Twitter Rapped For Abetting Hate Speech After 'Good Jew' Meme

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Twitter has been engulfed in a wave of French anti-Semitic posts using the hashtag #unbonjuif, meaning “a good Jew” in French.

The tweets were condemned by French anti-racist and Jewish organizations on Monday.

In a statement, the Anti-Defamation League said the social networking service, founded in 206 with an estimated 500 million current users,“lags far behind other established social media platforms” in tackling hate speech and banning those who use it. 

Rabbi Dovid Winiarz, Popular N.Y. Outreach Rabbi, Killed In Car Accident

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Rabbi Dovid Winiarz, the self-proclaimed “Facebuker Rebbe” for his outreach efforts over Facebook, was killed in a car accident on an icy road in Maryland.

Jewish South African Student's Keffiyeh Post Stirs Debate

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A Facebook picture of a South African Jewish high school student wearing a traditional Palestinian scarf has triggered outrage and a petition calling for his removal from an honorary position, as well as a dueling petition in his defense.

Showing Some Skin For The Troops

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Some support Israel’s troops with prayer; others support them by raising money. But some are supporting the troops by showing a little skin.


On Facebook, A Push For Tolerance Grows

‘Jews And Arabs Refuse To Be Enemies’ uses interfaith photos to show peaceful coexistence in action.

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A hashtag won’t solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But it’s good to know that even as rage and hatred continue to drive the conversation on the ground, on social media a movement for a saner discourse is growing.

Two Hunter College students have created a Facebook page to celebrate understanding between Jews and Arabs. Via Facebook.com
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'With My Besties At Auschwitz:' Irreverence Or Defiance?

Facebook page sparks global outrage; provokes big questions.

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Two Israeli high school students draped in Israeli flags stood in the snow-topped forest of Treblinka, turned an iPhone around to face them, and snapped a smiling picture. The shot later appeared on Facebook with the caption “#Trablinka #poland #jewish.”

Israeli teenagers take selfies while visiting Auschwitz. Via Facebook.com

Hey, Jewish Orgs: #ResistFads

The Jewish community needs to consider the possibility that social media is a bad investment.

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Last week, in the run-up to Yom HaShoah the Israel Defense Forces' Interactive Media Branch called on their followers to "contribute to Holocaust remembrance" by posting "a photo of yourself together with a Holocaust survivor on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #WeAreHere."

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Facebook Picks New CEO In Israel

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Facebook announced Monday that it has appointed Adi Soffer-Teeni as the company’s CEO in Israel.
The current executive chairman of the grammar and spell-checking program Ginger Software, Soffer-Teeni will head Facebook’s commercial operations in Israel and help clients and agencies develop their marketing strategies at the social network. She will focus on building up the company’s team at its Ramat Gan offices, and will work closely with Facebook’s Israeli team in Dublin.

The Death Of The Synagogue Newsletter; Long Live The Synagogue Newsletter

As anyone who has ever donated to a nonprofit organization or synagogue knows, every donated dollar counts and some count more than others. While every organization needs support for overhead costs, donors want to know the organizations they support are as efficient as possible and put as much money as possible toward the direct pursuit of their mission. So we wonder how much of that $18 donation to your favorite local organization or congregation goes into a card thanking you, or whoever you have honored with your gift.

A screenshot of the weekly newsletter from Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Courtesy of Rabbi Jason Miller

Giraffes: The Meaning Of A Facebook Meme

In the past few days, giraffes have overrun my Facebook stream.

Some are comfortable sticking their necks out; others have no choice. Fotolia
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