The idea of this effort is that with a minimal amount of daily study (between 20 to 30 seconds daily) you can start to gain some familiarity with some of our most important textual sources. I plan and hope to write a single tweet (140 characters or less) about each source, each day.
The sources are as follows:
Parsha – The weekly reading of the Torah, completed in one year. Each day will give a highlight or summary from one of the seven Aliyot.
Mishna – The initial redaction of the Oral Law. Will be keeping pace with the Mishna Yomi cycle which does 2 Mishnas per day and completes the entire corpus in around 6 years.
Daf Yomi – The famous 7.5 year cycle that covers the Babylonian Talmud.
Rambam – Maimonides’ legal code. At the pace of one chapter a day, completes the cycle in around 3 years.
Halacha – Study of the Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim, the authoritative Code of Jewish Law. Complete cycle in around 4.5 years.
Now, it is particularly challenging to squeeze words of Torah into one short sentence, but we’ll give it a shot. This is by no means authoritative; it is certainly the opposite of comprehensive, will most likely be cryptic and will barely be coherent. It is meant to pique interest and curiosity and encourage those who want to know more to go to the original source.
It will be available on the following platforms:
Email: Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe
WhatsApp: Send me an email to email@example.com with your phone number.
Facebook: on my page bentzi.spitz
On this blog: Daily Torah Tweets