When it comes to exploiting the Internet for publicity, no Jewish organization does it better than Chabad. Back in the 90’s, Chabad Lubavitch took full advantage of the virtual communities on America Online (AOL) and then launched some of the …

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Sarcasm Alert: Jews aren’t sarcastic at all! Okay, that was me being sarcastic, but the problem with the Jewish tradition of sarcasm is that it doesn’t translate well in Cyberspace where tone of speech doesn’t come through in text. That’s …

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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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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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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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