Several months ago, I stumbled upon a social media platform designed and administered by a Torahkeeper, for Torahkeepers. TheTorahNetwork.com (TTN), the brainchild of Rhy Bezuidenhout, was in its infant stages when I first encountered it, so I signed up to see what it was all about.
At that point there may have been fewer than 300 participants, so the site was understandably a bit quiet. A few dedicated posters and the snowballing effect of word of mouth advertising has slowly grown the site to a healthy 2000+ members while Rhy has faithfully been tweaking and adjusting programming and site administration to foster a wonderfully open environment that encourages the free and respectful exchange of thoughts and information.
Similar to Faithlessbook in layout and feel, TTN has groups, a marketplace, ministries, forums, etc. Rhy also has a mobile app (in the Apple and Google Play Stores) so you don’t miss any of your friends and can connect on the go. Of special note are the state and regional groups that help mishpocha find each other in their local areas.
TTN is free, though there are several membership levels with a number of perks for a small monthly or annual membership which helps offset Rhy’s costs of equipment, bandwidth, and time inputs. Strongly consider investing in this vision for kol Israel.
If you haven’t been to thetoranetwork.com yet, isn’t it time? If you have, please connect with me. Also, be sure to spread the word!!