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Swiping For A Shidduch

07/28/2015 - 20:00

Downstairs, in the crowded lower level of NYC hotspot ACME this past Tuesday evening, partiers took photo booth-style pictures with friends, significant others, and potential new spouses holding signs that read “NJB” (Nice Jewish Boy), “Kiss Me I’m Jewish,” and “Shalom, Jew Feel Me?”

Article author Carly Stern and friend were among the NJGs (Nice Jewish Girls) at the Tribe launch. Courtesy of Carly Stern

Giving The Overactive Mind A ‘Lift’

ADHD ‘brain-training’ app gaining traction.

Israel Correspondent
04/21/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — A pair of young Israeli entrepreneurs have developed an ADHD treatment app that they say will soon provide an affordable and readily accessible alternative to ADHD medications and prohibitively expensive brain-training (cognitive) treatments already being offered at specialized clinics. 

A promotional photo for the Myndlift app. Courtesy of Myndlift

The Shivah Video Game is Back

"Russell Stone is a rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem. Membership is way down and he lacks the funds to keep his synagogue open. Things are looking very bleak, and he has grown progressively more cynical and bitter with the passage of time. Just as he is on the verge of packing it all in, he receives some interesting news. A former member of his congregation has died and left the rabbi a significant amount of money. A blessing? Or the start of something far more sinister? Can Rabbi Stone just accept the money and move on? His conscience says no. Step into his shoes as he travels all over Manhattan in his attempt to uncover the truth."

The Shivah video game is a murder mystery featuring a rabbi. Originally released in 2006, it's now available in the App Store.

In Memory Of A Mother Who Loved The Shema, A New Bedtime App For Kids

One of my favorite times of each day is my children’s bedtime. I enjoy watching them perform the nightly rituals before bed and then I join them in saying the bedtime Shema prayer. I recently spoke with kindergarten students and their parents at my children’s day school about Jewish bedtime rituals. For the second year, I heard parents tell me about their own enjoyment in tucking their children into bed. It’s a special time for parent-child bonding, so many of them explained. And Judaism recognizes the opportunity for both spirituality and education during these precious few moments before falling fast sleep.

The app, in memory of the creators' mother. Photo courtesy Rusty Brick
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