A reporter at the Detroit News asked me about a motorized scooter that can be used by observant Jews on Shabbat. She wanted a local rabbi’s help in understanding why a scooter wasn’t permissible on Shabbat and why this scooter …

Shabbat Scooter from Amigo and Zomet Institute Read more »

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The Orthodox Union (OU) has just released a new mobile app that will be helpful for those seeking knowledge on what food products are kosher for Passover. The new app allows the user to enter any food item or product …

The Best Jewish Apps of 2011 Read more »

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Michigan Congressman Dave Camp is a proud Roman Catholic. Camp, a Republican, represents Michigan’s 4th District in Congress which includes places in Michigan’s “Up North” region that Jews only visit for a few days each year. Aside from the handful …

The Power of Facebook: Compelling Ex-Husbands to Grant a Get to Agunah Ex-Wives Read more »

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Orthodox social networking site FaceGlatt is an attempt to offer Haredi Jews the experience of Facebook without all the immodesty. From the opening page it reminds one of public restrooms with a sign for men to enter through one door …

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Social Network FaceGlatt Gets Hacked (Again) Read more »

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An Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish newspaper named Der Tzitung has determined that the photo of top U.S. leaders receiving an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden was too scandalous. What was so offensive about the image? U.S. Secretary of State Hillary …

Hillary Clinton Removed from History in Iconic White House Situation Room Photo by Hasidic Newspaper Read more »

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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 …

Looking at Chabad’s Success with the Web and Social Media Read more »

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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 …

Female Soldiers in the Israeli Army on Facebook Read more »

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