Shalom u’vracha! I hope your Yamim Tovim have been meaningful and inspiring 🙂
As we enter into our third year here at What’s Pshat?, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the interest you have shown in this project and for all of the enthusiastic feedback that you share each week. It is your support and encouragement that has sustained this project over the past three years and that has pushed it to grow far beyond what it was initially conceived as.
In that vein: You may have heard that Yeshiva University recently published a lovely article on the history and growth of What’s Pshat? In case you missed it and are interested, here is the link to the write-up: http://blogs.yu.edu/news/beyond-pshat/. It is my pleasure to be able to share in this milestone with you!
Looking ahead, I am eager and excited to begin another cycle of Torah study together. To make this possible time-wise, the format of the articles is going to look slightly different this year: instead of full-length essays, many articles will be in the form of shorter presentations or summaries of key observations and insights into the weekly Parshah. Adopting this format will hopefully allow for more frequent posts, while also increasing the focus on the text itself; perhaps it will also enable us to look at more than one main idea each week. As always, your feedback is valued and welcome.
May we “go from strength to strength” in our learning, and realize the words of the prophet: “Open my eyes, that I may discover wonders in Your Torah!” (Ps. 119:18).