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US Lawmakers Meet with Cuba’s American Jewish Prisoner, Alan Gross

U.S. lawmakers met in Cuba on Monday with imprisoned American Jewish social worker Alan Gross, jailed on a 15-year sentence in Havana.

Khamenei: Islam Forbids Male-Female Chat Messages

Islam forbids men and women chatting with each other on social networks, Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, the Egyptian daily Al Ahram reported. He issued...

Knesset Bill Aims at Google to Pay Royalties on Israeli Content

Google will have to pay 7 percent on revenue from Israeli Internet content that is copyrighted if the Knesset approves a bill submitted by...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Than You’d Think

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)

Making money on the internet is not just a science fiction fantasy.

Kosher or Not, the Internet Cannot be Stopped

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.

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