Besides the often told joke that the definition of a Jewish holiday is “they tried to kill us, we prevailed, now let’s eat,” there are not many jokes about the Jewish calendar.  You might be surprised to know that the …

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I wasn’t surprised that a reporter from the New York Times contacted me about mobile apps for Passover this year. I was just surprised it took her that long. Jennifer Medina, a reporter for the NY Times, called my cellphone …

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What are the best iPhone Apps with Jewish content? Here’s a quick rundown: 10.  Dreidel HD By: Captain Moustache, LLP “Jews young and old… REJOICE! Hanukkah has finally hit the iPad.” That’s right, Dreidel HD lets you virtually spin the dreidel for your chance …

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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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There was undoubtedly more texting in shul this Rosh Hashanah than in past years. In most liberal congregations, texting was likely done as discreetly as possible, often with a cellphone hidden low in one’s lap. In some congregations it might …

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Tisha B’Av, the 25-hour fast day beginning Monday night, is not the most popular holiday on the Jewish calendar. Many Jews let this summer day of commemoration of the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem (as well as other …

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