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Animating the Talmud: Studio G-dcast Videos Bring Together Animators and Storytellers to Put a Modern Spin on Ancient Jewish Texts
Last August, a group of young Jewish artists gathered at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum to write, record, and animate the short films illustrating famous Talmud tales. Over the course of one intensive week, the participating animators and storytellers, many of whom were encountering the Talmud for the first time, brought to life six of the Babylonian Talmud’s best-known tales.
Updated: May. 28, 2013
Taking advantage of Google's release of Jerusalem Street Views in April, 2012, the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) launched a website, Jerusalem Memories, to allow collecting and sharing personal memories and images of Jerusalem. The site now contains numerous personal memories of Jerusalem inspired by the Google Street View images.
Updated: May. 07, 2013
'Joe’s Israel', a new social media based Israel project, was recently launched on the web, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The project provides a platform to empower college students in North America for a dialogue on Israel.
Updated: Apr. 24, 2013
In response to the recently revised policy of the Israel Ministry of Education calling on high school teachers to create and utilize Facebook groups as a platform for learning, a group of Israeli educational leaders created a short Hebrew video guide for creating and using Facebook groups for learning.
Updated: Apr. 09, 2013
Teaching the Legacy #29 – e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Photographs: Reflection or Interpretation of Reality?
The 29th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This e-newsletter focuses on photography. This newsletter explores the strengths and weaknesses of photographs as a historical source, and whether they reflect reality or interpret it.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2013
Google Expands Its Street View Imagery In Israel, Adds Hundreds Of New Cities, Towns & Tourist Attractions
Last April Google released panoramic imagery of sites and streets in Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv-Jaffa via the Street View feature of Google Maps. As part of their ongoing effort to make Google Maps even more comprehensive and accurate, they have published street-level imagery of hundreds more cities, towns, villages, heritage sites and tourist attractions across Israel.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2013
If you're a young Jewish artist - a singer, song-writer, musician, rapper, spoken word poet, writer, comedian, story teller or anyone else with an incredibly strong voice, this is aimed at you, regardless of your current knowledge of the Psalms. We're looking for you to submit a one and half to two minute audio entry of your interpretation of one of the Psalms. If you're picked, on top of a cash prize, you'll get to see your film animated!
Updated: Jan. 29, 2013
This week Google has made available 42 new online historical exhibitions telling the stories behind major events of the last century, including Apartheid, D-Day and the Holocaust. The stories have been put together by 17 partners including museums and cultural foundations who have drawn on their archives of letters, manuscripts, first-hand video testimonials and much more. Much of the material is very moving—and some is on the Internet for the first time at the Google Cultural Institute.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012
Newly released color photographs from ghettos around Poland, published on the website Life.com, provide a unique glimpse into the daily lives of the Jews during the years 1939-1940. The photos depicting the Warsaw and Kutno ghettos are the work of high-ranking Nazi photographer Hugo Jaeger, who had rare access to the upper echelon of the Third Reich, including Adolf Hitler.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2012
This special Hebrew language online guide to Poland integrates a bird's eye tour with detailed information about both Polish and Jewish Poland whose history is greatly intertwined. The guide contains information, photos, videos and links to interesting sites and routes on as well as tours on Google Earth which were prepared by experts in historical and contemporary Poland.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2012