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What’s Wrong With the Star-K Kosher Phone?

15 Elul 5773 – August 20, 2013
A kashrus agency should be concerned with one thing and one thing only: the kosher status of our food.

The Internet, Halacha, and Olam HaBah

I happen to know Gedolei Torah and Roshei Yeshiva who use I-phones and the internet. Are they all doomed?

When Good Children Go OTD

3 Elul 5773 – August 8, 2013
I know families with an OTD child that are very right wing, moderate Charedi, and right wing Modern Orthodox.

IDF Launches New Media Weapon in Information War against Hezbollah

5 Av 5773 – July 12, 2013
Most foreign media always give Israel the dirty end of the stick and make its enemies smell like roses. The IDF has put Hezbollah, Israel’s most immediate threat, in the crosshairs of a new media weapon.

Alleged Canadian Bomb Plotter Made Anti-Semitic Statements

1 Av 5773 – July 7, 2013
The suspect in the alleged plot to bomb the British Columbia Legislature wrote anti-Semitic statements online in March, John Stewart Nuttall, 38, wrote, “The Jews...

Savvy Israelis Ahead of US in Smartphone Internet Use

3 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
Israel often can be seen with two cell phones, one in each ear. Smartphones have been around in Israel only since 2009 but already are in most Israeli’s hands. No wonder Waze was made in Israel

Google to Buy Waze for $1.3 Billion

2 Tammuz 5773 – June 9, 2013
Google out-navigates Facebook. Google will pay $1.3 billion for Waze. Coming on top of $2 billion purchase of Iscar, and rumors of SodaStream next in line, Big Business is far from boycotting Israel.

Bad Publicity Spurs Internet Sales of Hitler Look-alike Tea Kettle

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
Bad publicity sometimes is great for business, especially if it involves Hitler. JC Penney hurriedly removed a billboard showing a tea kettle that looked like Hitler. It sold out on the Internet.

Czech Jews Document Tripling of Online Anti-Semitism

7 Sivan 5773 – May 16, 2013
The Jewish Community of Prague documented a tripling of online instances of anti-Semitic hate speech last year. The increase, which the community links to a...

How a Jewish Online Magazine Was Launched

28 Iyyar 5773 – May 8, 2013
An interview with journalist Alana Newhouse former cultural editor of the Forward and current editor at The Tablet.

Hacker in Huge Web Attack Makes Anti-Jewish Statements

18 Nisan 5773 – March 28, 2013
The hacker who has slowed down the WorldWebWeb also has some anti-Semitic messages to spread and calls a Jewish anti-spammer one of the “Zionists who think they are better than others.

Anonymity Makes Blogging Better

14 Shevat 5773 – January 24, 2013
The people who wish to end online anonymity are often also the people who think Kolko got a raw deal and would like to stone kofrim in Times Square.

To Be (Anonymous) or Not to Be

11 Shevat 5773 – January 21, 2013
Although I allow people to post anonymously (albeit with at least an alias) I would prefer that people stand by their words and not be afraid of them.

The Price of Enforced Uniformity

5 Shevat 5773 – January 15, 2013
By now a critical mass of Charedim has learned and internalized that the evils – which are real – are not the only thing the internet has to offer.

The State of the Internet Revolution in International Affairs: Less Progress...

21 Tevet 5773 – January 3, 2013
Winston Churchill's statement that "a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on," may still be true, but due to the internet revolution, the truth may have a chance.

Is Making Money on the Net Passe? (Podcast)

7 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
Making money on the internet is not just a science fiction fantasy.

Kosher or Not, the Internet Cannot be Stopped

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 31, 2012
The idea of a well-shackled mind being in a superior position to battle going OTD is certainly understandable. But in practice, the mind can no longer stay well-shackled. The internet is not only here to stay. Its ubiquity is increasing by leaps and bounds via the smart phone. No ban in the world has the power to stop it. It is like spitting in the wind.

Was ‘Internet Ban’ an Authoritative Decree of Torah Sages, or Just...

3 Heshvan 5773 – October 18, 2012
OK. The title is a bit extreme. But at least I have your attention. Last May - one will recall – there was a giant Asifa – a gathering of tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews dealing with the dangers of the internet. Although it was billed as a way to properly use the internet, it was ultimately about trashing it and forbidding its use altogether accept for livelihood purposes. And even then - only with filters and only outside the house.

Rabbi Kanievsky: Burn Your iPhones

8 Tishri 5773 – September 24, 2012
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, who of Israel’s pre-eminent haredi rabbis, issued a public notice on Sunday urging owners of iPhones to burn their devices, comparing the popular cell phones to weapons of war.

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4 Tishri 5773 – September 20, 2012
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