Apple’s downloadable mobile apps are more popular now. So it makes sense that there has been a wave of new applications created for these devices. Some are good and useful, while others… well, let’s just say I’m not going to take …

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Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, blogger Emily Gould, and the 10th-11th century scholar Rabbeinu Gershom share something in common. They all articulated their views about privacy. Zuckerberg was criticized last month for Facebook’s new privacy settings. Over 500 million worldwide users …

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While Photoshop wasn’t around 100 years ago, the altering of images to change history sure was.  A couple weeks ago I ventured into the basement floor of the Steimatzky’s flagship bookstore in the Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem. The three-story store …

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In “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,” Peter Beinart argues that most of the mainstream American Jewish organizations have abandoned liberalism on the issues of the Middle East and are responsible for a generation of young Jews who hold …

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Rabbis, you need to have a presence on Facebook if you want to succeed in the 21st century! I heard these words at a STAR Foundation retreat for rabbis. STAR’s former director Rabbi Hayim Herring stated unequivocally that in this …

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Almost about every summer camp today has policies in place regarding the use of technology by campers. Rules governing whether campers can bring their cell phones, iPods, digital readers, and smartphones to camp (and if so, when they can use …

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Rabbi Eli Garfinkel has created Trope Tools, his first mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad family of Apple devices. Trope Tools allows users to learn, teach, and review trope for Torah and Haftarah reading. As he advertises: …

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Rabbi Hayim Herring writes about the recent article in Fast Times that questions whether the introduction of smartphones and handheld computers into classrooms worldwide will be the start of an educational revolution. Anya Kamenetz, author of the book DIY U: Edupunks, …

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