Like many rabbis, Rabbi Shlomo Aviner receives many requests for religious advice. A hundred years ago, Jewish people would put pencil to paper and send off their question to the rabbi and then await a response. At the end of the last century, email inquires became popular. Today, it’s not uncommon for rabbis to receive text messages from their congregants asking them to render a decision.
As the holidays approach its time to get the ones you love the perfect gift. We had the opportunity to attend the CEA Line Show NYC and got first hand look into the newsiest and innovative products and gadgets on the market today.
The recent international Gay Pride celebrations have not skipped over the the Israel Defense Forces. On Monday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Office posted an illustrative photograph on its Facebook page of two male soldiers, ostensibly from combat units, holding hands under the headline: “It’s Pride Month. Did you know that the IDF treats all of its soldiers equally?”
Hezbollah has been building new bases and facilities in southern Lebanon and in the eastern Bekaa Valley near the Syrian border, the Lebanese Daily Star reported Tuesday, basing the report on recently uploaded Google Earth satellite images.
If Al Gore actually did invent the Internet, as he once claimed, he would be the least popular guy in any ultra-Orthodox neighborhood. It is clear that the fervently Orthodox Jewish leaders really despise the Internet and technology because they're willing to spend over $1.5 million in a rally against it next month in Queens, New York.
Two new mobile apps are poised to revolutionize bar/bat mitzvah preparation, and possibly the whole practice of learning to chant Torah.
This week, Rabbi Charlie Schwartz and Russel Neiss — Jewish educators, techies and friends — released PocketTorah, which enables users to read and hear every Torah and Haftarah portion from virtually any Android or Apple device.
On the Jewish Techs blog we have looked at the way several Jewish rituals are now performed using the Internet. Not every Jewish ritual can be transferred to the medium of the Internet, but even the question raises some interesting points for discussion.
Israeli high-tech company Intel Israel Ltd. now accounts for 40 percent of Intel Corporation’s revenue and plans to hire 600 new employees in 2012.
Intel Israel’s exports totaled $22.4 billion in 1999-2011, and the company’s exports totaled $2.2 billion in 2011, said Maxine Fassberg, the company’s general manager, at Intel’s recent annual press conference in Kiryat Gat, reported Globes, Israel Business News.
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