Sunday, January 31, 2016
G-dcast has been offering Jewish learning in a few minutes at a time with videos, apps and interactive experiences for everyone. In 2009 they presented a four minute animated narrative of each of the 54 Torah portions.
Now, G-dcast has produced its first original narrative short, The Man Who Buried His Own Leg.
The topic may not sound humorous at first glance, but it's an important lesson in Jewish law that's presented in a very entertaining way.
It was inspired by a story Sarah Lefton heard on the street almost ten years ago. It teaches about Jewish views on the body without getting into the details of source texts and whatnot...and might just send you off on a journey of your own.
It was an official selection at the Palm Springs Shortfest, LA Jewish Film Festival, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Washington DC Jewish Film Festival, and the DAM Short Film Festival.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)