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Ultra-Orthodox Jews to Rally in NY About the Internet…Again

Ultra-Orthodox Jews to Rally in NY About the Internet...Again

On Sunday June 10 at 9:30am at Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin at 2913 Avenue L, the local ultra-Orthodox community in Flatbush section of Brooklyn will hold a second rally about the Internet. Contrary to the massive anti-internet rally held recently at Citifield, this one will be conducted [Full Story…]

Orthodox Web Cafe in Brooklyn Keeps Internet out of Homes

Orthodox Web Cafe in Brooklyn Keeps Internet out of Homes

In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, local tech cafe  iShop, owned by Joseph Oppenheim, filters access to websites in the area at the back of his store when Orthodox Jewish customers can go online.  Oppenheim's goal, as he is part of the Satmar hasidic sect, is to follow the point of view of Rabbi Aaron [Full Story…]

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community to Rally Against Technology at Citi Field

 Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community to Rally Against Technology at Citi Field

In an effort to protest the 'damages caused by advanced electronic devices,' tens of thousands in NY's ultra-orthodox Jewish community will rally on Sunday, May 20 at Citi Field, the home of the Mets, in Flushing, Queens.  Organizers of the event said the following, reported in the Jewish [Full Story…]

NY-Based Matchmaking Site Launches for Modern Orthodox Jews

NY-Based Matchmaking Site Launches for Modern Orthodox Jews

Recently, The Jewish Week took a closer look at JS MatchPoint, a new online matchmaking website for young, Modern Orthodox Jews looking to date and ultimately marry.  The site is taking a different route on how these individuals,can find partners, as apposed to more established Jewish dating sites [Full Story…]

Foursquare Becomes Popular in NY’s Jewish Community

Foursquare Becomes Popular in NY's Jewish Community

Foursquare has become a hit in the NY Jewish community, as users are using the app to check-in to various Jewish institutions around the city.  Some popular spots include Zabar’s, the famous gourmet food store and the JCC on the Upper West Side. According to an article in the Jewish Daily Forward [Full Story…]

The Forward Relaunches Website, Adds Daily Coverage

The Forward Relaunches Website, Adds Daily Coverage

The Forward, the NY-based, nationally focused weekly Jewish newspaper published in English and Yiddish, has relaunched its website to include new columnists, blogs, content channels and daily coverage.  The website also features fewer, larger ads, which the paper hopes will be a better showcase for [Full Story…]

Holocaust Records Moved from NY Warehouse to the Web

Holocaust Records Moved from NY Warehouse to the Web

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has been keeping historic papers and photos from the Holocaust in a NY warehouse and has finally moved the collection online.  The online database features over 500,000 names with more than 1,000 photographs, documenting the committee's relief efforts [Full Story…]

Apps to Check Out for Passover Tonight

Apps to Check Out for Passover Tonight

With Passover starting tonight at sundown, tech savvy Jews can now find a variety of holiday appropriate apps for their mobile devices. Since the holiday has a strong food connection, some of the more notable food sites such as Epicurious, BigOven and AllRecipes.com offer a variety of holiday [Full Story…]

NY Jewish Week Seeks Suggestions for Twitter Passover Haggadah

NY Jewish Week Seeks Suggestions for Twitter Passover Haggadah

For the upcoming Passover holiday, The Jewish Week is soliciting submissions from readers for the best condensation of the message of the Haggadah into a Twitter post, or 140 characters. You can find more details at the link below. The Jewish Week [Full Story…]

An App Designed For Today’s “National Day of Unplugging”

An App Designed For Today's "National Day of Unplugging"

A new app developed by a Jewish organization Reboot reminds users to slow down and unplug. The app, called the Sabbath Manifesto, encourages people of all faiths (or none) to take a 25 hour break from technology 0n the "National Day of Unplugging" from sundown today, March 4,  to sundown March [Full Story…]

Park Slope Synagogue Goes Digital

Park Slope Synagogue Goes Digital

Congregation Beth Elohim’s in Park Slope, Brooklyn recently used a $5,000 grant from the Union of Reform Judaism (one of 5 synagogues awarded the grant in the NYC area) to harness technology to reach people who do and can not go to their syngogue.  To reach these people, the shul is now posting [Full Story…]

Flatbush Yeshiva Wants Home Internet Monitoring

Flatbush Yeshiva Wants Home Internet Monitoring

An all boys yeshiva in Flatbush, Tiferes Yisroel, is asking that parents install WebChaver-- a software program developed by a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Internet accountability to the local Jewish community-- that monitors the Internet activity of everyone in a household who uses [Full Story…]

Hasidic Brooklyn Couple Subpoenas Google and Yahoo

Hasidic Brooklyn Couple Subpoenas Google and Yahoo

A Hasidic Jewish couple in Brooklyn have filed a lawsuit to subpoena Google and Yahoo to get the Internet giants to reveal the identities of various commenters on blogs hosted by the search engines.  The reason why the couple wants the identities revealed is that they can sue the commenters [Full Story…]

New Play Explores “Kosher Cell Phones”

New Play Explores "Kosher Cell Phones"

In the new play “Press #93 for Kosher Jewish Girls in Krakow” by Tuvia Tenenbom, the playwright explores the comedic possibilities sexuality, Jewish Orthodoxy and technology.  The play is about two ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva students in Israel who create a “kosher cell phone” that helps observant [Full Story…]

In Time for Passover- An NYC Jewish Incubator

In Time for Passover- An NYC Jewish Incubator

Bikkurim, a New York incubator for new Jewish ideas, recently held its annual gathering called The Idea Lab, where it invites those who are looking to develop a good idea into a new company or nonprofit organization. One of its most recent participants was Sara Marcus, the owner of the Web site [Full Story…]