About Limmud On One Leg
Limmud On One Leg is a chance to enjoy short pieces by Limmud educators and participants, sharing their learning with you (previously called a Taste of Limmud).
The idea of learning or teaching “on one leg” comes from a story in the Talmud (Shabbat 31a) in which the respected rabbi Hillel was asked if he could teach the Torah while standing on one leg. He replied, 'That which is hateful unto you do not do to your neighbour. This is the whole of the Torah; the rest is commentary. Go forth and study.'
The Jewish shorthand ‘on one leg’ is a metaphor for the key values or summary. Limmud On One Leg aims to give readers a short insight into values and ideas from the parasha each week along with Another Voice – two different angles on the same text, different insights into key values. Writers bring their own diverse life experiences and work into their pieces so you as a reader can feel inspired by the parasha each week while standing on one leg, or even looking at it upside down and sideways.
To see recent Limmud On One Leg emails, go to the 5773 archive page (2012-2013).
Each weekly message will be posted on this website, shortly after it has been emailed.
To read the messages from previous years (when it was called 'Taste of Limmud'), please do browse our archives using the links in the menu to the left of this text.