Hello friends and colleagues:
Please accept my invitation to participate in a Global Study of Maimonides project, in memory of my father Jack Abramson a”h. It’s totally free and painless (insofar as teshuvah is ever painless). Here’s the next steps:
1. Choose your favorite social media platform.
I’m uploading daily videos, ranging from two to ten minutes, that cover the entirety of Maimonides’ glorious Laws of Repentance in the forty days between Rosh Hodesh Elul and Yom Kippur. This is not by accident–these forty days are traditionally reserved for the detailed personal self-analysis and introspection associated with the High Holidays. The videos are available on a YouTube channel called Maimonides on Teshuvah, on a Facebook Page also called @MaimonidesonTeshuvah , on TorahAnytime, and of course on a dedicated page on jewishhistorylectures.org.
2. Watch the Videos at Your Own Pace
I’m uploading them as fast as I can, and whenever possible I’m scheduling them to appear at 6:00 am every day (videos will not appear on Shabbat or Yom Tov, but will be scheduled for the day before).
3. Stay Tuned for Livecasts
I haven’t quite figured this out yet, but I was thinking of holding some live online sessions.
4. Optional: Read the Book
The book version is, I think, kind of cool. Lots more commentary and some tools on practical teshuvah. Optional, but I think you will like it–let me know either way! It’s available in hardcover, paper and ebook here.
Looking forward to learning with you! Here’s an introductory videos.