Following the joyous holiday of Simchat Torah, Jews all over begin learning the Torah anew as part of the daily study cycle. Beginning with the portion of Bereishit, which tells of the creation of the world, we will learn more each day and each week until we’ll complete the entire Torah in a year’s time.

This year, in addition to the classic classes by Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon, we’ve got an option for those who want a quick treatment of the portion with Rashi’s commentary: Rabbi Levi Avtzon from Johannesburg provides a concise and accessible podcast, ideal for those who are not yet fluent in Hebrew or do not have time to study the entire portion in depth.

So as the Jewish world begins to study again from the beginning (quite literally), be sure to check out Rabbi Avtzon’s classes.