Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Blog Action Day: Poverty
Blog Action Day aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. On October 15, 2008, thousands of people are posting on the topic of POVERTY.
The Book of Life is participating with this podcast episode, in which authors Davis and Kimmel explore themes of generosity and the tradition of tzedakah (charity). We also get an overview about Blog Action Day itself. The line-up includes:
> Cyan Ta'eed, cofounder (with husband Collis) of Blog Action Day, FreelanceSwitch blogger and director of Envato
> Aubrey Davis, author of Bagels from Benny (interviewed by our Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin!)
> Eric Kimmel, author of The Mysterious Guests: A Sukkot Story
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Our background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band. Additional background music in this episode is courtesy of The Klezmer Company Orchestra. Listen to our upcoming November 2008 podcast for an interview with Aaron Kula, Klezmer Company Orchestra leader, about their CD Beyond the Tribes.Books mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel. Browse our online catalog to reserve books, post a review, or just to look around!
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