G-dcast is an experiment. We're going to tell the story of the whole Torah, over the course of a year, through 54 cartoon parshas. (A parsha is a Torah portion, basically a chunk of the Old Testament.)
Make sure to check out all our episodes. A new one drops each Monday, and they're all catalogued on the website at g-dcast.com.
The core team is three people from different Jewish backgrounds. None of us are the same in our outlook. One of us grew up Reform, one of us Orthodox, and one of us on a mountaintop surrounded by non-Jews. We are all experts in different ways, but what brings us together is excitement about the array of voices out there in the Jewish world. We are inspired by all kinds of storytellers - teachers, rabbis, musicians, comedians, activists and the occasional regular schmuck with something good to say.
G-dcast's goal is to raise basic Jewish literacy in an accessible, fun way. These stories belong to all of us, regardless of how old we are when we hear them for the first time. The Torah is a deep, endless text that can bring Jews together, whether it guides our lives religiously, spiritually, intellectually, or simply as something to get together and gab about.
The other big goal of this project is to introduce you to some of the wildly exciting voices out there in the Jewish world that you may not have heard. We will bring you an array of storytellers, and links to their projects. If you discover a performing artist or an author that you enjoy on this website, we hope you'll pick up their book or CD, and check out their work in the real world.
We want as many people as possible to hear the voices that tell these stories. G-dcast is free, and we want you to pass it around to everyone you know. Feel free to embed these cartoons on your blog or email a link to your friends. Download them as a podcast on iTunes and watch out for mobile applications to come.