Here are 12 free and useful mobile apps for Android. Several of the programs are supported by ads and some have ad-free paid versions. [Note to Apple users: Many of these applications are also available for Apple iOS devices.] PriceZ   …

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By Rabbi Arnold Samlan Originally posted on eJewishPhilanthropy.com A hallmark of my work as a rabbi and Jewish educational leader has included the use of social media, be it as a blogger, and as a user of Facebook and Twitter. …

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As a self-identified non-iPhone user I find myself waiting for great apps to make their way to the Android platform. I wonder if left-handed folks experience something similar when they have to special order everything from golf clubs to scissors. …

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An Israeli-based team is hoping to send a Torah scroll to the moon’s surface. Reports are coming out of Israel that a scroll of the sacred Torah might be an item added to the Google spacecraft through the Google Lunar XPrize mission, which …

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It is customary to study Jewish texts – mostly commonly Pirkei Avot – during Sefirat Ha’Omer, the period of time between Passover and Shavuot. Many take the opportunity to occupy themselves with Torah study in the late Shabbat afternoons when …

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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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Apple’s downloadable mobile apps are more popular now. So it makes sense that there has been a wave of new applications created for these devices. Some are good and useful, while others… well, let’s just say I’m not going to take …

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Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, blogger Emily Gould, and the 10th-11th century scholar Rabbeinu Gershom share something in common. They all articulated their views about privacy. Zuckerberg was criticized last month for Facebook’s new privacy settings. Over 500 million worldwide users …

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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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