‘Web Junkie’, a jarring new documentary by award-winning Israeli filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia, documents the rising phenomenon of Chinese youth addicted to the internet.
While here in the U.S. internet addiction is not classified as a clinical disorder, in China—where the problem is endemic among youth and trending upward— it is an officially diagnosed clinical disorder and considered a national public health problem.
Carly Stern and Talia Lakritz |
Screams pierced the quiet concentration of The Jewish Week offices in Times Square on Thursday afternoon. The reason for the disturbance? Five floors down, across the street at the Best Buy Theater on West 44th Street, 22-year-old singer/songwriter and rapper Jake Miller had just stepped out of his “Dazed and Confused” tour bus, pausing for a quick Snapchat before heading backstage to prepare for his concert.
Two months after the sentencing of mikvah-voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Orthodox community’s leading rabbinical council has released what it calls the new “gold standard” for preventing rabbinic abuses of power during the conversion process.