By Elena Zavelev, Diaspora Hangouts
Last month Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua once again called American Jews "partial", as opposed to "real" Israeli Jews. We are facing the challenge with PresenTense project called Diaspora Hangouts - connecting various corners of Jewish world via informal video forums (on the Google Hangout platform).
We'll be discussing a variety of topics from innovative Jewish restaurants (chefs from Rio, Berlin and Johannesburg would be joining) to radical new Jewish museums (did you know that the largest Jewish museum in the world recently opened in Moscow?) and volunteering (with Israeli activists reporting live from Ethiopia and Mexico).