Press release from zoomtorah.com – carried by JNS – https://www.jns.org/wire/authentic-bais-medrash-now-accessible-online/
ZoomTorah has launched a new and exciting solution for institutions and groups seeking an interactive Bais Medrash while avoiding exposure to the Coronavirus. Now with ZoomTorah, users can attend a dynamic Bais Medrash from the safety of their homes.
Jerusalem, Israel (Sept 2, 2020) ZoomTorah sets up a virtual Bais Medrash that replicates the on-site Bais Medrash as authentically as possible, to enable Bais Medrash style learning without an onsite Bais Medrash. Like other yeshivas, students learn a certain masechta and are encouraged to engage other participants in discussion about the Gemara. ZoomTorah utilizes a platform called My Digital Bais Medrash which enables a user to collaborate with a chavrusa, view the entire Bais Medrash populated by chavrusa pairs, “walk around” the Bais Medrash and join different chavrusos, send out questions, start shiurim, and more.
“There are many online opportunities to hear a shiur, and that’s great. But I saw a need for an interactive learning experience. As someone who has been in yeshiva all my life, I realized that listening to shiurim does not compare to the lively interchange of the Bais Medrash. Now that many people are unable to get to yeshiva because of Coronavirus, our community sorely feels this lack, and I decided to provide that missing piece,” says Yehuda Biala, founder of ZoomTorah.
While ZoomTorah provides the ideal Bais Medrash environment for those who can’t attend Yeshiva right now because they are at high risk from Coronavirus or simply are not comfortable with the exposure, ZoomTorah provides a solution for other groups as well. Many working individuals who don’t have time to be part of a formal Yeshiva can now avail themselves of ZoomTorah and learn in a Bais Medrash at their own convenience. In addition, ZoomTorah can be utilized as a kiruv tool bringing interactive Torah learning to individuals who live far away from established Torah communities. ZoomTorah can give a taste of traditional yeshiva learning to those who otherwise would not be privy to that exposure.
Come visit ZoomTorah.com and see what the excitement is all about!
ZoomTorah is committed to enabling Torah BaChabura online, to bring authentic Torah to those out of reach. ZoomTorah was founded on ג’ אב תשפ’ with the encouragement of Rav Yitzchok Berkowitz Shlit”a, Rav of Minyan Avreichim Sanhedria Murchevet, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Linas Hatzedek and Kollel Yerushalayim and Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah.