In “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,” Peter Beinart argues that most of the mainstream American Jewish organizations have abandoned liberalism on the issues of the Middle East and are responsible for a generation of young Jews who hold …

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Rabbis, you need to have a presence on Facebook if you want to succeed in the 21st century! I heard these words at a STAR Foundation retreat for rabbis. STAR’s former director Rabbi Hayim Herring stated unequivocally that in this …

Rabbis and Social Media Technology Read more »

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Almost about every summer camp today has policies in place regarding the use of technology by campers. Rules governing whether campers can bring their cell phones, iPods, digital readers, and smartphones to camp (and if so, when they can use …

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Rabbi Eli Garfinkel has created Trope Tools, his first mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad family of Apple devices. Trope Tools allows users to learn, teach, and review trope for Torah and Haftarah reading. As he advertises: …

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Rabbi Hayim Herring writes about the recent article in Fast Times that questions whether the introduction of smartphones and handheld computers into classrooms worldwide will be the start of an educational revolution. Anya Kamenetz, author of the book DIY U: Edupunks, …

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A couple years ago, I learned about a new program that merges three areas I am passionate about –Jewish camping, Israel, and technology. Israel has always embraced high technology and modern communication. Part of what has made the almost sixty-year-old …

eCamp is Jewish Camping, Israel and Technology All Rolled Into One Camp Experience Read more »

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