Wednesday, March 9, 2011
G-dcast has done it again. After animating all 55 of the weekly Torah portions, the G-dcast crew has tackled the Purim story and delivered it on YouTube. It's a fun retelling of the classic story, with the addition of some modern themes.
The storyteller is Vanessa Hidary, also known as the Hebrew Mamita. An actress/poet/playwright/native New Yorker, Hidary grew up on Manhattan's culturally diverse Upper West Side, graduating from LaGuardia High School of the Arts and Hunter College. Her experiences as a Sephardic Jew with close friends from different ethnic and religious backgrounds inspired her to write "Culture Bandit," the nationally toured solo show that chronicles her coming of age during the golden age of Hip-Hop and her dedication to fostering understanding and friendship between all people. Enjoy!