Episode 42: Open Source Judaism

Episode 42 features an interview with Aharon Varady, founder of the Open Siddur Project. Aharon lays out how copyright creates barriers to meaningful prayer and access to the diversity of Jewish traditions. In response, Aharon created OpenSiddur.org – “a Jewish free culture and open source project that bridges bookcraft, scholarship, and spirituality” – a Jewish DIY challenge to for-profit publishing companies. Yasher koach! If capitalism hurts your kavanah, you should tune-in to this podcast!

Music from Alain Chekroun (“Psalm 121”), Andy Statman Quartet (“You Were Revealed”), David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness! (“Electric Sher”).

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the link to zinelibrary.info! I had never heard about it. What a great resource.

    Thank you and Malka again for the great opportunity to share my thoughts and this project with your listeners. I posted some extensive afterthoughts on the interview here.

  2. […] interview with Aharon Varady on Open Source Judaism Posted by Aharon, on August 5th, 2010 Welcome Radio 613 listeners. It was my joy to be interviewed by co-hosts Avi & Malcah on CFRC Kingston 101.9FM […]

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