VirtualGeula is your personal bibliographer. We do our utmost to find and buy the Sefer you need directly from the publisher, author, distributor, or dealer. If it is out of print we often find a used copy or make you a facsimile copy from a scan at a fair price.
VG displays Seforim like a bookstore but it is different. These are Seforim that we found and purchased for our members over the past 20 years. We do not have a store or a warehouse. We are your agents. We search and find a copy of the Sefer you need among dozens of dealers and then send it to you! We take a personal interest in your Seforim needs. This site is about Ahavat Torah and Ahavat Sefer.
The Judaica Archival Project was founded as a Preservation and Access Project for Jewish books, in Jerusalem in 1986 with the blessings of leading Rabbis and scholars. VirtualGeula.com is the website of JAP since 1997. Since 2004 almost every Sefer searched for on VG has been recorded in our Seforim in Demand Catalog. VirtualGeula.org is our new website for Seforim research and bibliography.
Placing an order
Go to Contact and order a Search. Scroll down and choose the appropriate blue link: Sefer in Print, Sefer out of Print, or Rare Sefer Search. If unsure use the middle link. If you made a past simply use our email or the contact form .
If you looking for a Sefer, not found in our catalogues, Request a Search. Please try to spell the full exact Hebrew title, and if possible the author and edition. If you know the URL address where you saw it in on the web, please quote it. We will email you for any clarifications needed.
After we receive your order we will reply by email to clarify any missing details. If we have found this Sefer before we will quote you a price. If finding the Sefer requires new research you will be asked to pay a Search fee.
When your order is ready for pickup we will email a detailed invoice for your inspection. If you believe our quote is high, you may cancel your order. If you accept our quote or do not reply within a day we will go ahead and charge your card and procure the Sefer as requested.
Some of the books in the Seforim In Demand Catalog were cataloged over a decade ago. Nevertheless we have contact info. for the author on file so we will try to contact him directly or his last distributor. If the Sefer is unavailable we will try to find a new or used copy in good condition. If this fails we may offer to make a quality hard bound facsimile copy from a digital scan depending on the size of the Sefer.
for faster service
What do you know about this Sefer? Please tell us a few words why you need it? Did you already try to buy this Sefer elsewhere? Please let us know so we don't repeat your steps and charge you unnecessarily
Instead of asking for a pre-quote please set a price limit for your purchase and we will buy the Sefer at the lowest price available, within your limit. Similarily please give us a deadline since searches can take up to 6 weeks. Please warn us if you are planning to order this Sefer simultaneously from other bookstores.
Instead of asking the cost of shipping please use the Doar Yisrael Postage calculator. (Note a standard vol. of 450 pages, 25 cm. and weighs 1 kilo packed.). Default shipping for 0-5 kilo is registered airmail bookrate, for 5-10 kilo EMS, for 10 kilo + surface mail.
VirtualGeula delivers door to door
Default shipping is via the Israeli post office
Shipping will be via registered airmail book-rate (14-28 days)
Shipping will be EMS – Express Mail door to door service (3-7 days)
Shipping will be via registered sea-mail
0-20 kilo PRIORITY UPS, DHL, FEDEX shipping are available on request
Shipping will be via postal courier
(Next day delivery (Sun-Thurs. only)
Parcels may be sent via regular parcel post at the buyers risk (i.e. no tracking)