As rabbis and educators, you are expected to be learned and knowledgeable about ancient Jewish wisdom and be able to share it with a contemporary audience. To that end, many rabbis and educators do their best to follow current events.

That said, as we live in an ever-evolving news cycle, it has become a daunting task to stay on top of the latest news and stories around the world.

How can one be aware of all that is relevant to your student and congregants?

Enter theSkimm.

The tagline of this new company says it all: “We read. You Skimm.”

Indeed, this free daily email newsletter gives you everything you need to stay on top of current events and the latest happenings around the world. It contains no images (although it does link to articles so that you can read more if you choose to do so) and is easy to read.

How did theSkimm get started?

According to, “Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin were working for NBC News when they decided they wanted to create their own news source — one more in tune with the lifestyles of millennials. In short, theSkimm does the reading for you – across subject lines and party lines – and breaks it down with fresh editorial content.”

You can read more about who is behind theSkimm here.

Who reads theSkimm?


In 2014, they surpassed 1 million active readers.

Still need convincing that this is something that you or a colleague would enjoy?

Check out the most recent Skimm, or check out the archives.




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