Ben Stein legal battle with Kyocera continue. Stein, who played the memorable high school teacher in the 1986 movie (“Bueller? Bueller?”) was set to film a commercial for Kyocera, the producer of cameras, copiers, printers, mobile phones, and the like. …

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My list of the Best Jewish Apps of 2010 has generated a lot of attention. The list of thirty-three apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android phones has been reposted on several blogs around the Web. With over 300,000 apps available and …

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My dad brought our family’s Apple II+ into the classroom at Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit in an effort to show my classmates the wonders of Turtle Graphics. It was 1982 and each little 1st grader waited in line …

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Everyone wants to know if a celebrity is Jewish or not. I’m not talking about the controversial “Who is a Jew” question that gets into matters of lineage. Rather, the dinner party question of whether a celebrity is Jewish or …

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Something sure smelled fishy when I received an email from fellow blogger Esther Kustanowitz today. Indeed it was. I was hopeful that the skilled writer had sent me a well-crafted sermon that I could simply deliver on Rosh Hashanah morning, …

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Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute and the director of the Engaging Israel Project, penned a critique titled “Judaism is not a Twitter-able Religion” in which he explained that the ideas of Judaism cannot be tweeted using the …

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Esther’s in Vegas. No, not THAT Esther? We’ll shift our focus to Queen Esther in less than two weeks. For now, the focus is on another Esther. Connected Jewish leaders know that Esther Kustanowitz, the writer and social media consultant, …

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As more Jewish people acquire the latest in handheld technology – think iPhones, iPads, Android-powered smartphones, BlackBerrys and tablet PCs — there will be more Jewish-themed applications available for download. Some of these apps will be utilities for checking the …

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The gadgets have changed our lives. And technology will change our lives even more in the future. For Sabbath observant Jews, tech gadgets pose some lingering questions about their usage on Shabbat. My teacher, Rabbi Daniel Nevins, is a member …

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I set up my Facebook account in 2004 none of my real life friends had accounts yet. At that stage in the social networking site’s development, a Facebook account was only for university students (or at least anyone with a …

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