The Rabin Mishnah Study Group is a world-wide project devoted to the
study of the Mishnah in the religious climate of Masorti (Conservative) Judaism. Two or three times a week subscribers
receive, via email, a lesson in Mishnah which takes only a few minutes to read. There may also be comments
and responses made by subscribers on the material studied.
The project began on the day of the funeral of the late premier, Yitzhak Rabin. On that day the Rabin
Mishnah Study Group, in his memory, held its first lesson, in English, via private e-mail, and about
20 people took part.
Since then the number of participants has increased forty-fold, and today there are many hundreds of
subscribers who receive these lessons regularly. The lessons have been the subject of many complimentary
commendations, some of them even suggesting that RMSG is the most potent and effective vehicle available
today for the propagation of Masorti/Conservative Judaism among serious lay students.
The lessons are active and not just passive learning. Participants who have questions or comments, are
able to send them in; these are posted together with a response in a later lesson.