Press Release: New MJL Eletter Explores the Jewniverse

For new MyJewishLearning email newsletter, it's all about the inspirational, the extraordinary, and the strange.


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Daniel Septimus, CEO and Editor-in-Chief
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New York, September 16, 2010 — Just in time for the New Year, has launched its first daily email newsletter, Jewniverse.

Five days a week subscribers will receive an email shedding light on an under-explored part of the Jewish universe: A Yiddish workout video. The first rabbi in space. What God thinks of pufferfish. An adaptation of the Talmud in limerick form–as well as traditional texts and other elements of Jewish culture that display the true breadth of Jewish life.

 “We’re committed to presenting Jewish wisdom and culture in all its varieties,” says Daniel Septimus, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of, “and that means the serious and the silly, the thought-provoking and the provocative.”

Jewniverse is an initiative of and The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, which is providing support for Jewniverse.

“Learning about Jewish culture, customs, and thinking–both historical and contemporary–is a glue that strengthens Jewish identity. Unfortunately, few people take the time to avail themselves of the resources that exist for new learning,” explains Dr. Neal Mayerson, president of the foundation.  

“We thought that delivering this kind of information in fun, bite-sized nuggets was an important addition to the landscape of Jewish learning alternatives, and believe that is the perfect partner for developing and delivering this new service.”

Jewniverse joins a lineup of six other email newsletters, which provide Jewish educational content to more than 70,000 people each week.

Subscriptions to Jewniverse are free of charge.

Click here to sign up.


About is the leading transdenominational website of Jewish information and education. The site offers thousands of articles on all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life and is geared toward adults of all ages and backgrounds, from novice learners, who may be exploring Judaism for the first time, to experienced learners, who are looking to delve deeper into specific topic areas.

In addition to the more than 5,000 articles, features video and audio content, a blog (Mixed Multitudes), an Ask-the-Expert column, recipes, weekly Torah commentaries, quizzes, and discussion boards.

MyJewishLearning, Inc. is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


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