A standup comic tells the story of his mother’s first days using Facebook when she commented “LOL” on someone’s Facebook status announcing the death of her aunt. “Why’d you do that mom,” the standup comic exclaimed. “Because I wanted to …

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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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Not every Jewish ritual can be transferred to the medium of the Internet, but even the question raises some interesting points for discussion. With the latest Web technology, we have seen how Jewish life-cycle events can be more inclusive and …

Can You Sell Chametz Online For Passover? Read more »

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