A Professor Of Ethics Writes To Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan

Please try to influence policy in a way that honors our political process.

12/10/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Dear Dr. Chan and Mr. Zuckerberg,

I am so very touched by the way you chose to give to your child. You have shown her that it is far greater to live in an enriched world than it is to be the sole beneficiary of great wealth. I am impressed that you decided to give your wealth away while you live and that you have committed to long-term change on behalf of our children and grandchildren. I write to you today as a teacher. I run a course on the history and ethics of philanthropy at Columbia University and I want to share some of the insights that have emerged from our class. I do so to start a conversation that I hope you and others will weigh in on.

Tamara Mann Tweel

Mark Zuckerberg Pledges To Donate 99 Percent Of Facebook Shares Over Lifetime

12/01/2015 - 19:00

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged that he and his wife will give away 99 percent of their shares in the company “during our lives” to charity.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife will give away almost all of their Facebook shares. Via wikipedia.org

20,000 Israelis Sue Facebook For Ignoring Palestinian Incitement

10/26/2015 - 20:00

A class-action lawsuit against Facebook is accusing the social media platform of ignoring widespread Palestinian posts calling for violence against Jews.


Sheryl Sandberg Marks End Of Jewish Mourning Period For Her Husband With Emotional Facebook Post

06/03/2015 - 20:00

The death of Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, last month reverberated far beyond the confines of Silicon Valley. Goldberg, the 47-year-old CEO of Survey Monkey, died after sustaining a head trauma when he fell off of a treadmill while on vacation in Mexico with his family.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg with her late husband Dave Goldberg at a media and technology conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. JTA

Facebook Bans Pejorative For Anti-Russia Ukrainian Jews

04/27/2015 - 20:00

Moscow – Facebook has taken down dozens of pages containing a Russian-language phrase that combines a Ukrainian pejorative for “Jew” with the name of a nationalist whose troops murdered Jews.

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

01/19/2015 - 19:00

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

08/11/2014 - 20:00

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

07/30/2014 - 20:00

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.

07/21/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

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

'With My Besties At Auschwitz:' Irreverence Or Defiance?

Facebook page sparks global outrage; provokes big questions.

06/26/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

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
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