A new program has begun in Chernigov, changing the face of Torah learning here.
This past Sunday, the Jewish Community of Chernigov premiered a showing of "STARS TV", a multimedia learning presentation.
The event was well attended, by youth and older community members alike, and the audience was absolutely fascinated.
The show opened with a clip of popular Chassidic reggae star Matisyahu singing his hit song "Jerusalem". The rest of the class, moving at a fast pace, focused on Jerusalem, Israel, Abraham, and Hebrew language.
At the request of the viewers, the video was paused every few minutes for a fascinating discussion analyzing the historical and practical applications of the lesson.
The reactions of the crowd were perhaps summed up best by participant Vladimir S.* "Can we expect to watch a class like this each week?" He asked incredulously.
"No", he was answered with smile. "Next week it will be even better."
The smiles that broke out on the faces around the room proved the success of the class.
*Names have been changed to protect privacy.