The Israeli Army has been using Facebook to catch female draft dodgers. An article in All Facebook, the unofficial Facebook blog, reports that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has been using the social networking site to nab female Israelis who …

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Why shlepp your daughter to the synagogue for her bat mitzvah lessons when she can dial in virtually?   A recent article in the New York Times shows how the tech savvy bar mitzvah tutors have taken to the Web to …

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We all know that Jews can rock. After all, you only need to listen to Bob Dylan or Gene Simmons of Kiss to know that. But there are also some Jewish singers who are rocking Jewish music… and I don’t …

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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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Jvillage Network’s Yoram Samets wrote an interesting essay for the eJewishPhilanthropy blog titled “Purposeful and Passionate: Synagogues in the Age of Facebook.” Ultimately, I think he was being too delicate with synagogues by letting them know that it’s okay to …

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The tragic suicide of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University student who took his own life after being filmed having sex with a man, has led some to voice concern over young people’s misuse of technology. Rabbi Andy Bachman, the founder …

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For several years when you put whitehouse.com into your web browser it wouldn’t take you to the official home of our President on the Web, but rather to the home of a pornographic Web site. In 2004, the owner of …

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The Offlining campaign has been gaining popularity. It’s the brainchild of Eric Yaverbaum and Mark DiMassimo. They partnered to launch Offlining, an initiative to promote unplugging that was introduced on Father’s Day, to ask people to make a pledge to …

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Many 30- and 40-year-olds will remember when a cart with a computer and monitor was wheeled into the classroom and students formed a single line waiting for a chance to use the device for a few minutes. Perhaps it was …

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Each synagogue minyan(daily prayer group) has the one person who always seems to be there. In some congregations, this might be the gabbai(a ritual director of sorts). In other shuls it might be the rabbi. And in others it might be …

Foursquare and Religion: Who’s Mayor of the Minyan? Read more »

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