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Shabbat Scooter from Amigo and Zomet Institute

A reporter at the Detroit News asked me about a motorized scooter that can be used by observant Jews on Shabbat. She wanted a local rabbi’s help in understanding why a scooter wasn’t permissible on Shabbat and why this scooter

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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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Best Jewish iPhone Apps

What are the best iPhone Apps with Jewish content? Here’s a quick rundown: 10.  Dreidel HD By: Captain Moustache, LLP “Jews young and old… REJOICE! Hanukkah has finally hit the iPad.” That’s right, Dreidel HD lets you virtually spin the dreidel for your chance

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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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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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The Best Jewish Apps of 2011

The Orthodox Union (OU) has just released a new mobile app that will be helpful for those seeking knowledge on what food products are kosher for Passover. The new app allows the user to enter any food item or product

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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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Kyocera Gets Sued by Ben Stein for Religious Discrimination

Ben Stein legal battle with Kyocera continue. Stein, who played the memorable high school teacher in the 1986 movie (“Bueller? Bueller?”) was set to film a commercial for Kyocera, the producer of cameras, copiers, printers, mobile phones, and the like.

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Best Jewish Apps of 2010 for iPhone & Android

My list of the Best Jewish Apps of 2010 has generated a lot of attention. The list of thirty-three apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android phones has been reposted on several blogs around the Web. With over 300,000 apps available and

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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.