In Judaism, Mishnah Yomis (Hebrew: משנה יומית "The Daily Study of the Mishnah") refers to the Torah study cycle in which two Mishnayos (brief collections of rulings dealing with the Oral Law) are learned every day.
Although Jews have been studying the Mishnah ever since it was first compiled about 2000 years ago, this systematic cycle was first established in 1948 by Rabbi Yonah Sztencl. His goal in creating the Mishnah Yomis cycle was to memorialize the Jews that were killed in the Holocaust, through a global studying of the Mishnah. He also wanted to provide a realistic way for even a simple, working Jew to familiarize himself with the six orders of the Mishnah, upon which the Jewish system of law is based. In just 6 years, anyone can learn the entire set of 4,192 Mishnayos.
The previous Mishnah Yomis cycle, the 12th, began on 22 Tamuz 5770 (July 4, 2010). The current cycle began on Wednesday, 20 Adar-B 5776 (March 30, 2016).
The current daily sections being studied can be found at dafyomi.co.il/calendars/myomi/todays_mishnah.php and www.mishnahyomit.com, along with recordings and discussion for each. A PDF calendar for the whole current year is found at www.mishnahyomit.com.
Other study cycles:
- Shnayim mikra ve-echad targum (Weekly Torah portion with Rashi) - weekly or daily study (1-year cycle)
- Daf Yomi (entire Talmud) - daily study (approx 7-year cycle); Amud Yomi (approx 14-year cycle)
- Halacha Yomis - daily study (4-year cycle)
- Mishneh Torah - daily study (2.5- or 5-year cycle)
- Mishnah Berurah Yomit - daily study (1- or 3-year cycle)
- Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yomi - daily study (1-year cycle)
- Tanya - daily study (1-year cycle)