The Aleph Beta app is filled with life-changing Torah videos & podcasts that matter.
Torah, in Hebrew, means guidebook. It comes from the same word as morah, teacher, or horeh (parent or guide). The Torah is supposed to guide us, presumably. Often, though, when we turn to Torah for ancient and spiritual wisdom, we don’t immediately pick up a Tanakh. We look everywhere and anywhere else for inspiration. We gravitate towards Hassidut, Mysticism, Jewish philosophy or even talmudic legal analysis.
Many of us don’t feel like opening up the pages of Leviticus to read the week’s Torah portion, or the stories of the Sale of Joseph, or the complaints in the desert to give us that inspirational boost in the morning. We’ve grown distant from Torah text as a source of guidance.
Aleph Beta’s mission, led by Rabbi David Fohrman, is to help you revisit the text you may already be quite familiar with, read it honestly, without preconceived notions or barriers, and authentically discover the richness that was always there. Our guarantee is that you will be deeply surprised about the latent meaning in laws and stories you may have long overlooked.
At Aleph Beta we make stunning animated videos and slickly-produced podcasts on the parsha, Jewish holidays & fast days, laws & mitzvot, prayers, relationships, big philosophical ideas and many other topics that present Torah ideas in an easy-to-consume way.
In a world where you could be watching Netflix and YouTube, we want you here with us, experiencing the timeless wisdom of Torah in a way that stands up to the best production value the secular world has to offer.
Our app is totally free to download, and we provide 30 minutes of free content a month for you to watch, listen & enjoy. For unlimited access to streaming, downloading, transcripts, parsha learning guides & much more, we offer a Premium membership for a small monthly or annual fee (see details below).
How People Use Our App:
Start a Daily Habit to Learn Torah each Day
- With a wide variety of short videos, longer series, and podcasts, you can designate a set amount of time every day to stay inspired!
- Our content is subdivided into different categories to make it easy to find what you are looking for. Weekly Torah portion, holidays, topic pages and more!
- Our app conveniently allows you to “watch” or “listen” and switch back and forth easily as you transition through your day allowing you to take us with you wherever you go!
- Gather round the whole family in front of the big screen with our “casting” feature and watch an inspirational holiday or Parsha themed video.
Tune in Weekly & Learn the Torah Portion Totally Anew!
- No matter how many times you’ve read the Torah, our fans always tell us that reading it with Aleph Beta is a totally new, & unique experience. Try it out!
- Have something to say at the Shabbat table that will amaze your family and guests and bring deep meaning into their lives.
- Print Parsha learning guides to read & enjoy when you’re offline.
Use it Occasionally & Prepare for upcoming Holidays
- Access everything when you’re connected, or download any course for offline use offline use.
About Aleph Beta:
We are a nonprofit Torah website, dedicated to learning Torah in a fun, critical, and relevant way. Aleph Beta is generously supported by the Hoffberger Foundation for Torah Studies.
Connect with Aleph Beta:
- Contact support directly by email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlephBetaAcademy
AlephBeta offers several In-App Purchases that give you unlimited access to:
- Unlimited streaming of over 1,000 Torah videos & podcasts
- Access to exclusive webinars with Rabbi Fohrman
- Printable transcripts of all videos for Shabbat reading
- Parsha podcasts and learning guides
- Uninterrupted usage of content on www.alephbeta.org
Ratings and Reviews
This app is incredible! A God send really. As someone who has been on this journey for a decade and finally my conversion is June 11th 2021. This app has been instrumental in my growth and knowledge into Judaism ✡️ I love doing the premium subscription it’s worth every single dime. I’d donate even more if I had the funds. How impactful this app has been for me and my growth. I will be leaving till the day I die and this app will forever be a part of my learning. Love the knowledge and understanding every pharcha each week. I emailed them and the responds was immediate and so kind and grateful in the response. I feel like I know Rabbi Forman as much as I hear his kind voice.
Thank you keep the incredible work up!
Anne Marie (Mine) Martin
Enjoyable and Enlightened Learning
As someone converting to Judaism, I profoundly appreciate the way Rabbi Forhman, the writers, producers and artists at Aleph Beta present unique insights into the Torah, Holidays and Parsha through animated videos and audio lectures. It’s been an amazing and most enjoyable learning experience. As a subscriber, I truly look forward to a new video every week and the opportunity to delve into the archives of past videos to expand my own point of view and knowledge. Thanks so much for the hard work and the enlightenment provided by this app!!
Brilliant! Download ASAP
AlephBeta has been a game changer for me. I only wish I had stumbled across it much sooner. They should partner with other apps that are in the culture and have prominent Jews leading them to market, so more people will be exposed to this amazing content (i.e. PragerU).
A few features are missing that bring the app to a 4/5 for me but this in no way should deter anyone from downloading it immediately:
1. Ability to mark a video as “complete” and that completion to be reflected everywhere that video or podcast is shown throughout the app. Sometimes videos don’t reflect you’ve watched them, and they don’t always show you’ve watched the video everywhere it can be found
2. Ability to favorite videos
3. Add to watchlist - if you find something now you want to remember to watch later
4. Currently watching, so if you’re in the middle of a series and have to stop, you can pick back up and finish the series / collection
5. Publish date
6. Auto-play toggle off/on
7. Sometimes videos are mentioned as being “linked below” and they aren’t
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