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Project AMeN

At this time, when we are currently unable to come together physically as a Kehilla in shul, we would like the whole community to join in a communal learning programme, which will bring us together in a shared Torah endeavour. 

Over the next 2 months, as a community, we would like to jointly complete 'Nach' and 'Shas Mishnayot'. 

This is particularly appropriate now as we start to count the Omer and prepare for Shavuot, the time of the Giving of the Torah. 

We look forward to the time when we are able to return to shul, and together celebrate a communal siyum in honour of our shared Torah achievement.

We have created an online sign-up sheet here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1I4ySirw5pMDXl_W787kA3L1NhZSWJroZT6wP6pT5J1M/edit?usp=sharing where you can sign up to take part in this learning. After you have signed up please email nerprojectamen@gmail.com with contact details so that we can follow up with you on advance of the Siyum.

  • Generally we have divided books of Nach and Masechtot of Mishnayot into blocks of 10 Perakim (chapters) but there are also shorter 'chunks' available to sign up for where a masechta or book of Nach is shorter than 10 perakim, or for the final perakim of a book/masechet. 
  • There is a separate tab in this online sheet to sign up for Nach and Mishna. 
  • We have also included two tabs of 'resources' with links to free websites where you may find translations, summaries or shiurim to help your learning as well as details of some paid resources which may also be of use.
  • If you would like to take part in this, but think that you would benefit from a phone chavruta or phone tutor, please email Louise@neryisrael.co.uk to let us know, and we will try to make arrangements. 
  • Similarly if you are happy to volunteer as a phone chavruta or tutor please email the above address. 

Please do take a look and sign up for something, putting your name and contact details (if you are happy for these to be visible) into these columns of the sign up form and marking the 'complete' column once you have learnt the material. 

We thank Aron Lovat for compiling the document and resources, and leading on this initiative 

"Amen" is the one word that encapsulates that which we believe and hold tight to. 

Please join Project AMeN, so that together, in Achdut, we complete Mishna and Nach, in preparation for our return, as a community, to our beloved Shul. 

Best wishes,

Rabbi & Rebbetzen Zobin

Learning Resources

 

 Mishna Learning Free Resources:

  • Sefaria Mishna:  https://www.sefaria.org/texts/Mishnah - Sefaria appear to have a full translation of Shas Mishnayos (without having comprehensively checked each Mishna).
  • Mishnayot Kehati - an app is available from the Apple and Android store with the hebrew and english translation of the Mishna and the monumental commentary of Kehati. This is an in depth commentary on the Mishna, not merely explanatory.
  • Phillip Blackman translation and explanatory notes http://www.Hebrewbooks.org –: if you goes to this site and search for the author ‘Phillip Blackman’, you will find downloadable pdfs of Phillip Blackman’s translation of each Seder of Mishnayos along with explanatory footnotes.
  • Time4Mishna: https://time4torah.org/time4mishna/ This website contains free shiurim by Roi Schiff; each shiur covers 4 Mishnayos and shiurim are available for Zeraim, Moed, Nashim, Nezikin and part of Kodshim. On many of these masechtos, notes are available which both explain and summarise the key contents of the Mishnayos, as well as explanations of key concepts and terms.
  • https://www.yutorah.org – a project of Yeshiva University, this site has over 200,000 shiurim available to download across all areas of Torah study, including Mishnayos. Highly recommended to take a look at the breadth of shiurim even if not for Mishnayos!
  • Artscroll Free Mishna digital volume: At the time of writing, given the current circumstances Artscroll are offering a free download of any Gemara or Mishnah Volume of one's choice within the Artscroll Android/Apple app. The free Mishna volume  is from The Schottenstein Mishnah Elucidated set, which has Phrase-by-phrase translation and explanation of Mishnayos with more detailed footnotes in a manner similar to the Artscroll Gemara sets.  Here is a link to the instructions on how to download: http://kb.artscroll.com/article/AA-20706/132/
    Artscroll also have a 30 day free trial of complete access to the entire Artscroll Digital Library, which could be useful if you are learning more than one masechet. Here is a link to the instructions how to sign up: http://bit.ly/artscrollfreetrial
Mishna Learning Paid Resources:
 
 
Tanach Learning Free Resources
 
  • https://www.ou.org/torah/nach-series/nach-yomi/#? The OU’s Nach Yomi programme website has shiurim on each Perek of the whole of Neviim and Kesuvim as well as written synopses for each Perek.
  • http://dailynach.com/ - this site has developed out of the Daily Nach programme set up in Hasmonean over a decade ago. It contains Shiurim, Perek Summaries and Divrei Torah for the books in Neviim
  • https://www.yutorah.org/ a project of Yeshiva University, this site has over 200,000 shiurim available to download across all areas of Torah study, including Mishnayos. Highly recommended to take a look at the breadth of shiurim even if not for Nach!
 
Tanach Learning Paid Resources:
 
  • Artscroll and Koren amongst others have produced translations of Tanach which will be available from online jewish booksellers such as Lehmanns or ordered locally via Torah Treasures 
  • Artscroll’s Tanach with English translation and explanatory footnotes can be purchased for Apple and Android for $9.99 https://appstore.artscroll.com/Books/9781422616550.html
  • "Journey through Nach" is a 2 volume set by Rabbi Daniel Fine and Chaim Golker with introductions to each sefer in Tanach, summaries of Perakim as well as associated divrei Torah and 19 in depth essays. This is available from online Jewish booksellers such as Lehmanns or ordered locally via Torah Treasures 
 
 
Sat, 24 October 2020 6 Cheshvan 5781