That's right (in case you hadn't heard): Shalom Sesame is back!
Folks in the blogosphere---including me---are pretty excited about this. I have the best memories of watching episodes of Shalom Sesame (in Hebrew, Rechov Sumsum) in grade school. Yitzhak Perlman, Jeremy Miller, Bert and Ernie (speaking Hebrew), Kermit haTzfardea. And who can forget Moishe Oofnik?
Here's a quote about the new DVD series (released this year, just in time for Chanukah!) from werepair.org:
The new series follows our familiar friend Grover to Israel, where he joins the cast of Rechov Sumsum, as well as Jewish celebrities like Jake & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ben Stiller, Natalie Portman and Matisyahu, in learning about Jewish and Israeli culture.Sounds like something you don't want to miss. Here's a teaser from the new series, as well as a few favorites from the original: