Shalom Sesame! Ma Nishma?

Yeah I know! Tikkun Olam is not actually a really badly named blog by a crabby Israel hater in Seattle. It’s also a concept in Judaism whereby one is urged to perfect the world by fulfilling God’s commandments and pursuing social justice. The Repair The World blog recently noted:

…Shalom Sesame has returned for the first time in 20 years with a DVD collection slated for release this Chanukah. The new series follows our familiar friend Grover to Israel, where he joins the cast of Rechov Sumsum, as well as Jewish celebrities like Jake & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ben Stiller, Natalie Portman and Matisyahu, in learning about Jewish and Israeli culture.

Neat right? I know this is ostensibly for kids, but Natalie Portman? Maggie Gyllenhaal? Yum. But never mind that. This isn’t about horndogging. It’s about the children. And Shalom Sesame teaches kids about all kinds of important things like the concept of Tikkun Olam. Enjoy the video below:

Shalom Sesame: The Tikkun Olam Song from Repair the World on Vimeo.

Hat tip to Jillian Kornsweig at Repair the World, who uhm… neglected to mention that embedding is restricted to their domain. Doh. See the video by clicking here

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.