This week, Nach Yomi – the chapter-a-day study cycle that enables participants to complete the books of the Prophets and the Writings in a mere two years – begins Neviim Achronim, the books of the later prophets, with sefer Yeshayahu, the book of Isaiah. And, of course, OU Torah is here with all the resources you need!
For starters, Torat Imecha Nach Yomi from the OU Women’s Initiative is offering not one but two introductory shiurim from acclaimed educator Rabbanit Shani Taragin. Not only can you enjoy an introduction to Sefer Yeshayahu, you can also partake of an informative introduction to all of Neviim Achronim. Daily shiurim on Yeshayahu will be taught by three learned women; the first of these is Shira Schiowitz, who gets us started with Yeshayahu chapter 1.
Also new, from the OU’s Shoshana Grossman Nach Yomi, is a new, updated and corrected Timeline of the Period of Nach (compiled by Yours Truly). Our original timeline ended with the destruction of the first temple, at the end of sefer Melachim (II Kings). This new version has been expanded to include events through the rebuilding of the Temple at the end of Nach. (This timeline is also made available in a printer-friendly format.)
Other resources to help you on this journey include the Shoshana Grossman Nach Yomi shiurim on Isaiah, presented by Dr. Shawn Zelig Aster, Nach Yomi in Depth from Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, and the aptly named (and eponymous) A Journey Through Nach.
While not designed as a daily program, the lauded series on Nach presented by Rabbi Shalom Rosner has long since completed sefer Yeshayahu and can also guide you in this wondrous voyage.
The books of the later prophets are much more esoteric than the narrative accounts found in Neviim Rishonim, the early prophets, and – fun fact! – more haftarah readings come from Isaiah than from any other book! So prepare yourself to enter a world unlike any other. Download your free Nach Yomi calendar/check list here and follow the Nach program of your choice on OU Torah or by using the OU Torah app for iOS and Android. Also, visit the Women’s Initiative to register for additional Torat Imecha content and sign up to receive the OU’s daily Nach Yomi email. Nach is for everyone; make it yours with Nach Yomi!