Our video site Jewish.tv has been regularly hosting live classes for our worldwide audience for some time. This allows hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of students to study “together.” Participants often send in follow-up questions and engage directly with the teachers–and each other—in the discussions that follow.

The Internet is an amazing tool that enables so many of us to learn and study together. But, of course, always looking for ways to connect even more, we recently debuted live classes with the ability to chat live with the instructor and fellow students, allowing students to interact in real time. It creates an amazing, empowering experience for both teacher and student. We are proud to partner with the Jewish Learning Network for this series.

Based on overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants, we will be expanding this feature to more of our live classes.

We hope you can join us for the next live webcast, which will take place this Wednesday, July 23, at 8 p.m. Eastern time (5 p.m. Pacific time). Rabbi Shneur Wilhelm will be leading an engaging discussion on “The Holy Temple: its history, importance and configuration.”

The following Wednesday, also at 8 p.m. Eastern time, he will continue the series with "My Temple. Destroyed? Can G‑d destroy the holiest place on earth?"

The subject of this series is especially relevant at this time of year, known as the “Three Weeks,” when we mark the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in 69 CE. Our sages tell us that G‑d told the Prophet Ezekiel that by the Jewish people studying the ins and outs of the Holy Temple, He considers it as if they actually constructed it.

We’ll be building a Holy Temple this Wednesday and would be thrilled if you could join us. Be ready to take part in the dynamic conversations in our global Jewish classroom on Jewish.tv.

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