As part of our effort to get information about the Shalom Hartman Institute out on as many channels and platforms as possible – so we can offer our innovative and pluralistic Jewish learning to people who might not otherwise hear of us – we have created a full-time video channel of Institute lectures and presentations on Mogulus.com.
Mogulus is a leading channel in the burgeoning world of streaming video. It’s more than YouTube (where we also have a channel); it’s a collection of channels created by individuals and organizations around the world. There will be a lot of competition for viewership overall on Mogulus, but there is little Jewish content on that network, and we are pleased to be able to fill that void.
One thing we’ve noticed as we’ve surfed the world of Internet video is that there is little mainstream Jewish content. By that I mean that most of the video and audio found online is from groups seeking to reach the mainstream from one edge of the spectrum or the other.
I’ve been told, for example, that the highest-rated iTunes podcasts in the “Jewish” category are from “Messianic Jewish” congregations and individuals. Similarly, groups such as Chabad and Aish have been on the Web in a variety of formates for many years. For all of the good Chabad and Aish do, they cannot be considered mainstream in their Jewish thinking.
So, we hope our videos – and audio programming to come – will fill the online void in this area. So, “tune in” to us on Mogulus. We hope it will turn you on, in the hope that you won’t drop out from the Jewish world, but will, in fact, deepen your engagement.
For a complete guide to the Hartman Institute video channels, click here.