Where can I get the text of the siddur/prayer book (or at least benching/grace, mincha/afternoon prayer, and/or ma'ariv/evening prayer) in a free computer friendly format? I'd like to be able to make materials that include commonly needed teffilos(prayers) (e.g. a bencher card) on my computer.

I'd like the text to ideally be:

  • In different nusachos (versions, like Nusach Sefared or Ashkenaz)
  • Free (copyright free and free of charge)
  • In a computer format that can be copied or pasted (not an image)
  • In Unicode
  • In Hebrew
  • With Nikkudos (Vowels)

even if only some of the prayers are available and have only some of the features listed above, I'd be interested.

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    Adam, Welcome to mi.yodeya, and thanks very much for the excellent question, which I'm sure others will find useful! I look forward to seeing you around.
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 0:33

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A good place to start would be here, on Hebrew Wikisource. It looks like their texts would meet all of your criteria.


Online Siddur does a pretty good job with providing the full text. It is very nice indeed.

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    Meshulum, welcome to Judaism.SE, and thanks very much for sharing that awesome resource! Please consider registering your account, which will give you access to more of the site's features.
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Apr 17, 2012 at 3:57

idaven.com has Nusach Ari.

This might not meet all the criteria in the question, but others with the same question and fewer restrictions might find it useful.


I would recommend Open Siddur. They have directions how to create your own siddur, as well as some already created siddurim, with full attribution info (allowing one to contact the original authors).

E.g. There is a Nusach Ashkenaz siddur "Tefiloh Sefas Yisroel", dedicated to the memory of the Bad Homburg Jewish community, with the author's name and a comment thread, where he has responded to questions about it.

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