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Yid Vid: Animating the Portion

By Daniel Treiman

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Sarah Lefton, a San Francisco-based Jewish innovator, who was responsible for giving the world the Jewish Fashion Conspiracy, which sold schmattes bearing clever semitic slogans, has a cool new conspiracy brewing.

This time, her co-conspirators include those learned in the ways of Torah and those learned in the ways of animation. The result is the G-dcast — a weekly animated presentation of the Torah portion.

It’s off to a strong beginning, with a Bereshit cartoon narrated by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner:

Joan Tue. Nov 4, 2008

Rabbi: In Yid Vid you should have said: "Adam and Eve could see YOU AND ME", not "YOU AND I.

Iris Miller Wed. Nov 5, 2008

I like this very much(and always enjoy reading Reb. Kushner's books). I would like to get G-d cast as email every day and forward it to my children and grandchildren. Thank you.!

roberto Thu. Dec 4, 2008

q honda

Susan Sat. Dec 6, 2008

BRILLIANT! The animation, simple, yet sophisticated, brings the lesson to life by making the abstract concrete without losing the complexity. Powerful.

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