Welcome to Mishnah Yomit
Schedule of Readings
- Chart 14 (End) - May 13, 2013 to July 30, 2013
- Chart 13 - November 2, 2012 to May 12, 2013
- Chart 12 - April 24, 2012 to November 1, 2012
- Chart 11 - October 26, 2011 to April 23, 2012
- Chart 10 - April 29, 2011 to October 25, 2011
- Chart 9 - October 31, 2010 to April 28, 2011
- Chart 8 - February 23, 2010 to October 30, 2010
- Chart 7 - March 19, 2009 to February 22, 2010
- Chart 6 - February 14, 2008 to March 18, 2009
- Chart 5 - June 3, 2007 to February 13, 2008
- Chart 4 - July 27, 2005 to June 2, 2007
- Chart 3 - August 20, 2004 to July 26, 2005
- Chart 2 - June 20, 2003 to August 19, 2004
- Chart 1 - April 19, 2002 to June 19, 2003
Archives of Readings
NOTE: Cumulative archives are limited to Bava Batra through Ketuboth.
In Spring 2002, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism introduced a second project devoted to daily Jewish learning. Mishnah Yomit, or "the daily mishnah," built on the success of Perek Yomi, which continues to involve Conservative Jews in ongoing Bible study.
Participants will learn one passage in the Mishnah each day; the goal is to learn an entire order of Mishnah in the course of a year.
According to Dr. Joshua Kulp, author of the project's study materials, "The Mishnah is the foundation book of Judaism, second only to the Torah, and it has set the agenda for Jewish laws and customs."
Mishnah Yomit, which seeks to make this rich text accessible and interesting to Conservative Jews of all backgrounds, familiarizes participants with the Mishnah by asking them to learn one or two mishnayot per day.
Each day's lesson includes an introduction to the mishnah in question, a translation, an explanation, and questions for further thought. Participants also receive a brief introduction to the Mishnah, historical information, tips on how to learn the Mishnah, recommended reading lists, and answers to frequently asked questions.
As with Perek Yomi , material is emailed to participants, and it also is available on this page. Participants also may join an online discussion list and might choose, as with Perek Yomi, to form local discussion groups, whether in their synagogues or in private homes.
Dr. Kulp, whose doctorate is in Talmud, has been associated with the Conservative Yeshiva at United Synagogue's Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center since it opened and has served as its director. He has been on the Yeshiva faculty since 1997, teaching Mishnah and Talmud. He says that Mishnah study will prove particularly appealing to those who love to study and debate because the text is comprised of arguments between rabbis, each trying to prove that he is correct. "Our job in studying Mishnah is to follow their reasoning, to understand the inherent logic in their positions," he notes.
Rabbi Paul Drazen, United Synagogue's chief program development officer, coordinates both Mishnah Yomit and Perek Yomi. For more information, call Rabbi Drazen at 212-533-7800, ext. 1018, or email him.