A sense of community is essential to most religions, and one of the deepest aspects inherent in both religion and spirituality.
If you live in a city like Los Angeles, the chance are you will have easy access to other people who share your faith and also aplace of worship to gather together in.
If you live in more rural areas, or if you are housebound, you may be missing that sense of community and the fellowship with other people who share your faith.
One CEO saw that void and has decided to use the power of the internet to fill it.
Broadband Religious Network
Jay Sanderson of Jewish TV Network has decided to become the first broadband religious network to stream the holiest prayer, Kol Nidre, September 21, 2007 on the high holiday Yom Kippur (the Jewish Day of Atonement).
The service will be broadcast from Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, California.
Jewish TV Network offers a variety of online channels dedicated to bringing the Jewish experience to the Internet in the form of both news and entertainment.
This first-ever broadcast will bring Jews from around the world together to celebrate this holiday, and offer those of other faiths a chance to learn more about how their Jewish friends,colleagues and relatives celebrate their faith.
What did Jay Sanderson have to say about this innovative marriage of Web 2.0 and faith?
“Yom Kippur is the most observed Jewish Holiday of the year. Now everyone,no matter what religion or denomination, will be able to observe the most beautiful and provoking traditions of the Jewish people in a completely new and untraditional way.”
“By taking advantage of our broadband network, JewishTVNetwork.com, we are connecting people throughout the world who are either unable to attend Synagogue or interested in learning more about the Jewish traditions.”
“We are very excited to be the first to use new technology to bring Judaism’s most meaningful services to people around the world including millions who do not have the access or ability to attend High Holiday services.”
In addition to the free broadcast on Yom Kippur, Jewish TV Network will be offering enhanced,comprehensive content for Rosh Hashanna and the other Jewish holidays, as well as cultural content and news.
Leslie Poston is a contributing author discussing the social networking world, whose work can be found on Profy.com
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