Online presence imageI am sure there are people out there whose online presence is more complicated than mine, but I would like to take this opportunity to list the various ways you can follow what I am doing online. Feel free to engage any or all of these.

Email lists

Currently I have two email lists. I produce a D’var Torah (word from the Torah), called TorahBytes. This is a short “thought for the week” based on the annual synagogue reading cycle of the Torah (the Books of Moses, the first five books of the Bible).

I also send out a monthly newsletter, which usually includes a lead article on a biblical topic and an update of my teaching and writing services. From time to time, I will use this list to inform my subscribers of urgent matters that I deem of interest.

You can subscribe to both or either of these lists or update your current subscription, by clicking here.

Note: This has nothing to do with the new Canadian anti-Spam legislation. If you ever want to be removed from either or both of my lists, there is an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email.


I have both a TorahBytes and personal Facebook pages. I post my weekly TorahBytes message in both locations. I post other TorahBytes-related items on the TorahBytes page, while reserving my personal page for a wide assortment of personal and ministry-related items.

To access my TorahBytes page, click here.

To access my personal page, click here.

Note: You need to be a Facebook member to access the above pages.


I have two Twitter accounts. @torahbytes is for TorahBytes-specific tweets (usually the weekly message). @alangilman for ministry tweets that are broader in scope. I do not tend to tweet personal news.

To access my TorahBytes account, click here.

To access my ministry account, click here.

Note: You do not need to be a Twitter member to access Twitter pages.

Web Sites

My ministry site is This is where you will find information about my teaching and writing along with access to audio and video resources and more. is dedicated to TorahBytes. This is where the weekly messages are displayed and stored (text and audio).


You are currently reading, which I will be using for general blog posts on a wide variety of topics. is an alternate site for posting my weekly TorahBytes messages and allows for comments. My intention is to also include posts supplemental to the weekly messages.