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The Most Influential Jewish Twitter Accounts

In honor of Twitter’s 10th anniversary, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) put together a list of the top 25 Twitter users in the Jewish world. The following is the article in JTA by Gabe Friedman and then the list of the

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Top Jewish Twitter Users 2016

William Daroff @daroff Followers: 41.6K Type: Politics/Jewish Washington DC and Vegan Food Recent Tweet: “Scene at the 2015 White House Hanukkah Parties http://eepurl.com/bJhNEv .” William Daroff is Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Director of the Washington office of The Jewish Federations of North

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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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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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A Hashtag on a Jewish Wedding Kippah

Reform Jewish wedding, Conservative Jewish wedding or Orthodox Jewish wedding… they all have one thing in common — the personalized yarmulke. It’s impossible to go to a Jewish wedding and not receive a keepsake kippah with the bride and groom’s

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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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Are Social Networking Sites Too Political About Israel?

Spending a week in Israel earlier this month I kept my eyes open to the way Israelis use technology. Even on my first time in Israel over 18 years ago I noticed that Israelis thirsted for the latest tech gadgets.

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Gaza Situation Becomes Cyber War for Israel

Social media changes the zeitgeist in ways we couldn’t have imagined. As we saw with the recent presidential election, opinions and attacks now travel at the speed of light. And so it should be no surprise that the ongoing Middle

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Do Jewish Organizations Understand Social Media Marketing?

As a rabbi who is a social media expert, I find myself consulting a lot of synagogues and Jewish nonprofits on their social media strategy. The leaders of these institutions all recognize that they require a social media strategy, but

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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.