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Dear users, The system is undergoing upgrades at this time, some users may experience technical difficulties, therefore we are giving free access to the beta site: beta.otzar.org. . This service will be free of charge until a further notice. Please note the printing option as well as the add on packages are available for purchase only on the old website.

Comparison Chart for individuals

Access Otzar HaHochma Hardware Otzar Online
Access to the database With an external hard disk connected to a USB port Online (through the internet)
Appropriate for- Personal use on a specific PC
(installation required)
Personal use with access from any computer
(no installation required)
Download software to your PC no need
Library Scope    
Number of books 82,700 Judaic books 112,556 Judaic books
updated all the time!
Limited Editions available available
Periodic fee/ one-time payment one-time payment daily/weekly/monthly/annual fee
Network license available available
Updates Separate charge Automatically
Scan-to-text conversion
Effortlessly access commentaries on Shas, Shulchan Aruch and Torah Portions: Commentaries on
Shas,Shulchan Aruch and Torah Portions
Commentaries on
Shas and Torah Portions
Adding personal notes (annotations) links and keys Notes only
Stored searches
Technical requirements    
Recommended browsers   Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0+
Mozilla Firefox 2.0+
Google Chrome
Internet connection and screen speed DSL or cable connection
screen resolution of 1024 by 768 px and 32-bit color
PC requirements Pentium IV and up
doesn't suit MACINTOSH computers
Pentium IV and up
suits MACINTOSH computers!
Operating system Windows 2000, XP,
Vista, Windows 7, 8