Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
The New York Times published an interesting article yesterday by Alexis Mainland on reading while traveling on the NYC subway system. Mainland looks at what commuters are reading on different transit lines and, in one section of the article, asks Harry and David Zinstein what they’re reading on the B line:
To learn the Talmud, many of its students read one of its 2,711 pages each day. And it helps to have a chevruta, or study partner. Harry and David Zinstein, brothers from Washington Heights, generally conduct their Daf Yomi — page of the day, in Hebrew — study sessions en route to work on the Upper West Side.
Except on Wednesday, which turns out to be a kind of day of rest for Harry, the elder of the two Zinsteins at 28. A manager at Mike’s Bistro, a kosher restaurant on West 72nd Street, Harry Zinstein forgoes his subway Talmud study those days to read the Dining section of The New York Times.
Mainland also suggests that subway readers check out the Subway Book Club Blog.
What do you read on your daily commute?