Shalom, Salut, Salve!
I have just been to one of the SL-lessons at Babel School. A German class with an American and a CostaRican.
Finally, I have seen what it looks like – in the end I am also one of the teachers! :) And I have to say: we need more structure. More stucture and more utilities, like tables, pictures, etc. Much time is needed to type things.
But on the other hand, in general, this is indeed a wonderful possibility of interaction, which is not yet seen by many SL residents. “Learning through playing” if you want. We can be flexible, in both meanings: change the subject or a study plan, and also the place, or ourselves. But there can be so much more!
I wonder what it will be like, as soon as we have audio here. That will be really crazy.
I’ve just witnessed a great thing: I was present at the Shabbat candle lighting at the Temple Beit Israel. Not that I’ve never seen it, well only once in my RL, but in SL it makes another impression. I visited this temple a few times before, and unluckily never saw a soul, apart from an American RL reporter who was also looking for others. :)
Temple Beit Israel (“beit” – meaning “home”, as far as my little Hebrew tells me) was grounded in August 2006 by Beth Brown, whose SL name is Beth Odets. The place is world-oriented and welcomes everyone who wants to meet Jewish culture, experince religion in some liberal sense or just meet people and just talk tacheles. The members light candles on Shabbat for people from different parts of the world, depending on their time zone: for Israel friends at 7 am SL time, for Europeans – 10 am, 3 pm for East Coast, 7 pm – West Coast and 5 pm “in Between”.
I find it a friendly place and also a wonderful deed of Ms Odets to have created another religious (spiritual) and cultural spot in SL.
I have to make it explicit! My absolutely favourite place in SL is… DOGGLOUNGE! Deep House music from the USA. The Dogglounge Radio exists both in RL and SL,the RL station being either in Chicago or Minneapolis, that one confuses me a little. Live stream of the greatest and sensual music on this planet! Enjoy the sea-breeze and nice elegant people!
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