

I have been looking for a tool that allows Natural Language Search, something like a ChatGPT that can find things for you on Torah Musings, but have not yet found it. If any readers know about something like that which does not require technical expertise, please let me know.

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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