About a year and a half ago, my friend Ben Greenberg and I were trying to come up with a project that would allow us to keep in touch as his family made Aliyah and moved halfway across the planet.
The result was Torah && Tech, a weekly newsletter that covers the two interests we both have in common: tech and Jewish laws and ethics.
The following 75 weeks (and counting!) have been loads of fun! We grew our readership from just the two of us (and our supportive spouses) to close to 200 weekly subscribers.
The newsletters covered topics ranging from office etiquette and mentorship to the future of AI and the use of pointers in Golang to coping strategies during COVID-19 imposed quarantine.
As we hit the one-year mark, the realization hit that this wasn’t just a side project that would last a month or two and that we were in this for the long-haul. The idea came up to collect the first year’s worth of Torah thoughts and publish them in a book.
The idea sounded intimidating at first, but thanks to some help from a few good friends, we are happy to announce, just in time for Shavuot, that the first volume of Torah && Tech is available for pre-order!
Unfortunately, due to coronavirus related delays, the print version won’t be available for another few weeks. Still, the e-book version is available for pre-order at most retailers and will be delivered to your favorite e-reader device on June 1st.
Just head over to torahandtech.dev and order your copy today.
Of course, while you’re there, you can use the opportunity to sign up for the newsletter so you can get a preview of volume two before anyone else. You will get a weekly Torah though in your inbox every week, just in time to share it at your Shabbat table.
If you have any comments or feedback about the book, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ben or me on our social media. We LOVE talking about anything Torah/tech-related!