Second Life Israel was launched Sunday, enabling SL users from around the world to visit Israel’s beaches and historic sites. The virtual state, preceded by a whole Jewish neighborhood in Second Life, is a work in progress, meant to, “present Israel to a global audience beyond the traditional media,” according to co-founder Chaim Landau.

“This is a concept of Israel as a fun, entertaining, thriving and diverse community for Jews and non-Jews, and a home for Israelis on Second Life.”

The creation of Second Life Israel marks the beginning of a new chapter in digital Jewish society. Focusing on a range of areas, from the holy sites of Jerusalem as well as the modern life and tourist attractions known around the world it also brings Israel in line with other countries that have digital counterparts.

The Man behind the vision, Legacy Heritage Fellow Chaim Landau; the woman behind the builds, Beth Brown.

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photo: The Tel Aviv Promenade; source, Jerusalem Post

The Legacy Heritage Fund also made news today, along with Nefesh B’Nefesh, with the announcement of the new Physician Aliyah Campaign