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Tweet Torah

By Yisrael Medad
10/19/2009, 12:00 AM
I found out that a Rabbi Ben Greenberg and six others ares publishing a new book, "Twitter Torah", bringing together Judaism and Twitter.

Rabbi Greenberg is a campus rabbi of Harvard University and knows that Twitter represents the wave of the future for communicating.  Each of his 'thoughts' is condensed to  the necessary 140 characters or less as Twitter demands.  These are thought to be, as his PR blurb asserts: "the shortest sermon in the history of western religion".

Gee, has he ever read the epigrams of Rav Menachem Mendel Morgenshtern of Kotzk?

Like: "Where is God to be found? In the place where He is given entry".

Or: "There is nothing so whole as a broken heart."

And what about Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav?

Like: "Lies are usually caused by an undue fear of men."       

Or: "If we do not help a man in trouble, it is as if we caused the trouble."

And: "I conquered my hostility by putting it away until the day I might need it."

Oh, well.

It is Harvard, after all.

Have a Tweet Torah.