Dear Friends, my study partners:
Yesterday I posted my 365th “Talmud Tweet.” With over 6,000 page views, it seems a good place to bring this blog to an end. It has been my daily practice to rise early, as the Shulchan Aruch suggests, and to spend part of a quiet morning studying and preparing my small post. Every page has held a treasure – in fact the struggle at times has been choosing from among the gems.
I am looking forward to continuing my daily study – perhaps with Talmud, perhaps with other texts, but keeping the process as “Torah L’shma” – study for its own sake rather than for the purpose of preparing a post. I will miss the discipline this writing has forced on me and the joy of occasionally hearing from someone who has read a post.
Throughout this year, less than 1/7th of the total cycle of Daf Yomi, we have explored the Tractates of Berachot, Shabbat, Eruvin and a good portion of Pesachim. Blessings, Sabbath, Limits and Matzah; not a bad list. I hope you have enjoyed the journey as much as I have. I do hope something here has stirred a thought or impression and will encourage you to more study. As it says in Pirke Avot (5,6): Turn the Torah over and over for everything is in it.