TweetYomi – Daily Torah Tweets is a Jewish educational initiative created by Rabbi Ben-Tzion Spitz, aiming to create broad familiarity with basic Jewish texts, ideas and concepts by transmission of daily “tweets”. The tweets currently cover seven different topics, are distributed through seven different media and reach hundreds of people every day, from all backgrounds and walks of life.
The idea of this effort is that with a minimal amount of daily study (between 40 to 50 seconds daily) you can start to gain some familiarity with some of our most important textual sources. I plan and hope to continue to publish a single tweet (140 characters or less, usually with an accompanying graphic version) about each topic, each day.
The topics are as follows:
ParshaYomi – The weekly reading of the Torah, completed in one year. Each day will give a highlight or summary from one of the seven Aliyot.
MishnaYomi – 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.
DafYomi – The famous 7.5 year cycle that covers the Babylonian Talmud.
RambamYomi – Maimonides’ legal code. At the pace of one chapter a day, completes the cycle in around 3 years.
HalachaYomi – Study of the Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim, the authoritative Code of Jewish Law. Complete cycle in around 4.5 years.
EmunaYomi – Based on the bestselling book on the subject of Jewish faith, The Garden of Emuna, by Rabbi Shalom Arusch, translated by Rabbi Lazer Brody.
TanyaYomi – The great Chassidic and Kabbalistic classic, Tanya – Likutei Amarim, following its published yearly study cycle.
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 is available on the following platforms:
Email (comes as text only): Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe
WhatsApp (comes as text only): Send me an email to email@example.com with your phone number.
Facebook: on my page bentzi.spitz
Instagram: follow bentzispitz
LinkedIn: connect with me at Ben-Tzion Spitz
You can visit the archives of the text version at https://ben-tzion.com/daily-torah-tweets/
And of course, you can visit this site for the latest graphic updates.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for visiting!