Talmud in Action: Virtual House of Study to Span the Globe
A global conference of Jewish learning, including music and art performances, will take place online over a 24-hour period on November 17, 2013. “>24×24” – 24 classes from 24 speakers around the globe – free of charge and live using Google Hangouts On Air and YouTube. World-renowned scholar Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz will speak at 10am PST.
This is a great opportunity to learn alongside our brothers and sisters from around the world, working with inspiring, dynamic teachers in a cutting edge format. What could be better?
The Global Day will unite 400 communities in 40 countries through the study of Jewish texts. Sponsored by the “>www.theglobalday.com on November 17th. Viewers around the world will be able to sit in on classes broadcast from in-person community events worldwide. Virtual communities and individuals at home will be able to ask questions live on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. These videos will also be available on YouTube.
Karen Sponder, Project Director, explained that, “our use of Google Hangouts On Air marks the first time this platform will be used for Jewish learning on a global scale. We hope that 24×24 will inspire others to use the Internet to unite the worldwide Jewish community, and make it easier to access Jewish learning.”
With God's help, I will be participating from Gettysburg, PA, where I will be attending the festivities connected to the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.