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Amazon.com Expands Israeli Operations

David Shamah of Times of Israel reports that Amazon.com plans to expand its operations in Israel. In his Start-Up Israel newsletter, he explains what this means: In just a year and a half, Amazon has gone from simply supplying Israeli companies

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The Jewish Man Bitcoin Built – and Then Destroyed

Originally Posted in the Forward by Nathaniel Popper This article is excerpted and adapted from “Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money” by Nathaniel Popper. Charlie Shrem sits in prison in

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Arabs Hack Major Israeli Websites

Arab hackers known as Desert Falcons have stolen over 1 million files in 50 countries. It’s possible that this hacking groups could be government-backed. According to the Times of Israel website and David Shamah, Desert Falcons, which “distinguish themselves from the Gaza

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Israeli Company Taboola Buys Perfect Market

Israeli company Taboola brings native to programmatic with its recent acquisition of Perfect Market. Taboola, the leading content discovery platform, today announced that it has acquired Perfect Market, a leading provider of digital publishing software solutions for driving traffic, engagement

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AP Article on Online Summer Camp Photo Galleries

HOW’S SLEEP-AWAY CAMP GOING? CHECK THE PHOTOS By BETH J. HARPAZ Jun. 11, 2014  NEW YORK (AP) — Not long ago, parents who sent children to sleep-away camp might wait days or even weeks for a letter. And they’d be lucky

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Jewish Technology 2012: A Look Back

Once again The Jewish Week asked me to try and summarize the last year in technology from a Jewish angle. This was not an easy task since technology is increasingly so much a part of our lives and it affects

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Does Your Donkey Have a Wi-Fi Connection?

I wrote about my technology experience at the Mamshit Camel Ranch, a Bedouin village in Israel, in 2004 on my personal blog. I explained how funny it was to be at a Bedouin village that appeared to be authentically rustic to

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Top Ten Jewish Influencer Awards

Announcing the winners of our inaugural Jewish Treats Top Ten Jewish Influencer Awards! Finalists were selected by an expert panel of judges and evaluated based on creative and strategic use of social media to positively impact the Jewish community. 2012

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Can You Sell Chametz Online For Passover?

Not every Jewish ritual can be transferred to the medium of the Internet, but even the question raises some interesting points for discussion. With the latest Web technology, we have seen how Jewish life-cycle events can be more inclusive and

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Best Jewish Apps of 2010

As more Jewish people acquire the latest in handheld technology – think iPhones, iPads, Android-powered smartphones, BlackBerrys and tablet PCs — there will be more Jewish-themed applications available for download. Some of these apps will be utilities for checking the

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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.