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Tablet Magazine Charges Users to Comment

Want to comment on a Tablet Magazine article? From now on, you’ll have to pay money to do that. Will that work? I don’t think it will, but I’m not going to pay money to tell them that! Now, if

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Shomer Shabbat Hackathon – Jewish Technology

  From the Jewish Standard By Larry Yudelson Published: 26 December 2014 Akiva Lipshitz, a Teaneck high school freshman, demonstrates his winning Pong game. If your idea of a good time is staying up all night writing computer programs, you’re

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Can We Have a Virtual Minyan With Skype?

It was 1998 and I was in my first semester of rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. My Talmud professor, Rabbi Avram Israel Reisner, approached me after class one day to discuss a project he was working on. As

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The Techie Rabbi at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Beyond technology and gadgets: Rabbi Jason Miller’s view of International CES 2014 By Alan Weinkrantz January 12, 2014 Originally published in the Times of Israel I’ve just returned from the International CES show in Las Vegas, where 150,000 of us walked miles of

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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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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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Rabbi Forbids Commenting on Websites

The more I blog, the thicker my skin gets. Overtime, I’ve learned to prepare myself before reading the comment section at the bottom of my posts. With great inventions, we have to take the bad with the good. It’s been

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Best Websites for Jewish Organizations and Synagogues

Whenever I am asked to consult synagogues and Jewish nonprofits on their Web presence, the first thing I do is take a look at their current website and try to determine in which year it was created. I can usually

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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.