Of Summer Paradise, Second Life
Yeshiva Beth HaShem is a free online school. This makes our lessons very easy to access, but it also makes personal connections difficult to establish and maintain. Our talmidim have no physical place to meet, study nor fellowship... until now!
We all exist in what may be thought of "first life" or primary reality. Its the world we all know and experience with our senses. In this reality we have so many limitations. But what if there were a second life, without the limitations of first life? A place where we could fly, travel anywhere we might like, free from finanical burdens, health issues and so on. Well now there is! Its Second Life!
Second Life is not a video game, although many games are played within it. It is not another social media network, blog, e-group... although it connects people from across the globe and frees us to share what's on our minds. Its not a website, although it is internet based and housed on a website. Second Life is not market, although people there buy and sell endlessly... Second life is in many ways a second life, one that is lived out by many thousands of "residents." It has shuls, churches, synagouges, masques, dojos and mandirs. it has its seamy side, its backways, peep shows and clubs that we sugest you avoid (be sure and sure your browser to either G (general) or M (mature) content as the A (adult) material is quite graphic.
Yeshiva Beth HaShem will soon begin a new series of live lessons at our 2nd Life location in Summer Paradise. We are still working out certain technical issues but these classes should be starting up soon. Already the entire content of the Yeshiva website is available there and new mini lessons are now being produced. Join our Second Life group or our main Yahoo e-group, or check back here for the complete schedule.
Already a 2nd Lifer? Visit Yeshiva Beth HaShem in Summer Paradise today! Once you arrive be sure and join our yeshiva group and befriend other members. Don't forget to get your FREE kippa from our group joiner! You can join the group using the panel next to the front door at the yeshiva or ask any of our resident talmidim to add you. For more information visit us in Summer Paradise or contact us through im or note card using the names Yeshiva (me) or Gavrah (my wife Ahuva)!
Haven't begun your 2nd Life yet? It's free and easy to begin. Click the "How to Begin Your Second Life" link below.
I generally monitor our 2nd Life yeshiva property and group chat so it is likely that 2nd Life is up and running on my second computer monitor during normal SLT ("Second Life Time") -- SLT is the same as Pacific Standard time. Other talmidim of the yeshiva are on at various times according to their schedules as well so you need not be alone.
As seen on the image below, the yeshiva features a sign telling you whether or not Ahuva and/or I are currently online (see below). PLEASE be patient! Just because the sign says I'm online does not necessarily mean I am seated at my computer at that precise moment nor that I am currently available. If I'm not on or not available, drop me a note card and I'll respond asap.
If you have any difficulties or questions you are welcome to contact us. Please note: Before asking how to do basic things we strongly recommend going through the tutorial at Caledon first. For information on getting started please Go Here.
We'll be adding to this section of the yeshiva website periodically. If you are a 2nd Lifer and would like to be listed here please let us know.
We hope to see you in 2nd Life!
Yeshiva (me, Yochanan) and Gavrah (Ahuva, my wife).
Our Second Life Pages:
For New Residents:Tips on beginning your Second Life
There's much more to come!The Mini LessonsOur Mini Lessons
These are short lessons that have been written specifically for Second Life.There's much more to come!
For More Go To:
Our Second Life Page
The Yeshiva home page
The Way of Rebbe Y'shua