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.

Read the com­plete article.

Main­land also sug­gests that sub­way read­ers check out the Sub­way Book Club Blog.

What do you read on your dai­ly commute?