Just in time for Yud Tes Kislev and the annual custom of chalukas hashas, the Chayenu App launched ‘Gemara in the App’, with the addition of the Koren Talmud, featuring the commentary of Rabbi Adin-Even Israel Steinsaltz.
If you routinely study a book (or more) of Talmud every year, this may not be major news for you… But for the rest of us, it certainly is!
Imagine holding the entire Talmud in your hand.
Imagine being able to scroll through your Masechta (Tractate) of choice with unprecedented convenience.
Today, with the approach of Yud-Tes Kislev, the “Rosh HaShana of Chasidus”, we are elated to announce this LIVE feature in your app.
But, what does studying a book of Talmud, you ask, have to do with the day which celebrates the beginning of Chabad Chasidus?
Did you know that the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman, founder of Chabad, instituted a custom that every community divide the entire Talmud each year, to be completed by Kislev 19? Each individual Chassid is tasked with learning one Masechta (tractate), together completing all of Shas annually.
Did you know that at the Rebbe’s Yud-Tes Kislev Farbrengen cards were handed out for everyone to fill out and choose a Masechta? (The Rebbe himself filled one out too!)
Have you, perhaps, struggled with this annual Minhag (custom)?
Here, is your new opportunity!
Now, thanks to the pioneering vision of Rabbi Adin-Even Israel Steinsaltz, of blessed memory, and the Steinsaltz Center, in partnership with the legendary Koren Publishers – Jerusalem – the Koren Talmud is now available on the Chayenu App.
Currently, the following Masechtas are available:
1) Berakhot 2) Shabbat 3) Eiruvin 4) Pesachim 5) Makkot.
More Masechtas are in the works…
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