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Website offers virtual seder

Social networking to conduct online Passover dinner for benefit of surfers who are alone during holiday, as well as families living in Diaspora

Shalom Life news staff
Published: 03.25.10, 14:58 / Israel Jewish Scene

"Mekusharim", a social networking website in Israel, has announced that this Passover it will be conducting an online seder for the benefit of surfers who are alone during the holiday, as well as families living in the Diaspora. Mekusharim hopes that this way it will be able to connect between users and create a more meaningful holiday experience.

 

The virtual seder will include a table with an unlimited number of seats. Users will be able to join the seder by clicking on a virtual chair. The table will be seen from above and will include all the elements of a regular Seder, including haggadot, the seder plate, matzah and the four cups.

 

Mekusharim is hoping to break the record for largest seder in the world, so a counter will be seen above the table showing how many registered users are participating at any given time.

 

The seder will feature comedy acts and guest celebrity chefs.

 

Shani Aloni, director of marketing of Mekusharim, said in a statement to the press: “A virtual seder is an opportunity to give an opportunity to young people, most of whom celebrate the Passover seder, but looking to do it a little differently. People will be able to enjoy the best of both worlds in an exciting, refreshing and different way. They will also be able to connect to loved ones abroad and feel as if they were together at a festive table.

 

“The big advantage of Mekusharim is that it is localized, which gives the network and its users more benefits.”

 

Mekusharim currently has 1.4 million registered users and is the leading Israeli social networking site.

 

Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life

 

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