July 21, 2011
Google+ and the end of physical minyans
I’ve been using Google+ for three weeks now, and though the place often feels dead, there is a lot of cool stuff to do on Google+. Like have a minyan.
That’s right. No longer do 10 men need to meet in a room in the middle of the day to pray. They can “huddle” on Google+’ which allows for group video chats of up to 10 people.
This caused PunkTorah to ask: “Will Google+ Change the Kaddish on Accident?”
Purists, of course, will say there is no substitute for the real thing. Face to face. But PunkTorah might be on to something, especially for younger Jews more comfortable living in a digital space.