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Now that we are starting Sefer Vayikra, this seems like an opportune time to ask a question that has been bugging me for years! Where can I find a good copy of Sifra (aka "Torat Kohanim")? A surprising number of publications include only the first two sections: Dibbura deChova and Dibbura diNedava, while some others (such as the אוצר הפירושים מלבי״ם) include also the Mechilta, Sifrei Bemidbar and Sifrei Devarim.

I am looking for a printed copy of the Sifra - only the Sifra, but the complete Sifra. Does anybody know where I can find it?

  • Will check my father's copy and a quick internet search soon – Noach MiFrankfurt Mar 17 '15 at 1:42
  • How important is it that it be ONLY Sifra, by which I assume you mean no commentaries? Most seforim stores sell an edition with the Chofetz Chaim's commentary, which is pretty minimal (he mainly just adds a few words of clarification or explains girsa changes of the gra) – הנער הזה Mar 17 '15 at 5:44
  • @Matt - It's only important to me that it not contain other midrashim. I have no problem with its including a commentary, particularly if it's unobtrusive. Do you have a link for this product? My city only has the one seforim store, so an online source is preferable. – Shimon bM Mar 17 '15 at 20:10
  • I bought mine in Israel but I've seen them in bookstores around the NY/NJ area. It's on otzar hachachmah too – הנער הזה Mar 17 '15 at 20:53
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    Wiki has the text: he.wikisource.org/wiki/%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%90 and HB has the original scan: hebrewbooks.org/38154 and publishyoursefer will sell you a physical copy: publishyoursefer.com/reprints/t/30092 – PopularIsn'tRight Mar 18 '15 at 2:26
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You can find it here http://www.publishersrow.com/ebookshuk/cart/shopproductdetail.asp?o=1434949200000&id=10102

This is the text prepared by Finkelstein.

  • Not true, unfortunately. I have that edition at home; it's beautiful, and it contains a lot of good scholarship, but it is incomplete. It only includes the first two sections of Sifra (Dibbura deChova and Dibbura diNedava), despite what many publishers are saying about it. I can only justify this on the basis of the fact that the companies selling this book have evidently never read it. – Shimon bM Aug 22 '15 at 8:04

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