We are building a complete end-to-end system for producing high-quality Jewish prayer books, for paper publication or for sharing online. We envision a system robust enough for use by academic researchers, Jewish educators, and DIY crafters.
Won’t you join us?
Imagine a library of Jewish prayer shared by everyone in the world designing and crafting their own siddur.
Imagine an open database of Jewish prayers showing historical variations and changes across Jewish traditions, manuscripts, and facsimile editions.
Imagine the siddur as a record of your family’s and community’s minhagim and nusaḥ tweaked exactly to your needs — a siddur, custom designed by you, that integrates your practice with your learning — from your own experience, your teachers, friends, family, and the complete corpus of Jewish tradition.
Can you transcribe or proofread? We have a number of works awaiting transcription and proofreading. Some works are in Hebrew, but we’re also working on transcribing work in Arabic, German, French, Marathi, English, and Yiddish.
If you can write a simple script, join our development team. Obtain the source code and start building, here! Source code for alpha-ready Open Siddur application is available from our github repositories.
Take a look at the prayers, translations, exercises, art, and recordings that folk are already sharing with open content licenses that permit their creative reuse. That means that you can use these works right now in the creation of new siddurim (alas, offline) while we continue developing the Open Siddur web application. Click on “Tools” up above and you’ll find everything you need to get started on your siddur project right now.
Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest, or contact us directly if you like. Get to work with us right now by sharing your own work, and introduce yourself in our Facebook or email discussion groups (or join the technical one), and begin to imagine the siddur you’ve always wanted.