Jewish Book Council Announces 2014 Sami Rohr Finalists

10/06/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The Jewish Book Council has announced the 2014 finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, among them a study of how newcomers learn to become Orthodox; a look at Jewish culture in pre-state Palestine and the story of the struggle over the Aleppo Codex.

A Matter Of Respect

04/23/2013 - 20:00

Regarding Jonathan Mark’s column, “Frum Dress Codes V. Human Rights” (April 19), I am a non-frum woman from the Upper West Side who ordinarily wears pants.

FaceGlat May Be a More Modest Facebook But It's Not Hacker-Proof

FaceGlat, the ultra-Orthodox social networking site, is an attempt to offer Haredi Jews the experience of Facebook without all the immodesty. From the opening page it reminds one of public restrooms with a sign for men to enter through one door and women to enter through their own door. FaceGlat's name is a mashup of Facebook and glatt, the term for kosher meat considered to be a higher standard of kosher because of the source animal's smooth lungs.

The ultra-Orthodox version of Facebook gets hacked by Palestinian hackers from Jordan for the second time.
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