Authors Posts by Moshe Koppel and Avi Shmidman

Moshe Koppel and Avi Shmidman

Moshe Koppel is Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University. He is the head of the Kohelet Policy Forum, a conservative-libertarian think tank, and the head of DICTA, a laboratory creating computational linguistics tools for the analysis of Jewish and Hebrew texts. He is the author of Meta-Halakhah: Logic, Intuition, and the Unfolding of Jewish Law and Judaism without Apologies. He can be reached at Avi Shmidman is a Senior Lecturer in the Hebrew Literature department at Bar-Ilan University, and the head of research and development at DICTA: The Israel Center for Text Analysis. His publications focus upon: liturgical piyyutim from the Cairo Genizah; the textual development of birkat ha-mazon; the writings of S. Y. Agnon; and algorithms for computational processing of Hebrew texts. He can be reached at

Torah Study and the Digital Revolution: A Glimpse of the Future

How will digital technology transform Torah study in the coming years? Two of the brilliant minds working at the cutting edge of this field, Moshe Koppel and Avi Shmidman, both professors at Bar-Ilan University, offer a window into the Torah tools of the future.