Thursday, December 5 is not only the eighth and final day of Chanukah. It is also the first day of the Orthodox Union’s fourth two-year Shoshana Grossman Nach Yomi cycle, in which OU Torah presents a chapter a day of the second and third segments of the Tanach – the Hebrew Bible – Nevei’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings). Starting with the first chapter of Joshua, the cycle will work its way to II Chronicles 35, which will be reached on December 16, 2015, which will be two days after the conclusion of Chanukah.
The series is available on www.outorah.org.
During the upcoming cycle, for the first time, the daily lecture can be sent to your email address. Subscribe and also get the new Nach Yomi calendar at www.ou.org/torah/nachyomi.
According to Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, Editor of OU Torah, the cycle will include audio shiurim recorded by renowned Torah scholars, such as OU Executive Vice President Emeritus, Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb; Rabbi Menachem Leibtag; Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom; Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein; Rabbi Jeremy Wieder; Dr.Shawn Zelig Aster; Rabbi Eric Levy; and many others, whose lectures provided intellectual stimulation to their audiences in previous Nach Yomi cycles.
In addition, Rabbi Abramowitz once again will provide his text synopses of each chapter. These easy-to-understand synopses have been renowned for the breezy manner in which they elucidate the text. These synopses have also been collected as the two-volume Nach Yomi Companion, available from OU Press.
Rabbi Abramowitz declared, “We are proud to once again be offering the Nach Yomi material. There’s so much in Nach of which the average person is unaware or misinformed; everyone should go through this cycle at least once. Those who have repeated the cycle tell me that they have gleaned new insights.” Finally, Rabbi Abramowitz added, “We are very excited to offer Nach Yomi via email for the very first time. This helps to make it that much easier for people to familiarize themselves with their own rich Biblical heritage.”