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Facebook Finally Agrees to Ban Anti-Israel Hate Pages

In an email sent Wednesday afternoon to the Haym Salomon Center, Facebook rescinded its initial decision that a page that incited hatred and violence against Israelis met “community standards.” “As you may have noticed, we have now taken down both

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Jason Buzi’s Refugee Nation Launches Largest Crowdfunding Campaign in History

Refugee Nation Launches Largest Crowdfunding Campaign in History to Raise $3 Billion and Solve Global Humanitarian Crisis Donations collected from fundraising will be used to Establish a New Country by the Year 2020 San Francisco, CA – October 15, 2015

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Bomb Gaza Video Game Gets Shot Down from Google AppStore

Google removed from its app store — Google Play — a mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on Gaza. “Bomb Gaza” lets video game players drop bombs and try to avoid killing civilians. The game got the axe from Google this

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Summer Camp and Technology

As Jewish camp leaders once again convened at Leaders Assembly, the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s biennial conference here in New Brunswick, there was a lot of networking taking place – both in person and via social media. The dozens of

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When Someone Dies on Facebook: Sending Social Media Sympathies

A standup comic tells the story of his mother’s first days using Facebook when she commented “LOL” on someone’s Facebook status announcing the death of her aunt. “Why’d you do that mom,” the standup comic exclaimed. “Because I wanted to

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Online Learning Opportunities During the Omer

It is customary to study Jewish texts – mostly commonly Pirkei Avot – during Sefirat Ha’Omer, the period of time between Passover and Shavuot. Many take the opportunity to occupy themselves with Torah study in the late Shabbat afternoons when

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Who Had the 4th Account on Facebook?

I was in Jerusalem in December 2012 with a dozen of my Conservative rabbi colleagues on a mission to support our sister movement in Israel — the Masorti Movement. At a lovely dinner on the first evening of our stay

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Walmart Hanukkah Ham: The Real Story

Have you seen the photo of the Boneless Spiral Ham on sale for Hanukkah? Well, just like the return of the clothing fashion styles of yesteryear, many things on the Web tend to make a comeback too. It seems like

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Offering Repentance with Facebook and Twitter

Is it acceptable to tweet teshuvah (repentance) or offer a mea culpa on Facebook? A few Yom Kippur holidays ago, I delivered a sermon explaining how Jewish people have begun “doing teshuvah” — seeking repentance from others — through social networking

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Religion and Social Media

The Detroit Free Press ran an article detailing how social media is being used by religious leaders. In his article “What Would Jesus Tweet?,” religion editor Niraj Warikoo looks at how houses of worship are using Facebook and Twitter to

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Jewish Techs: The Jewish Technology Blog

This blog looks at how modern technology affects Jewish life, particularly the impact of the Internet on Jews across the globe. The Internet has made the Jewish community seem smaller. The Jewish Techs blog, written by blogger Rabbi Jason Miller (The Techie Rabbi), explores the places where Jewish culture, education and faith intersect with technology. Of course, like anything, Jews will continue to ask if technology is good or bad for the Jews – the age old question of our people. Good or bad, it is undisputed that technology has changed Jewish life. If you’re Jewish or interested in technology or both… you’ll enjoy the conversation. Thanks for reading the Jewish Techs blog.

The Techie Rabbi – Rabbi Jason Miller

Rabbi Jason Miller, the Techie RabbiJason Miller is NOT your typical rabbi. Known as the Techie Rabbi, he launched Access Computer Technology in 2010 and has grown it into a full-scale technology firm that provides social media marketing consulting and web design in addition to IT support. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary a decade ago, Rabbi Jason has made a name for himself as a popular blogger, social media expert, educator and entrepreneur. Based in Detroit, his congregation includes more than a million people who read his blog and follow him in Cyberspace. He began the Jewish Techs blog in January 2010 as the New York Jewish Week's technology expert.

An entrepreneurial rabbi and an alum of Clal's "Rabbi Without Borders" fellowship, Jason Miller is a rabbi and thought leader whose personal blog has been viewed by millions. The Detroit Free Press called him “the most tech-savvy Jewish leader" and the Huffington Post ranked him among the top Jewish Twitter users in the world. A social media expert, Rabbi Jason is a popular speaker and writer on technology and its effect on the Jewish world. He writes the "Jewish Techs" blog for The Jewish Week and the monthly "Jews in the Digital Age" column for the Detroit Jewish News.

Miller won the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce and is one of the winners of a Jewish Influencer award from the National Jewish Outreach Program.