Pope, Rabbi In Bible Marathon

From JTA:

Pope Benedict VI and the chief rabbi of Rome will take part in a marathon live televised reading of the Bible.

The pope will kick off the weeklong, round-the-clock “Bible Day and Night” event Oct. 5, reading in Italian the beginning of Genesis, Italy’s state-owned broadcaster RAI reported.

Roman Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni will follow, reading the same passage in Hebrew. Protestant and Orthodox Christian leaders also will read.

In all, about 1,200 people from all walks of life will continue reading all 73 books of the Catholic edition of the Old and New Testaments. Most of the marathon reading will be broadcast on RAI’s educational satellite channel.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com. Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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